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Court Staff Attorney / Pro Tem Commissioner

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Thurston County, Washington

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Valid Through

Dec 25,2019

Posted on

Sep 11,2019

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Olympia, WA, United States

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Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Court Staff Attorney / Pro Tem Commissioner
The candidate will serve as staff attorney to the court and assist individual judges in analysis and preparation of complex civil and criminal cases which are filed in Superior Court. Additionally, are assigned to lead projects and workgroups, i.e. local court rules, legislative updates, and Rule 9 Interns. As appointed by the Superior Court Judges, will hear and conduct calendars in Thurston County Superior Court and may also be assigned to ex-parte calendars, and appointed to decide petitions and motions for ex-parte orders. Directly provides or supervises the provision of information and administrative, substantive and procedural advice to the court and individual judges in conjunction with pending civil and criminal litigation. Manages special projects and other administrative support tasks for the court and judges as needed. Researches and drafts appropriate legal memoranda recommendations and orders for the court's signature. Reviews complaints, petitions, motions and pleadings filed with the court (especially those of self-represented litigants) to determine issues involved and basis for granting or denying of relief. Evaluates court procedures and reviews dockets of pending litigation to advise judges regarding appropriate progress. Assists in preparation of statistical and other periodic reports as requested. Identifies procedural problem areas, makes recommendations as to solutions as requested. Keeps abreast of changes in the law and court rules and drafts proposed updates and revisions as appropriate. Responsible for recruitment, training and assignment of work to law clerk/law student interns for the performance of legal research and writing tasks as required by the judges. Should have Graduation from a recognized school of law. Must be a member of the Washington State Bar Association with 3 years relevant experience as an attorney.

Additional info

Position #06R00164. Send: Application; Letter of Interest; Resume; Supplemental Questionnaire.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Thurston County, Washington
Room 202
929 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502