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ProfileStaff Attorney Duties : The candidate will review district court and agency records, partiesâ€™ briefs and other documents filed on appeal, conduct in-depth legal research, and analyze relevant issues. Prepare draft dispositions explaining the factual and legal bases for deciding appeals. Appear before three-judge panels and orally submit recommended dispositions for ready motions or appeals. Analyze motions for reconsideration or petitions for rehearing and recommend disposition to three-judge panels. Process emergency and other time sensitive matters in expedited manner for presentation to judges. Respond to public inquiries and requests for information or assistance from judges or other court staff. Meet court standards for quality, quantity and timeliness of work.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements : The candidate should have 1+ year post-JD legal work experience. Preferably should have 2 years experience. Should have advanced ability to comprehend and apply a wide range of legal concepts, principles, and practices. Should have advanced ability to conceptualize complex legal problems and solutions and articulate them clearly, succinctly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Should have advanced ability to receive and apply instruction and to progress to a level of professional independence at which less supervision is required. Should have computer proficiency and advanced ability to use computer-assisted legal research services. Should have advanced ability to manage workload, to take increasing responsibility for work product, to be self-motivated, to respond quickly to expedited matters, to meet deadlines, and to accommodate demands for increased productivity. Preferably should have admission to practice before the highest court of any American state, commonwealth, territory, or possession. Should have Federal court experience and Immigration or habeas experience. Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident in the process of applying for citizenship.
Submit a resume with a detailed cover letter with 3 references.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
P.O. Box 193939
San Francisco, CA 94119-393