Job Details

Staff Attorney Or Senior Staff Attorney

Company name

California Appellate Project

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 16,2019

Valid Through

Oct 29,2019

Posted on

Apr 05,2018

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 68000 to 132700 Annually

Years of Experience

5-10 yrs required


San Francisco, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Appellate
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney Or Senior Staff Attorney
The candidate will join Appellate Team. Work with appointed counsel in setting and meeting target dates; reviewing draft pleadings; providing appointed counsel with helpful feedback and editing assistance; and ensuring that work projects are completed in a timely and competent manner; and must demonstrate skill and diplomacy in assisting appointed counsel in providing high quality representation. Expected to initiate efforts to compile and disseminate information and resource materials for use by firm's staff and appointed counsel. Also make presentations at training programs; participate in appellate court or Bar association meetings or other efforts relating to death penalty representation; and serve as a liaison with members of the criminal defense bar or other legal organizations. Expected to show a high level of leadership capability and expertise in working collaboratively at all levels of the organization. Responsible for initiating and shaping solutions to legal or administrative problems in the office, In addition, they collaborate with other team members to formulate firm's policy regarding death penalty litigation.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Admission to the California Bar. Must have capital litigation experience, minimum of 5 years, preferably in California. Must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience practicing law. Substantial experience in capital trial, appellate, and/or habeas corpus representation. Superior legal analysis and writing skills is required. Demonstrated, sophisticated knowledge of California death penalty law and procedure, and commitment to vigorous advocacy on behalf of indigent defendants is required.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references.

Company info

Hiring Committee
California Appellate Project
I Ecker Place
Suite 400,
San Francisco, CA 94105

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