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Litigation - General Attorney in San Francisco, CA

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Company name

Judicial Council of California

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

USA San Francisco, CA

Posted on

Jan 17,2018

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Supreme Court Chambers Attorney The candidate responsibilities include assisting the Justice in drafting bench memoranda and opinions in cases assigned to the Justice, reviewing memoranda and proposed opinions in cases assigned to other justices of the Supreme Court, and advising the Justice on a variety of legal issues. These responsibilities require a Supreme Court Chambers Attorney to carefully and accurately review appellate briefs, trial records and other documents; thoroughly research and analyze existing law; draft clear, well-written memoranda and proposed opinions; and make recommendations to the Justice on the resolution of legal issues presented in cases before the court. A Supreme Court Chambers Attorney may also assist the Justice concerning issues related to the administration of justice in California's judicial system. Responsibilities include assisting the Justice in drafting bench memoranda and opinions in cases assigned to the Justice, reviewing memoranda and proposed opinions in cases assigned to other justices of the Supreme Court, and advising the Justice on a variety of legal issues. These responsibilities require a Supreme Court Chambers Law Clerk to carefully and accurately review appellate briefs, trial records and other documents; thoroughly research and analyze existing law; draft clear, well-written memoranda and proposed opinions; and make recommendations to the Justice on the resolution of legal issues presented in cases before the court. A Supreme Court Chambers Law Clerk may also assist the Justice concerning issues related to the administration of justice in California's judicial system. Justice Cuéllar directs, reviews, and edits all his staff's work. The applicant must anticipate that all written work will be extensively revised by Justice Cuéllar, or that Justice Cuéllar may request research that he may or may not use in opinions or internal court memoranda. The selected individual must also be able to work closely and collegially with other members of the justice's staff, and other court staff members. The individual's work will be reviewed and critiqued by other attorneys on the Cuéllar staff, and by the other justices and their staffs.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have California State Bar membership and relevant experience in the practice of law. Must have excellent research, analytical and writing skills; broad and practical knowledge of the law. Should have familiarity with appellate practice; maturity, sound judgment, and discretion; and ability to work cooperatively with other members of the staff and court. Ability to discuss issues thoroughly and to work independently while welcoming substantial supervision and editing of one's work product. Broad working knowledge of both criminal and civil law.
Level A: Active membership in the State Bar of California.
Level B: Active membership in the State Bar of California and the equivalent of two years of post-bar legal experience in a legal setting such as a private law practice, corporation, government agency, law school, court, or legal publishing company. OR Equivalent to 2 years of post-bar legal experience in a legal setting as described above, including one year of experience as an appellate attorney, Level A, with the judicial branch.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3688