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Government and Government Relations Attorney in San Francisco, CA

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Company name

California Supreme Court

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

1-4 yrs required

Location

USA San Francisco, CA

Date Last Verified

Mar 22,2018

Posted on

Mar 21,2018

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Supreme Court Attorney, Civil Central Staff (Level A - Senior) Duties: The candidate reviews, evaluates, and analyzes briefs, petitions, motions, and other pertinent documents filed in a particular case in order to determine factual accuracy, legal issues on review, and scope and complexity of issues raised. Prepares written statements of fact pursuant to rules of appellate review. Analyzes legal issues raised by parties Reads and applies cases, statutes, constitutional provisions, and rules cited by parties. Conducts independent research for relevant cases, statutes, rules, and secondary sources not cited by parties. Researches legislative history and intent of particular statutes. Drafts conference memoranda and orders. Consults with other attorneys and professional staff regarding issues on review. Conducts special legal research and assignments when requested, including editing of work prepared by court externs.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: The candidate must have Active membership in the State Bar of California.
Level A: Active membership in the State Bar of California is essential.

Level B: Must have 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, including1+ year of experience as an appellate attorney, Level A, with the judicial branch is essential.

Level C: Must have active membership in the State Bar of California and the equivalent of 3+ 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
1+ year of experience as an appellate attorney, Level B, with the judicial branch.

Level D: Must have active membership in the State Bar of California and the equivalent of 4+ 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
Must have 1+ year of experience as an appellate attorney, Level C, with the judicial branch.

Senior: Must have active membership in the State Bar of California and the equivalent of 6+ years of post-bar legal experience, including substantial appellate experience, in a legal setting such as a private law practice, corporation, government agency, law school, court, or legal publishing company.
OR
Must have 2+ years of experience as an appellate attorney, Level D, with the judicial branch.

Must have work experience as a law clerk to a federal judge after passing a state Bar and prior to formal state bar admission will be considered equivalent to post-bar legal experience.

Should preferably haveKnowledge of: Substantive and procedural legal principles and applications, Scope and character of California and federal statutory and case law and provisions of the United States and California Constitutions; California Rules of Court; the legislative process; statutes and constitutional provisions governing the organization, duties, powers, procedures, management, and conduct of the work of the trial and appellate courts, Effective legal research methods, Principles of administrative and constitutional law, Rules of evidence and procedure in California trial and appellate courts and administrative proceedings, Principles and techniques of effective oral communication and Principles and techniques of preparing a variety of effective written materials.

Additional info

Job ID:4639

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
California Supreme Court
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-4797