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Years of Experience
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Court Research Attorney I DUTIES: Researches, analyzes, and interprets existing laws and ordinances, court decisions, pending legislation, and other legal authorities; Researches legal authorities, including statutory and case law of California, other states, federal and foreign jurisdictions, treaties and other international law, and legislative history using traditional and computerized legal research methods; Researches and analyzes pleadings, memoranda of points and authorities, evidence, objections, and other documents and prepares a written memorandum for each matter, summarizing the factual background, identifying and analyzing factual and legal issues, and provides a proposed tentative ruling for disposition thereof; and/or orally briefs the judges on the research and analysis pertaining to each matter; Conducts research on special projects assigned or requested by judicial officers or Executive staff; Performs other related work as required by business needs or as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited school of law; active membership in the California State Bar, including maintaining compliance with mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements; 5 years of legal experience that includes litigation or legal research in support of the judiciary; or any combination of training and experience that could provide the desired knowledge and abilities. Knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and materials of legal research and analysis; Knowledge of California statutes related to California trial court processes, Rules of Court and Rules of Evidence; Knowledge of principles of civil, criminal, family, constitutional, and administrative law; Knowledge of legal terms, procedures, forms and documents used in court cases; Knowledge of proper English usage, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and spelling; Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments, including assignments with short deadlines and/or assignments due concurrently; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Identify and analyze legal issues, research legal authorities, including independent research; Ability to prepare and present legal analyses orally or in writing and make sound and objective recommendations for judicial action; Maintain a flexible and cooperative attitude in working with judicial officers, management, all court employees and outside agencies; Handle sensitive matters with finesse and discretion and maintain confidentiality of information; Ability to use traditional and computerized legal research methods; Ability to use computer for legal research, word processing and communication; Uphold judicial ethics; Ability to work in an environment with conflicting priorities and adapt to changes.
CLOSING DATE: 06/24/18 11:59 PM
Job #9238-20180606. Send Court application, Resume, Responses to supplemental questionnaire, 3-5 page written brief or other legal memoranda which have prepared within the past 12 months.
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