Job Details

Temporary Staff Attorney

Company name

Superior Court of California County of Santa Clara

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 30, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 13, 2020

Posted on

Sep 19, 2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 110712 to 134571 Annually

Location

Sunnyvale, CA, United States

Employment Type

Contract, Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Temporary Staff Attorney
The candidate researches Criminal law and motion matters and review petitions challenging death penalty convictions (habeas corpus petitions) transferred to the Court pursuant to Proposition 66. Researches legal questions and prepares memoranda, documents, and summaries of alternatives for the Court's consideration. Analyzes briefs, petitions, motions and other pertinent documents filed in a particular case in order to determine factual accuracy, completeness, and complexity of issues raised. Prepares written statement of facts pursuant to rules of court; drafts memoranda and opinions as requested by the Court. Conducts legal research as requested by the Court; reviews appealed cases. Researches pertinent issues and law and prepares preliminary opinions for the Court's consideration. Confers with judges, attorneys and the public with respect to procedural and substantive legal issues and requirements of individual cases. Confers with the assigned judge regarding assignments and calendars. Writes proposed decision on matters currently before the Court. Processes petitions re habeas corpus. Advises judges on a variety of civil and criminal issues and proceedings. May plan, direct, review work and schedule assignments of attorneys and other legal staff as directed.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a strong academic background. Must have knowledge of: legal principles, precedents, and their application; statutory and constitutional laws of the State of California; Local and California Rules of Court; rules of evidence and conduct of proceedings in trial and appellate court of California and the United States and before administrative bodies; principles of civil and/or family law; principles, methods, materials, and practices of legal research; process and procedures of various areas of the Court, including procedures, forms and documents used court cases; and principles and practices of supervision. Should have ability to: work effectively and communicate with a diverse population of various social and economic backgrounds; plan and manage the work of attorneys and other legal staff as assigned; establish and maintain effective working relationships with Judicial Officers, Court Staff and public and private agencies; present statement of fact and law; argue clearly and logically in written and oral form as required; and work flexible hours including early morning and evening time.

Additional info

Position #: 19/20SEPT18

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Superior Court of California County of Santa Clara
605 W. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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