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Legal Research Attorney - Criminal The candidate will be responsible for: reading and analyzing memoranda of law submitted by counsel related to Criminal law and motion matters and writs pending before the court; researching and analyzing all cases, statutes and secondary materials cited by the parties and all other relevant materials necessary to reach decisions on pending matters; drafting bench memoranda including analysis, conclusions and recommendations for decisions; making oral presentations to judges of results of the foregoing; attending law and motion hearings when requested by the Court, or as time permits to hear oral argument on issues researched; and performing other related duties as needed.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Should have a law degree from an accredited law school. Active membership in the State Bar of California for 5 years is required. Must have 2+ years of post-Bar experience as a practicing attorney in private practice or a government agency. Experience as a court legal research attorney is desirable. Should be skilled with: motions to Suppress pursuant to Penal Code 1538.5; motions to Dismiss the Information pursuant to Penal Code 995; motions to withdraw plea; writs of Coram Nobis; writs of Habeas Corpus; writs of Mandate; and writs of Prohibition. Must have knowledge of: general legal and constitutional principles and applications as well as legal precedents and their application to the assigned area of law; evidentiary principles, Penal Code of Criminal Procedure, Evidence Code, Local Rules of Court and California Rules of Court; pretrial and hearing procedures; legal research methods; legal reference works including decisions and statutory law; and computerized legal research and related computer systems and applications. Should have ability to: review the legal sufficiency of motions to dismiss, motions to suppress, speedy trial motions, discovery motions, motions to change venue, pre-trial common law motions, post-trial and post-conviction motions, writs of prohibition and mandamus, writs of habeas corpus; advise the Court regarding such matters as grants of immunity, sentencing alternatives, sentencing computations under the determinate sentencing law, probation revocation/modification and admissibility of evidence; review, analyze and maintain a working knowledge of current changes in the law; and draft clear and concise legal memoranda that include a summary of relevant facts, analysis of the application of relevant law to the facts and a recommendation to the judicial officer.
Application Deadline: February 27, 2018.
Job Number: EJ01-07. Submit completed Court application with cover letter, detailed resume, answers to supplemental question, and writing sample (up to 10 pages).
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