Attorney IV Criminal Team
The candidate will simplify and rationalize the substance of criminal law. Simplify and rationalize criminal procedures. Establish alternatives to incarceration that will aid in the rehabilitation of offenders. Improve the system of parole and probation. Provide support for that work by conducting legal research and analysis, participating in the Committee’s meetings, and supporting the legislative process when bills are introduced to implement the Committee’s recommendations. Under the direction of the Chief Deputy Director, the Attorney IV (Criminal Law Team) is primarily responsible for background research and analysis of the law and policies relevant to the new Commission's studies; performing the most complex, sensitive, and difficult work and assignments with a high degree of independent judgment, decision making, and broad discretion related to a comprehensive range of staff legal work, and in compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulations, and other legal authorities. Must have demonstrated experience with criminal law. Policy-making experience, facility with administrative data, and experience with the criminal laws of multiple jurisdictions is desired. Performs in-depth research of the most complex and sensitive legal topics assigned (including empirical data, academic studies, and judicial, statutory, and administrative authorities) by conducting initial background research, framing legal issues, policy issues, and governing laws , utilizing Westlaw, internet resources, interviews with knowledgeable parties, and Microsoft (MS) Office, in order to determine major legal and policy issues to be addressed by Committee in its deliberations. Prepare staff memorandums and reports, presenting research and analysis results to Committee by drafting analysis, tentative and or final recommendations, and legislation for Committee's consideration, utilizing Westlaw, internet resources, and MS Office, in order to present necessary information to the Committee and the public, for deliberations at their public meetings. Assist with proposed legislation, reviewing bill drafts from Legislative Counsel, preparing fact sheets and other background information, analyzing opposition, drafting bill amendments, and testifying at legislative hearings , utilizing Westlaw, internet resources, and MS Office, in order to support the Legislature's consideration of Committee-recommended reforms. Communicate with scholars, subject matter experts, government officials, private stakeholders, and other interested persons regarding the most complex and sensitive Committee studies Dy utilizing phone, teleconference, email, in-person, and formal writing, in order to collaborate, promote transparency, and ensure overall mission of the Committee is communicated, executed, and delivered. Attend public Committee meetings to present materials related to the most complex, sensitive, and difficult assigned studies by leading discussion of the materials, answering questions from participants, and recording decisions regarding presented material utilizing Westlaw, internet resources, and MS Office, in order to support the Committee's deliberative process and the public's involvement. Perform other related duties as assigned by representing the Committee at public events, legislative "meet and greets," etc. utilizing internet resources, calendars, and various forms of communication, in order to stay abreast of current events related to the Committee's objective, and to ensure adherence to state, and federal laws, rules and regulations, and other legal authorities.
California Law Revision Commission
3200 5th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817-2799