Chambers Appellate Court Attorney

Riverside, CA
Full Time
11-11-2018
Practice Areas: Appellate Job #: 4819 Exp.: 4+ Years
Description:
Overview
Fourth District, Division Two of the California Court of Appeal in Riverside, is accepting applications for the Chambers Appellate Attorney official classification Senior Appellate Court Attorney or Appellate Court Attorney, Level D.

A chambers attorney works closely with a justice as part of the justice’s chambers staff and performs legal duties in a Court of Appeal, including reviewing and analyzing appellate case records, conducting research of legal issues, drafting memoranda and tentative opinions at the direction of the justice, and performing related work as assigned. Candidates must be capable of interacting courteously and professionally with justices and court staff. A chambers attorney should possess superior legal research and writing skills and the ability to present a statement of fact, law and argument clearly, concisely and logically in written form. Candidates should be capable of performing all legal tasks with minimal supervision.

Must be available to attend meetings outside of normal working hours, work occasional evening and weekend hours, and may be required to travel statewide as necessary.

Qualifications
Active membership in the State Bar of California and the equivalent of six 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
Two years of experience as an appellate attorney, Level D, with the judicial branch.

Level D: Active membership in the State Bar of California and the equivalent of four 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.

Other Information
Licenses and Certificates: Active membership in the State Bar of California.

Knowledge 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.
  • Legal research methods.
  • Principles and administrative and constitutional law.
  • Rules of evidence and procedure in California trial and appellate courts.

Ability to effectively:
  • Perform complex legal research, including computerized legal research; apply legal principles and precedents to particular sets of facts.
  • Analyze legal issues; present statements of facts, law, policy, and argument clearly, concisely, and logically in both written and oral form.
  • Draft legal opinions, briefs, and other legal documents and correspondence.
  • Interact successfully with justices, court and agency staff, and the public.
  • Exercise sound judgement and integrity consistent with representing the judicial branch; maintain confidentiality or work product.

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