The California Supreme Court is accepting applications for an open position as a Supreme Court Chambers Attorney to serve on the staff of Associate Justice Joshua P. Groban. The successful candidate may be located in either San Francisco or Los Angeles. The level of appointment and starting salary will be commensurate with experience. Duties include assisting Justice Groban in drafting memoranda and opinions in cases assigned to him and reviewing and critiquing memoranda and proposed opinions in cases assigned to other justices. These duties involve carefully and accurately reviewing appellate briefs, trial records, and other documents; thoroughly researching and analyzing existing law; and drafting clear and well-organized memoranda and opinions. A Supreme Court Chambers Attorney must be able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and expeditiously and to work closely and cooperatively with the justice and other members of his staff, as well as with other members of the court’s staff.
Minimum qualifications are active California bar membership and the equivalent of two years of post-bar legal experience. Candidates should have strong academic backgrounds, excellent writing and analytical skills, and the ability to work well with others. Experience as a judicial staff attorney, law clerk, or appellate practitioner, emphasizing legal writing and analysis, is highly desirable. Other relevant experience, including experience in the trial courts, will also be considered.
Send your applications to [email protected] Applications should include a resume; five references, noting their names, telephone numbers, and relationship to the candidate; a cover letter describing the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the position; and a writing sample. Applications should be received by February 15, 2019.
Salary Range: $7,041 – $13,797 per month
For more detailed information, please contact Jorge Navarrete, Clerk of the Court/Executive Officer, at (415) 865-7002.
The Supreme Court of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer.