Thursday, August 5, 2010

Join the 4/3!

Justice William Bedsworth is looking for an attorney to succeed, but not replace, my colleague and friend Joel Eichengrun. 

Court of Appeal research attorney was described to me as the best job in the legal profession.  I can tell you from personal experience that's about right -- especially here at the 4/3.  The people are fantastic, the work is interesting and challenging, the hours are good, and the pay and job security . . . are ok too.

Think you've got what it takes?

Desirable qualifications include:  "Additional experience in excess of the minimum qualifications in the practice of law, with at least four years as a judicial staff attorney, appellate practitioner, or comparable position emphasizing legal writing and analysis, and experience in exercising adjudicatory (as opposed to solely advocacy) skills.  Exceptional research, analytical and writing skills; broad and practical knowledge of the law; familiarity with appellate practice; mature and sound judgment; and ability to work both independently and cooperatively with other members of the court staff.  Ability to discuss issues thoroughly while welcoming supervision and editing of one’s work product."

In addition to completing the standard application, candidates must answer the following question: 

"The position of appellate court attorney involves drafting legal memoranda and assisting the court in researching and drafting appellate opinions in a wide variety of matters. Extensive independent research, analysis and writing on complex legal issues are required. Please describe, in some detail, the relevant experience you have had in performing comparable work and indicate why you believe your experience and skills qualify you for the position. Also, please explain why you are interested in this position."

Pick up an application at the 4/3 or email