Appellate Attorney for Justice John Wiley, Jr.

  • Judicial Council of California
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Jan 15, 2020
Full time Legal

Job Description

Job Title
Appellate Attorney for Justice John Wiley, Jr.

Job ID
5141
Location
Los Angeles

Full/Part Time
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary
Regular

Overview I need help deciding state court appeals and crafting appellate opinions. The goals are to achieve the ideal of equal justice under law and to inspire the public with the excellence of California's appellate justice system. The work is fulfilling, important, and fascinating: we encounter just about every imaginable human conflict, in practically every legal setting. We work together, directly, and with a small, supportive, friendly, fun, and talented team in downtown Los Angeles.
There will be one opening in 2020. The ideal start date would be on or before August 1, 2020. You must have excellent academic and professional credentials. Actual or pending membership in the California bar is required. We are writers: you have got to love to write. Ace research skills are important. And you must enjoy puzzling through the law to figure it out, because every new case brings fresh challenges.
I am open to lawyers who would like to clerk for a set term, preferably two years, as well as to those considering a judicial research attorney career. It is fine if you are entertaining both possibilities and have not decided. The more professional experience you have, the better.
Salary is based on qualifications and experience.

Qualifications Level A: Active membership in the State Bar of California.
Level B: Active member in the State Bar of California and the equivalent of two years of post-bar experience.
Level C : Active membership in the State Bar of California and the equivalent of three years of post-bar experience.
OR
One year of experience as an appellate attorney, level B, 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.
OR
One year of experience as an appellate attorney, level C, with the judicial branch.
Work experience as a law clerk to a federal judge after passing a state bar but prior to formal state bar admission will be considered equivalent to post-bar legal experience.

How To Apply To complete an online application, please click the Apply for Job button.
The following items are required.
  • Completed online application
  • Law school transcript
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
OR
S en d a cove r l etter , resume , re f erences , grades , an d wr i t i n g samp le t o D i v8 . il. com .
And feel free to spread the word if you think you know someone who might be interested.
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Supplemental Questions To better assess the qualifications of each applicant, we will review your responses to the following questions. Please indicate for which employer you performed these functions. Your answers should not exceed a total of three pages.
  • Please provide your date of admission to the State Bar of California.
Pay and Benefits SALARY
Level A: $5,854 per month
Level B: $7,084 to $8,998 per month
(starting salary will be between $7,084 and $7,792 per month)
Level C : $7,788 to $9,897 per month
(starting salary will be between $7,788 and $8,569 per month)
Level D : $8,964 to $11,963 per month
(Starting salary will vary between $8,964 and $9,860 per month)
BENEFITS :
  • Health/Dental/Vision benefits
  • 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • 1 personal holiday per year
  • Choice of annual leave or sick/vacation leave
  • $130 transit pass subsidy per month
  • CalPERS Retirement Plan
  • 401K and 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • FlexElect Program
  • Long Term Disability
  • Long Term Care
  • Group Legal Plan
Equal Employment Opportunity The Court of Appeal of the Second Appellate District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.