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RESEARCH ATTORNEY

STANISLAUS COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Modesto, CA Full-time
Posted on September 15, 2019

RESEARCH ATTORNEY

Salary: $99,750.82-$129,561.12 Annually

Telecommute options available.

Under direction, performs complex legal work including technical research and drafting legal documents and responses and advised judges and managers on legal issues; and performs related duties as required. FFD: Continuous Apply online at: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scstanct ADA/EEOW

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does
not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this
classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Researches, evaluates, prepares legal analysis and written recommendations in matters pending before
the Court/Bench which include law and motion, probate calendar, family law calendar, appellate
calendar and special assignment.
Researches, evaluates and provides recommendations on Administrative issues and questions.
Interacts and discusses cases with Judges.
Ensures compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; initiates
any actions necessary to correct deviations.
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
Performs general/clerical tasks, which may include answering telephone calls, making copies,
sending/receiving faxes, filing documentation, or processing incoming/outgoing mail.

Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.
Performs other related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Juris Doctorate required.
Experience:
Five years as a member of the California State Bar Association, with a minimum of five years
experience as a practicing attorney, including performing legal research and developing legal opinions,
preferably some experience in a public agency or court setting; or any equivalent combination of
education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this
job. May require specialized certifications and/or training as deemed necessary

Knowledge of:
• Principles, practices, and methods of legal research and analysis;
• Government Code and other California statutes related to court processes and Rules of Court;
• Principles of civil, criminal, constitutional, and administrative law;
• Legal principles, precedents and their application;
• Legal terms, procedures, forms, and documents used in court cases.
Ability to:
• Use traditional and computerized legal research methods;
• Research, analyze, and apply legal principles, facts, and precedents to specific legal problems;
• Analyze and appraise a variety of legal documents;
• Research legal issues and present clear and logical arguments and statements of fact and law;
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of
work;
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
• Organize and prioritize work assignments and activities;
• Work under time pressures on a daily basis;
• Exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of assignments;

• Operate personal computers.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Special Requirement
A valid class C California driver's license may be required. The requirement will be reviewed on a
position basis in accordance with ADA regulations.
Membership in the State Bar of California.