Closing Date: 16th February, 2023

Description:

The Staff Attorney (Legal Services Senior Analyst) will join a dynamic team that provides expert legal consultation, analysis, research, writing and editing to support the mission of the Administrative Office of the Courts and Washington courts.

Reporting to the Legal Services and Appellate Court Support Manager, this is an expert level job that works independently with minimal guidance and supervision. Exercises broad decision-making authority within the area of responsibility and expertise defined and directed by the Manager. Interacts regularly with AOC staff, judicial committees and court staff.

Duties
  • Provides legal analysis on issues affecting the business operation of AOC.
  • Provides legal and administrative staff support to judicial committees; meets with committees and subcommittees to develop materials; records minutes and handles administrative matters for the committee.
  • Works with judicial committees to develop bench books and manuals; records minutes, prepares a detailed outline of the publication for committee approval, and develops comprehensive work plan for the development and publication of bench books and manuals; assists in preparation of budget for publications.
  • Writes and edits bench book and manual drafts; prepares manuscript for final publication; plans, coordinates, edits, and writes updates to bench books and manuals.
  • Coordinates the distribution and review of materials by judges and other experts; prepares status reports and other information on publications and special projects.
  • Research court rules, statutes, and case law relative to forms, jury instructions, potential court rules, legislation, and publications.
  • Assists in development and review of legislation for the judiciary, as requested by the State Court Administrator and judicial committees; may serve as a member of the legislative team; attends legislative hearings as required.
  • Makes presentations on legal topics to Administrative Office of the Courts staff, court personnel, and members of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA).
  • Responds to legal information requests from judges, court staff, and other constituents.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications
  • A Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law; AND
  • Membership in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association; AND
  • Four years of experience as a practicing attorney or similar legal work. -
  • The hiring manager requests one (1) legal writing sample of your own work, that is not to exceed fifteen (15) pages in length. This sample is to be submitted with your initial application for employment.