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Research Attorney - Part-Time

Company name
Superior Court of California, County of Madera

Madera, CA, United States

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Posted on
Jun 12,2019

Valid Through
Sep 25,2019

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Research Attorney - Part-Time

The candidate researches, analyzes and interprets existing laws and ordinances, court decisions, pending legislation and other legal authorities utilizing legal resources from computerized electronic and print media, including internet resources. Writes proposed decisions for Superior Court Judges on matters currently before the court. Advises Superior Court Judges on a variety of civil and criminal issues and proceedings; reviews and advises judges regarding petitions for Writs of Habeas Corpus and Writs of Mandate. Reviews and drafts local Rules of Court as determined by operational needs and legal and regulatory requirements. Reviews Superior Court Appeals and briefs the Appellate Judges with thorough appeal memoranda; reviews daily appellate reports for new developments in case law. Supervision of paralegal staff, as assigned. Attend staff and other work-related meetings, workshops, seminars and other continuing education opportunities in order to stay informed of legal updates. Serves as a representative of the Court, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Court community and with the public. Conducts settlement conferences, as needed. Assists with clients in the Self-Help/Facilitator’s office. Sits as Pro Tem Judge, as needed. Must have knowledge of: Legal principles, precedents and their application. Legal research methods. Principles of civil, criminal, constitutional and administrative law and their application. Court procedures, rules of evidence and procedures. Laws applicable to operation of the court and related agencies, state and local laws and ordinances. Preparations of briefs and opinions. Principals and practices of supervision, training and performance management including performance evaluation. Requires education equivalent to graduation from a recognized school of law. Must be an active member in the State Bar of California and possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license or must be able to provide self-arranged transportation.

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Superior Court of California, County of Madera
209 West Yosemite Avenue
United States 93637
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Madera County lies just south of Yosemite Valley and is comprised of 2,147 square miles. The population is approximately 132,000 people. The county includes four areas that have their own distinct cultures as well as needs. These areas include the incorporated cities of Madera and Chowchilla. Madera County also includes the unincorporated communities of Madera Ranchos in addition to those of the eastern section of the county, including Oakhurst, Coarsegold, and North Fork . The geography of the county encompasses high, rugged country in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to level farming and industrial land on the valley floor.

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