Job Description Office of General Counsel
Hourly Rate: $25.99
Temporary Full-time Position - 2-3 month assignment (limited to 6 months)
This Law Clerk role will be working with the State Bar's Office of General Counsel for a 2-3 month assignment. Depending on the project and needs of the office, the assignment may be extended for up to 6 months. This role will initially focus on document review in an active litigation matter, and additional tasks as assigned during trial preparation. Additionally, this role may be assigned tasks with the office's disciplinary complaint unit. DEFINITION
The Law Clerk, under general supervision of a member of the State Bar, reviews documents, performs legal research, drafts legal documents and provides assistance in the timely processing of legal advice and or litigation. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Perform research and analyses of files, case laws, statutes and other relevant material pertaining to legal issues and prepares appropriate legal memoranda and draft reports.
- Review and code documents. Must be able to spot specific issues, bring important documents to the attention of the supervising attorneys and organize documents for specific issues and witnesses.
- Review investigation files to ensure completeness and proper closure and to identify issues that implicate attorney disciplinary rules.
- Draft correspondence to complainants and attorneys and/or contact complainants by email or telephone.
- May perform a number of other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described.
- Basic legal research methods and procedures.
- Legal principles and their applications.
- Computerized communication and processing systems.
- Principles of effective legal writing and verbal presentations.
- Principles of problem identification, analysis and evaluation.
- Rules of evidence and conduct or proceedings in trial and appellate courts in California.
- Scope and character of federal and California statutory law and provisions of federal and California constitutions.
- Analyze legal issues and apply appropriate legal principles.
- Review and analyze complex written documents.
- Receive and relay detailed information through verbal and written communication.
- Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment.
- Communicate clearly and effectively in person and in writing.
- Endure long periods of sitting.
Must be enrolled in an accredited law school with an academic standing of C or better. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment with the State Bar of California requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.