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The Supreme Court of the State of Kansas

Reporter of Decisions

Closing Date: April 29, 2016

$120,037 annual salary

The Supreme Court of Kansas is accepting applications for the position of the Reporter of Decisions, a constitutional officer responsible for editing and publishing the opinions of the Kansas Supreme Court and the Kansas Court of Appeals. The Reporter reviews, edits, and annotates the rules of the Kansas Supreme Court and prepares them for publication, and plans and supervises the work of five attorney assistant editors and a legal secretary. The work involves highly technical editing of legal opinions and requires a thorough knowledge of legal writing, editing, and publishing. The successful applicant must be licensed to practice law in Kansas. For more information about the position and the application process, please see: http://www.kscourts.org/Court-Administration/Job-Opportunities/job-opportunities.asp


Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

Job Description

Position: Protection Order Attorney

Responsible to: Protection Order Project Attorney

Primary Responsibilities:

Direct representation of victims in protection order proceedings. Legal research and writing. Training of attorneys and advocates. Collaboration with attorneys, law enforcement, prosecutors, court personnel and advocates to improve the quality of representation of victims and use of protection order proceedings.

Specific Duties:

In collaboration with other staff and allies, assess ongoing safety and accountability issues and training needs for those involved in the protection order system.Provide legal technical assistance to courts, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, private and legal services attorneys, and others who are involved in administration, issuance, and enforcement of protection orders.Provide legal technical assistance to advocates who are assisting victims with protection orders.Conduct professional discipline-specific trainings on Kansas protection orders. Research and write legal memoranda addressing specific legal issues identified by the project as critical to the improvement of the Kansas protection order process. Represent victims in Kansas protection order cases where the representation will likely have a positive impact for victims across Kansas.Participate in educating advocacy programs about the Project.Participate in case review process with Project staff.Complete special legal projects and perform other duties as assigned.

Benefits: Paid health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and retirement fund contribution

Employment Status: 100% full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Needed: Juris doctorate and admission to Kansas Bar. Knowledge of protection orders. Knowledge of legal and systems issues involved in domestic violence and sexual assault, especially as related to protection orders. Previous background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy. Proven writing and speaking ability. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Ability to travel and have own means of transportation. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and writing sample to KCSDV, Attn: Jessica Nasternak, Director of Legal and Policy, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Subject: Protection Order Project Attorney


KANSAS JUDICIAL BRANCH

NOTICE OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Date: March 29, 2016

Location of Employment: Appellate Clerk’s Office

Kansas Judicial Center

Topeka, Kansas 66612-1507

Classification and Grade: Chief Deputy Clerk of the Appellate Courts

Grade 33

$63,455 to $69,975 depending on qualifications and experience

Under the supervision of the Clerk, the Chief Deputy Clerk oversees the daily operations of the Clerk’s Office by exercising supervisory responsibility over certain clerk’s office personnel and overseeing the clerk’s office’s daily case processing, fiscal, statistical, and logistical responsibilities. The Chief Deputy Clerk regularly communicates with attorneys, pro se litigants, judges, justices, and the general public concerning records management, docket management, filing and other procedural issues, and matters related to the daily operations of the Clerk’s Office. The Chief Deputy Clerk assists the Clerk with the preparation of the biennial budget and with human resource issues (including hiring, promotion, discipline, and discharge). At the Clerk’s request, the Chief Deputy Clerk attends meetings as the Clerk’s representative. The chief deputy clerk assists the clerk with rule revisions and handbooks. The Chief Deputy Clerk assists the Clerk of the Appellate Courts with administrative functions of the Board of Examiners of Court Reporters, bar exams and swearing-in ceremonies, travelling oral arguments, and duties in the Supreme Court Courtroom. Finally, the Chief Deputy Clerk performs special projects and other duties as required by the Clerk, including but not limited to primary responsibility for the state-wide appellate electronic filing project and other IT projects. Accordingly, prior experience with computer systems, document and case management systems, document imaging systems, and electronic case filing is a plus.

Required Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and degree from accredited law school and experience in court administration or the practice of law.

Administrative or supervisory experience.

Must be an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas.

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH BELOW

Job Requirements:

· Admission to the Kansas bar, or be eligible for a temporary license at the time of hire

· Communication skills

· Time-management skills

· Problem-solving skills

· Superior organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task and perform well under pressure

· Managerial and leadership skills and experience

· Legal and analytical skills and experience

· Experience with managing budgets and procurements

· Firm understanding (or the ability quickly to acquire a firm understanding) of Kansas’ rules regarding appellate procedure, admission and discipline, judicial conduct, and the board of examiners of court reporters

· Ability to deal tactfully with jurists, supervisors, co-workers, and members of the bar and public

· Customer service mentality

· Superior professional and ethical standards

· Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and guidance

Application Deadline: Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample no later than Friday, April 15, 2016 to:

Patricia Henshall

Director of Personnel

Office of Judicial Administration

Kansas Judicial Center

301 W. 10th St., Room 337

Topeka, KS 66612-1507

The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the employment process. A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the Judicial Branch. It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the Judicial Branch. Please contact Doug Shima at (785) 296-3229.

THE KANSAS JUDICIAL BRANCH IS AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER


Assistant County Attorney Job Opening – Shawnee County Counselor’s Office.

Starting salary $31.89/hr to $42.90/hr commensurate with experience.

Cover letter, résumé including references and writing sample required.

Applications MUST be submitted online at http://www.snco.us/jobs/ 

Position is listed as County Counselor I (Counselor’s Office)

EMPLOYER DESCRIPTION

The Shawnee County Counselor is the civil attorney and legal counsel for Shawnee County, Kansas. The Counselor’s Office is responsible for the representation of Shawnee County, Kansas, the Board of County Commissioners, and all of the departments, divisions, regulatory boards and advisory boards of county government in all legal matters relating to their official responsibilities. The Counselor’s Office also is responsible for representing Shawnee County in all civil litigation in which the County is a party, either as a plaintiff or defendant, represents Shawnee County generally in matters of civil law and reviews all ordinances, resolutions, contracts, bonds and other written instruments.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision, this position provides civil legal services for Shawnee County. Performs other duties as required. This position is supervised by the County Counselor.

WORK PERFORMED

70% Litigation. Litigates various civil matters including, but not limited to: civil litigation filed in State and Federal District Court, matters before various Administrative Agencies (i.e. Board of Tax Appeals, Department of Labor, EEOC/KHRC), labor and employment matters,

appeals in State and Federal Courts, bankruptcy, property tax, real property, collections, code enforcement, zoning, and workers compensation.

20% Drafting. Drafts resolutions, contracts, deeds, notices, letters and memoranda on various legal topics.

10% Administrative Assistance. Assists with the administration of various County matters.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

· Graduation from an accredited school of law with a Juris Doctorate or comparable degree.

· Licensed and in good standing to practice law before the Kansas Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.

· Five years of professional law practice with experience in general civil litigation, administrative hearings, and appellate litigation.

· Knowledge of the principles and practice of the legal profession including legal research, investigation, preparation and presentation of cases in court or other formal litigation.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following:

· Seven or more years of professional law practice with experience in general civil litigation, administrative hearings, and appeals.

· Seven or more years of experience appearing before Kansas State or Federal Courts, or appearing before Kansas Administrative agencies.


 

KANSAS JUDICIAL BRANCH

NOTICE OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Date: February 18, 2016

Location of Employment: Kansas Supreme Court

Kansas Judicial Center

301 West 10th

Topeka, KS 66612-1507

Classification and Salary: Supreme Court Research Attorney I

Grade 29

$52,229 to $57,531 commensurate with experience

Job Duties: This position involves highly responsible confidential legal work for Justice Marla J. Luckert of the Kansas Supreme Court. The research attorney reviews the briefs and underlying case records filed with the Supreme Court, researches questions of law presented, prepares prehearing research memoranda based on case facts and law, receives additional legal research assignments for memoranda, writes memos on petitions for review and motions, and performs other tasks as assigned by the justice.

Employment Dates: Start date between June 1st and August 15th with final termination date to be negotiated.

Required Education and Experience: Admitted to the Kansas Bar.

Applicant should send a cover letter, a Judicial Branch employment application, a resume, and a writing sample to Nancy Pressgrove at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301 W. 10th, Room 337, Topeka, KS 66612-1507.

Application available at: http://www.kscourts.org/pdf/application.pdf  

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Application materials received by March 30, 2016 will be considered first.

The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the employment process. A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the Judicial Branch. It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the Judicial Branch. Please contact Patricia Henshall at 785-296-2877.

THE KANSAS JUDICIAL BRANCH IS AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER

Contact the TBA Office at 785.233.3945 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on posting your career opportunities with the TBA.

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