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Research Attorney for Hon. Stephen D. Hill
Classification and Salary: Court of Appeals Research Attorney, Starting Salary $48,720 - $53,764 depending on experience.
Job Duties: This limited term position involves highly responsible confidential legal work for the Hon. Stephen D. Hill, Judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals. A research attorney reviews the briefs and underlying case records filed with the court, researches questions of law presented, prepares prehearing research memoranda based on case facts and law, aids the judge in his ultimate task of decision-making, and performs other tasks as assigned by the judge.
Employment Dates: Employment to approximately March 31, 2014, through August 1, 2016 (extension of this term is possible). Required Education and Experience: Applicant must be admitted to the Kansas Bar OR have completed the February 2014 Kansas Bar exam and has successfully completed the MPRE and the character and fitness investigation prior to the bar exam. The Applicant's law school GPA must rank in top one-third of the class. To be eligible for a Court of Appeals Research Attorney II position, the person would have to have at least two years of legal experience and should be able to handle tougher cases. Desired Abilities: Capable of recognizing and analyzing relevant facts, evidence, issues, and applicable law in complex cases. Ability to write efficiently and concisely in an organized manner. Familiarity with word processing and electronic legal research methods.
Submit cover letter, resume with references, law school transcript (may be unofficial), and writing sample to: Ms. Terri Bezek, Associate Counsel, Kansas Court of Appeals, 301 SW 10th St. Topeka, KS 66612
Deadline for Applications: March 22, 2014
KANSAS DISTRICT COURT - STAFF ATTORNEY-3rd JUDICIAL DISTRICT: Position to be responsible for legal research and drafting of memoranda and proposed orders; monitor contracts and duties associated with contract legal staff; recruit, interview, supervise and assign work to law clerks and legal interns and maintain research material in the law library.