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Attorney III, SBC

Company: Contra Costa County Bar Association
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

DEFINITION The Attorney III under general direction of a Supervising Attorney and/or Executive Staff, performs the most complex legal work involved in the identification of legal issues, recommendations of appropriate action, resolution of legal problems, interpretation and application of laws, rules, regulations, and other legal authorities; performs legal research; analyzes and prepares opinions, legal documents, memoranda, and takes lead responsibility in case/project management presentations. The Attorney III analyzes and prepares opinions, legal documents, and memoranda; and takes a leadership role in the formulation, determination, and effectuation of management policies of the State Bar. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Attorney I is the entry-level classification in the Attorney series. Attorney I differs from the Attorney II classifications in that the latter is journey-level and has more complex caseloads and less general supervision. The Attorney II differs from the Attorney III in that the latter has the most complex caseload and may serve in a lead capacity over other attorney and clerical, professional staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintains close working relationships with their supervisor and members of the team to which he/she is assigned in performing the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Coordinates the work of other staff necessary to perform assigned responsibilities and may participate in the training of other personnel.
  • Responsible for the most complex matters of difficulty, with the expectation of producing favorable results.
  • Studies, interprets, and applies laws, court decisions, and other legal authorities of the most complex nature and is responsible for the preparation of legal documents, pleadings, memoranda, reports, opinions, and other materials.
  • Prepares for and completes cases, projects, presentations and other assignments of the most complex nature.
  • Coordinates with other attorneys, volunteers, and other constituencies as assigned.
  • Ensures the adequate, effective, and timely preparation, presentation, and completion of investigations, cases, and/or legal projects assigned.
  • Keeps informed and assures that subordinate staffs are informed concerning the applicable law, rules, procedures, policies, and practices relating to their function.
  • Evaluates administrative problems and procedures and recommends solutions and or alternative methods or procedures.
  • Assumes a leadership role in advising management in the effectuation and/or formulation of management policy.
  • Provides substantive and procedural guidance to lower level Attorneys.
  • Provides lead direction to, and reviews the work of, other staff.
  • 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. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Knowledge of:
    • Substantive knowledge of law, rules, decisions, practices and procedures of the State Bar, California Supreme Court, State Bar Court, and California Legislature.
    • Substantive knowledge of effective investigation techniques, case management and presentation of matters to administrative bodies.
    • Scope and character of federal and California statutory law and provisions of the federal and California constitutions.
    • Rules of evidence and conduct of proceedings in trial and appellate courts in California.
    • Principles of effective work coordination and strong case/project management.
    • Advanced analytical skills.
    • Principles of effective time management.
    • Principles of oral advocacy.
    • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
    • Advanced legal research and preparation of reports, briefs opinions, and pleadings.
    • Principles of conflict resolution.
    • Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the practice of law in the State of California.
    • Ability to:
    • Receive and relay detailed information through verbal and written communications.
    • Possess visual capacity and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment.
    • Make fine visual distinction proofreading written documents and viewing information on a computer screen.
    • Conduct legal research using computer technology and traditional library resources.
    • Work under the pressure of short deadlines.
    • Effectively address conflict.
    • Review and analyze complex written documents.
    • Obtain and present material in oral and/or written form. Minimum Qualifications: Education:
      • Successful completion of a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school. Experience:
        • Minimum of four (4) years progressively more responsible experience in litigation and/or transactional legal work demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary for this position. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification. License, Certificate, Registration Requirements:
          • Must be an active member, in good standing, in the State Bar of California.

Keywords: Contra Costa County Bar Association, Los Angeles , Attorney III, SBC, Legal , Los Angeles, California

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