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Location:San Francisco, CA
Company:Judicial Council of California
First posted:June 13, 2017 (last updated 5 days 7 hours ago)

Job Description Job Title: Supervising Attorney Job ID: 4445 Location: San Francisco

Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular

Overview The Center for Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC) is an office of the Judicial Council's Operations and Programs Division, charged with providing statewide and local services that support court access, effectiveness, and efficiency, as well as helping courts address the diverse needs of families and children in all court case types.

The Family Law Unit also collaborates with other programs designed to improve state court access and service to self-represented litigants, vulnerable populations, and court users whose primary language is not English.  The Supervising Attorney directs the work of a multidisciplinary staff that includes four professionals with expertise in family law, domestic violence, child safety and well-being, and effective strategies to serve low-income litigants.  Their assignments cover a wide spectrum of legal work and services in Family Law, including Judicial Council rules and form proposals; developing content and design of information materials; providing subject matter expertise to other CFCC units and JCC offices; serving as faculty for legal education; policy and legislative analysis; response to court requests for formal oral and written legal advice, opinions, and technical assistance; and administration of grants and other funds allocated to courts.
. Responsibilities

  •   Provide comprehensive fiscal, personnel, and program Management;
  •   Serve as a legal subject matter expert, analyzing the most highly complex and sensitive
       legal issues and providing legal advice and policy analysis to Judicial Council, advisory
       bodies, appellate and trial court management, and presiding judges and justices;
       providing or supervising oral and written legal services to clients as assigned; ensuring
       compliance with complex federal and state statutory and contractual requirements; and
       reviewing and finalizing contracts and funding allocations;
  •   Represent the Judicial Council in key stakeholder meetings, ensure effective
       communication with stakeholders and a high level of customer service; 
  •   Supervise day-to-day activities of the Family Law unit; plan, organize, assign, supervise,
       review, and evaluate the work of assigned staff; conduct performance evaluations,
       provides regular reports on the unit activities and accomplishments; develop and
       implement operating policies and practices; recommend and implement work processes
       and set standards;
  •   Serve as subject matter expert to Judicial Council advisory bodies, and support
       supervised staff who serve in lead staff roles;
  •   Review and edit staff memoranda, reports, rules, forms, guides, and other documents.
  •   Participate actively in CFCC Management Team Meetings; keep staff informed on Judicial
       Council and Branch objectives and policies;
  •   Collaborate with other Judicial Council offices and advisory bodies.
    . Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
    Juris Doctor, and five (5) years of post-bar experience as a practicing attorney, which includes one (1) year of supervisory experience.

    After passing the state bar, work experience as a Law Clerk to a federal judge prior to formal state bar admission will be considered qualifying experience.


    Two years as an Attorney with the Judicial Council of California or two years of experience performing the duties of a class comparable in the level of responsibility to that of an Attorney in a California state government entity and a) completion of training courses on topics related to effective supervision within 6 months of promotion; or b) one year of previous supervisory experience.


  • Current membership with the State Bar of California

    Desirable Qualifications

  •   Knowledge of principles of substantive and procedural law and their application, as well
       as knowledge of legal research methods;
  • Ability to analyze, draft, and testify on proposed legislation;
  • Ability to interpret and carry out complex policy directives;
  • Experience in program administration and management; and
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with advisory committees, judges, court
      staff, legislative staff, and executive members of justice/program partner organizations.
    . Other Information Please Note: If you are selected for hire, verification of employment eligibility or authorization to work in the United States will be required.
    How To Apply To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, June 30th, 2017. This position requires the submission of our official application, a resume, writing sample, and a response to the supplemental questions.
    To complete an online application, please click the APPLY NOW button.

    To obtain a printed application, please download a copy, under the Special Access section, and click on the Employment Application link.    

    OR visit:
    Judicial Council of California
    Human Resources
    455 Golden Gate Avenue, 5th Floor
    San Francisco, California 94102-3688
    415-865-4272 Telecommunications Device for the Deaf

    Please refer to "Supervising Attorney, Job Opening # 4445" on your application materials and all correspondence.

    The Judicial Council provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities who request such accommodation.  Reasonable accommodation needs should be requested through Human Resources at (415) 865-4260

    . Supplemental Questions To better assess the qualifications of each applicant, we will review your responses to the following questions.  Please indicate for which employer you performed these functions.  Your answers should not exceed a total of three pages.

    1.  Describe your area(s) of legal expertise and how that knowledge and experience would  
         position you to excel in performing the responsibilities of this position.  How would you
         assist an advisory committee to the Judicial Council, comprised of judges and a broad
         range of subject matter experts including fields that are not your specialty?

    2.  Describe your experience with family court procedures or operations as well as your
         work with different types of clients and cases.  What do see as the most important needs
         of family courts and the diverse population that needs court services?

    3.  Describe your experience supervising legal and/or multidisciplinary teams.  What are the
         most important skills that you would bring to supervising a high-performance
         professional team? How would you approach supervision in an area where you have
         limited legal knowledge? 
    . Pay and Benefits Monthly Salary Range: $11,283 - $13,541 per month

    Some highlights of our benefits package include:

  • Health/Dental/Vision benefits program
  • 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave
  • 1 personal holiday per year
  • $130 transit pass subsidy per month
  • Pre-Tax Parking Savings Program
  • CalPERS Retirement Plan
  • 401 (k) and 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • FlexElect Program
  • Long Term Care Disability (employee paid/optional)
  • Group Legal Plan (employee paid/optional)
    . Equal Employment Opportunity The Judicial Council of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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