The appellate review attorney II will work under the direct supervision of the clerk and the appellate review attorney I and will spearhead the next phase of the electronic-appeal project concerning direct transmission of appellate records from the circuit courts to the appellate courts. The project will likely involve coordination with appellate justices and judges, circuit courts, circuit clerks, court reporters, the Administrative Office of the Courts, civil and criminal practice committees, and information technology personnel. The attorney will also assist in the amendment and drafting of court rules to accommodate direct transmission of the appellate records and instructional manuals concerning the preparation and transmission of electronic appeal records.
The attorney will also be responsible for overseeing communication between the Supreme Court clerk’s office and pro se litigants as well as the drafting of informational brochures concerning the appellate process and appellate briefs for use by pro se litigants.
Other duties may include:
Reviewing certain petitions and requests made by litigants and preparing memoranda to assist the court in deciding the requests;
Providing legal advice to the clerk in various areas including public access to court records, FOIA, subpoena compliance, attorney-licensing law, and digital signatures;
Processing the filing of appellate records, appellate briefs, and motions;
Preparing and issuing appellate mandates;
Evaluating procedures for submission of electronic appeals to the appellate courts;
Organizing form letters and other documents for use by clerk’s office staff; and
Other duties as assigned by the clerk and the appellate review attorney I.
The candidate must possess a juris doctor degree and be licensed to practice law. Excellent communication, organizational, and critical thinking skills are necessary. Experience using the court’s docketing software, Contexte, and the eFlex electronic filing system is preferred. Some travel and public speaking may also be required. Experience supervising support staff is preferred. Bending and lifting up to 25 pounds is required, as is physical presence in the clerk’s office during business hours, M-F. 8am-5pm.
GS12 with starting salary of $69,776 and full state benefits.
To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and three references to Melanie Fleming at Melanie.Fleming@arcourts.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.