Criminal Justice Coordinator Staff Attorney

Job Type
Full Time

 

ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT
  EMPLOYMENT NOTICE

Applications are now being accepted for the position of staff attorney in the office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator.  Applicants must hold an Arkansas law license in good standing, have at least three years of experience in legal work with some experience in the area of postconviction procedure and remedies, and be available to begin employment December 1, 2021.   The starting salary is $65.000.

Duties include researching criminal law, primarily in the area of postconviction procedure and remedies, and drafting detailed memoranda.  Familiarity with Word is helpful as clerical assistance is limited.  Demonstration of excellent legal analytical and writing skills is essential.  The staff attorney is eligible for State benefits and cannot be employed in any other position while in the employ of the Arkansas Supreme Court without approval of the court.   

A cover letter, resume, and sample of legal writing are required.  Applications must be received by email by October 25, 2021, and should be addressed to Sue Newbery, sue.newbery@arcourts.gov.  Interviews will be conducted with selected applicants, and final candidates may be subject to testing of research, writing, and legal-analysis skills.