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Kansas Judicial Branch Notice of Employment Opportunity

Monday, June 18, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Meg Wickham
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Kansas Judicial Branch Notice of Employment Opportunity

Hon. Melissa T. Standridge

Date: June 13, 2018

Location of Employment:

Kansas Court of Appeals
Kansas Judicial Center
301 West 10th St
Topeka, KS 66612-1507

Classification and Salary:

Court of Appeals Research Attorney I
Starting salary $50,935
Position eligible for step increase to $52, 208 at 6 months after hire.
Position eligible for further step increase to $56,210 at 12 months after hire.

Job Duties:
The duties of a Research Attorney I include reading briefs and reviewing records submitted on appeal, conducting legal research on a broad range of civil and criminal legal issues, drafting prehearing bench memoranda on assigned cases, proofreading the judge's orders and opinions, verifying citations, assisting the judge during courtroom proceedings, and performing other duties as assigned. Research attorneys also are expected to work cooperatively with chambers staff and court personnel.

Applicants must have the ability to identify, organize, research and analyze complex legal issues; to communicate in clear, cogent, and concise legal writing and effective oral expression; to read voluminous records on appeal, legal argument and authorities; to maintain effective and confidential relationships with all court personnel; to work independently and effectively under deadline; and to demonstrate a degree of insight, thoroughness, and reliability sufficient to merit the confidence of the appellate bench.

Employment Dates:
Approximately July 2018 through August 1, 2020 (extension of this term is possible).

Required Education and Experience:
Admission to the Kansas Bar or a temporary permit to practice law in Kansas.

Submit cover letter, resume, unofficial law school transcript, and contact information for two professional references who are familiar with your ability to research and analyze complex legal issues and communicate in clear, cogent, and concise legal writing to:

Trish Heim
Office of the Hon. Melissa T. Standridge
301 SW 10th St.
Topeka, KS 66612-1507

Application materials may be submitted electronically to

Applications received by 5:00 p.m. on June 29, 2018 will be given preference.

The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the employment process. A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the Judicial Branch. It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the Judicial Branch. Please contact Patricia Henshall at 785-296-2877 if you need an accommodation.

The Kansas Judicial Branch is an EEO/AA employer.