The Clerk's Office for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals located in Denver, Colorado, is seeking a highly qualified graduate of an accredited law school to serve as Counsel to the Clerk.
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The Counsel to the Clerk is one of five Clerk's Office attorneys who provide legal and procedural analysis and complex case management support on matters pending before the court, working with judges and court staff. The duties of the position include, but are not limited to: jurisdictional screening/analysis and recommended dispositions for jurisdictionally-defective appeals; case screening analysis; analysis and presentation of complex motions and procedural matters and preparation of orders regarding the same; review and analysis of cost bills and attorneys' fees motions; legal analysis and recommended dispositions of petitions for permission to appeal; handling of attorney disciplinary matters; acting as courtroom deputy during oral arguments; proofreading decisions; and other duties as needed or assigned.
28 - CL-28 ($67,276 - $109,381, dependent upon experience and qualifications) with performance-based promotional potential up to a CL-30 ($94,555 - $153,671) without further competition.
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident seeking U.S. citizenship. Excepted service appointments are "at will." Appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Employees are subject to the Judicial Code of Conduct. Position contingent upon the continued availability of funds. The Clerk of Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this announcement or withdraw the announcement without prior notice. Direct deposit of pay required.
Admission to practice law before the highest court of a state, territory, commonwealth or possession of the U.S.
Strong academic background.
Superior legal research, analytical, writing, and editing skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability and desire to work in a team environment.
Knowledge of and skill in using Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat, and similar computer applications.
Post-graduate appellate court legal staff experience and/or judicial law clerk experience.
Substantial professional experience in the practice of law.
Graduation from an accredited law school.