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Legal Research Attorney
Denver / Denver County
Job Code: R45020
Full Time Salary Range: $5,756.00 – $7,967.00
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At the Colorado Judicial Department our mission is to provide a fair and impartial system of justice that:
Protects constitutional and statutory rights and liberties
Assures equal access
Provides fair, timely and constructive resolution of cases
Enhances public safety
Facilitates victim and community reparation
STATEMENT OF DUTIES
General Statement Of Duties:
Provides highly complex legal service performing legal research for the entire bench in a judicial district.
Positions in this classification are distinguished from law clerks and other positions due to the concentration on legal research for all district judges in a judicial district and maintenance of the district’s law library. Courtroom and bailiff duties are not required of this position. This position reports to the Chief Judge in the designated district. A district can convert Law Clerk positions to Legal Research Attorney positions using a ratio .25 Legal Research Attorneys for every 1.0 District Court Judge, OR convert the funding for Law Clerks to Legal Research Attorneys at a ratio of 4:1. Each district is allowed a minimum of 1.0 Legal Research Attorneys. The Legal Research Attorney is a classified, non-certified position that is considered at-will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
This position is part of the Specialized Legal Research Attorney Team (SLRAT) at the Colorado Supreme Court Library.
The SRLAT serves trial court judges in all twenty-two Judicial Districts. The successful candidate will provide professional legal research, writing, and other assistance to trial court judges and their staff.
When not on assignment, the successful candidate will perform library related duties as assigned by the Supreme Court Librarian. Library duties may include regular reference shifts, legal research, and other library related projects.
The position is located in Denver, but some travel may be required.
Experience working with trial and/or appellate court judges is preferred.
To be considered, candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample with their application.
Researches legal issues presented by parties during litigation.
Advises judges on research results and assists the judge in developing an appropriate course of action in the case.
Writes the first draft of opinions issued by the court.
Reviews documents and pleadings filed with the court as assigned by individual judges.
Compiles information gained from research on particular issues in a case.
Maintains all library materials including book, CD-ROM, and electronic research subscription in more than one location.
Recommends library materials for research and reference purposes.
Authorizes the use of research materials or the district’s law library to those other than district judges.
Attends meetings and training as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS CONT.
No formal supervisory responsibility. Responsibility for one’s own work product and work within a unit performing similar functions. Rarely provides lead function, advice, or explains work instructions to other employees or volunteers.
Graduation from an accredited law school; possession of a certificate of admission to the Bar of the State of Colorado; and eligibility to practice law before the courts of the State of Colorado.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and arms to perform repetitive motions; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Occasionally handles emergency or crisis situations; frequently subject to interruptions, and multiple calls and inquiries. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.