Research Attorney

Lake Superior College
May 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:$112,272
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 Research Attorney

This listing closes on 5/29/2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana.


$112,272.00 - $139,473.84 Annually


Los Angeles, CA

Job Type


Job Number



08A -Research Attorneys/Law Clerks

Opening Date


Closing Date

5/29/2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana

Position Description

POSITION TITLE: Research Attorney

SALARY: $9,356.00 - $11,622.82 Monthly $112,272.00 - $139,473.84 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/12/2023

CLOSING DATE: 05/29/2023 at 11:59 PM PST

EXAM: R9737K

RECRUITMENT TYPE: Open Competitive

ABOUT THE COURT Los Angeles Superior Court is the largest unified trial court in the United States. Its 580 judges and commissioners work in one of the 40 courthouses within the Court's 12 judicial districts and are supported by more than 4,500 full-time Court employees. The Court has an annual budget of more than $855 million. Located in Southern California, Los Angeles County is geographically one of the nation's largest counties, covering 4,084 square miles and, with over 10,400,000 residents, is also one of its most populous counties.

ABOUT THE POSITION Research Attorneys perform legal research, prepare written analyses of motions and matters on calendar for assigned judicial officers, and perform related duties as assigned.

For a detailed job description of the Research Attorney classification, please click here. Please note the requirements in the job description may vary from the requirements in the bulletin. Applicants must meet requirements stated in this bulletin.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS: o qualify, you must meet the following requirements by the final filing date:

Option I: Graduation from an accredited school of law - AND - An active member of the California State Bar in good standing - AND - Currently employed as a Los Angeles Superior Court Law Clerk - AND - Received two positive performance evaluations - AND - Notified in writing by a Managing Research Attorney of eligibility.

Option II: Graduation from an accredited school of law - AND - An active member of the California State Bar in good standing - AND - Must have served a minimum of two years as a Los Angeles Superior Court Law Clerk - AND - Received two positive performance evaluations.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements: A valid California Class C driver's license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Research Attorneys are prohibited by Court policy from practicing law, receiving fees, and/or appearing in court representing another party as counsel during their employment as a Research Attorney.


  • Strong research capability
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding organization and time management skills
  • Knowledge of Court organization, rules, policies, and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Familiarity with federal and state laws, regulations and case law applicable to areas of assigned responsibility

  • Resume
  • Three (3) writing samples (e.g., bench memorandum, drafted pleading, legal publication, etc.)
  • A copy of the applicant's last performance evaluation issued by the Court
  • Judicial and/or other professional reference letters
  • Applicants are required to submit the above documents as online application attachments using the guidelines below:

  • Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format and should not exceed 10 MB per application.
  • Documents must be attached prior to submitting the application. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to edit or add documents.
  • RECRUITMENT INFORMATION: Qualifying evaluation of education, training, and experience based upon submitted application materials. The applicants with the highest qualifications as determined by this evaluation process will be selected.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: The Managing Research Attorneys and the Research Attorney Selection Committee will review completed applications. Selections will be made by the Research Attorney Selection Committee. Placement will be determined based upon the needs of the Court.

    Applications must be filed online. To learn how to apply online, please access the Online Employment Application Guide. Los Angeles Superior Court reserves the right to verify all submitted documentation prior to appointment. The Court will only consider completed applications submitted, along with the required documents, and will reject incomplete applications. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application. To facilitate the full and proper consideration of your work experience, clearly specify what professional experience meets the required job qualifications. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience for each position.

    Please provide a current and accurate e-mail address for the Court to communicate with you about this job opportunity. Human Resources staff will notify all applicants of their application status via e-mail. We recommend that you add [email protected] to your SAFE SENDERS list to avoid the notification being filtered as spam mail.

    Los Angeles Superior Court is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations to participate in the recruitment process can contact the email address provided below. For additional employment information, please click here (Download PDF reader).

    Questions regarding this posting may be e-mailed to [email protected]

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT: We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed.

    Exam No.: R9737K Research Attorney Applications may be submitted online at www.

    Choices Benefit Plan - Benefits may be purchased using a tax free monthly benefits allowance between $1,099.20 - $2,369.10 for the 2023 plan year (based on number enrolled in medical coverage). If the monthly cost of the benefits selected is less than the monthly allowance, the employee receives the difference as additional taxable pay. Medical, dental, disability, life and AD&D insurance, and health and dependent care spending accounts are available in Choices. For further information click here.

    Deferred Compensation Plan (457) - Optional tax-deferred income plan that includes a County match of up to 4% of employee's salary.

    Vacation - All permanent and other designated categories of employees are eligible to earn paid vacation based on years of service. Vacation is based on continuous service and credited at the completion of each consecutive six- month period of employment.

    Sick leave - Depending on the length of service and employment categories, up to one day of full pay per month of service is accrued monthly for qualifying service.

    Holidays - 14 days per year.

    Bereavement leave.

    Retirement Plan - A retirement plan is provided to full-time employees.

    If the candidate is a "new member" of the County's defined benefit plan (LACERA) on or after January 1, 2013, that person's pension will be limited under the Public Employees Pension Reform Act (PEPRA). For these purposes, a "new member" is someone who first becomes a member of LACERA on or after January 1, 2013 - that is, someone first employed by the County on or after December 1, 2012 - unless she or he established reciprocity with another public retirement system in which she or he was a member before January 1, 2013. For further information, visit

    The Commuter Benefit Plan (CBP) - Allows employees to pay for eligible public transit expenses using pre-tax dollars (up to IRS limits).

    The information contained herein concerning the benefit package available to incumbents in this classification is based on an employee's appointment to a full-time, permanent position in the Court service in this class. The specific benefit package any individual employee may receive is subject to change based on that employee's particular employment status and payroll title.


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