Arkansas Court of Appeals Staff Attorney

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Chief Judge Rita Gruber c/o Elaine Frigon

ARKANSAS COURT OF APPEALS EMPLOYMENT NOTICE

          The Arkansas Court of Appeals is now accepting applications for the position of Staff Attorney, with employment to begin in January 2018.

          The primary duty of Staff Attorneys is to research and prepare legal memoranda on factually complex cases and to prepare draft opinions as requested by the Court of Appeals judges. Staff Attorneys also provide other support to the Court, including, but not limited to, assisting with motions and performing administrative duties connected with the operation of the Court. Staff Attorneys work for the entire Court of Appeals rather than for an individual judge.

          Applicants for the position must hold an attorney’s license issued by the State of Arkansas and shall have three years’ licensed experience in either law practice, a judicial clerkship, or similar work. Applicants must also have excellent research and writing skills. Proficiency with Microsoft WORD and CourtConnect is preferred, and a familiarity with public-utility law is helpful.

          The Staff Attorney position is a Grade GS11, with a starting salary of $62,531, which may be negotiable based on experience. Staff Attorneys work a standard forty-hour week and are eligible for most State benefits including retirement, group health and life insurance programs, and HSA and FSA.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample not to exceed ten pages by email to Chief Judge Rita Gruber, c/o Elaine Frigon, at elaine.frigon@arcourts.gov, or by mail to:

Chief Judge Rita Gruber
c/o Elaine Frigon
Arkansas Court of Appeals
625 Marshall St.
Little Rock, AR 72201

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS 12:00 NOON ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017