Position Summary: This position is to serve as a Staff Attorney. The attorney reports directly to and is supervised by Judge Laurel Beatty Blunt. The Staff Attorney is responsible for conducting legal research, reviewing legal documents and issues, and drafting memoranda, decisions, and opinions at the judge’s discretion.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct legal research on the substantive and procedural issues relating to Judge Beatty Blunt’s assigned cases and issues requested by the judge.
Establish thorough knowledge of relevant portions of assigned case files, review parties’ briefs, and prepare written memoranda, draft opinions, and revisions per the judge’s instructions. Prepare draft dissenting and concurring opinions per judge instructions.
Cite check and edit draft documents to produce polished and professional opinions.
Attend court hearings and conferences as requested by the judge.
Research and draft decisions on post-judgment motions, including motions for reconsideration, reopening, certification of conflict, and en banc review.
Attend CLE courses and take all other actions necessary to maintain good standing with the Ohio bar.
Arrive at work on time and be present during scheduled work hours; cooperate with the judges, administrators, and all co-workers to accomplish the court’s work in the most efficient way possible.
Performs other duties as assigned by Judge Beatty Blunt or court administrators.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with judges and staff.
Thorough knowledge of applicable and relevant laws and rules of practice and procedure.
Proven analytical and legal research skills and attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to conduct legal research using automated research services.
Ability to analyze legal questions from different areas of law and to formulate and present recommendations.
Ability to effectively manage a case docket and produce work product of exceptional quality.
Effective time management, reliability and punctuality.
Ability to work independently without daily supervision and organize and prioritize duties.
Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information and exercise sound discretion and to maintain the highest ethical standards.
At-Will Employment: The Tenth District Court of Appeals is an at-will employer that seeks to attract, employ, and retain highly skilled and motivated individuals, attempts to maintain staff continuity for the efficiency of its operation, and desires to foster and maintain an ethical, professional, and impartial work environment.
Interested applicants should apply by emailing a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to JBBclerk@gmail.com. As part of the interview process, applicants must complete a short writing assessment at the Court.
Application materials will not be accepted prior to the posting date or after the submission date indicated above.
THE TENTH DISCRITCT COURT OF APPEALS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, AGE, OR ANCESTRY OF ANY PERSON.
Qualifications and Experience: Juris Doctor degree and admission to the Ohio Bar required. Highly prefer 5 years post-law school work experience involving significant legal research and writing and/or court experience.
About Tenth District Court of Appeals
The Courts of Appeals of Ohio are located within twelve distinct jurisdictional districts throughout the state. Though most of these districts encompass multiple counties, the jurisdictional boundary of the Tenth District Court of Appeals encompasses only Franklin County.