Iowa Judicial Branch is seeking a dynamic, well-qualified, and highly-motivated individual to fill the position of State Court Administration Staff Attorney. In this position you would be responsible for legal research and counsel to support State Court Administration. This role serves as the primary legal resource to support the Director of Governmental Affairs, Deputy State Court Administrator, and Counsel to State Court Administrator.
Assist the Director of Governmental Affairs with:
Read, analyze, and track the filing of new bills and any subsequent amendments to them.
Flag bills relevant to judicial branch operations.
Research and analyze legislative and legal questions.
Draft legislative summaries.
Prepare agenda and minutes for internal legislative meetings.
Research and respond to inquiries from legislators.
Collect, synthesize, and share feedback from various stakeholders related to proposed legislation.
Prepare data and compile spreadsheets and charts.
Assist in preparing presentations.
Attend legislative committee and subcommittee meetings, as needed.
Prepare legislative memos.
Other duties, as assigned.
Assist the Counsel to State Court Administrator (SCA) with:
Conducting legal research and written analysis on wide variety of complex legal questions.
Providing legal advice to SCA staff, judicial officers, clerks of court, juvenile court services personnel, and district court administration to ensure procedural consistency and legal compliance statewide.
Responding to specific inquiries from inside the Judicial Branch as well as from other branches of government, local government agencies, and the public.
Responding to Open Records requests or inquiries related to state court administration work.
Reviewing and drafting documents for uses related to state court administration, such as contracts, policy and procedure manuals, internal memos, administrative directives, etc.
Assist the Deputy State Court Administrator with:
Write reports related to court programs and services.
Manage, coordinate, and participate in a wide variety of projects, as needed.
Staffs committees and commissions as assigned by the State Court Administrator.
Other duties to support various initiatives throughout the Iowa Judicial Branch, as needed.
Graduation from an ABA accredited law school; admitted to practice law in Iowa or admitted within 6 months of start date is required.
Minimum of three years of practicing law while licensed to practice in Iowa, in another state, or District of Columbia, and three years legislative experience required, either as part of the three years described above, or in addition to it.
All application materials must be received by Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
Internal Number: SCA 13190-001
About State of Iowa Judicial Branch
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The Iowa Judicial Branch dedicates itself to providing independent and accessible forums for fair and prompt resolution of disputes, administering justice under law equally to all persons.