Industry: Government & Non-Profit•
Not Specified years
Posted 61 days ago
BASIC FUNCTIONS: The State Senate Judiciary Committee (Committee) is seeking candidates for Principal Consultant to serve as Counsel. Applicants must be licensed California attorneys with experience in California’s legislative process, and broad legal knowledge of areas within the Committee’s jurisdiction.
The successful applicant must be able to work under tight deadlines, have flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed, and have the ability to succeed in a fast paced and high pressure work environment.
DUTIES: The Principal Consultant Executive will: draft Committee and floor analyses; negotiate legislation; organize oversight and informational hearings; staff legislation; conduct legal research; engage in oral briefings; and draft memoranda.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Candidates should have broad legal knowledge of areas within the Committee’s jurisdiction, including significant experience with identifying and resolving constitutional and statutory issues.
The ideal candidate will have significant legal and legislative experience, in addition to a working knowledge of California’s court system. Candidates should have litigation experience. Judicial clerkship experience is preferred.
ABILITY TO: The ideal candidate will have: a demonstrated ability to build and foster relationships with elected officials and their staff; excellent negotiation skills; and the ability to succeed in a fast paced and high pressure work environment while working in a cohesive team of Counsel and other legislative staff.
Candidates must be able to work nights and weekends as needed to fulfill the job requirements. EDUCATION: The candidate must be an active member of the California State Bar and have a J.D..