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Job Details - Senior Staff Attorney
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Cincinnati, OH
$177,583.00 - $205,899.00 per Year
Education Level:
J. D.
Job Type:
Job Information
Position Description:

The Senior Staff Attorney is appointed by the Chief Judge of the Court, with the approval of the Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 715.  The Senior Staff Attorney directs attorneys and administrative staff, with full administrative responsibility for all aspects of the operations of this legal office.  Responsibilities include long-range strategic planning, policy development and implementation, budget oversight and procurement, human resource management, statistical reporting, records management, legal research, and writing.  Duties also include ensuring the high quality of substantive work performed by the legal and support staff.  The Senior Staff Attorney serves on the court’s executive leadership team, court committees, and Judiciary committees.

Required Skills:


Required:  A Juris Doctor from a law school of recognized standing.  Membership in good standing in the bar of a state, territorial or federal court of general jurisdiction.  Expertise in federal appellate, civil, and criminal procedure, as well as significant understanding of constitutional law.  Possess at least ten years of experience in the practice of law, in legal research, or legal administration, and at least five years of extensive and substantial management responsibility.  Superior analytical, research, and writing skills; outstanding written and oral communication abilities; strong interpersonal skills; knowledge of automated systems; and a demonstrated ability to manage professional staff.

Preferred: Related experience in a federal court, government agency, or equivalent environment. Specialized education in public or judicial administration.  Training in court management.

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