Staff Attorney

This position is Exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #060524-J65725-21300

Summary Statement

This position works within the Justice of the Peace Court and serves at the pleasure of the Chief Magistrate.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions: 
Working under the supervision of the Staff Attorney, this position is responsible for legal and administrative duties, as required.
Conducting legal research; reviewing legal documents; drafting legal memoranda; administrative policies, reports and other documents; serving as staff for internal and 
external committees; assisting with development of legislation.
Providing legal advice and guidance to the Chief Magistrate, the Justice of the Peace Court Administrative Office staff and the individual Justices of the Peace.
The duties further include the coordination of Basic Legal Education (BLE) training for new judges, assisting in development of continuing legal education training content for 
Justices of the Peace and providing additional appropriate legal education support for judges and staff of the Justice of the Peace Court.
This employee must have excellent communication skills.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:
1.            Graduation from an accredited law school and a minimum of five years of work experience as an attorney. 
2.            Admission to the Delaware Bar, with certification of good standing status.
3.            Excellent research and writing skills.
4.            Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.