|Date Opened||8/4/2022 08:00:00 AM|
|Closing Date||2/21/2023 11:59:00 PM|
|Department||COURTS CIRC & DIST|
|Job Type||Open and Competitive|
The Loudoun County Circuit Court is seeking candidates for a staff attorney who will provide legal support for the Circuit Court Judges. The staff attorney completes legal research and writes memoranda of law, prepares case related information, reviews documents, motions, and evidence; and assists judges in drafting legal orders and opinions.
The candidate will have an ability to draft legal memoranda and opinions, which should include the background and procedural history of each case; arguments of both parties, preliminary issues regarding procedure, notice, or jurisdiction; and analysis of legal authority cited by each party. On occasion, the candidate may attend court proceedings and make notes for the judge of key items that may assist the judge in forming opinions. The candidate may also complete special projects as directed by the judges.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Must have a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school (or equivalent as state law provides) and must be licensed to practice law in Virginia or eligible for licensure. Must be a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar, (or have the ability to obtain a waiver of admission within a reasonable amount of time, but not to exceed four months). Must maintain license to practice law in accordance with Virginia law.
Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check. Please attach a resume with the application. Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to provide a writing sample of no less than five pages.