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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Superior Court seeks research attorney

newsfromcourtsThe Massachusetts Superior Court is seeking to fill a research attorney position, serving all the justices of the Superior Court. This is a professional, permanent position within the Administrative Office of the Superior Court. 

Research attorneys assist the justices with legal research, writing and analysis; prepare draft decisions, research memoranda and other documents; analyze and research specific legal issues and questions for the judges; and may assist in training and oversight of other legal research staff and interns.

The position is expected to be based primarily in Barnstable, but may be required to travel or transfer to other locations according to the needs of the court.

Applicants must be members of the Massachusetts bar (or actively applying), with excellent writing, communication and legal research skills. Preferred candidates will have at least two years of post-law school experience in a litigation context, with or without judicial clerkship experience, or be current judicial law clerks who are in the second year or more of their clerkships, particularly in the Massachusetts Superior Court. A reliable car and the willingness and ability to travel to courthouses throughout the commonwealth are required. Research attorneys must reside in Massachusetts during the duration of their employment.

The start date will be as soon as possible. The starting salary is $75,085.09 per year.

The posting will remain open until filled, but preference will be given to those who apply in the first 14 days.

For more information, including application instructions, see the position posting.