Research Attorney I - Court of Appeals

Kansas Judicial BranchWichita, KansasFull TimeOn Site


Position number: K0207927

Location of Employment: Kansas Court of Appeals, 301 SW 10th Ave, Topeka KS 66612

The selected candidate will office at Sedgwick County Courthouse, 525 N. Main Street, Wichita, Kansas

Position/Salary and Benefits: Research Attorney I, grade 41 $57,090, at six months $58,431 and at one year with satisfactory performance $62,883

Kansas Judicial Branch Benefits State Employment Center - Benefits (ks.gov)


Job Duties: This position involves highly responsible confidential legal work for the Hon. Judge Amy Fellows Cline of the Kansas Court of Appeals. A research attorney reviews the briefs and underlying case record, researches questions of law presented, prepares prehearing memoranda based on the facts of the case and applicable law, aids the judge in her decision-making, and performs other tasks as assigned by the judge.

Employment Dates: Employment from approximately August 1, 2022, through August 1, 2024 (extension of this term is possible).

Required Education and Experience: Preference will be given to applicants who are licensed to practice law in Kansas OR who have applied to sit for the July 2022 Kansas bar exam and are eligible to obtain a temporary permit to practice law in Kansas OR have a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) result transferrable to Kansas per Supreme Court Rule 709A. Before employment may begin, applicants who have yet to take the Kansas bar must (1) apply to take the Kansas bar exam or apply to transfer their UBE score to Kansas, (2) submit proof they successfully completed the MPRE and the character and fitness investigation in Kansas, and (3) obtain a Kansas temporary permit to practice law. The applicant's law school GPA must rank in top one-third of the applicant's graduating class.

Required Abilities: Ability to recognize and analyze relevant facts, evidence, issues, and applicable law in complex cases. Ability to write clearly, thoroughly, and concisely in an organized manner. Familiarity with word processing and electronic legal research methods.

Preference given to applications received by December 15, 2021.

The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the employment process. A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the Judicial Branch. Please contact ada@kscourts.org or by TDD through the Kansas Relay Center at 800-766-3777 or 711.

THE KANSAS JUDICIAL BRANCH IS AN EEO/AA/ADA EMPLOYER

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