Attorney III

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Attorney III

The State Bar of California Los Angeles, CA, United States

Job Description:

Attorney III


Job Description

Office of Professional Support & Client Protection, Client Security Fund

Annual Salary Range: $136,705 - $204,899

FLSA Exempt / Union Represented

This position allows for up to four days of remote work per week.

About the Office

The Office of Professional Support & Client Protection includes 1) The Client Security Fund (CSF), which reimburses those who have lost money or property due to theft or dishonest conduct by a California attorney; 2) Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP), which provides support to law students, State Bar applicants, and current and former attorneys who require monitoring for substance use and behavioral health issues 3) The Office of Case Management and Supervision, which monitors disciplined attorneys who must comply with conditions pursuant to a probation or reproval matter and; 4) The statewide Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program, which provides avenues for alternative dispute resolution of attorney-client fee disputes.

The Ideal Candidate

We seek an attorney with a positive attitude and growth mindset to join our small team. The CSF Attorney III provides technical leadership and project management of a significant part of the overall legal functions of the Fund. We are looking for an applicant with strategic thinking and vision who is adaptable and resilient and has the capacity to develop into a thought leader in the Bar's consumer protection functions. The ideal applicant will also have experience with investigating and analyzing complex legal matters and strong written and oral presentation skills. This is not a litigation or advocacy position but involves applying facts to the law and concluding whether to grant or deny an application. It requires a commitment to public protection and a desire to assist those who may have been a victim of attorney theft. The CSF attorney must provide excellent customer service to applicants, respondents, State Bar officials and employees, and the general public regarding all Client Security Fund functions.

*** Please include a cover letter with your resume to be considered for the position.***

Duties and Responsibilities


Under direction and with a progressively increasing degree of complexity and independence, the Attorney III performs complex legal work that includes the identification of legal issues; recommendations of appropriate action; resolution of legal problems; interpretation and application of laws, rules, regulations, and other legal authorities; legal research and analysis; preparation of legal documents, opinions, and other memoranda, and litigation activities. The Attorney III handles assigned litigation, frequently takes lead responsibility in case/project management presentations, and assists in the formulation, determination, and effectuation of management policies of the State Bar.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The Attorney I is the entry-level classification in the Attorney series. The Attorney I differs from the Attorney II classification in that the latter handles more complex assignments, works under less supervision, and may serve as the lead over a small team of administrative and/or professional staff, or as a lead counsel in trials.

The Attorney II differs from the Attorney III in that the latter handles a more complex and voluminous caseload, works under less supervision, and may also serve as a lead over a small team of attorneys and/or administrative and professional staff.

The Attorney III differs from the Attorney IV in that the latter has a more complex caseload and serves in a lead capacity over other attorneys and/or administrative and professional staff.

Examples of Essential Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

Ability to:

Minimum Qualifications



License, Certificate, and Registration Requirements:

Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar's selection process for this classification.

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