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Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
State Ethics Commission seeks assistant general counsel; Apply for a Massachusetts Superior Court law clerkship

newsfromcourtsState Ethics Commission seeks assistant general counsel

The State Ethics Commission, an independent state agency that administers and civilly enforces the state conflict of interest and financial disclosure laws, seeks an attorney with outstanding analytical and communication skills to advise public employees and others concerning those laws, serve as a legal advisor to the commission, and occasionally represent the commission in court. The assistant general counsel position requires excellent judgment, discretion and a minimum of three years’ legal experience. 

A detailed job posting is available on the commission's website. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to resume@mass.gov by Feb. 8.

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Apply for a Massachusetts Superior Court law clerkship

The Massachusetts Superior Court seeks to fill two law clerk positions to be based in Springfield, primarily serving the western counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire. The law clerk position is responsible for performing legal research and writing assignments to assist the justices of the Superior Court for a one-year term. The position operates under the guidance and supervision of the chief justice, 81 associate justices and the manager of legal research services. Law clerks will work alongside permanent research attorneys who also assist the judges. Duties of the position encompass every aspect of court procedure and all the legal issues within the Superior Court’s civil and criminal jurisdiction. A reliable car and the willingness and ability to travel to courthouses throughout the commonwealth are requirements of the position. There may be an opportunity to apply for an additional one-year clerkship term and/or promotion to a permanent research attorney position.

The law clerk position will serve a one-year term at a salary of $62,662.46. Employee benefits include subsidized health, dental and vision insurance, 10 days of paid vacation time and three days of paid personal time. Law clerks must reside in Massachusetts during the duration of their clerkship. The start date will be as soon as possible, subject to the availability of the successful candidates. The application deadline is Jan. 27. Click here for more details.