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Supreme Court Seeks Lawyer: No Investigation Experience Required

May 16, 2022, 10:37 PM

The Supreme Court needs a lawyer and experience conducting investigations isn’t required.

A job posted on last week says the court is looking for a deputy legal counsel. The job involves providing “the Justices with advice on various motions, petitions arising under the Court’s original jurisdiction, petitions for rehearing, and bar admissions and attorney discipline,” according to the posting.

The deputy legal counsel also works on “appropriations, budget issues, contracts, employment matters, ethics and compliance, intellectual property issues, legislation, litigation, policy and security matters.”

“The position does not entail working with the Justices on the Court’s opinions,” the posting notes.

The legal office was established in 1973 and its current counsel is Ethan Torrey, according to the court’s website.

Candidates with the requisite seven years practice experience interested in applying for the deputy position with a salary range of $148,484 to $176,300 should act fast. The job will close on May 25—or as soon as 200 applications are received.

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