Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Staff Attorney - Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has an immediate opening for the position of Staff Attorney. This position requires highly responsible administrative and professional legal work.

Under the direction of the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Staff Attorney is responsible for reviewing all motions and drafting proposed orders; screening appeals for procedural and jurisdictional problems; reviewing and making recommendations on applications for extraordinary appeals; and providing legal advice to the appellate court clerks.  A substantial portion of the duties will consist of reviewing court files of capital cases and the drafting of memoranda regarding the cases.

Qualifications: Applicants must have graduated from law school, be licensed to practice law in Tennessee, and possess a valid Tennessee Law License.  A minimum of three years or more preferred of legal experience and prior clerkship or staff attorney experience. Experience in the practice of law or as an appellate law clerk is preferred but not required. The compensation for the position is determined based upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

Thank you for taking time to submit your information for consideration. Applicants will not receive communication regarding your submission unless you are called to clarify information or to schedule an interview.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Location: Middle and West Tennessee
Department: Appellate Courts
Position Available: August 18, 2019
Position Closing: This position will remain open until filled

To Apply

Submit an Application for Employment in PDF, a resume, and at least one writing sample to human.resources@tncourts.gov.  The Court System accepts only electronic applicant information saved in PDF format.

For more information: please email: human.resources@tncourts.gov