Missouri Court of Appeals Staff Counsel

Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Job Announcement

Position Title: Staff Counsel

Work Duties: Review all notices of appeal and records on appeal of criminal and civil cases for jurisdictional and substantive issues, send show cause letters if necessary, and make recommendations to the Court regarding such issues; correspond with attorneys, judges, self-represented individuals, and other entities with matters before the Court; review all appellant’s briefs for compliance with the rules; perform the duties of the Clerk of Court in the Clerk’s absence, including: motion review, supervision of court staff, and opening court sessions; review mandates; serve as legal advisor to the Court on employment issues, vendor contracts, rules drafting, and other special projects; maintain the Quick Guide To Appellate Rules on the Court’s website; present continuing legal education programs on appellate issues.

Salary/Benefits: Current salary range is $72,528 - $74,220 annually. This position is eligible for full state employee benefits.

Education and Experience: Candidates must have a law degree and be in good standing with The Missouri Bar, or that of another state; and, if not a member of The Missouri Bar, he or she is eligible for admission. 

Application Process: The start date for the position is July 3, 2017. Please send a resume, along with two letters of recommendation to: Susan Sonnenberg at susan.sonnenberg@courts.mo.gov or by United States mail at 1300 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64106. The deadline for submission is April 28, 2017. If you have questions, please call (816) 889-3600.