MASSACHUSETTS SUPERIOR COURT RESEARCH ATTORNEYS
The Massachusetts Superior Court seeks to fill two Research Attorney positions, serving all the Justices of the Superior Court. This is a professional, permanent position within the Administrative Office of the Superior Court. Research Attorneys assist the Justices with legal research, writing, and analysis. Research Attorneys prepare draft decisions, research memoranda, and other documents; analyze and research specific legal issues and questions for the judges; and may assist in training and oversight of other legal research staff and interns. One position will be based primarily in western Massachusetts, and the other in Fall River/New Bedford, but travel or transfer to other locations may be required according to the needs of the Court.
Requirements include a minimum of two years of legal experience, with excellent writing, communication, and legal research skills. Judicial clerkship and/or extensive experience involving a high volume of legal research and writing in the litigation context preferred. Research attorneys must reside in Massachusetts for the duration of their employment.
Start date will be as soon as possible. Starting salary is $80,071.49 per year. Employee benefits include subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance, ten days of paid vacation time, and three days of paid personal time per year. The Superior Court recognizes the importance of a work-life balance. Under the Trial Court remote work pilot program, the Superior Court has implemented a hybrid office/remote work policy applying to Research Attorneys. The postings will remain open until the positions are filled, but interested candidates are encouraged to apply by Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
For more information, including online application instructions, see the Position Postings:
Fall River/New Bedford:
or browse to https://trialcourtjobs.mass.gov/jobs/search and search for Job Numbers 497879 and 497880.