The Supreme Court of North Carolina has another job opening, this time for a Staff Attorney.  The person selected will not only assist with the Court’s written opinions but will also be involved with rules, administrative orders, and training.  More information, including a link to the online application, can be found here.

But hurry–the application period closes next Wednesday (July 17th).… Continue Reading

The Office of Staff Counsel at the North Carolina Court of Appeals is hiring (again). Info about salary, benefits, and a job description can be found here.  Info not revealed at the link:  what bright and enjoyable people work in the Office of Staff Counsel, which is led by Jaye Bingham-Hinch.

If you know any bright and equally enjoyable attorneys that might be interested in the position, the deadline for applying is June 2.… Continue Reading

Honestly, I’m not a headhunter in disguise.  A few days after my March 15 “Now Hiring” post, the Supreme Court posted another position: Special Counsel for Public Affairs & Innovation. Looks like the Supreme Court is looking for someone to assist the Court and the AOC in managing its relationships with the legislative branches of the government. (For the twitter-oriented, AOC is the acronym that was synonymous with North Carolina’s Administrative Office of the Courts long before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit the Twitter scene.).… Continue Reading

The Supreme Court of North Carolina currently is hiring for 6 positions—five of which require a J.D. The positions are:

  • General Counsel & Chief of Staff to the Chief Justice
  • Administrative Counsel to the Chief Justice
  • Research Assistant II (2 separate positions)
  • Supreme Court Staff Attorney
  • Executive Assistant III

All of these positions will report directly to Chief Justice Beasley. The application period closes on Monday for three of the positions, while the application period for the remaining positions remains open until Sunday, March 24.… Continue Reading

The Office of Staff Counsel at the North Carolina Court of Appeals is hiring. You will find hard info about salary, benefits, and a job description here.

Soft info not revealed by the link is what bright and enjoyable people work in the Office of Staff Counsel, including its Director (and experienced appellate attorney), Jaye Bingham-Hinch.

If you know any bright and enjoyable attorneys that might be interested in the position, the deadline for applying is January 27.… Continue Reading

Do you know a recent law school graduate who is looking for work?  North Carolina’s Office of the Appellate Defender has just posted an opening for an entry-level attorney.  For those who might be interested, the deadline to apply is November 4th at 5:00 p.m.  More information can be found here.… Continue Reading

Way back when I was a law clerk, I knew I wanted to be an appellate lawyer.  I asked my Judge how to go about making that happen.  She told me, unequivocally, that the best way to get appellate experience was to be an appellate lawyer with the United States Attorney’s office or the Federal Public Defender’s office.  Those are the “frequent fliers” in the Fourth Circuit, not civil private-practice lawyers, she explained. … Continue Reading

Approximately a year ago, we posted about a one-year fellowship opportunity at the N.C. Solicitor General’s office.  That fellowship program has worked amazingly well.  Last year’s fellow not only worked with the lovely and talented Solicitor General Sawchak and his team on important federal and state appeals, but also argued a First Amendment case in the Court of Appeals.  We hear that this first fellow recently accepted a fabulous new position. … Continue Reading

In other hiring news, the Court of Appeals is searching for an experienced attorney to fill big shoes as Director of its Office of Staff Counsel.  After 35 years at the Court of Appeals, the current Director, Leslie Davis, is retiring in August.  We thank Leslie for her many years of service and wish her all the best in her new adventures.… Continue Reading

Good appellate lawyers are in demand. The Appellate Defender is looking for a few good appellate attorneys to add to the Office of the Appellate Defender’s appointed appellate counsel roster.   Interested applicants can find information and the roster application here.

Good writing skills and the ability to spot issues are essential. Although criminal litigation experience is helpful, it is not required.  … Continue Reading