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Associate Self-Help Attorney

at Los Angeles Superior Court

Posted: 10/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2575109
Categories: Legal

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SALARY:                              $5,799.30 Monthly

OPENING DATE:                  10/01/2019

CLOSING DATE:                   Open Continuous
EXAM NUMBER:                   R9781B

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:   Open Competitive Job Opportunity

This position may close at any time based on needs of the Court.
Applicants are encouraged to apply promptly.

Los Angeles Superior Court seeks dynamic, well-qualified, and highly-motivated individuals to work as an Associate Self-Help Attorney.

Los Angeles Superior Court is the largest unified trial court in the United States with 580 judicial officers and 4,500 full-time employees. The Court has 40 courthouse locations, serving 88 cities and 118 law enforcement agencies countywide. 

Associate Self-Help Attorneys provide legal services and legal information to self-represented litigants in support of the Los Angeles Superior Court's Self-Help programs.  For a detailed job description, please click here.

Special Conditions of Employment: Associate Self-Help Attorneys will be employed for a one-year limited term of employment. Upon approval by the Court, Associate Self-Help Attorneys may be employed for two additional one-year limited terms of employment. Total limited term employment shall not exceed more than three years. Employment is completely "At Will".  Associate Self-Help Attorneys may only practice law within the scope of their duties as employees of the Court, and are prohibited by Court policy from any outside practice of law during the course of their employment.  This prohibition includes giving legal advice, receiving fees, and/or appearing in any court on behalf of another person.

To qualify, you must meet the following requirements upon the final filing date of this bulletin:

Graduation with a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school -AND- admission to practice law before the Supreme Court of the State of California -AND- A member of the California State Bar in good standing.

Those that took the California State Bar Examination in 2019 and are awaiting results may also apply.* 

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
A valid California Class C driver's license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

* Those that took the California State Bar Examination in 2019 who are awaiting results must provide proof of successfully passing the California State Bar Examination.  Proof must be emailed to bflores1@lacourt.org no later than November 25, 2019 in order to be placed on the eligible list.  Failure to submit proof of admission to the California State Bar by the deadline date will result in your application being disqualified. 

Degree Verification: A legible copy of your law school diploma or transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) detailing the degree conferred and the name of the educational institution must be submitted within 10 business days from the date your online application was filed.  Failure to submit the required documents will result in your application being disqualified.

Documentation may be submitted as follows:
  • As an attachment to your online application. Attachment(s) should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format and should not exceed 10 MB;
  • As an email attachment to Bernadette Flores at bflores1@lacourt.org - Please use the following subject line: "Classification Title" - Education Verification (Your Name)"

For a list of acceptable accredited institutions or international universities, please visit http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation, www.chea.org/search, or http://whed.net/home.php.  
Foreign studies must be evaluated by an academic credential evaluation agency and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. For a list of acceptable evaluation agencies, please visit www.naces.org or http://aice-eval.org/members/. Foreign studies submitted without acceptable evaluation will be rejected.


  • Completion of one or more terms of volunteer service in JusticeCorps
  • Volunteer experience providing legal assistance to self-represented or low income litigants
  • Experience working or volunteering to teach, train, or coach others
  • Other volunteer experience(s)
  • Community involvement
  • Ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing, in other languages in addition to English.

Qualifying evaluation of education, training and experience based on submitted application materials and answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants with the highest qualifications as determined by this evaluation process will be placed on the eligible register list.

Applications may only be filed online. To learn how to apply online, please access the Online Employment Application Guide.  Los Angeles Superior Court reserves the right to verify all submitted documentation prior to appointment. The Court will only consider completed applications submitted, along with the required documents, and will reject incomplete applications.  A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application.  To facilitate the full and proper consideration of your work experience, clearly specify what professional experience meets the required job qualifications.  When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience for each position.    
Please provide a current and accurate e-mail address for the Court to communicate with you about this job opportunity.  Human Resources staff will notify all applicants of their application status via e-mail.  We recommend that you add info@governmentjobs.com to your safe-senders list to avoid the notification being filtered as spam mail.
Los Angeles Superior Court is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations to participate in the recruitment process can contact the email address provided below.  For additional employment information, please click here.
Questions regarding this posting may be e-mailed to Bflores1@lacourt.org

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed.  Applicants who successfully pass each (and all) examination part(s) will be placed on an eligible list which will remain valid for up to one year.  Other vacancies may be filled using this list.

Exam No.: R9781B
Associate Self-Help Attorney
Applications may be submitted online at www.lacourt.org
OR via the HR computer kiosk at
Los Angeles Superior Court
Human Resources Administration
111 N. Hill Street, Room 203
Los Angeles, CA 90012