State Bar of California
Chief Trial Counsel
Annual Salary range: $124,498 – $183,264
(Appointment in the range will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.)
Filing Deadline: Friday 09/25/09
The State Bar of California has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative, visionary, and politically astute legal professional to become the next Chief Trial Counsel. Created by the state legislature in 1927, the State Bar is a public corporation within the judicial branch of government, serving as an arm of the California Supreme Court. Governed by a 23-member Board of Governors, the State Bar of California is by far the largest state bar in the nation with over 223,000 members.
The Chief Trial Counsel (CTC) reports to the Board of Governors Discipline Oversight Committee on issues pertaining to the discipline enforcement system and reports to the Executive Director on budget, personnel and related administrative matters. This position is appointed by the Board of Governors for a four-year term (and may be reappointed for additional four-year terms) and is subject to Senate confirmation. The CTC is the chief enforcement officer for the State Bar’s attorney discipline system. Qualified candidates for this position must bring significant, progressively responsible experience in the practice of law, including substantial trial experience, as well as expertise with administrative agency proceedings or licensing agencies. In addition, successful candidates must possess outstanding managerial skills. They should be able to clearly articulate a vision to staff, foster an environment that values different viewpoints while being decisive in communicating a plan once input has been received, possess leadership qualities that inspire and motivate staff, and effectively advise the Board of Governors on discipline policy. Candidates must be active members in good standing in the State Bar of California with no record of discipline. The CTC oversees 250 union and nonunion employees with a budget of $40 million. This position is based in Los Angeles. The position serves on the Executive Director’s Senior Management Team and is the highest ranking management representative in the Los Angeles office.
To be considered for this exciting position, please submit a cover letter, resume, indication of current salary, and list of five references to:
Stuart Satow or Christine Iams
CPS EXECUTIVE SEARCH
241 Lathrop Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
The State Bar of California is an equal opportunity employer.