Overview

Salary Information*

Minimum Salary: $109,350.60
Maximum Salary: $157,013.20

When you come to work for the New Jersey Judiciary, you will join a 9,000-member strong branch of government that operates with the highest standards of independence, integrity, fairness and quality service. We work hard every day to build the public’s trust and confidence in our court system, which resolves nearly 800,000 Superior Court cases and 6 million municipal court cases each year. Whether it be in a courtroom, an administrative office, a courthouse, an IT office or in the field, our Judiciary workforce is improving the lives of countless individuals and families every day.

Our culture is based on our strong belief in the importance of our work to all of those we serve. We honor the dignity and individualism of each member of our organization while fostering professionalism and continuous improvement in our work.

We are currently seeking an experienced managing attorney with strong leadership, legal, and management skills to serve as Chief Counsel to the Supreme Courts Disciplinary Review Board (Board). This position directs the operations and staff of the Office of Board Counsel (OBC), which provides legal counsel to and administrative support for the Board in its work as the intermediate appellate level of the attorney disciplinary system under the Supreme Court of this state.

  • Manage OBC case processing and substantive legal preparation of attorney discipline cases and ethics and fee arbitration appeals for presentation to the Board.
  • Develop and prepare reports to the Supreme Court, the Board, and the Disciplinary Oversight Committee.
  • Oversee all technology related activities of the OBC.
  • Ensure that OBC staff operates effectively and efficiently in the drafting of legal memoranda and final decisions.
  • Schedule oral arguments and Board deliberative sessions.
  • Coordinate with the Clerk of the Supreme Court and the leadership of the attorney disciplinary system to develop and implement policies related to the regulation of attorneys under the authority of the Court.
  • Maintain significant contact with Board members, the Disciplinary Oversight Committee, the Office of Attorney Ethics, disciplinary respondents and their counsel, and members of the public, as well as Supreme Court standing committees (e.g., the Professional Responsibility Rules Committee).
Graduation from an American Bar Association-approved law school and eight years of managerial experience, which shall have included responsibility for the management of budgets and administrative operations; development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures; the practice of law as an attorney; and five years of supervision of professional staff.

License: Attorney-at-Law with a plenary license in the State of New Jersey and having Supreme Court Good Standing Status of Active.

Driver’s License: Appointee will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

Authorization to Work: US citizenship is not required. Selected candidate must be authorized to work in the US according to Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.

Special Note: Newly hired employees must agree to a thorough background check that will include fingerprinting. All data received will be kept in strict confidence except to inform the individual of the findings and what action will be taken as a result of this information.

Residency Law: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act,” all persons newly hired by the Judiciary must establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey.

*Minimum Salary Note: For newly hired individuals, the starting salary will normally be at the minimum of the salary range. For current Judiciary employees, salary upon promotion or advancement will be an increase of 5% of base salary or up to 15% above minimum based on experience, not to exceed the maximum of the range or the minimum salary of the band/level, whichever is greater.

The NJ Judiciary requires all applicants to complete the application process fully and as instructed. All applicants must complete the work experience and education sections and attach any required documents. Applications must describe all relevant work experience in detail, beginning with your current or most recent job, including military service (indicate rank), internships and job-related volunteer work, if applicable. Use a separate section to describe each position. Applicants who indicate “see resume” or enter their initials to acknowledge that they have skipped the Work History and Education sections will not be considered, unless they do not possess any education history or work experience. Only applicants that follow the application instructions and submit completed applications will be considered.

The New Jersey Judiciary consists of: the Supreme Court, the Superior Court including the Appellate Division and the Trial Court of the 15 vicinages in New Jersey, the Tax Court and the Municipal Court System. The Administrative Office of the Courts provides technical assistance, operational support, training, research and development, budget and personnel coordination, and development and operation of information systems for the Courts of New Jersey.

The Judiciary of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer Committed to Ensuring an Open Door to Justice

NeoGov applicant support at 1-855-524-5627 (toll free call)

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)

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