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The Superior Court of California, County of Alameda is accepting applications for the position of Senior Attorney, Self-Help and Family Law Facilitator Program. Under the general direction of the Managing Attorney, the Senior Attorney performs a variety of complex professional legal work, including research, legal assistance, and educational services to self-represented litigants.

The Senior Attorney Leads and oversees administrative functions and activities of the Self-Help/Family Law Facilitator & Dispute Resolution Services Unit. The Senior Attorney may plan, assign and review the work of other attorneys and legal staff; provide legal and administrative support related to self-help and dispute resolution services and programs within the Superior Court of Alameda County; and performs other related duties as assigned.

The Senior Attorney is the advanced journey/lead worker level of the Attorney series. Incumbents may serve as a lead worker, mentoring and coordinating the work of attorneys and other legal staff. Senior Attorneys must understand all self-help case types and have a general legal background in order to support the operations of the unit. The incumbent may act on behalf of the Managing Attorney when they do not participate directly.

This is a full-time management unrepresented position.

The current job vacancy is assigned to the Family Law Division – Self-Help Center/Family Law Facilitator Program and Dispute Resolution Services at the Hayward Hall of Justice. Proficiency with Cantonese, Mandarin or Spanish language is highly desirable.


$114,836.80 – $135,886.40 annually

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of a Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university.



The equivalent to five years of full-time experience as a practicing attorney with an emphasis in family, probate or civil areas of law. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese is highly desirable.

Hiring Process
The hiring process will include the following components:

An initial screening of all application materials received including a completed application and supplemental questionnaire. A resume does not substitute for completing the application.​ An incomplete or partial application or supplemental questionnaire will result in disqualification.
A review of the completed application and supplemental questionnaire to select the best-qualified candidates for the oral panel interview process.
An oral interview that will be weighted as 100% of the candidate’s final score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.
The Court reserves the right to change the components of the examination process and may limit the number of candidates invited to the oral interview process to include only the best-qualified candidates should there be a large applicant pool.

The application and supplemental questionnaire are used to evaluate the candidate’s qualifications. If you are interested in the opportunity, it is recommended that you submit your application and supplemental questionnaire as soon as possible since this recruitment may be closed at any time should the Court receive a sufficient number of qualified applicants.

If you require accommodation in the examination process because of disability, please call (510) 891-6021 to discuss.

Job Posting End Date
Open Until Filled


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