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The California Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District, located in the city of Fresno, is looking for attorneys with exceptional research, analytical, and writing skills to do meaningful legal work and contribute to our system of justice. The attorney’s duties include drafting motions, research memoranda, and proposed opinions in criminal and civil appeals, as well as original proceedings. To carry out these duties, the attorney will review appellate briefs, records, and other filings, and research and analyze the applicable law.

The Fresno area is rich in culture and diversity with easy access to the coast as well as the Sierra Nevada mountain range and three national parks. The Fifth District Court of Appeal is known as a very collegial and supportive workplace. Fresno has a reasonable cost of living, easy commute, and satisfying lifestyle. The Court is willing to entertain the option of telework with qualified applicants.

The level of appointment and starting salary will be commensurate with experience. This job opportunity will remain open until the position is filled but applicants are encouraged to apply by February 28, 2022, for earliest consideration.

To view the posting and complete an online application, go to job opening #5514 at