Staff Attorney

The Tennessee Supreme Court is seeking a qualified person for the position of Staff Attorney.  This position requires advanced legal research for the Supreme Court.

The Staff Attorney is responsible for the screening of applications filed under Rules 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 of the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure; screening of motions for review filed in workers' compensation appeals; screening of requests for certified questions of law filed pursuant to Rule 23, Rules of the Tennessee Supreme Court; screening of motions to assume jurisdiction filed pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated section 16-3-201 and Rule 46, Rules of the Tennessee Supreme Court; and screening of procedural motions filed in cases pending before the Tennessee Supreme Court.  In addition to the foregoing routine duties, the Staff Attorney is also responsible for assisting with special projects assigned by the justices.

Qualifications:To qualify applicants must have graduated from law school and possess a valid Tennessee Law License.  A minimum of five years of legal experience and prior clerkship or staff attorney experience are preferred.  Civil legal experience is required; criminal legal experience and workers’ compensation legal experience are helpful.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Location: Nashville
Department: Supreme Court
Position Available: January 3, 2018
Position Closing: This position will remain open until filled

To Apply

Submit an Application for Employment in PDF, a current resume, three professional references, and at least one writing sample by email to

The Court System accepts only electronic applicant information saved in PDF format.

NOTICE:This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Thank you for taking time to submit your information for consideration. Applicants will not receive communication regarding your submission unless you are called to clarify or to schedule an interview.

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