The State Bar of California

Chief Trial Counsel

Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled
Resumes will be reviewed as they are received.
Valerie Phillips

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280 • Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-9080 • Fax (916) 784-1985

Detailed Description : PDF

The State Bar of California is seeking a collaborative, visionary, culturally sensitive, and politically astute legal professional to become the State Bar’s Chief Trial Counsel (CTC). The CTC is the top prosecutor for the State Bar’s attorney discipline system. The CTC is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is subject to confirmation by the State Senate for a term of four years and may be reappointed for additional four-year terms. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and visionary; capable of envisioning and implementing a better future state. Strong management skills of a diverse and multidisciplinary workforce will be valued. Qualified candidates for this position will bring significant, progressively responsible experience in the practice of law. The position requires a minimum of five years of legal experience; however, a minimum of ten years is strongly preferred including substantial trial experience and a broad base of legal knowledge. In addition, a minimum of two years of prosecutorial or similar experience in administrative agency proceedings or with a licensing agency, as well as administrative oversight and senior management experience. Candidates must be active members in good standing with the State Bar of California and have a demonstrated verifiable reputation for integrity and no history of disciplinary offenses as an attorney or in any other capacity. The current annual salary range for the Chief Trial Counsel is $189,000-$284,000; placement within this range will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.