Branch Manager Legal
This position is located in the Office of the Register of Wills/Probate Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court and reports to the Register of Wills. The Legal Branch Manager oversees the daily management and operations of the Legal Branch of the Probate Division providing oversight of work flow management to promote efficient, accurate and timely submissions to court. The Legal Branch Manager is responsible for managing an established program while analyzing, proposing, and implementing process improvement initiatives. This position supervises the clerical and professional staff (lawyers and specialists in small estate proceedings) within the Branch.
The Legal Branch Manager ensures that all legal writing prepared by the Branch meets the highest standards for clarity, legal and factual accuracy, and timeliness. The Branch Manager is also responsible for ensuring that the service to citizens provided by the Legal Branch is consistent, courteous, professional, and reflects the values of the DC Courts.
The incumbent should be an energetic, enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts’ values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.
- Not Required
A citizen of the United States and graduation from an accredited university or college with a law degree plus a member in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar with no disciplinary proceedings within the past five (5) years.
At least five (5) years of legal experience actively engaged in the practice of law with at least three (3) years of legal experience actively engaged in the practice of probate law in the District of Columbia or otherwise have broad experience in, or knowledge on the subject of the administration of the estates of deceased persons in the District of Columbia.
At least three (3) years of experience managing employees in a public service, agency, court system or legal environment.
Have excellent legal research, writing, and editing skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills needed to successfully interact with the public, the judiciary, and other court personnel.
Graduation from the Courts’ Management Training Program may substitute for one (1) year of supervisory experience (You must provide documentation of your management training (i.e. copy of certificate) with your application.
Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.
To qualify based on education, upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.
To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
- Copy of Law School Diploma or Transcript
- Copy of D.C. Bar License
- List of three (3) professional references