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Staff Attorney

Date Posted:  Mar 28, 2024
Requisition ID:  441520

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

The Office of Judicial Administration is responsible for the efficient administration of all agencies that operate under the direction of the Chief Justice and the Supreme Court. That includes 200 personnel; fiscal management; communication; technology; legal services; intergovernmental relations; services for the trial courts; and support for court boards, commissions, and committees. The Office is headed by Chief Administrative Officer Justin P. Forkner, who reports directly to the Chief Justice of Indiana and serves as the link between the Chief Justice and the agencies of the Court.  


Salary: The salary for this position traditionally starts at $85,020 but may be commensurate with education and/or experience. 


To Apply: Please apply by April 18, 2024


About the Job:


The Office of Judicial and Attorney Regulation (OJAR) has an immediate opening for an Investigation and Litigation Attorney. OJAR represents the Disciplinary Commission and the Judicial Qualifications Commission. The position requires a highly motivated and experienced trial lawyer. A juris doctor degree is required. The position serves as both an investigator and litigator of misconduct matters for the Commission. It requires extensive writing, including periodic memos reviewing allegations of misconduct and analysis of law, to aid the Commissions with charging decisions.

A Day in the Life:


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Advanced knowledge of the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules for Admission, and Discipline
  • Advanced knowledge of the Code of Judicial Conduct
  • Online research tools and docket access including Pacer, Odyssey and DoxPop
  • Keyboard typing/MS Word
  • Spreadsheet applications including Excel and Quick Books
  • Comprehensive document and evidence organization
  • Effective interpersonal communication and questioning techniques
  • Proficient in providing reports and analysis to a supervisory panel
  • Knowledgeable of administrative rule interpretation and drafting
  • Persuasive courtroom comfort and presence
  • Courtroom litigation experience
  • Unbiased investigation experience
  • Drafting legal memorandums, pleadings, and discovery responses.

What You'll Need for Success:


Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited school of law required. Must be a member in good standing of the Indiana Bar and possess significant experience as a trial attorney. Ability to complete some in-state and out-of-state travel. The position presents periodical opportunities to serve as CLE faculty. 



  • State’s Rules of Professional Conduct, Code of Judicial Conduct, Rules for Admission to the Bar, and the Discipline of Attorneys and Judges


  • Legal writing skills, including misconduct allegations and analyses
  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience


  • Prepare and maintain complex and confidential records in an automated system to work on numerous cases simultaneously.

Technology and Tool Usage

  • Learn and adapt to new technologies within the Microsoft Suite as well as Supreme Court systems.


  • Exercise discretion in handling confidential information and materials


  • Demonstrate professionalism when dealing with the needs, problems, and/or concerns of staff, outside agencies, and/or the public

Attention to Detail

  • Research, coordinate, and track work to ensure all projects are completed correctly in a timely manner

Information Gathering

  • Analyze data from multiple databases to complete clear and concise reports as well as complete with recommendations


Benefits package for full-time employees:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes:  

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans; 
  • Wellness program (offers a premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards); 
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to: 
  • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
  • Up to 7.5 hours of paid community service leave; 
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions; 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access 
  • Hybrid Option for eligible employees/positions 


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The Indiana Supreme Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunities are provided to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, status as a protected veteran or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, and the Indiana Judicial Code. 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and will need a reasonable accommodation to assist you in applying for the position or performing the essential functions of the job, the Indiana Supreme Court will provide such reasonable accommodations. 

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