Entry Level Staff Attorney

Jefferson County Courthouse, State of Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama


Presiding Judge Elisabeth French is now accepting resumes from 3Ls and recent graduates interested in a staff attorney position. Staff attorneys assist in all aspects of the Court.

Duties consist of:

  • assisting with jury and nonjury trials;
  • legal research and writing;
  • maintaining detailed notes regarding Court hearings and proceedings;
  • reviewing briefs and trial records;
  • conducting careful surveys of the law and precedent;
  • serving as a liaison between the Court and the Jury; and
  • assisting with administrative duties as needed.


Requested Documents: Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample by email to brittany.wilkes@alacourt.gov.

Qualifications: Admission to the Alabama State Bar, excellent legal research and writing skills, professional interpersonal skills, proficient computer skills, internet research, word processing skills, and the ability to manage a large number of cases and administrative responsibilities.

This is a full-time position. One year salary: $21,000 plus benefits. Call 205-325-5200 for details on salary and benefits.


The deadline to apply is June 1, 2020.