Supreme Court of California Seeks New Reporter of Decisions

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Contact: Cathal Conneely, 415-865-7740
June 13, 2014
Supreme Court of California Seeks New Reporter of Decisions
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SAN FRANCISCO—The Supreme Court of California today announced a national recruitment for its 25th Reporter of Decisions to replace Mr. Edward W. Jessen, who retired earlier this year. The Reporter is responsible for supervising the preparation and publication of more than 12,000 appellate court opinions in the Official California Reports and the Official California Appellate Reports each year.

Appointed by the Supreme Court, the Reporter ensures the editorial integrity of all opinions of the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal from filing through publication, and reviews the accuracy of the editorial information included in the advance sheets and final bound volumes.

The Supreme Court is accepting applications from both internal and external candidates. Minimum qualifications include possession of a juris doctor degree and active membership in the State Bar of California, or in the bar of another jurisdiction. A full list of qualifications, responsibilities, skills required, and application information is available in the job posting (#3874) on the California Courts Careers Web page.

The Supreme Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The salary range for the position is $10,900-$12,883 per month, and the position includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Mr. Edward W. Jessen was the longest serving Reporter of Decisions in the Supreme Court’s history, with 25 years of public service in the post. Other notable Reporters have included Mr. Bernard E. Witkin.

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