Questions about employment opportunities posted here may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com. Employees of the State Bar of California receive a range of competitive benefits.
Annual Salary Range: $71,812 - $95,746
Position can be based in Los Angeles or San Francisco.
Do you have an interest in protecting the public from the improper or unethical actions of some attorneys? Do you have the experience, tact, and professional demeanor to investigate allegations of attorney misconduct or allegations of the unauthorized practice of law by nonattorneys? Can you be fair and impartial in your investigations? If you answered "yes" to these questions, the Office of Chief Trial Counsel (OCTC) of the State Bar of California invites you to apply to become a member of our team as an Investigator. Investigators prepare investigation plans, interview witnesses, contact the attorney complained against, issue subpoenas and collect evidence, conduct fieldwork, testify in court, and interact with other agencies in furtherance of State Bar objectives. OCTC offers an alternative work schedule, telecommuting, excellent benefits, a generous vacation and sick time package, and several paid holidays per year. The biggest appeal to working in our office, however, are the people you will call coworkers and their dedication to conducting fair, impartial, and thorough investigations as part of our effort to fulfill our mission of protecting the public, the court and the legal profession.
Under general supervision, an Investigator I investigates and reviews public, court, and other party complaints or reports. In addition, an Investigator I determines what evidence is needed to support the allegations, collects evidence, and interviews witnesses to determine the appropriate course of action.
Investigator I’s work with Investigator II’s, III’s, and attorneys to determine the means and approach of the investigation.
This is the entry-level classification in the Investigator classification series. Incumbents work under more direct supervision and are typically assigned to less complex cases. An incumbent is paired with an Investigator II or III who serves as his or her mentor and provides direction, guidance, and training. Investigator I’s report to a Supervising Attorney.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar’s selection process for this classification.