Attorney III – Office of General Counsel

The State Bar of California - San Francisco, CA


The State Bar of California (“State Bar”) is a public corporation within the judicial branch of government whose missions are public protection and access to justice for all citizens. The Office of General Counsel (OGC) employs the in-house attorneys to the State Bar to support these missions. The legal work in OGC includes advice to and representation of the State Bar Board of Trustees, committees and staff in administrative and civil trial and appellate litigation and transactional work in substantive areas such as: Bar discipline and admissions; diversity and access to justice initiatives; labor and employment; intellectual property; bankruptcy; real estate; contracts; privacy; ethics; regulatory and legislative work; governance; public records and open meeting laws; and, general corporate matters. OGC also reviews closures of disciplinary complaints filed against attorneys, but does not handle attorney discipline proceedings in State Bar Court.

The State Bar offers a unique compensation package, including competitive salary, partial paid employee and retiree health insurance premiums and other benefits, 14 holidays, vacation/sick leave, CalPERS Retirement, a 457(b) savings plan, a commuter subsidy and more.

The successful candidate will be placed in classification and provided a salary commensurate with their experience.

Active membership in the State Bar of California and no professional disciplinary record in California or any other jurisdiction are required.



  • Successful completion of a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school.


  • Minimum of four (4) years progressively more responsible experience in litigation and/or transactional legal work demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary for this position.
  • Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar’s selection process for this classification.

License, Certificate, Registration Requirements

  • Must be an active member, in good standing, in the State Bar of California

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $113,000.00 to $170,000.00 /year

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $113,000.00 to $170,000.00 /year


  • relevant: 4 years (Preferred)