July 9, 2012
This is not an exhaustive list and all interested applicants are encouraged to visit USAJobs.gov to view all current opportunities in the Federal government and begin building their profile.
Potential applicants are encouraged to view tutorials on building a Federal resume, conducting advanced searches on USA Jobs, and tips on applying and using keywords available at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Tutorial#icc
Please review the specific requirements for each position. For the most part, to qualify for an attorney position, applicants must possess a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.); be a member in good standing of the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the United States; and have acquired the amount of experience indicated below for each grade level. To qualify for a position at the GS-12 grade, applicants must possess at least two (2) years of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature and more experience for each progressive grade increase.
Opportunities are Open at the U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation
Apply by July 10, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0991-09/11
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/319919700
Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC)
Apply by July 13, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0301-12
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320199300
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Division of Fair Labor Standards
Apply by July 18, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0905-12/14
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320613900
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Benefit Advisor
Apply by July 19, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0301-09/11
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320620400
*Fluency in Spanish and English required.
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Division of Enforcement Support
Apply by July 23, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0343-09
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320888000
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Office of Legal Counsel (OLC)
Apply by July 25, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0905-12/14
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320588900
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Pensions Investigator
Apply by September 3, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-1801-09
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320568400
July 9, 2012
D.C. Law Students in Court Program seeks an experienced attorney, licensed in the District of Columbia, as a full time student supervisor in its Civil Division. Start date: August 1. For details, see the attached file.LSIC Civil Supervisor Job Posting (2)
June 12, 2012
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks an experienced Staff Attorney for its housing law unit. Legal Aid was formed in 1932 to “provide legal aid and counsel to indigent persons in civil law matters and to encourage measures by which the law may better protect and serve their needs.” Legal Aid is the oldest general civil legal services program in the District of Columbia.
Tasks and Duties: Legal Aid has a broad and energetic housing practice. We give priority to cases that involve the prevention of an avoidable eviction, efforts to address dangerous or unhealthful housing conditions, and the preservation of affordable housing and public and assisted housing. In addition to an active litigation docket, we engage in significant efforts to address issues of public policy. Our unit is staffed by three supervising attorneys, six staff attorneys, three “loaned associates” from law firms, and a legal assistant.
Housing attorneys work at Legal Aid’s central office, its community office in Southeast DC, and its court-based office inside Landlord-Tenant Court. The Staff Attorney would be expected to handle a caseload of housing cases, perform intakes, and engage in community outreach, policy advocacy and systemic reform efforts. An experienced attorney also might assist in supervising volunteer interns and law firm loaned associates.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following:
* Two to three years of practice in legal services, preferably with a background in housing law;
* Strong litigation, organizational, communication, and leadership skills;
* The ability to work collaboratively with other staff;
* A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice;
* Bilingual skills strongly preferred but not required.
Membership or eligibility for membership in the DC bar is required.
Salary and Benefits: The attorney will be paid in accordance with Legal Aid’s attorney salary scale. Legal Aid also offers a competitive benefits package.
To Apply: Legal Aid encourages all interested persons regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion or disability to apply. Interested persons should email a letter of interest and resume to <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. Interested persons are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Position remains open until filled.
Katherine L. Hays
Chief Operations Officer
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
1331 H Street, N.W., Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 727-2132 (fax)
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty <http://www.nlchp.org/index.cfm> is seeking a Staff Attorney for Domestic Violence and Education Projects. The Staff Attorney will be the Law Center’s lead attorney in its Domestic Violence initiatives and also will work within its Education Program. The role will involve litigation, policy, and public education work and the ideal candidate will have an interest and some experience in each of these areas. The Staff Attorney reports to the Legal Director, but also will receive some supervision from the Education Program Director.
Send cover letter, resume, three references, and short legal writing sample with “Staff Attorney” in the subject line to: email@example.com.
No phone calls, please.
|https://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=1900 The Assistant Director, Public Interest (Assistant Director) will be responsible for developing new programs, bringing coherence to WCL’s vision and managing the many on-going public interest/pro bono projects sponsored by WCL. This position will be an advocate for public interest law and will be responsible for maintaining an institutionalized, formal Pro Bono Honors Pledge Program that promotes specific work opportunities and offers students guidance in selecting pro bono projects. This position also provides administrative oversight for several law school fellowship programs. The Assistant Director will encourage students to volunteer and become active participants during their law school career. The individual will also have oversight responsibilities for the Public Interest Public Service (PIPS) Scholarship Program and will work with each class of PIPS scholars to focus on various public service commitments while in law school. The Assistant Director will work with the Office of Financial Aid and others on the administration and award of the annual Public Interest Loan Repayment Program (PILRAP) and will develop substantial knowledge in the area of education debt management. This position will empower the candidate to promote WCL’s long tradition as a center and active community leader in the public interest/pro bono area and will provide a cohesive positive image for the law school.|
|A Bachelor’s degree is required.|
|- J.D. degree, with a minimum of 3-5 years of legal practice, academic or related experience preferred
- Demonstrated interest in public interest law
- Excellent oral and written skills
- Strong computer skills
- Highly developed interpersonal skills, organizational skills, initiative, flexibility, adaptability, and ability to work well in groups
- Ability to exercise independent judgment in daily operations
|- Experience in program development|
April 5, 2012
The Wisconsin Innocence Project of the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Frank J. Remington Center has an opening for a senior clinician. See the Position Vacancy Listing at
D.C. Law Students In Court Program, Inc. (LSIC) is seeking a zealous, passionate, highly skilled supervising attorney for its criminal division. LSIC is a nonprofit public interest law firm and clinical education program that draws students from law schools in Washington, D.C. Students are court-certified and represent indigent clients in civil and criminal cases in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. D.C. Law Students in Court is one of the largest and oldest legal service providers in D.C. It is an equal opportunity employer. Information about LSIC is available at <www.dclawstudents.org>.
Position Responsibilities: The Supervising Attorney/Criminal Division reports to the Executive Director. The Supervising Attorney teaches third year law students the basics of practice as ethical, zealous, competent trial lawyers. The Supervising Attorney will supervise and coach students through all stages of representation for low-income residents charged as juveniles or as adults charged with misdemeanor offenses in Washington, DC as part of a student-supervisor team, will teach classes on evidence, lawyering skills, criminal law and criminal procedure, and will ensure that each client receives high quality criminal defense representation. The Supervising Attorney is also a member of the LSIC staff team and will work independently and with others to carry out the administrative tasks necessary to ensure the quality of LSIC teaching, client representation and office management including recruitment of students, design and revision of orientation and curricula, regular review and updating of all written materials necessary to support best practices in criminal defense and law office management, participate in meetings as required, maintain accurate client files and case management system data, support organizational fundraising efforts, and consistently strive to review and improve upon LSIC’s clinical teaching techniques and practices.
Required qualifications: The ideal candidate will have at least two years of clinical teaching experience; membership in the DC bar with a minimum of three years as a practicing criminal defense attorney; strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent time management skills and good interpersonal skills.
Salary, Benefits, Start Date: Salary is $50,000 per annum. LSIC offers a competitive benefits package, including health, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan, as well as liberal vacation, sick, and personal leave. Job becomes available as of July 1, 2012.
To Apply: Each candidate should submit a cover letter and resume by electronic mail to Richard Goemann at RGoemann@dclawstudents.org. Please indicate “Supervising Attorney/Criminal Division Position” in the subject of the email. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than 5:00pm on April 17, 2012.
Richard C. Goemann
D.C. Law Students in Court Program
April 3, 2012
Neighborhood Legal Services of DC is hiring a managing attorney. Click here for details.
March 29, 2012
The Legal Clinic at Bread for the City seeks a full-time attorney with 0-2 years of experience for our family law practice. Specifically, we seek an attorney to work in our Domestic Violence Community Legal Services Project. The attorney will provide advice and representation to survivors of domestic violence in civil protection order cases, as well as custody, child support, and divorce matters. The attorney will also conduct advocacy, education and other outreach activities. Click here for more information
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. How to Become an Administrative Law Judge presented by the Mentoring Committee of The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia and sponsored by Hollingsworth, LLP, 1350 I Street, NW (McPherson Square Metro Station)
A distinguished panel of Administrative Law Judges from both the D.C. and Federal Governments will provide invaluable guidance on how to become an Administrative Law Judge. The panel will share information about current prospects for a career as an ALJ and also discuss the application process and how best to pursue an ALJ position. $15 for students ($20 after 4/22/12). For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To register: http://www.wbade.org.