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  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:47 PM | Anonymous

    http://www.justiceinaging.org/about-us/jobs-and-fellowships/

    Justice in Aging seeks a strategic attorney or policy advocate with five to ten years of health policy experience to join our Washington, D.C. office. Medicaid, Medicare and other essential health programs are under attack, and the work to protect these programs is more important than ever. The successful candidate will fight for Medicaid, Medicare and critical health care programs for low-income seniors by advocating with Congress and federal agencies. The attorney or policy advocate will work closely with our strong, respected, and effective health team to preserve the health care safety net for current seniors and generations to come. 

    Justice in Aging (formerly known as the National Senior Citizens Law Center) uses the power of law and our expertise in safety net programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and SSI to fight senior poverty. We have a rich tradition of successful, high-impact, strategic advocacy on behalf of the more than 6 million seniors living in poverty in America. 

    Our health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) advocacy centers on: 

     Protecting and strengthening programs that provide health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) for low-income older adults, such as Medicaid and Medicare. 

     Building a health care and LTSS delivery system that honors choice, includes strong consumer protections, and provides opportunities for seniors to receive services at home and in their communities. 

     Ensuring programs and services are delivered without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, language ability, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other potential disadvantage. 


    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidate review will begin on January 23, 2017. 

    Responsibilities 

     Work with the Directing Attorney of the health team to establish and promote our health and LTSS advocacy priorities, work plans, and strategy through federal advocacy. 

     Advance Justice in Aging policy objectives through contact with members of Congress and/or their staff, as well as staff of federal agencies. 

     Establish and maintain relationships with outside entities such as other national or local legal groups, aging network members, and state-based advocates, including active participation in national coalitions. 

     Provide technical expertise on health policy issues related to low-income older adults. 

     Develop written materials, including comments, issue briefs, letters, written testimony, news items, informational alerts, and training materials. 


     Respond to technical assistance and training requests from state and local advocates on health and LTSS issues for older adults. 

     Work with the Communications Director and health team members to develop media and/or social media strategies to advance health and LTSS policy objectives. 

     As needed, supervise other attorneys, pro bono attorneys, fellows and law clerks. 

     Limited travel will be required. 


    Requirements 

     A J.D. or other advanced degree relevant to health policy, with at least five years of related experience. 

     Experience with health and/or LTSS policy, particularly in the areas of Medicaid and Medicare. 

     Experience conducting legislative and/or administrative advocacy. 

     Capacity to handle multiple projects and advocacy efforts simultaneously. 

     Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, build external relationships, and work in partnerships and coalitions. 

     Polished and persuasive speaking, presentation, and written communication ability. 

     Connections to and/or experience working with diverse populations, including communities of color, people with disabilities, and/or LGTBT communities. 

     Passion for social justice for low-income older adults and desire to provide assistance to underserved populations. 


    Desired 

     Understanding of how health care and LTSS programs impact the lives of older adults. 

     Familiarity with other public programs that serve poor seniors, such as SSI and Social Security. 

     Leadership ability, including taking initiative with skill and confidence; constructing an advocacy plan; and building consensus to achieve goals. 


    Justice in Aging offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health, dental, and life insurance; flexible reimbursement plan; 403(b) retirement savings plan; personal days; and generous vacation policy. 

    To Apply: Please submit the following to Katrina Cohens, kcohens@justiceinaging.org: (1) a résumé, (2) a writing sample, (3) a list of three professional references, and (4) a cover letter that describes your interest in this particular position and addresses the following question: 

    Justice in Aging advocates for older adults, particularly those in populations that have traditionally lacked legal protection, such as women, people of color, LGBT individuals, and people with limited English proficiency. To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, Justice in Aging is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How has your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to our commitment to social justice and diversity amongst our staff? 

    Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a diverse staff and we particularly encourage applications from members of racial and ethnic minority groups, women, the LGBT community, and others whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities. 

  • Monday, December 21, 2015 12:00 AM | Anonymous

    Job ID #10815 at http://www.federalreserve.gov/careers/jobsearch/default.aspx

    Position Description 

    Serves as a Board authority and representative for the most complex and sensitive civil rights and fair lending issues. Provides legal and subject matter expertise, project management, and legal services in civil rights and fair lending law and enforcement policy and practice in the consumer compliance examinations, consumer complaint investigations, and applications analysis areas.  Reviews and comments on proposed and existing laws and regulations affecting fair lending.  Provides leadership within the System and among federal agencies having responsibilities for fair lending.

  • Monday, December 21, 2015 12:00 AM | Anonymous

    The chart below includes the Civil Rights Division job opportunities currently available to the public.  

    Remarks

    Position

    Salary

    Closing Date

    NEW

    Trial Attorney
    Housing and Civil Enforcement Section

    GS-905-13/15 ($90,823 to $158,700 per year)

    1/11/16

    Supervisory Attorney Adviser
    (Deputy Chief)

    Disability Rights Section

    GS-905-15 ($126,245 to $158,700 per year)

    1/05/16




     

    Student Volunteers (Division-wide)

    N/A (Volunteer)

    See Description

    Individuals interested in applying for these positions should comply with the application procedures and closing dates in the vacancy announcement.  The Division does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications (i.e., those not submitted in response to a particular vacancy announcement).  If you need more information about a specific Civil Rights Division vacancy, please call the Human Resources Office, Team 1 on (202) 514-3934.

    All job announcements can always be found on the Division’s homepage, http://www.justice.gov/crt/employment

  • Monday, December 21, 2015 12:00 AM | Anonymous

    Position Announcement

    Director, Pro Bono Programs

    Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.

    Baltimore, MD 

    The Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP), a non-profit legal services and advocacy organization, seeks to hire a full-time attorney to direct its Pro Bono Programs.  Encompassing all of HPRP’s programs is the deep understanding that people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness struggle to access legal services offered in a traditional manner. The hallmark of HPRP’s legal program is its ability to reach clients where they live, eat, and spend time.  HPRP’s Pro Bono Programs leverage the resources of HPRP’s staff by recruiting, training, and mentoring volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law students to complement the work of HPRP’s staff attorneys.  Particularly in these economic times, HPRP’s Pro Bono Programs provide the person power to assist the increasing number of persons seeking legal assistance to prevent homelessness or find housing. 

    There are three types of pro bono programs at HPRP: 1) Community-Based Intake Program, in which HPRP volunteers conduct intake at shelters, soup kitchens and other community-based organizations and provide representation in legal areas that will directly eliminate or prevent homelessness; 2) Veterans’ Legal Assistance Project, in which volunteer attorneys receive cases by referral from HPRP and represent veterans in claims for service-connected disability benefits and discharge upgrades; and 3) Systemic Advocacy Projects, in which staff and volunteers pursue systemic solutions to homelessness. 

    The Director of Pro Bono Programs is a leadership position at HPRP.  The Director’s work is closely linked to the work of the in-house Staff and the Director reports to the Executive Director.  HPRP’s Pro Bono Program is substantial and it encompasses the work of over 400 law students, paralegals, and attorneys to date.  HPRP’s law student program is unique; HPRP recruits and trains volunteer law students to conduct intake in 3 of HPRP’s off-site Intake Programs and holds quarterly reflection sessions for the students to discuss their experience.  HPRP operates Community-Based Intake Programs at Our Daily Bread Employment Center, The Franciscan Center, NAACP Satellite Office, My Sister’s Place, the Baltimore VA Medical Center Annex and the Helping Up Mission, all in Baltimore City, at Shepherd’s Table in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, and at the Chesapeake Health Education Program on the grounds of the Perry Point VA Medical Center in Cecil County.      

    Responsibilities include:

    • Recruiting, training, supervising, and retaining volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students;
    • Developing written materials for volunteers including registration materials, training manuals, etc.;

    ·      Maintaining the infrastructure necessary to monitor the work of the volunteer attorneys and provide on-going support and supervision to volunteers as needed;

    ·      Enhancing the law student volunteer opportunities by continuing to conduct quarterly reflection sessions and expanding the range of volunteer opportunities available to students;

    • Maintaining HPRP’s existing off-site intake programs, including strong relationships with organizations hosting HPRP’s off-site legal clinics and establishing new locations for HPRP’s off-site legal program;

    ·      Conducting Know Your Rights and informational sessions at local shelters and other community-based programs on topics covered by HPRP’s Pro Bono Program;

    • Representing HPRP in community programs and conference planning and programming including:

    o   Maryland Veterans’ Legal Assistance Conference

    o   The Partners for Justice Conference

    o   The Pro Bono Coordinating Council

    o   The Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting;

    • Expanding the visibility of HPRP’s Pro Bono Program, including publicizing the program, and developing relationships with the private bar and government lawyers;
    • Supporting Staff Attorneys working with volunteers and advising on the development of new pro bono programs related to the work of in-house attorneys, such as the Homeless Youth Law Project;
    • Supervising the Pro Bono Coordinator, who establishes and monitors the off-site intake schedule, schedules volunteer trainings, and assists with data entry;
    • Training and supervising law student and other interns during the summer and throughout the year as needed;
    • Evaluating the effectiveness of HPRP’s off-site locations;
    • Maintaining information about case activity and statistics, as well as volunteer information, in HPRP’s electronic database, and duplicate paper files of all volunteer cases;
    • Participating in fundraising efforts, including working with Executive Director on grant applications, attending meetings with current and potential funders, and assisting with grant reports; and
    • Working with the Executive Director and Office Administrator to plan the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and working with people in poverty;
    • Prior experience representing clients in claims for VA service-connected disability or Social Security benefits;
    • Ability to think strategically about expansion and visibility of HPRP’s volunteer program;
    • Previous experience in program development and supervising volunteers;
    • Minimum 5 years litigation experience (two semesters of experience in a litigation clinic as a law student will be considered equivalent to one year of litigation experience);
    • Admitted to practice law in Maryland, or willing and eligible to sit for the next available Bar exam or Attorney’s Exam;
    • Ease with computerized databases and producing reports on HPRP’s cases;
    • Excellent written and oral skills;
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    Salary: DOE with excellent benefits: Full health coverage (medical, prescription, dental) for employee plus contribution toward family coverage; long-term disability; life; ability to contribute to HPRP’s 403(b) plan (employer supplemental salary contribution determined annually); Vacation (20 days), sick leave (10 days), personal days (3 days), holidays.  Some evening and weekend hours required; HPRP provides for a flexible work schedule.

    To Apply:  E-MAIL resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and names and contact information of three references to jobs@hprplaw.org (and specify “Director Pro Bono Programs” in the subject line).  We are looking for thoughtful, personalized cover letters that demonstrate the applicant’s qualifications, work style and interest in being part of a team working to eliminate homelessness in Maryland.  Resume reviews begin immediately and applications will be accepted until position is filled.

    HPRP is an equal opportunity employer.  All interested persons encouraged to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status or religious affiliation.


  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015 1:55 PM | Anonymous

    Start: rolling starts throughout June 2015   

    Duration: approx. 2 months

    Pace:  40 hours/wk 

    Rates: Above Market Rate (with OT) 

    Location:  Metro accessible 
    Requirements:

    §   Must be licensed to practice in the District of Columbia

    §  Must be fluent in Vietnamese  


     If you are interested in this project and meet the requirements, please contact:

    Yvonne Leaman
    Placement Director

    Special Counsel Inc

    yvonne.leaman@specialcounsel.com
    Telephone: 202.737.3436

  • Monday, June 01, 2015 10:53 PM | Anonymous

    Business and Finance/Mortgage Banking Associate

    Ballard Spahr's Washington, D.C. office seeks to hire an associate with 3-5 years of experience to join our thriving Mortgage Banking practice. Qualified candidates will have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and research abilities, and mortgage banking regulatory experience. Ideal candidates will have significant experience with capital markets transactions (including purchases and sales of mortgage loans and servicing rights). This is an excellent opportunity for professional growth in a collegial environment of a national law firm. 

    Our Business and Finance Department has a regional and national practice involving public and private companies and nonprofit organizations. Our clients include companies engaged in technology, manufacturing and service functions; pharmaceutical, energy, telecommunications, and software as well as financial institutions; investment companies; sports and other franchises; public utilities; and hospitals and health services.

    Ballard Spahr LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Please apply online.

    http://www.ballardspahr.com/en/Careers/Attorneys/CurrentOpportunities.aspx

  • Monday, June 01, 2015 10:39 PM | Anonymous

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is accepting applications from experienced attorneys to fill a position in the Office of the Chief Counsel, Litigation Division, Washington, D.C. The incumbent functions as an advocate and legal advisor on a wide variety of matters involving litigation on behalf of the Bureau.

    Justice seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life. The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive. There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background. Justice fosters a work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential.

    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

    Office of Chief Counsel

    Attorney

    99 New York Avenue NE

    Washington, DC 20226

    United States

    15-EXC-248-EMH 

    About the Office: The Chief Counsel is responsible for performing all of the legal services related to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives, arson, and administrative law. The Office of the Chief Counsel (CC) prepares, reviews, or assists in the preparation of proposed legislation, regulations, and executive orders relating to the laws affecting and enforced by the Bureau. The CC makes recommendations to the Department of Justice (DOJ) concerning litigation involving the Bureau; represents the Bureau in administrative proceedings; and provides legal advice and assistance to other Federal, State, and local agencies including U.S. Attorneys and DOJ officials in the prosecution of ATF firearms and explosives cases and cases involving alcohol and tobacco diversion.

    Job Description: 

    This position is located in the Office of the Chief Counsel, Litigation Division, Washington, D.C. The incumbent functions as an advocate and legal advisor on a wide variety of matters involving litigation on behalf of the Bureau.

    Responsible for serving as the agency representative in litigation before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and acts as second chair in MSPB and EEOC litigation reaching the Federal district and appellate courts.

    Responsible for determining the resolution of administrative claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA); and the Military Personnel and Civilian Employees Claims Act.

    Serves as agency counsel in litigation involving the FTCA, Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics, the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, challenges to the Federal firearms and explosives laws and regulations pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, and constitutional challenges.

    Conducts extensive research and analysis, applying the pertinent laws, regulations, judicial decisions, administrative opinions, and the Department and Bureau rulings, to defend actions brought against the Bureau, its employees and the laws it is charged with administering and enforcing. This includes providing thorough and comprehensive litigation reports, motions, memoranda and briefs to the Department of Justice; attending hearings, settlement conferences, mediations, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution; gathering, organizing, and providing responses to discovery requests, and seeking discovery.

    Reviews decisions by the courts and other tribunals that were unfavorable to the Government to determine whether to recommend seeking appellate review, which includes considering the effect of the decision as precedent if allowed to stand, the need for consistent application of the law in all jurisdictions, the sufficiency of evidence, and the amount of damages at issue. Such cases also include the appeal of administrative decisions regarding the revocation and denial of Federal firearms and explosives licenses and permits. If an appeal is recommended and approved, may assist in the preparation of the Government’s case before the appellate court.

    Provides advice on questions of law or policy involved in the Bureau’s operations, conducts briefings on case status, gives guidance as to litigation risk to ATF officials, and confers with other Department and Government attorneys to defend lawsuits.

    This position is in the Excepted Service.

    Relocation and travel expenses may be authorized for this position.

    Qualifications: 

    Specialized Experience is experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

    All applicants must have five (5) years of specialized experience as a practicing attorney in litigation; knowledge of the Federal firearms and explosives laws and the Administrative Procedure Act; experience with the resolution of administrative claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), and the Military Personnel and Civilian Employees Claims Act, and litigation involving the FTCA, Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics, the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act; experience with the Merit System Protection Board and Equal Employment Occupation Commission processes and procedures; and demonstrated superior analytical and writing skills.

    Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school.

    In addition, all applicants, must be active members in good standing of the bar of any state or territory, or the District of Columbia.

    All applicants must meet all qualifications requirements described in this announcement by the closing date.

    Salary: $107,325.00 to $139,523.00 / Per Year

    Travel: Travel may be required.

    Application Process: The how to apply instructions can be found in VA #15-EXC-248-EMH on USAJOBS.OPM.GOV.

    All applications and resume must be submitted on-line through USAJOBS under vacancy announcement number 15-EXC-248-EMH.

    All application must be received by June 5, 2015 midnight on the closing date of this announcement.

    If you have questions or are unable to submit your application through USAJOBS, please contact Ella Hathaway, Human Resources Specialist, at (202) 648-8835.

    Internet sites: http://www.atf.gov/content/Careers/careers-at-ATF (use this internet site to access the on-line application in USAJOBS).  This and other attorney vacancy announcements with the Department of Justice can be found athttp://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies.

    Application Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2015

    Relocation Expenses: Relocation and travel expenses may be authorized for this position.

    Number of Positions: 1

    This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html.

  • Monday, June 01, 2015 10:35 PM | Anonymous

    The DOJ Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as a trial attorney.

    Justice seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life. The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive. There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background. Justice fosters a work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential.

    Criminal Division (CRM)

    Child Exploitation & Obscenity Section

    Attorney

    Washington, DC 20005

    United States

    15-CRM-CEOS-028

    About the Office: The Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) and its High Technology Investigative Unit (HTIU) are the nation´s experts in prosecuting child exploitation cases, and in investigating high-technology child exploitation crimes. CEOS is dynamic, result-driven, and strongly focused on making the most meaningful prosecutions in its subject areas. CEOS attorneys and HTIU digital investigative analysts help lead the Department of Justice´s efforts to continuously improve the enforcement of federal child exploitation laws and prevent the exploitation of children. CEOS attorneys and HTIU digital investigative analysts investigate and prosecute defendants who have violated federal child exploitation laws and also assist the 94 United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals related to these offenses. In addition, CEOS attorneys and HTIU digital investigative analysts perform other vital functions within the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, including providing advice and training to federal prosecutors, law enforcement personnel and government officials, and participating in national and international meetings on training and policy development. CEOS also works to develop and refine proposals for prosecution policies, legislation, government practices, and agency regulations. In all aspects of their work, CEOS attorneys and HTIU digital investigative analysts seek to blend investigative and prosecutorial experience with policy expertise in order to create innovative solutions to the threats posed by those who violate federal child exploitation laws.

    Job Description: CEOS is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as a Trial Attorney. CEOS attorneys prosecute cases involving child exploitation, including child pornography, child sexual abuse occurring on government controlled land and property, child prostitution, international child sex tourism, Internet enticement of children for sexual abuse or exploitation, international and domestic trafficking of children, child support enforcement, international parental abduction, and obscenity crimes. In particular, CEOS attorneys handle cases of trafficking in child pornography on the Internet which were developed through innovative investigative and forensic techniques employed by CEOS digital investigative analysts and federal law enforcement agents. Because these cases involve the application of cutting-edge computer technologies, both in the criminal conduct and its investigation, CEOS attorneys regularly face novel and challenging legal issues. Additionally, CEOS attorneys draft and comment on proposed federal legislation and develop and handle matters of national policy in the criminal law enforcement areas detailed above. CEOS attorneys prosecute cases and work with Assistant United States Attorneys and investigative agents in federal districts throughout the country. Many cases and operations handled by CEOS attorneys are national and international in scope. Increasingly, CEOS attorneys work jointly with foreign prosecutors and investigators as well. To maximize the effectiveness of large investigations/operations, especially where the criminal conduct is committed over the Internet, CEOS attorneys work closely with U.S. Attorney’s Offices and investigative agencies to develop a national strategy in which information and evidence is exchanged, investigative actions are coordinated, and finally, indictments, arrests, and prosecutions are planned and coordinated on a national level.

    Qualifications: 

    Required Qualifications:

    Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and have at least 2.5 years post J.D. experience. Applicants must be an active member of the bar in good standing.

    Grade Specific Qualifications:

    · To qualify at the GS-14 level, applicants must have at least two and a half years of post-J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: independently performing legal analysis and formulating recommendations to senior managers; composing pleadings, briefs and other court documents involving legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; and conducting civil or criminal litigation.

    · To qualify at the GS-15 level, applicants must have four (4) or more years of post-J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: independently performing legal analysis; composing pleadings, briefs and other court documents involving unique and/or difficult legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; conducting highly complex civil or criminal litigation; and leading paralegals and support staff.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies:

    · Ability to plan and carry out complex cases involving violations of federal statutes;

    · Superior oral advocacy preparation and experience;

    · Superior written and analytical skills.

    Salary: $107,325 - $158,700

    Travel: Occasional travel will be required.

    Application Process: Please submit your application through USAJOBS. The list of required documents can be found in the USAJobs announcement.

    1. If you do not already have an account, please create a USAjobs account before applying Create an Account. You will be able to upload your resume and supporting documents and complete your profile prior to applying.

    2. Once you have an account, apply to the USAjobs vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/405355300

    Internet Sites: This and selected other attorney vacancy announcements can be found on the Internet athttp://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/attorneys-vacancies

    For more information about the Criminal Division, please visit http://www.justice.gov/criminal/

    Application Deadline: Friday, June 19, 2015

    Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Number of Positions: 1

    This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html.


  • Monday, June 01, 2015 10:29 PM | Anonymous

    The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Office of Chief Counsel is accepting applications from experienced attorneys to fill a position in its Domestic Criminal Law Section.  The attorney will be primarily responsible for providing legal support in all criminal law, procedure and policy issues for the Drug Enforcement Administration and its field offices. This includes issues arising from drug-related and money laundering statutes, investigative methods and techniques, search and seizure, interview and interrogation, testimony and expert witnesses, discovery and disclosure, legislative proposals relating to criminal law and procedure, and Federal sentencing guidelines.      

    Justice seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life. The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive. There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background. Justice fosters a work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential.

    Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

    Office of Chief Counsel, Criminal Law Section

    Attorney

    Arlington, VA 22202

    United States

    About the Office: The Office of Chief Counsel provides legal services and guidance to all components of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in matters that arise in the conduct of DEA missions to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States.

    The Domestic Criminal Law Section serves as the principal legal advisor to DEA personnel on Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment issues, as well as all aspects of criminal discovery. They assist in the development of policies and procedures governing DEA's conduct of criminal investigations, including those policies and procedures related to criminal discovery.

    Job Description: The attorney will be primarily responsible for providing legal support in all criminal law, procedure and policy issues for the Drug Enforcement Administration and its field offices. This includes issues arising from drug-related and money laundering statutes, investigative methods and techniques, search and seizure, interview and interrogation, testimony and expert witnesses, discovery and disclosure, legislative proposals relating to criminal law and procedure, and Federal sentencing guidelines.

    Qualifications: 

    Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), and have at least five (5) years of post-J.D. legal experience. Applicants must also have 1) experience in criminal law, with Federal prosecutorial experience preferred; 2) excellent academic credentials; 3) strong oral and written communication skills; 4) superior legal research and analytical skills; 5) experience in dealing with complex legal and policy issues; and 6) familiarity with legal issues arising from use of electronic surveillance and other investigative technology and/or the Internet in narcotics investigations. Proficiency in computer-aided legal research and computer word processing is required. Applicants should also meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret Clearance.

    Salary: GS-14 ($107,325 - $139,523) to GS-15 ($126,245 to $158,700)

    Travel: Travel is not required for this position.

    Application Process: Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and identifying position applied for, a legal writing sample, and a certificate of good standing from their bar, to:

    Headquarters, Drug Enforcement Administration
    ATTN: Christine M. Cook, Assistant Deputy Chief Counsel
    8701 Morrissette Drive
    Springfield, Virginia 22152

    Open until filled.

    Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Number of Positions: One

    This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html.

  • Monday, June 01, 2015 10:25 PM | Anonymous

    District of Columbia Court of Appeals

    NOTICE

    Beginning June 1, 2015, the D.C. Court of Appeals will be accepting new and updated applications from qualified attorneys for inclusion on its Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel.  Applications are available at http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/legal/cja.jsf.

    The CJA Panel is comprised of attorneys the court determines are eligible to be appointed to represent indigent appellants in criminal appeals. Decisions to accept new applicants and to continue current members of the CJA panel on the 2015-2016 CJA panel are at the discretion of the court.  Such decisions are based on the needs of the court, including the number of appeals filed, the complexity of the appeals, and the needs of the defendants.  One of the outstanding needs of the court is for bilingual attorneys.

    Prior to submitting a new or updated application, applicants must read Miscellaneous Order No. M-217-03, which establishes a Continuing Legal Education requirement for attorneys on the CJA panel; the 2006 Notice to CJA Counsel Concerning the Annual CLE Requirement; and the memorandum titled "Obligations of Counsel."  These documents, along with other documents explaining various CJA issues, are available on the court’s website.  Submission of an application constitutes an acknowledgment and acceptance of the obligations of counsel.

    Attorneys interested in joining the panel must submit four copies of a completed application, including four copies of the writing sample. Attorneys currently on the DCCA CJA panel who wish to remain on the panel must return a completed 2015 Application Update, and may also attach their 2015 CLE documentation if the CLE requirement is satisfied (submitting both the DCCA form and the attendance verification forms).

    Completed applications and updates should be submitted to Rosanna Mason, Staff Counsel, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Historic Courthouse, 430 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.  Both the application and the update for current panel members include a waiver and release form that will permit the Office of Bar Counsel to release any disciplinary records on the applicant to the D.C. Court of Appeals.

    All applications and updates must be received no later than July 17, 2015.  The court expects to notify successful applicants—both new applicants and current members who have reapplied—by the end of August 2015.   


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