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  • 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


    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.


    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:

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

    District of Columbia Court of Appeals


    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

    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.   

  • Monday, June 01, 2015 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Robert Half Legal is currently seeking Vietnamese-fluent, DC-licensed or DC-pending attorneys for a document review project slated to begin as early as next Monday, June 1st

    This review will take place near the McPherson Square Metro station in downtown Washington, DC, and the expected duration is four (4) months. 

    Prior document review experience is a plus, but not required. Candidates will also need to clear a conflicts check prior to starting on the review. 

    Pay rate will be $50/hr at 40 hours/week; overtime is not currently expected, but if any overtime hours become available, will be paid at time-and-one-half.

    For more information, contact Peter Hur at or 202.626.0250.
  • Tuesday, September 06, 2011 9:33 AM | Anonymous

    Funding generously provided by the San Diego Foundation

    This Fellowship Program will fund one law graduate who will work for one year to provide legal services to and advocacy for the Vietnamese American community and/or other underserved, underresourced communities. This year, the fellow will receive $30,000. This is the second year that this fellowship will be awarded. The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (VABANC) Law Foundation will administer the Fellowship Program.

    The objective of the Fellowship is to provide legal services on issues related to racial/ethnic communities in the law and to improve the quality of legal services delivered to underserved minority populations, including but not limited to the Vietnamese American community. The Fellowship will thus support a law graduate whose work will support underserved, underrepresented communities in an increasingly diverse state and nation.

    For more information, click here.  Deadline to apply is September 25, 2011 at 5 pm.

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:06 AM | Anonymous

    The Board Diversity Apprentice Project (BDAP)

    The Board Diversity Apprentice Project (BDAP) is now accepting applications for its apprentice-nonprofit board matching program.

    An Echoing Green semifinalist, BDAP recruits, trains, and certifies junior- and mid-level attorneys of color to serve on nonprofit boards then matches certified apprentices with nonprofit organizations. Eligible candidates will be licensed attorneys of color who have graduated from law school within the last 10 years.

    Applications are due June 15, 2011. Candidates accepted into the program will be notified on July 1, 2011. Please note: candidates are required to participate in BDAP’s Nonprofit Law Institute (NLI), which will be held at Foley & Lardner LLP’s Washington, DC office, Thursday, July 28 at 5:30 pm - Saturday, July 30 at 5:30 pm. Click here to view the NLI Agenda.  (CLE credit pending in Virginia)

    Download Application.  Application Instructions: Please convert your completed application to a pdf file using your name as the file name (Fname.Lname.pdf). Email the pdf along with a cover letter to

  • Friday, May 06, 2011 3:51 PM | Anonymous

    At the end of May, The Washington Center will welcome over 550 college students who will be participating in our Summer 2011 Academic Program which runs from May 31st - August 5th. We have many outstanding pre-law students from all over the country who are interested in working and learning from a law office within the D.C. Metro area.

    If you are looking for a summer intern, please contact Stephanie Aromando at (202) 238- 7990 or

    Please keep in mind that by working with The Washington Center, you can rest assured that your organization is in compliance with Federal policy that governs unpaid internships. TWC's comprehensive integrated academic internship program falls under the exception to the FLSA described by DOL. In addition TWC is recognized by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission, the agency responsible for the authorization of institutions of higher education operating in Washington, as an organization that provides an educational experience in collaboration with colleges and universities located outside of D.C.

    We realize that you may already be hosting or are in the process of selecting an intern from The Washington Center or other sources, but if you have an additional opening in your organization (or know someone else that may) for a spring intern, please let us know. Thanks!

    Stephanie Aromando
    Program Coordinator, Office of Internship Site Relations
    The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
    1333 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2205
    Direct Phone: (202)-238-7990
    Phone: (202)-238-7900
    Fax: (202)-238-7700

  • Monday, April 18, 2011 7:07 PM | Anonymous

    Position Description:
    Commercial lawyer with responsibility for GE businesses in Vietnam & Cambodia.  Support GE Corporate initiatives in Vietnam & Cambodia, advise GE businesses on contractual, commercial and compliance matters; work with external counsels on litigation and arbitration matters.  Work with business teams to lead legal policy initiatives and to reduce litigation risks. Work on compliance matters, initiatives and programs in Vietnam & Cambodia.

    Principal Responsibilities:
    Principal responsibilities include:

    • Act as General Counsel supporting the CEO, Vietnam & Cambodia and to provide legal support to GE Corporate and businesses in Vietnam & Cambodia;
    • Develop early warning systems on law, regulations and government policies in Vietnam & Cambodia;
    • Develop appropriate strategies and manage outside counsel in significant GE litigation, arbitrations and dispute resolutions across businesses in Vietnam & Cambodia;
    • Represent the Company in connection with governmental proceedings;
    • Lead internal investigations; and
    • Help support and lead GE’s worldwide compliance programs including facilitate compliance trainings.


    • Minimum of 10 years, preferably no less than 8 years’ experience with a law firm of international standards or equivalent in-house experience
    • Solid hands-on experience in corporate commercial legal work with a good understanding of government processes in Vietnam & Cambodia
    • High ethics and integrity, mature and independent, clear in logic and good in judgment, able to work with self-motivation and independence
    • Comfortable working with individuals with different languages and cultures
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, training and presentation skills in English and Vietnamese.  Khmer language skills will be an added advantage.
    • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills with ability to interface with cross-functional and cross-region teams, able to work under pressure and willing to take challenges
    • Problem resolution, sensitivity to issues and strong facilitation skills
    • Pro-active, responsible and responsive

    Apply at, Job#1332818.

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