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(Updated 7/21/2016)


Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren, LLC 

Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren, LLC has a position available for a full-time associate attorney for a growing family law and general litigation practice.  Must have strong writing, legal research, oral communication, time management and organizational skills and must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel as well as Westlaw.  Prefer applicants with at least two years of experience.  Hughes Gorski is an EEO employer and provides excellent benefits.  Salary DOE.  Please send a letter of interest, resume, writing sample and references to Kimberlee Colbo, Hughes Gorski, 3900 C Street, Suite 1001, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 or by email to  No phone calls please.

(Posted 7/20/2016)

Anchorage: Attorney Chair - Workers Compensation Appeals Commission

The State of Alaska invites applications from qualified attorneys interested in serving as Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission. The commission has jurisdiction to hear appeals from final decisions and orders of the Workers’ Compensation Board.  The commission’s office is located in Anchorage. 

The chair is a full-time state employee who serves as the executive officer of the commission.  The chair presides over hearings, rules on questions of procedure, advises commissioners on matters of law, and reports on the work of the commission.

Members of the commission, including the chair, are appointed by the Governor from a list of qualified applicants provided by the Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Office of Administrative Hearings. Appointments are subject to legislative confirmation. The term of service is five years. Members may be reappointed. This vacancy has resulted from the retirement of the Chair prior to the end of his appointment.  Accordingly, AS 23.30.007(f) may apply to this recruitment (i.e., the appointee would hold office for the unexpired term of the member of the commission – in this case the Chair -- whose vacancy is filled). A more complete description of this position can be found at

Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2016.  To apply for the chair position, a candidate must submit a completed application form, together with a letter of interest, a writing sample conforming to the instructions in the application form, and a current certificate of good standing from the Alaska Bar Association. 

Application forms can be obtained by calling (907) 269-8170 or emailing Chief Administrative Law Judge Kathleen A. Frederick at Completed applications should be mailed to:

Kathleen A. Frederick
Chief Administrative Law Judge
Office of Administrative Hearings
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1940
Anchorage, AK 99501 

Please contact Judge Frederick at (907) 269-8170 with questions about this recruitment announcement. Applicants who need a special accommodation to apply should call the Office of Administrative Hearings’ Anchorage office, (907) 269-8170, or Relay Alaska at 1-800-770-8973. 

(Posted 7/7/2016)

Anchorage: Associate Attorney- Otterson Law Office

Small family law firm needs an associate attorney with at least 2 years litigation experience (family law experience helpful but not required). The preferred candidate will have an interest in litigating and/or settling divorce, child custody, guardianship of minors and adults, and related cases.  We take the hard cases--which often involve guiding clients in crisis through rapidly developing situations.  Candidate must be able to learn and think quickly, manage a large caseload, out-maneuver other skilled professionals, and maintain compassion in challenging conditions.  We have an all-star team, and are looking for an 'A player.'  If that's you, please email your response.  Pay DOE.

Please, no resumes or other attachments. You may paste such information into your email response.  Include two work references and a description of your interests, the skills you are solid on, specific things you want to learn, career goals, and preferred job structure, if any (eg. full or part-time, compensation sought, etc.).   We can be flexible to meet the specific needs of the right candidate. Email with info.

(Posted 6/17/2016)

Anchorage: Litigation Associate – Mid-Level - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

The Anchorage office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an associate with a minimum of three years’ experience to join its Litigation practice group. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of two years’ experience in a law firm; experience in commercial litigation, including responsibility for substantive pleadings and motions, discovery, and court appearances is required. 

Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are required, as well as strong academic credentials. Must be an active member, in good standing, of the Alaska State Bar. 

To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruitment Manager; resume; copy of law school transcript; and a brief writing sample to:

*No Recruiter Submissions Accepted at This Time*

(Posted 6/3/2016)

Anchorage: Assistant Director, Alaska Program - Seattle University

Position Summary:

Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for an Assistant Director, Alaska Program to join our community.

Under the direction of the Faculty Director of Seattle University School of Law’s Alaska Satellite Campus, the Assistant Director will participate in the delivery of a comprehensive academic program for students participating in the School of Law’s Alaska Programs.

To view a complete position description, including minimum qualifications, and submit an application, please visit 

Essential Job Functions:

Under the direction of the Faculty Director:

  • Provide students in individual and small group settings with information and resources to make their experience and time in Alaska educationally successful.
  • Develop, update and provide resources regarding campus services, local housing and transportation options, and the student services available from the Seattle campus.
  • Participate in the promotion and marketing of the Alaska Satellite Campus to law students. Provide on-boarding activities and services to visiting 3L students from other institutions.
  • Engage Alaska School of Law alumni, developing activities and programs that promote the School, provide mentorship opportunities for students, and positive exposure of the School and its Alumni programs.
  • Develop and manage program events for students, alumni and friends in Alaska, including the advertising, web content, social media and other details required for successful events, including post event evaluation.
  • Coordinate with the Center for Professional Development staff to provide students with career services and resources for their job search. Be the onsite staff person to connect Alaska program participants with career advisors located in Seattle.
  • Provide administrative services and support to adjunct faculty, ensuring that they receive the necessary academic resources and that all employment records are up to date.
  • Coordinate with the Marketing and Communications staff to manage and update the website and Alaska Satellite Campus marketing materials.

(Posted 6/2/2016) 

Fairbanks: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska


The Child Protection section in the Fairbanks Attorney General’s Office is recruiting for a full-time attorney. The primary responsibility of the attorney in this position is to handle child-in-need-of-aid cases in Fairbanks. The case load is heavy and litigation focused.  Frequent appearances in Superior Court and extensive trial work are required. The position requires a significant amount of written motion practice and preparation of court orders. The attorney in this position also may be called upon to handle civil commitment hearings and adult guardianship proceedings. Opportunity to work on child welfare policy and participate in special projects aimed at improving the child welfare system in Alaska may be available. Some travel within Alaska will be necessary.


Attorneys in this section must produce a high volume of work on a daily basis. At least two years trial experience and experience in child abuse or neglect law is highly desired. General criminal and family law experience will also be considered. Candidates must have strong litigation and case management skills as well as strong time management skills.  Candidates must also be able to demonstrate effective and appropriate consensus building as well as the willingness and ability to be flexible. The attorney in this position must be a creative thinker, able to think on his or her feet, able to work independently and work well under frequent pressure. The successful candidate will be committed to the child welfare field and be able to work with a variety of people, including the client agency, the general public and witnesses. 

Interested candidates must submit a complete resume package as described on the announcement ( To be assured of consideration for a position, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on August 8, 2016. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available. 

(Posted 7/21/2016)

Fairbanks: Lead Staff Attorney - Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living

The Lead Staff Attorney is responsible for providing effective assistance to prevent further victimization through timely emergency legal assistance services. They must develop and assist with technical and educational victim support, assist in the preparation of legal documents, collaborate with other staff, and maintain confidential files. This position requires the candidate to meet with victims to obtain information, deal effectively with a variety of personalities and situation, attend conferences and workshops related to domestic violence, and maintain a positive working relationship with IAC Staff. As a supervisor, this position requires the candidate to be responsible for the training and leadership of the Staff Attorney to include case planning on a weekly basis, conducting performance evaluations, and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Minimum Requirements: Law Degree from an ABA Accredited Law School, admitted to practice in Alaska and good standing status with five years practicing law working with domestic violence or sexual assault victims. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and capacity to handle multiple tasks, projects, and deadlines. Knowledgeable about Alaska Civil Rules and Alaska Statutes. Well-versed in the court process with knowledge of how to correctly and efficiently complete court documents and the filing procedures. Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work effectively in a team environment to include excellent interpersonal, group and written communication skills. Proficient with computers and data base input. Commitment to agency’s mission and goals. Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles. Valid AK Driver’s License and the ability to pass a backgro0und check.

IAC is an EEOC Employer
Salary: DOE

If interested please email your resume, cover letter and at least three references to

(Posted 6/3/2016)

Fairbanks: Associate General Counsel - University of Alaska

Job Purpose:

The office of the General Counsel provides legal advice to and administers the legal affairs of the Board of Regents and the University of Alaska system. The Associate General Counsel is a senior administrator reporting to the General Counsel who reports to the President and Board of Regents of the University of Alaska. 


A J.D. or LL.B from an accredited law school and at least 5 years’ experience as a practicing attorney, must be admitted to the practice of law in Alaska or eligible for immediate admission by reciprocity. Required skills include the ability to: analyze complex legal problems and apply legal principles, facts and precedents to a broad range of issues; effectively conduct complex legal research; present statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; draft rules, regulations and proposed legislation; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; plan, organize and coordinate with the work of others; analyze trends in legal interpretations; effectively represent the University of Alaska in various legal forums including court, grievance proceedings and negotiations; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, client representatives and members of the public; have familiarity with or ability to quickly gain a working knowledge of federal and state regulatory schemes, policies, programs, procedures and problems unique to the academic community and particularly to public higher education.

Successful applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States, be willing to live and work in Fairbanks, and will be subject to a background check. 

To view the full job posting or to apply, interested applicants should do so at:


(Posted 6/1/2016) 

Sitka: Municipal Attorney - City & Borough of Sitka

City and Borough of Sitka seeks Municipal Attorney. Salary to $125,000 or DOQ/E.  Requires Alaska Bar membership, graduation from an accredited college or university with a law degree, and extensive experience in civil law practice. Municipal practice and prosecution experience preferred.  Reports to Mayor and 6-member Assembly elected at-large.  This is a contracted position. 

A complete job description is available at  Please send or fax letter of interest, resumes and references to:  City and Borough of Sitka, Human Resources, 100 Lincoln Street, Sitka, Alaska 99835, Fax (907) 747-1846, or call (907)747-1816 for any questions.  Applications review extended to July 15, 2016.  Open until filled.  EOE

(Updated 6/15/2016)
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