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(Updated 3/24/2015)

 

 

Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska 

The Executive Office of the Attorney General, Anchorage, is recruiting for a full-time attorney. 

This position will report to the Attorney General on primarily oil and gas matters, including the development of a gas pipeline from Alaska’s North Slope. The position will assist with issues integral to Alaska’s economic future.  The selected candidate may be involved with the development of policy, negotiation of complex contracts, drafting or review of regulations or legislation, and litigation before regulatory agencies and in state and federal courts. Frequent travel will be necessary.

Experience with oil and gas law, financial and commercial transactions, and litigation in state and federal court and administrative proceedings is strongly preferred. An undergraduate background or experience in engineering or business is helpful. Applicants must have strong writing and communication skills. A broad range of experience levels will be considered to find a candidate best suited to working directly with the Attorney General.   

Interested candidates must submit a complete resume package as described on the announcement (http://www.law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html). Applicants should specify the position or positions for which they are applying. To be assured of consideration for a position, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on April 15, 2015. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available.

(Posted 3/26/2015)


Anchorage: Securities Examiner – State of Alaska 

The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Division of Banking and Securities is recruiting for a Securities Examiner I position in Anchorage. 

The Division of Banking and Securities regulates state depository and non-depository financial institutions, administers and enforces Alaska’s financial services laws, and provides information to consumers, investors, entrepreneurs and the financial services industry. The division includes three sections that administer 12 statutory programs. In addition to licensing, examination and enforcement duties, division staff answer inquiries, investigate and resolve complaints, and contribute to education and outreach activities.

The job posting closes at 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2015.  Interested candidates should go to the posting on Workplace Alaska to learn more about the position and how to apply. 

The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, or veteran status.

(Posted 3/20/2015)


Anchorage: Associate General Counsel - Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI)

Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) is currently recruiting for a full-time Associate General Counsel. 

General Function
The Associate General Counsel provides legal advice to and representation of CIRI, including its operating departments and subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”), in its ordinary and special activities, to ensure maximum protection of its legal rights and to minimize its exposure to liabilities. 

Minimum Experience
J.D. or LL.M. from an accredited, first or second tier law school with a strong academic record.  Three years in the active practice of law including relevant experience in business transactional, land and resource subject matters; or any combination of training and experience that provides the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities.  Must possess an active Alaska Bar Association license in good standing or have the ability to obtain such a license within one year. 

To review the complete job description, as well as other jobs available, or to apply please go to www.ciri.com

CIRI Shareholders are strongly encouraged to apply.

(posted 3/18/2015)


Anchorage: Attorney – Hozubin Moberly Lynch & Associates 

Hozubin, Moberly, Lynch & Associates is seeking a highly-motivated Litigation Attorney with an active Alaska Bar license for its civil defense practice. Candidate must be able to work as a member of a team with paralegals and support staff and must possess strong oral and written communication skills. 

Please email a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to lbarson@northlaw.com.

(Posted 3/17/2015)


Anchorage: Attorney - Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon, Inc.

Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon, Inc. is recruiting for an experienced commercial litigation attorney, who can also handle transactional matters, to join our current team of seven full-time and two of-counsel attorneys.  The firm’s primary focus is civil litigation; however our practice areas are diverse, ranging from defense of complex liability claims to day-to-day counsel on business issues.  As one of the oldest and most respected law firms in Alaska, Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon, Inc. is seeking an attorney who can provide the high quality legal representation our clients have come to expect.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Management Committee by email to info@acglaw.com.

(Posted 3/13/2015)


Anchorage: Magistrate Judge IV - Alaska Court System

MINIMUM SALARY: $7,336.00 MONTHLY

The Alaska Court System seeks a full-time Magistrate Judge IV in Anchorage.  Under general direction of the Presiding Judge, and pursuant to AS 22.15 and Alaska Rules of Court, the incumbent will set bail, conduct DV hearings, decide mental health commitment petitions, conduct small claims trials, issue warrants, and preside over misdemeanor and minor offense arraignments, trials, felony first appearances, and preliminary hearings.  The incumbent will serve as standing master to adjudicate Superior Court cases and recommend decisions in contested and uncontested matters.

The position will work an alternating weekday schedule that includes the early morning, late afternoon, and early evening.  The duties will include occasional work at night, on weekends, and on holidays.  The position requires occasional travel to Naknek and other communities within the Third Judicial District.

Magistrate Judges are appointed to a four-year term and serve a one-year probationary period.  Following completion of the probationary period, an incumbent may only be removed from office for cause.  A Magistrate Judge may be reappointed to additional four-year terms.

Applicants invited to interview must provide information regarding their involvement in any legal proceedings in which they were a party, and to undergo a background and credit check. 

Qualifications: Citizen of the U.S. and State of Alaska; at least 21 years old; and a resident of Alaska for at least six months immediately preceding appointment.  Valid Alaska Driver’s License required. 

Preferred: Graduation from an accredited law school with a JD degree AND active ABA membership.

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (up to 10 pages), and a list of three professional references to: Human Resources, 820 W. Fourth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501; or email to recruitment@akcourts.us by Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.  Visit http://courts.alaska.gov/hr/index.htm for more information.

(Posted 3/11/2015)


Anchorage: Corporate Counsel - Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (and other duties as assigned)

  • Assist in legal review and preparation of business contracts, agreements, instruments and other legal documents and filings for ASRC Corporate and subsidiary entities.
  • Research and interpret legal issues, laws, rulings, regulations and legislation affecting the Corporation, its subsidiaries and shareholders.
  • Preparation of documents required for meetings of the Board of Directors and Board Committees of the Company.
  • Develop and present training materials on legal related topics for corporate directors, management, and employees.
  • Provide advice and draft legal documents regarding corporate governance, including the formation and capitalization, dissolution or merger of subsidiary entities.
  • Provide support in advising corporation on matters involving internal affairs, shareholders, directors, officers and corporate relations with general public.
  • Assist with supervision of outside counsel on matters relating to employment matters, mergers and acquisitions, insurance claims, litigation and regulatory proceedings.
  • Draft employment related documents.
  • Familiarity with state and federal Native preference programs, e.g. Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development/SDB Programs, DOT DBE Programs.
  • Keep knowledge current on state and federal laws affecting Alaskan Natives and Native Americans.
  • Provide support and perform other duties as assigned by the General Counsel or as requested by subsidiary in-house counsel.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Strong knowledge, understanding and sensitivity to the Inupiat culture.
  • Graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or the proper State authorities.
  • Bachelor of Arts degree required; Judicial Doctorate degree required.
  • Two to three years of professional legal experience preferable in a native law environment.
  • Admission to the Alaska Bar Association required.
  • Ability to speak Inupiaq preferred.

(Posted 2/25/2015)


Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Birch Horton Bittner and Cherot

The law firm of Birch Horton Bittner and Cherot is seeking associate attorneys to assist in various areas of law, including but not limited to complex civil litigation, land use, employment, and municipal law.   Desired candidate should have at least two years of experience practicing law and possess excellent writing and advocacy skills.  Competitive salary and benefits package offered.  Please email a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to hwells@bhb.com.   

(Posted 2/25/2015)


Anchorage: Allstate Trial Attorney, Litigation Services - Allstate

As an Attorney in Litigation Services, you will:

  • Represent clients who are customers of Allstate Insurance Company, Encompass Insurance Company, and Esurance (“the Company”) in the defense of bodily injury liability and property damage liability lawsuits.
  • Represent the Company in the defense of certain uninsured/underinsured motorist claims.  You will also conduct examinations under oath of claimants asserting claims against the Company under their insurance policies. 
  • You will acquire broad knowledge of the Company, your business area’s processes and procedures as well as best practices.  You will be primarily responsible for managing your assigned cases by acquiring, compiling and integrating case-related information and legal research, developing and implementing litigation strategies in cooperation with your clients and claims personnel, developing and implementing litigation tactics to obtain prompt resolution of claims, and achieving team objectives. 
  • Verbal, written and interpersonal skills are key to working with a variety of internal and external contacts as well as for preparing reports, pleadings, and correspondence, collaborating with others, etc.   

If you’re up to the challenge, here are some of the qualifications you’ll need to apply:

  • Juris Doctorate and member in good standing of Alaska state bar
  • 3-9 years of litigation and or subrogation experience, including 1st OR 2nd chair jury trial Insurance defense strongly preferred
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, LexisNexis (preferred), and the internet
  • Ability to work well with others on a team of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, supervised by Lead Counsel
  • Must be able to handle a heavy caseload
  • Will be covering the entire state of Alaska - Must have High Energy

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive Salary, Pension plan PLUS 401K
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Generous paid time off (with option to purchase additional days)

Interested? Please apply for this opportunity at www.allstatecareers.com

(Posted 2/11/2015)


Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Farley & Graves, P.C.

The law firm of Farley & Graves, PC seeks an experienced associate attorney to handle cases in a busy civil litigation practice.   Desired candidate should have an ability to work independently in civil litigation and experience in handling depositions, written discovery, motion practice, court proceedings and trial.   Prior insurance defense, civil litigation and/or worker’s compensation experience is preferred.  Competitive salary and benefits package offered.  Please fax cover letter and resume to 274-5111.    

(Posted 2/3/2015)


Anchorage: Staff Attorney - Alaska Institute for Justice

The staff attorney will be primarily responsible for providing civil legal services, including immigration and family law representation, and case management services to human trafficking victims.  The Staff Attorney will work with both domestic and international human trafficking victims and provide individuals with comprehensive and holistic legal representation as well as social service assistance, such as counseling and housing. This position is located in the Anchorage office.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • JD degree with major coursework in immigration law, civil rights issues, crime victim rights, or related area.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and civil rights issues
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual required
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with diverse local and statewide agencies serving crime victims
  • Familiarity with non-English speaking populations and experience working with diverse cultures

Salary: DOE with a generous benefits package.  The Alaska Institute for Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Position open until filled. 

To apply please submit a cover letter referencing this position, a resume, writing sample, and the names and contact numbers of three professional-related references electronically to: 

Robin Bronen
Alaska Institute for Justice
robin.bronen@akijp.org

(Posted 2/2/2015)


Anchorage/Juneau: Associate Attorney - Earthjustice

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. Earthjustice takes on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. Earthjustice wields the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. Earthjustice partners with thousands of groups, supporters and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. Earthjustice is here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

The Alaska office of Earthjustice is seeking applications for an Associate Attorney position.

The core issues of the Alaska office docket are protection of the Alaska coastal rain forest, safeguarding of America’s Arctic, conservation of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska marine ecosystem, action to combat climate change and limit its effects, wildlife conservation, protection of lands and waters from mining activities, air and water quality enforcement, and national park and other public lands management. Our clients include national, regional and local conservation organizations, Alaska Native tribal organizations, ecotourism businesses, and communities, as well as other organizations concerned about enforcing the laws to protect the environment.

Responsibilities: Among other responsibilities, the associate will:

  • Conduct legal research and prepare memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential litigation projects;
  • Draft motions, briefs and other pleadings;
  • Prepare comments on proposed agency actions, permits, and environmental review documents;
  • Investigate facts and assist with case development; and
  • Interact with clients and work with experts.

The associate attorney may have primary responsibility for some matters but will generally work collaboratively with other lawyers in the office.

Qualifications: Applicants must be law-school graduates who are admitted to or will apply for admission to the Alaska bar. Additional qualifications include:

  • Excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills;
  • Strong self-motivation;
  • An ability and willingness to work closely with others;
  • A commitment to public interest work and the role of Earthjustice and its mission; and
  • Preferably, one to three years of litigation or other relevant experience post law school.

The Alaska office has locations in Juneau and Anchorage.

The term for this position is two years, with a possible extension for a third year.

Earthjustice’s compensation is based on experience, is competitive with other non-profit organizations, and includes an excellent benefits package.

To Apply:
Please include a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the associate position, a resume, a legal writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages), an unofficial copy of your law school transcript and contact information for three references.
http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?nl=1&k=Job&j=otqf0fwS&s=Bar_Association

Other positions available on the Earthjustice jobs page.

(Posted 1/27/2015)


Anchorage/Juneau: Staff Attorney - Earthjustice

Earthjustice is seeking a Staff Attorney to join its Alaska Regional Office. The attorney selected for this position will focus on litigation and other advocacy advancing the protection of the Alaska’s natural heritage and the people who depend on it.

Current work of the office includes the protection of the Alaska coastal rain forest, protection of the Arctic Ocean and other sensitive areas in northern Alaska from oil and gas development, conservation of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska marine ecosystem, wildlife conservation, air and water quality enforcement, national park and other public lands management, and protection of lands and waters from mining activities. Our clients include national, regional and local conservation organizations, traditional Alaska Native tribal organizations, ecotourism businesses, and communities, as well as other organizations concerned about enforcing the law to protect the environment.

The Staff Attorney may be housed in either the Juneau or the Anchorage location of the Alaska Regional Office.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct factual investigations and develop legal theories for possible advocacy or litigation work; draft pleadings and briefs; manage new and existing cases in state or federal courts and administrative tribunals.
  • Supervise the work of lawyers, interns, and litigation assistants in a litigation team.
  • Manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
  • Integrate communications and other advocacy into far-reaching, high-impact litigation strategies.

Qualifications:

  • Law school graduate admitted or willing to apply for admission to the Alaska bar.
  • At least six years of legal experience.
  • The ability to manage a litigation docket.
  • Experience in administrative agency proceedings and federal and state court litigation, especially litigation involving review of agency action, and including appellate practice.
  • Superb research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
  • Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
  • A commitment to public interest work and a passion for Earthjustice’s mission.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.

We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; the position is available immediately. Using the Jobvite application tool, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names and contact information of three references.
http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?nl=1&k=Job&j=oGcn0fwZ&s=Bar_Association

Other positions available on the Earthjustice jobs page.

(Posted 1/27/2015)


Bethel: Associate General Counsel - Association of Village Council Presidents

The Association of Village Council Presidents, a non profit organization in Bethel, AK is currently recruiting for an Associate General Counsel Attorney.

 
  • Competitive Salary
  • Excellent Benefits
  • 12 Paid Holidays  and 18 days personal leave in the first year
  • Employer paid Health Care for you
  • Retirement Plan with employer contribution after 90 days of service

Summary: The Associate General Counsel, under the oversight of the General Counsel for AVCP, and working independently or in a team setting, provides direct legal representation and assistance to Tribal governments of the AVCP member villages on village initiatives, and in administrative proceedings and court cases. Additionally, the Associate General Counsel is the first point of contact for employment and contract agreements for AVCP 

Contact AVCP’s Human Resources Department at 800-478-3521 for an application, to submit your resume or more information.  Review our job description at www.avcp.org 

Per Public Law 93-638 (Indian Self Determination & Education Assistance Act) qualified Alaskan Natives/ American Indians are given preference but candidates from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. 

(Posted 3/24/2015)


Dillingham: Staff Attorney - Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Alaska Legal Services Corporation has an opening for a full-time attorney in Dillingham, to provide estate planning services to Bristol Bay Native Association tribal members with an interest in restricted property. Estate planning services may include advice, research, investigation, and drafting and execution of wills, advance health care directives, and powers of attorney, and other documents necessary to meet a member’s estate planning needs. The attorney will create and distribute educational materials addressing estate planning, fractionation and probate, and conduct outreach efforts including travel to Bristol Bay villages and hosting clinics to encourage restricted property owners to draft wills and address fractionation. 


       Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule  
       43 waiver.  Computer proficiency required, (Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet, e-mail and data entry).  Experience working or
       living in cross-cultural settings preferred. 

Preference in hiring given to Native American applicants. 

Salary $53,592 — $76,320, annually, DOE.  Generous benefits and leave package, plus partial reimbursement of relocation expenses provided.  To apply, submit resume, writing sample, and references to:

Leigh Dickey, Rural Supervising Attorney

        Alaska Legal Services Corporation
        Email: ldickey@alsc-law.org 

AA/EOE. Position open until filled.

(Posted 3/18/2015)


Juneau: VOLUNTEER LEGAL INTERN – City and Borough of Juneau Law Department

Are you a law student seeking criminal or civil legal career experience?

The City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) Law Department is currently seeking two volunteer legal interns for its Criminal and Civil Section.  The CBJ Law Department offices are located in the heart of Alaska's Capital City, and within walking distance of the Dimond Courthouse. 

Assignment:  The legal intern will provide professional assistance to the municipal prosecutors and municipal civil attorneys.

Qualifications:  Only 2L students are eligible to apply for the criminal intern position.  Both 1L and 2L students may apply for the civil intern position.

Must comply with Alaska Bar Rule 44 – Legal Intern.

Must provide proof of U.S. citizenship.

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.

Minimum Weeks Required:   Must be available for at least nine weeks between June 1 – August 15, 2015.  Office hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. 

To Apply:  Submit:  Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and preferred contact method (phone and/or email information) to:

City & Borough of Juneau Law Department

        Attn: Amy Mead, Municipal Attorney
        155 S. Seward Street
        Juneau, AK  99801

 Questions?

You are encouraged to contact the CBJ Law Department directly at (907)586-0270. 

(Posted 2/4/2015)


Kotzebue: Director of Compliance and Risk Management - Maniilaq Association

Position Summary: Oversees and manages all aspects of Maniilaq Association insurance and risk management under the direction of the Vice President/CFO and in cooperation with affected managers. Oversees and manages the Maniilaq Association Compliance Program under the direction of the President/CEO. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and 5 years of specialized legal, compliance, and/or risk management experience. Masters degree, Juris Doctor, or equivalent preferred. Must be able to effectively present on complex risk management and compliance topics to senior managers and the board of directors. 

EXCELLENT SALARY/BENEFITS!  AMAZING CULTURE & COMMUNITY READY TO WELCOME YOU AND/OR YOUR FAMILY! 

A P.L. 93-638 Native/Indian Preference/EEO Employer

(Posted 1/27/2015)
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