Attorney Employment Opportunities
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Anchorage: Part-Time Term Law Clerk
- The law clerk in this position will work on social security appeals and will perform legal research, draft reports, recommendations, and proposed orders;
- Draft bench memos for the judge’s consideration; and
- Proofread orders and opinions, verify citations.
The applicant must be a law school graduate from a law school of recognized standing, and must possess excellent research and writing skills, with PC proficiency in Windows and Word. Must have at least two years of legal work experience subsequent to receiving a J.D., and be a member in good standing of a state bar. The ideal candidate will also have exceptional organizational skills, the ability to multitask, the ability to maintain confidentiality, dependable and responsible, and the ability to communicate effectively.
Salary: JS 13 Step 1 $92,426
Information for applicants:
Qualified candidates may apply by e-mailing the following:
- A letter of interest addressing relevant work experience
- A current resume and three letters of reference
- Writing sample of no more than 10 pages
- send as a single .pdf document to: HR@akd.uscourts.gov
- Closing date is July 19, 2017.
Only qualified applicants will be considered for this position. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States. Interviews will be held at the James M. Fitzgerald United States Courthouse in Anchorage.
The United States District Court requires employees to follow a code of conduct which is available upon request. A background investigation with law enforcement agencies, including fingerprint and criminal record checks, will be conducted as a condition of employment. Any applicant selected for a position will be hired provisionally pending successful completion of the investigation. Unsatisfactory results may result in termination of employment.
The United States District Court os an Equal Opportunity Employer
Anchorage: Trial Attorney - Alaska Public Defender Agency
The Alaska Public Defender Agency is currently hiring a staff attorney for its Anchorage office. Trial attorneys for the Alaska Public Defender Agency provide court-appointed legal representation to indigent individuals in criminal cases.
Applicants must possess outstanding writing and analytical skills and be able to work independently to research and compose legal briefs as well as possess strong oral advocacy skills and clinical/trial practicum experience. Applicants must be admitted to the Alaska bar, be willing to sit for the next Alaska Bar exam, or be eligible for bar admission by reciprocity. Prior failure of any bar in the U.S. makes a candidate ineligible.
Prior legal experience preferred.
Salary range is commensurate with experience. Job provides excellent state benefits.
If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample of 15 pages or less, and three references by email to Courtney Porter Huff at firstname.lastname@example.org. The legal writing sample should reflect the applicant’s own work without significant revision from others. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Anchorage: attorney - Crowson Law Group
Steadily-growing plaintiff's firm is looking for bright and personable attorneys. We are having difficulty keeping up with the demand for our services. TOP pay and excellent health benefits available for talented, aggressive trial lawyers. Alaska jury trial experience required. Personal injury or medical malpractice experience preferred. Enjoy a good work environment, collegial atmosphere and autonomy. Excellent ground floor opportunity to excel and to attain an ownership interest. Send resume and cover letter to: email@example.com.
Anchorage: Associate Attorney – Jermain Dunnagan & Owens
Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens is accepting applications for a commercial associate. Two years of practice experience is preferred but not required. Practice area involves representation of financial institutions and other commercial clients, providing a broad range of services including: advice on compliance matters, bankruptcy, collections, and business loan work outs. Applicants must be an actively licensed member of the Alaska Bar Association in Good Standing. We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits, and opportunities for a rewarding career.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to Tanya Wood, Legal Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 3000 A Street, Suite. 300, Anchorage, AK 99503.
Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska
The Natural Resources section is recruiting for an attorney with at least three years prior legal experience to serve as a full-time Assistant Attorney General in Anchorage.
This position will represent and advise the State of Alaska in both litigation and transactional work concerning natural resource and tax matters that involve significant state revenues and interests. The attorney primarily will represent and advise the Department of Revenue and the Department of Natural Resources on a diverse range of legal matters, including oil and gas property and production tax, corporate income tax, oil and gas leasing, permitting, and royalties, and state land and water issues, and also will be responsible for drafting state statutes and regulations. The selected candidate will practice in the state and federal courts, including both trial and appellate courts, and before administrative agencies. Some travel may be necessary.
At least three years of experience in tax and natural resources issues and transactions, including state and federal litigation or administrative proceedings, is strongly preferred. Applicants must have strong oral and written communication skills, good organizational skills, and an interest in working on complex cases.
Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Colleen Moore or Martin Schultz at (907) 269-5100 or by e-mail at Colleen.Moore@alaska.gov or Martin.Schultz@alaska.gov.
Interested candidates must submit a complete resume package as described on the announcement (http://www.law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html). To be assured of consideration for a position, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on July 10, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available.
Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Perkins Coie
The Anchorage office of Perkins Coie is seeking a junior level associate for its expanding litigation practice in Alaska. The work will cover general commercial litigation, labor and employment matters, products liability, construction, and environmental and energy matters. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and strong written and verbal communication skills. Judicial clerkship experience is strongly preferred. To apply, please access the link above and submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample. Principals Only.
APPLY HERE: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/associate-attorney-commercial-litigation-job-a20170601-anchorage.html
Anchorage: Staff Attorney - ANDVSA
This position within the ANDVSA Legal Program provides statewide legal services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This is a full-time position based in Anchorage and supervised by the ANDVSA Senior Staff Attorney. Pay scale depends on experience, with a pay range from $55,700 - $72,600 annually. Benefits included.
- Interview and screen prospective clients for eligibility into ANDVSA’s Legal Program.
- Civil legal representation including case and factual research and appellate work if necessary.
- Maintain a caseload of civil legal cases, primarily family law and housing (statewide).
- Case-conference and coordinate with ANDVSA Legal Program staff regarding case referrals.
- Provide technical assistance to advocates, attorneys and other professionals.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Law degree and admission to the Alaska bar preferred;
- Prior experience with family law cases and/or housing cases;
- Experience in social justice, systems advocacy, and social change work;
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of the civil law and practice related to domestic and sexual violence, particularly protection orders, custody, support, divorce and confidentiality, as well as an understanding of the access and representation issues confronted by victims in civil courts;
- Understanding of issues of cultural and socioeconomic diversity as they apply to domestic and sexual violence prevention, intervention, and services;
- Creative and critical thinking skills;
- Ability to work both independently and cooperatively; substantial computer and legal research skills;
- Willingness to adhere to ANDVSA's philosophy, policies and procedures;
- Commitment to the elimination of personal and societal violence;
- Travel required.
Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references in a Word Document or PDF to Christine Pate at email@example.com. This position is open until filled.
ANDVSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Anchorage: Fellowship Attorney – State of Alaska
The Department of Law, Criminal Division is offering a two-year fellowship in its Anchorage offices that will begin in the fall of 2017. The position is split between the District Attorney’s Office and the Office of Criminal Appeals.
This is a new program designed to provide an opportunity for an attorney to experience a broader range of legal work than would ordinarily be allowed in a permanent position with the Department. The expectation is that this fellowship might lead to permanent employment with the department at the conclusion of the fellowship, depending on the quality of the fellow’s performance and the availability of positions.
The first year is a trial rotation within the Anchorage District Attorney’s office where the fellow would be exposed to a wide range of felony and misdemeanor criminal litigation, from motion work to trial practice. In the second year, the fellow will be assigned to the Office of Criminal Appeals where they will apply the training gleaned in the district attorney’s office to representing the state in appellate matters filed in the court of appeals and federal district court.
This program provides an opportunity to work with attorneys throughout the Department on critical matters of public interest. Near or at the close of the fellowship period, the successful candidate would be eligible to apply for any open attorney position within the Department, including those only open to current Department employees.
For more details about the position and application instructions, please visit our website at http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html#fellow.
Anchorage: General Counsel - Southcentral Foundation
Southcentral Foundation is now looking for a General Counsel – Business and Intergovernmental Affairs to join our cutting edge organization in Anchorage, Alaska!
Southcentral Foundation (SCF) is an Alaska Native owned nonprofit healthcare organization located on the Alaska Native Health Campus. This position provides legal advice and assistance on a variety of matters including: tribal self-governance and ISDEAA; tribal relations; business affairs; business transactions; and intergovernmental relations. This position will also assist the General Counsel - Health Care and Corporate Governance, as necessary or required.
If you have the passion and commitment to building strong customer we want to connect with you! Applicants must be an actively licensed member of the Alaska Bar in good standing with at least 5 years of related experience. Imagine working for an entire people, instead of a business. Southcentral Foundation can give you that job satisfaction. Come join our innovative, award winning healthcare organization expanding the frontier of healthcare.
Salary DOE with excellent benefits including an employer matched 401K plan, generous paid leave 3.6 – 6.5 weeks per year, 12 paid holidays, employee medical, dental, vision, hearing and more.
To express interest in the General Counsel opportunity, please apply online at:
https://www.southcentralfoundation.com/employment/job-openings/ OR contact Jillian Caswell at (907) 729-7297, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anchorage: Attorney - The Office of Public Advocacy
The Office of Public Advocacy (OPA) provides legal advocacy and guardianship services to vulnerable Alaskans. With offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Palmer, Kenai and Bethel, OPA advocates for abused and neglected children in protective proceedings, provides public guardianship for incapacitated adults, advocacy for victims of elder fraud, attorney services for respondents in adult guardianship proceedings, for parents in child in need of aid cases, and conflict cases received from the Public Defender Agency.
OPA is recruiting for an attorney to serve as Assistant Public Advocate assigned to act a parental and juvenile attorney for Child in Need of Aid (CINA) in the Anchorage Civil Litigation Section (CLS) of the Office of Public Advocacy. The Anchorage Civil Litigation Section provides attorney representation in Child in Need of Aid (CINA) proceedings primarily to parents charged with abuse and neglect. Secondarily, CLS attorneys provide juvenile representation in CINA cases and may occasionally provide representation in civil custody cases. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with Child Protection law and at least 3 years of experience in Alaska state courts. The Anchorage Civil Litigation Section primarily handles cases in Anchorage but may handle cases elsewhere in Alaska. Some travel may be required. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and a list of three references to: Beth Goldstein, Supervising Attorney, 900 W. 5th Avenue Ste 525, Anchorage, AK 99501. Electronic submissions (preferred method) are acceptable and should be emailed to email@example.com.
The State of Alaska is an EEO/ADA employer. Individuals requiring accommodations should call 907-269-3500.
Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Richmond & Quinn
Richmond & Quinn, a dynamic and successful civil litigation defense firm for over 40 years, is recruiting for an associate attorney with 3+ years of litigation experience for its active trial practice. Candidates must possess excellent writing, research and communication skills. Current Alaska Bar membership is required. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Debra Hinds, CLM, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Keesal, Young & Logan
Associate position, Anchorage office of 60+ attorney West Coast firm seeks associate with 3-4 years’ experience. Practice areas include civil litigation, maritime defense, environmental, mortgage banking, securities and white collar criminal matters. Competitive salary DOE. Please send resume, dispositive motion writing sample, law school transcript and references to Herbert Ray at email@example.com
Barrow: Staff Attorney - Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Alaska Legal Services Corporation is seeking a full-time staff attorney for its Barrow office. Computer proficiency required. Background working in cross-cultural situations desired. Duties: general civil practice with special emphasis on legal issues faced by real property owners to include: probate assistance and estate planning; as well as other Native law issues. Other duties: work with community groups and in community legal education; regular travel to small communities and rural villages in the North Slope Borough.
Must be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska bar waiver. Three to five years legal experience preferred.
Salary $58,848. — $81,840 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Position open until filled.
Fairbanks: Air National Guard- Judge Advocate.
The Alaska Air National Guard is looking for attorneys who are interested in becoming reservists in the Alaska Guard to serve as traditional guardsmen at the 168th Wing at Eielson Air force Base. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who has a full time civilian job, but is interested in challenging themselves and joining the military. Prior military service is preferred, but not required. The applicant must be able to pass medical screening, an annual physical fitness test, and a background check. An applicant who does not have prior service must be younger than 35 years, but an age waiver may be possible not to exceed 37 years old. The applicant must be willing to travel for initial officer training (5 weeks), and also judge advocate training (9 weeks). Air Guard benefits include military pay, retirement and generous health insurance benefits.
Interested applicants should contact Lt. McNabb at email@example.com.
Juneau: Assistant Attorney I/II - City & Borough of Juneau
Range 22: $86,278.40 - $92,123.20 Annually (DOQ)
Range 24: $98,342.40 - $104,956.80 Annually (DOQ)
This is a benefited position. The City and Borough of Juneau offers a competitive salary package that includes the opportunity for regular wage increases, an excellent health insurance program, leave, and retirement credit through PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System).
The attorney hired for this position would be primarily assigned to the department’s criminal section, serving as a prosecutor and as advisor to the Juneau Police Department. Incumbents may also be given independent civil section assignments on moderately complex issues, or assist more senior attorneys on complex matters on an as needed basis.
Typical responsibilities include the following:
- Prosecutes misdemeanors and criminal infractions on behalf of the CBJ in such matters as assaults, larceny, regulatory offenses, code enforcement, property condemnations, damages, collections, foreclosures and claims.
- Participate in any court directed program such as the Coordinated Resources Project (CRP).
- Responsible for all stages of trial and appeal, which may include conducting legal research and oral argument.
- May draft and finalize legal instruments including: ordinances, resolutions, contracts, etc.
- Develop background materials, collects precedent, conduct analysis and present findings for the development of policies and programs.
- Prepare formal written legal opinions as requested, prepare briefs and pleadings.
- Assist other City departments by answering legal questions and providing legal advice as requested.
- Attends meetings at the request of the City Attorney.
- Performs other related work as required.
Desired Qualifications – Assistant Attorney I
Experience: Experience as a legal intern or clerk is preferred.
Desired Qualifications – Assistant Attorney II
Experience: Four (4) years of professional level legal experience as an attorney.
Education: Juris Doctorate required.
Other: Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Alaska and be a member in good standing of the Alaska Bar.
Juneau: Associate Attorney – Hoffman & Blasco
Hoffman & Blasco are interested in hiring an Associate to be based in Juneau. We are a small firm with a varied and exciting case load. The firm is involved in commercial, employment, construction and tort litigation, insurance defense, municipal law, probate, estate planning and will drafting, and business and corporations. The associate may work in all areas.
Experience: We will review applicants currently completing clerkships and applicants with 1-3 years or more experience. Admission to the Alaska bar is required for practicing applicants
We have cases in all of the State’s judicial districts as well as the federal courts. This position is expected to involve some travel as the firm represents clients throughout the State. High quality writing and researching skills are required. We will expect applicants to have initiative, welcome challenges, and be enthusiastic about the privilege of practicing law in Alaska.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. The firm offers health benefits and 401k options and would pay Alaska bar dues. Please forward a letter of interest, resume and recent writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org attention Robert P. Blasco.
Kodiak: District Attorney – Department of Law
If you are looking for a fulfilling career in public service look no further than the Alaska Department of Law, Criminal Division. The Division is recruiting to fill the position of District Attorney in the Kodiak District Attorney’s Office. This office is a two-attorney office that serves all of the communities on Kodiak Island with the help of one paralegal and one part time support staff. In this position you would be responsible for assigning the workload, establishing office procedures and protocols, and setting the tone for the office’s relationship with law enforcement, courts and the general public. The DA also handles a caseload in addition to administrative and supervisory responsibilities.
The District Attorney position requires the ability think critically and reason logically; the ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing; the ability to lead legal professionals in a supportive team environment; the ability to manage both the legal and administrative functions of the office; the ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a deadline controlled atmosphere; and the ability to manage numerous matters simultaneously.
Due to the size of the office, the experience you would receive in this location will be varied and provide you with a well-rounded knowledge of the criminal justice system which can positively impact your suitability for other leadership opportunities within the Department. The salary will be determined based upon your level of experience; however, the starting salary for a District Attorney in Kodiak is $106,000, which includes a geographic differential increase of 11%. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided. State attorneys are in the partially-exempt service and serve at-will at the pleasure of the Attorney General.
For details on how to apply for this position, please visit: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.