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(Updated 12/14/2017)

 

Statewide: Attorney - Sayer Law Group, P.C.

The Sayer Law Group, a default services law firm, is seeking qualified, energetic candidates to fill full-time or part-time attorney positions in Alaska. Must have strong communication and organization skills. Primary responsibilities would be as default foreclosure, bankruptcy and/or collection attorney. Bankruptcy or Foreclosure experience a plus. Travel to court throughout Alaska may be required. Salary negotiable based on experience. Please send cover letter, resume and references to mlasley@sayerlaw.com.

(Posted 11/20/2017)


Anchorage: Attorney - Lane Powell

Lane Powell’s Anchorage office seeks to add attorneys to its growing Alaska practice, which includes:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Law and Corporate Transactions
  • Construction Litigation and Contracting
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Defense and Coverage

Strong written and oral communication skills required. Candidates must be licensed to practice in Alaska. Experience representing financial institutions and Alaska Native Corporations and portable book of business are pluses.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Brewster Jamieson by email to jamiesonb@lanepowell.com or mail to Lane Powell LLC, 301 Northern Lights Blvd, Suite 301 Anchorage, AK 99503-2648. Principals only.

Lane Powell PC is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications for employment from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. If you need reasonable accommodations to apply for any position, please let us know. All employment decisions, practices and procedures are carried out without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, political ideology, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or any other applicable legally protected status. This policy applies to all personnel activities including employment, promotion, transfer, compensation and termination.

(Posted 12/14/2014) 


Anchorage: Medical-Legal Partnership Supervising Attorney - Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Alaska Legal Services Corporation is seeking an experienced attorney to supervise its Partnering for Native Health Medical-Legal Partnership Project (MLP). This position will be primarily based at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Responsibilities include supervising staff, carrying a caseload, handling the administrative functions for the MLP project, caseload management and review, and maintaining relationships with community partners.

Minimum of three years of legal experience and prior MLP experience preferred. 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. Information on Bar admission or requirements for a waiver can be found at www.alaskabar.org.

Salary $49,416 - $70,344 DOE. Generous personal leave and benefits package, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses, provided.

Applications: ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups (including Alaska Native and Native Americans) to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to: Nikole Nelson, Executive Director at nnelson@alsc-law.org. Please reference MLP Supervising Attorney in your application.

About Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC): ALSC is a private, nonprofit law firm with a mission is to provide high quality civil legal services to low income and disadvantaged people and communities to protect their safety, their health and promote family stability. Through advocacy, education, collaboration and litigation we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities and achieve justice.

(Posted 12/11/2017)


Anchorage: Victims' Rights Advocate - State of Alaska

The State of Alaska’s Legislative Branch is recruiting a Victims’ Rights Advocate for the Office of Victims’ Rights. The Advocate’s primary responsibility is to perform all tasks that direct, manage and support victims and their rights in accordance with its statutory duties (AS 24.65.100). The position is located in Anchorage and is compensated on the State of Alaska Exempt salary schedule at a range 26 step A ($8,305.00 per month). The successful candidate will need to be licensed to practice law in the State of Alaska, at least 21 years of age, have significant experience in criminal law, and must have been actively practicing law sometime within the last three years. In addition the successful candidate MUST be a resident of the State of Alaska for the last three consecutive years (since March 1, 2015). Applications must be submitted through the Workplace Alaska recruitment system no later than 5 p.m. Monday, February 20, 2018. For more information regarding this recruitment visit Workplace Alaska at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alaska.

(Posted 12/5/2017)


Anchorage: Staff Attorney - Alaska Institute for Justice

The Alaska Institute for Justice seeks a full-time staff attorney with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and experience working with diverse communities. The position has several major responsibilities including providing immigration legal services and case management social service support to immigrant crime victims, including victims of human trafficking. We are a busy non-profit agency serving the most diverse neighborhoods in the United States and the only non-profit in Alaska providing immigration legal services. We represent approximately 850 immigrants annually and also house a statewide Language Interpreter Center, dedicated to training bilingual Alaskans to be professional interpreters and provide an interpreter referral service.

Requirements: J.D. degree, license to practice law in Alaska (may hire contingent upon passing the next Alaska Bar exam after date of hire), excellent written and oral communication skills and work experience with culturally diverse clients, civil rights issues and domestic violence and sexual assault programs. Strong preference for bilingual applicants. EOE

Salary DOE. Open until filled.

Submit resume and writing sample to: Jason Baumetz, Legal Director, Alaska Institute for Justice, 431 W. 7th Ave., Suite 208 Anchorage, Alaska 99501 or via email at: jason.baumetz@akijp.org. (907) 279-2457.

(Posted 12/5/2017)


Anchorage: Magistrate Judge III - Alaska Court System

$6,303.00 Minimum Monthly
Closing Date: December 18, 2017

The Alaska Court System is accepting applications for a Magistrate Judge III (SR 22) in Anchorage. Under the general direction of the Presiding Judge, and pursuant to Alaska Statute (AS 22.15) and Alaska Rules of Court, the incumbent will set bail, issue warrants, and preside over misdemeanor and minor offense arraignments, felony first appearances, emergency children’s proceedings, ex parte domestic violence hearings, ex parte mental health commitments, emergency delinquency hearings, and traffic court.

This position is part of a team of Magistrate Judges assigned to a seven-on/seven-off work schedule with alternating day and night shifts. The team provides judicial services on weekends and holidays. The incumbent is subject to being on call 24 hours a day and performs duties evenings, on weekends, and holidays. A valid Alaska Driver’s License is required. Some hearings are conducted at the Anchorage Jail, Alaska Psychiatric Institute, and McLaughlin Youth Center.

The incumbent may also serve as training judge for other magistrate judges and may serve on special committee assignments.

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

Preferred: Graduation from an accredited law school with a JD degree AND active membership in the Alaska Bar Association.

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (3-5 pages) not substantially edited by someone else, and a list of three professional references to: ACS Human Resources, 820 W. Fourth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501; or email to recruitment@akcourts.us by Monday, December 18, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

For detailed job and benefit information, please visit http://courts.alaska.gov/hr/index.htm.

(Posted 12/5/2017)


Anchorage: Assistant Municipal Prosecutor - Municipality of Anchorage

The Assistant Municipal Prosecutor duties entail screening pre-arraignment cases, drafting and negotiating sentencing resolutions, preparing and conducting trials, and daily court hearings including arraignment, sentencing, restitution hearings, etc. Position may include some motion and/or appellate work. Further work includes reviewing, evaluating and compiling evidentiary materials, occasional weekend duty, and responding to inquiries for information and assistance from the general public, APD, outside attorneys, witnesses, and victims. It is also expected that the Assistant Municipal Prosecutor will participate in out-of-office training events with APD and other agencies.

Salary will depend upon the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. A comprehensive benefits package is provided as well as retirement (PERS). Candidates who are interested in applying can submit a cover letter and a resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience. Candidates must also submit a professional writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. The cover letter, resume and writing sample can be mailed to: Seneca Theno, Municipal Prosecutor, PO Box 196650 Anchorage, AK 99519 or emailed to thenosa@muni.org.

(Posted 12/4/2017)


Anchorage: Chief of Workers' Comp Adjudications - The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is recruiting for the Chief of Workers’ Compensation Adjudications for the Division of Workers' Compensation.

This position:

  • Directly supervises the staff and activities of the Division’s adjudications section.
  • Reviews decisions issued by the Board to ensure consistency with statutory and other criteria.
  • Performs adjudicative duties unique to board operations, including the conduct of public hearings as the board designated chairman on issues of extreme legal complexity and cases of first impression.
  • Researches statutes, regulations, treatises, and case law and provides interpretive guidelines to staff and board members. Replies to highly technical questions, both legal and procedural, and participates in conferences to promote public understanding of the Act and legal precedents.
  • Recommends legislative and regulatory changes to the Director. Testifies before the legislature on statutory and regulatory matters.
  • May represent the Director at public meetings or other agency functions. May act for director in his/her absence.
  • Function as a member of the Division’s senior staff management team, including creation and implementation of policies and procedures that define division operations, resource allocation, and performance review.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A member in good standing of the Alaska Bar Association.

AND

Substantial experience in the practice of workers' compensation law in Alaska.

For full job bulletin, please see Chief of Workers' Compensation Adjudication (PCN 07-3005).

(Posted 11/30/2017)


Anchorage: Staff Attorney - Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Alaska Legal Services Corporation is currently seeking a full-time staff attorney in the Anchorage office, starting as soon as possible, to serve as a complaint analyst for ALSC’s fair housing program.

ALSC is a private non-profit law firm providing free civil legal assistance to low-income Alaskans through 11 offices throughout the state. The fair housing program works to eliminate illegal housing discrimination and promotes equal access to housing by providing education, outreach, technical assistance, and enforcement opportunities specifically related to federal, state, and local fair housing laws.

This position’s duties and responsibilities include: fair housing complaint intake and screening, complaint analysis and referral, client advocacy for the administrative and judicial enforcement of fair housing laws, statewide fair housing hotline call response, technical assistance to attorneys and housing professionals regarding fair housing laws, community outreach and education concerning the availability of fair housing enforcement and testing, and detailed recordkeeping.

Applicants must be either admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver. Information on Bar Rule 43 can be found at http://www.alaskabar.org. Experience in civil rights or fair housing legal work and familiarity with cross-cultural situations desirable. Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Internet and e-mail, and data entry).

ALSC is strongly committed to employing a diverse staff. Alaska Natives, Native Americans, other minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Salary $43,224 to $63,360 per year DOE. Generous leave and benefits package. Position open until filled; applicants are urged to apply soon. To apply, submit resume, writing sample, and list of three professional references to: Dan Coons, Fair Housing Project Director at dcoons@alsc-law.org.

(Posted 11/20/2017)


Anchorage: Corporate Counsel - Alutiiq, LLC

Provides senior management of Afognak Native Corporation, Alutiiq, LLC and their subsidiaries with legal advice regarding laws relating to Alaska Natives and ANCSA corporations, federal government contracting law, corporate and business law, employment law and litigation.

Primary Duties:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts including non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, consulting agreements, subcontracts, and real property leases.
  • Manage litigation including the selection and management of outside counsel.
  • Represent and counsel entities on government contracts and disputes, including bid protests and contract and subcontract claims.
  • Advise Board of Directors regarding regulations governing ANCSA corporations, the Shareholder annual meeting and election process (including the solicitation of proxies), and other corporate governance issues.
  • Advise Shareholder Services Department regarding share transfer matters and other issues.
  • Assist with the acquisition and maintenance of appropriate business licenses, registrations and other legal documents required to perform work outside of the U.S.
  • Assist with matters regarding SBA compliance in connection with 8(a) Business Development Program.
  • Assist with strategic acquisitions and joint ventures.
  • Assist with the protection of intellectual property.

Qualifications/Skills:
(1) J.D. from an accredited law school; (2) member of the Alaska Bar, or have the ability to waive into the Alaska Bar; and (3) minimum 5 years of experience practicing law.

Experience in the following areas is preferred:

  • federal government contracting.
  • the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program and its application to Alaska Native Corporations. o corporate governance issues, annual elections and proxy matters, and ANCSA.
  • drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts and other transactional documents.
  • general corporate and business law, intellectual property law (including trademark and copyright law) and employment law. o Managing litigation and outside counsel.
  • international business compliance matters, (including compliance with import/export laws and anti-corruption laws).

For full job description, please see www.alutiiq.com,

(Posted 11/16/2017)


Anchorage: Staff Attorney - Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Alaska Legal Services Corporation has an opening for a full-time staff attorney in the Anchorage office to start as soon as can be arranged. Position involves intake and casework for low-income Alaskans facing critical civil legal issues that impact their health, safety and stability within the Municipality of Anchorage.

Applicants must be either admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver. Information on Bar Rule 43 can be found at http://www.alaskabar.org.

Familiarity with cross-cultural situations desirable. Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Internet and e-mail, and data entry).

ALSC is strongly committed to employing a diverse staff. Native Americans, other minorities, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Salary $43,224 to $63,360 per year DOE. Generous leave and benefits package. Position will be open until filled. To apply, submit resume, writing sample, and list of three professional references to: Maggie Humm, Supervising Attorney at mhumm@alsc-law.org.

(Posted 11/15/2017)


Anchorage:  Family Law/Criminal Defense Attorney

Associate Attorney wanted for a well-established Law Firm for Criminal Defense, Family Law and Civil Law. Must be an Alaska Bar member and eager to do Jury Trials and other Hearings and Trials. Successful candidate will be self-motivated and organized.   Salary depending on experience. Interested applicants should send a resume and writing sample to looda@gci.net or via fax to 907-522-2316

(Posted 11/8/2017) 


Anchorage: Staff Attorney - Alaska Institute for Justice

The Alaska Institute for Justice seeks a full-time staff attorney for our Anchorage office with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and experience working with diverse communities.  The position has several major responsibilities including providing immigration legal services and case management social service support to immigrant crime victims, including victims of human trafficking. We are a busy non-profit agency serving the most diverse neighborhoods in the United States and the only non-profit in Alaska providing immigration legal services. We represent approximately 850 immigrants annually and also house a statewide Language Interpreter Center, dedicated to training bilingual Alaskans to be professional interpreters and provide an interpreter referral service. 

Requirements: J.D. degree, license to practice law in Alaska (may hire contingent upon passing the next Alaska Bar exam after date of hire), excellent written and oral communication skills and work experience with culturally diverse clients, civil rights issues and domestic violence and sexual assault programs.  Strong preference for bilingual applicants.  EOE

Salary DOE.  Open until filled.

Submit resume and writing sample to:

Jason Baumetz, Legal Director
Alaska Institute for Justice, 431 W. 7th Ave., Suite 208. Anchorage, Alaska 99501.
jason.baumetz@akijp.org
907-279-2457

(Posted 11/2/2017)


Anchorage: Real Estate/Corporate Attorney - Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP

Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP is seeking an attorney with 2 or more years of experience to support and complement its existing real estate, business transaction and corporate practice. All letters of interest will be held in strict confidence. Please send resumes to dawng@lbblawyers.com.

(Posted 10/30/2017)


Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Clayton & Diemer, LLC

The law firm of Clayton & Diemer, LLC seeks an associate attorney in support of active civil litigation and commercial transaction practice. Three to five years of experience with complex commercial transactions and healthcare law is preferred. Competitive candidate demonstrates the ability to support all aspects of civil litigation including discovery, pre-trial motion practice and court proceedings. Experience with insurance defense is preferred. Clayton & Diemer is a well-established Alaska law firm with a dynamic practice. We demand high standards and we offer growth opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits. E-mail resume and five-page writing sample to peter.diemer@CDlaw.pro.

(Posted 10/20/2017) 


Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Ducey & Associates

The law firm of Ducey & Associates LLC is seeking an associate attorney with at least 3 years’ experience to assist in a busy civil litigation firm. The successful candidate should possess excellent writing skills, be able to work independently and be interested in pursuing a civil litigation practice. Prior trial experience and/or civil litigation experience is recommended. Ducey & Associates covers a variety of interesting matters ranging from employment law to insurance defense and business transactions. Salary and benefits are competitive and DOE. Email cover letter and resume to cld@duceylawak.com or fax to 907-222-5026.

(Posted 10/17/2017)


Anchorage: Legal Internship - Office of Administrative Hearings

The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) is seeking applicants for an legal internship this fall. The internship is based in OAH’s Anchorage office. This is an unpaid position with no benefits.

Duties include:

1) Providing research assistance to OAH’s ten administrative law judges;
2) Assisting with OAH’s project putting OAH’s decisions into OAH’s subject index; and
3) Providing other assistance as requested by the Chief or Deputy Chief ALJ, including drafting decisions

Perks include:

1) A congenial working environment;
2) An opportunity to sit in on various hearings and mediations held at OAH;
3) Exposure to different areas of administrative law; and
4) Projects which are intellectually challenging.

Housing is not provided. The intern would need to arrange for his/her own housing in the greater Anchorage, Alaska area at his/her own expense. Because of the need to train an intern on our case management system, the successful intern would need to be willing to make at least an eight-week commitment of between 20-29 hours per week (but not more than 130 hours per month). A twelve-week commitment is preferred.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and three professional references to Kathleen A. Frederick, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings, 550 W. Seventh Avenue, Ste. 1940, Anchorage, AK 99501.

(Posted 8/25/2017)


Bethel: Assistant District Attorney - State of Alaska

The Bethel District Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill an Assistant District Attorney position.  This lively office is responsible for prosecution of criminal cases in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and Interior Alaska.  The position requires frequent court appearances in the superior and district courts at Bethel and often telephonic appearances in more rural village courts.  There is significant trial work, including pre-trial motion practice. There are opportunities for travel to some of the 64 communities in the area, and some travel may be required in connection with trial work in other court locations. 

The Bethel office provides ample opportunity to acquire experience in a wide variety of criminal prosecutions, both misdemeanor and felony, in a short period of time. Assistant District Attorneys who fulfill a two year commitment in a rural location are given a preference when being considered to fill vacancies in other district attorney offices in the state.  A rural commitment is a great way to acquire a variety of experience that is highly valued within the division.

The Bethel Office is an excellent placement for a person who enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, boating and camping.  Bethel is also a fantastic place for those interested in indigenous cultures, or one who seeks a culturally diverse environment. 

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Applications will be considered as they are received. Interested candidates who would like additional information may contact Assistant Attorney General Andrew Peterson at (907) 269-6292, or by e-mail at Andrew.Peterson@alaska.gov. For application instructions, please visit our website at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 11/8/2017) 


Bethel: Native Law Staff Attorney - Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (“ALSC”) is seeking a full-time staff attorney to provide legal services to Association of Village Council Presidents (“AVCP”) member Tribes and tribal members. This position primarily involves representation of tribal clients in state child welfare proceedings and enforcing the Indian Child Welfare Act, and may also involve litigating other Native law matters on behalf of AVCP Tribes and tribal members. The Bethel ICWA attorney will be housed within the AVCP ICWA department, but will be supervised and supported by ALSC staff.  Travel to both rural and urban areas may be required. 

ALSC is a private, nonprofit law firm that provides high-quality free civil legal assistance to low-income Alaskans.  ALSC supports 11 offices that collectively serve every community in Alaska. 

The Bethel ICWA attorney will be expected to manage a caseload of state court child in need of aid cases and will also have the opportunity to participate in appellate and impact litigation. A successful applicant will have a background in communicating and interacting effectively in cross-cultural situa­tions, and a commitment to race equity work. 

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, and be computer proficient (Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet, e-mail and data entry).  Familiarity with Alaska Native issues desired. 

Salary $58,848 – $81,840 per year DOE. Generous leave and benefits package, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses, provided. Position will be open until filled. 

Preference in hiring given to Alaska Native and Native American applicants. 

To apply, send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and professional references to:

Pearl Pickett, Native Law Supervising Attorneyat ppickett@alsc-law.org,

AA/EOE

(Posted 11/2/2017)


Bethel: Associate General Counsel

Start Date: January 2, 2018

The Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tribal consortium of fifty-six federally recognized tribes. Tucked away between two of Southwest Alaska’s major rivers in an area the size of the State of New York, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is the traditional home of the Yup’ik, Cup’ik, and Athabascan people. AVCP is a fast-paced environment, where we value innovative thinking, team-work, and our traditional Yup’ik and Cup’ik values.

The Associate General Counsel is responsible for typical in-house counsel duties, including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts; advising departments in the areas of human resource management, compliance, and risk management; and maintaining and updating corporate governance records. The Associate General Counsel’s duties also include providing advice and legal analysis to a wide range of social services departments (from child welfare to transportation); helping to ensure federal and state grant compliance; and researching and engaging the foremost native law issues (from lands into trust to subsistence rights). Opportunities for travel throughout the region by air, water, or ice are available.

Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Alaska, or able to become admitted to practice law in Alaska within one (1) year of hire. Three (3) years of experience in corporate, non-profit, or Native law preferred. Cold weather tolerance or substantial winter gear strongly recommended.

AVCP offers a competitive salary; generous benefits package and retirement plan; and relocation reimbursement. To apply, send cover letter and résumé to Joy Anderson, janderson@avcp.org.

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

(Posted 10/30/2017) 


Fairbanks: Law Clerk I - Alaska Court System

The Position and Organization: The Alaska Court System (ACS) is accepting applications for a Law Clerk to serve a Superior Court Judge in Fairbanks. This position will be available in January 2018 and may extend through the 2018-2019 term. The incumbent will perform research relating to motions before the court, summarize case files, and prepare memoranda and recommendations. The position may organize files, review case files for procedural sufficiency, and review orders and judgments prepared for signature.

An applicant should have the ability to:

  • Draft legal documents, reports, and correspondence independently or from general oral and written instructions;
  • Effectively establish priorities and function with a high degree of independence;
  • Use legal resources such as the Alaska Rules of Court and Alaska Statutes;
  • Work cooperatively with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited law school with an LLB or JD.

Compensation and Benefits: The current monthly salary for this position is $4,085.00. The ACS provides a variety of benefits for eligible employees, which are a significant part of the total compensation package.

The following are typical benefits available to law clerks:

  • Medical and dental coverage for employee and eligible dependents;
  • Vision plan (optional);
  • 11 paid holidays per year;
  • Personal leave accrual based on years of creditable state service;
  • Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan (SBS) in lieu of contributions to Social Security;
  • Alaska Deferred Compensation Plan (optional).

To Be Considered: Submit a cover letter, comprehensive resume, law school transcripts, a brief writing sample not substantially edited by someone else, and two letters of recommendation from law professors or others familiar with the applicant’s work.

By regular mail: Ronald Woods, Area Court Administrator, Alaska Court System, 101 Lacey Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701.

(Posted 12/5/2017)


Fairbanks: Associate Attorney – Downes, Tallerico, & Schwalm Law Firm, LLC

Downes, Tallerico, & Schwalm Law Firm, LLC, a successful, fast paced general practice law firm, is seeking an Associate Attorney. The work will involve civil and criminal litigation, with a heavy emphasis on family law. Applicants must be a member of the Alaska Bar Association and have excellent litigation skills. Candidates must also have excellent research and writing and communications skills, and should be hardworking and organized. Salary depends on experience. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Gregg Heminger at gregg@goldenheartlaw.com.

(Posted 11/13/2017)


Juneau: Staff Attorney - Alaska Public Defender Agency

The Alaska Public Defender Agency is currently hiring a staff attorney for its Juneau 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 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 Jin Chong at jin.chong@alaska.gov. 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.

(Posted 12/7/2017)


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: daowen@hoffmanblasco.com attention Robert P. Blasco.

(Posted 10/30/2017)


Juneau: Administrative Law Judge - Office of Administrative Hearings

Tax-Qualified Administrative Law Judge (Range 25), Juneau (Office of Administrative Hearings). A tax-qualified administrative law judge presides over a variety of administrative adjudications, including state tax appeals (such as oil and gas production tax) and cases involving complex economic regulation. Applicants must have at least four years of professional experience as a tax attorney, CPA practicing in the area of tax, or a tax administrator (AS 43.05.420(b)) and must have been licensed to practice law in Alaska for at least two years (AS 44.64.040(b)). The ideal candidate will have significant complex litigation experience, have proven ability to analyze complex legal and factual issues under time constraints, and will have excellent legal writing skills. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Kathleen A. Frederick, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings, 550 W. Seventh Avenue, Ste. 1940, Anchorage, AK 99501.

Applicants selected for an interview will also be required to fill out a job application that will be provided prior to the interview.

Position open until filled.

(Posted 8/30/2017)


Ketchikan: Ketchikan Gateway Borough Attorney

Summary: The Borough Attorney performs complex executive and professional level work as the chief legal advisor to the Mayor and Assembly, Borough staff and to various boards and the Planning Commission. The Borough Attorney is appointed by, serves at the pleasure of, and reports directly to the Mayor and Assembly. This position requires a highly experienced executive level attorney. The Borough Attorney supervises Law Department staff and is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating the Borough’s legal efforts as directed by the Assembly.

Alaska experience and knowledge is preferred. The Borough Attorney must be an assertive, intelligent person who is a good listener. The Attorney must be able to express ideas and relate information clearly and effectively and provide objective advice about controversial matters. The Attorney must practice public openness and process and be of unquestioned personal and professional integrity. The Attorney must project a professional presence in manner, appearance, and behavior and be willing to devote substantial amounts of time to meetings and activities occurring beyond normal business hours. The Attorney must be comfortable working in a single attorney office.

Education/Experience: Graduate of an accredited law school and four years of experience in the area of public or municipal law. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Alaska. If not already licensed, must be eligible to be licensed and must obtain a license within 6 months of hire.

To Apply: For job description and application, visit the Borough website at: www.kgbak.us/humanresources

Inquiries may be directed to Assistant Borough Manager, Deanna Thomas at deannat@kgbak.us, 907-228-6633 or Human Resources Administrator, Karolyn Hallmann at karolynh@kgbak.us, 907-228-6672.

Salary: $120,000-$140,000 DOQ plus excellent benefits package.

First review of applications will be December 18, 2017/

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is an EOE.

(Posted 12/4/2017)


Nome: Staff Attorney - Kawerak, Inc.

Kawerak Incorporated is recruiting for a regular full time Staff Attorney. Our offices are located in Nome, AK. The Staff Attorney provides legal services to the tribal governments in the Bering Strait region. This position will work closely with and be supervised by the General Counsel. The Staff Attorney will provide advice and legal services to the region's tribes and to Kawerak program staff regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), development and implementation of tribal justice systems, tribal laws and policies and other tribal legal matters. The Staff Attorney will also develop programs and take actions which support and expand tribal sovereignty and self-governance, and monitor and analyze legal and political developments affecting tribal government in Alaska and disseminate such information to the tribes. The Staff Attorney is expected to travel frequently to meet with Tribal Councils, and to provide training in such subject areas.

Qualifications include:

  • Law degree from accredited law school required. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Alaska, or able to become licensed in Alaska within six months of employment.
  • Working knowledge of Alaska Native legal issues such as ICWA and tribal jurisdiction, preferred.
  • Experience in cross-cultural and rural environments preferred.
  • Two years active practice as an attorney preferred.

This position is subject to requirements regarding criminal and civil child protection history established by Kawerak as incorporated from the Alaska Barrier Crimes Act AS 47.05.310-47.05.390, 7 AAC 10,900-10. Native Preference per PL 93-638.

Send resumes to Barbara Fagerstrom at bfagerstrom@kawerak.org or (907) 443-4443 (fax).

(Posted 12/14/2017)


Palmer: Attorney - Golter Law Office, LLC

Golter Law Office, LLC is an established firm located in Palmer, Alaska. The firm offers a diverse practice, and its areas of expertise include: family law, real estate, business, landlord and tenant, wills and probate, and general civil litigation. We are seeking a personable, energetic, and driven individual, who has excellent verbal and written communication skills. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references by e-mail to hayes.jmatthew@gmail.com or by mail to 348 S. Denali Street, Palmer, AK 99645.

(Posted 10/20/2017)


Virginia: Alexandria Virginia - Staff Attorney

The UkpeaÄ¡vik Iñupiat Corporation (“UIC”) is seeking a staff attorney for corporate legal and government affairs. The individual will conduct some legal research, work on transactional matters to include reviewing, drafting and providing consultation on a variety of issues related to UIC’s businesses and operations.

Qualifications include:

  • Active Alaska Bar Association membership.
  • A strong work ethic and desire to practice law for an Alaska Native Corporation.
  • At least five years of experience in the practice of law in relevant fields.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to balance multiple projects and priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially listening skills.
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • A working understanding of the compliance requirements of UIC’s lines of business.

To view the full job description and to apply please go to: www.uicalaska.com\careers

(Posted 10/27/2017)


Washington, D.C. or San Francisco: Program Advocate or Attorney - Alaska Project, Natural Resources Defense Council

Position Summary:

NRDC is seeking an experienced attorney or policy advocate for our Alaska Project, working in NRDC’s office in Washington, DC or San Francisco with periodic travel to Alaska and elsewhere, providing highly effective advocacy, collaboration, and leadership in challenging, high stakes conservation campaigns across a spectrum of forums, focusing principally on federal public lands and waters in Alaska.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting successful advocacy related to conservation of natural areas and wildlife in and offshore Alaska, preferably including legal advocacy;
  • Coordinating with and enhancing the advocacy efforts of other groups working to conserve natural values and places in Alaska, including local and regional partners and Alaska Natives;
  • Developing strong substantive expertise in scientific, technical, and legal issues relevant to Alaska conservation;
  • Collaborating with and providing expertise and strategic assistance to NRDC staff in other projects and programs;
  • Drafting briefing papers, formal comments, testimony, and other advocacy documents;
  • Communicating effectively with media professionals about Alaska conservation issues;
  • Contributing to NRDC public communications, including social media;
  • Assisting with outreach to NRDC members, donors, and funders;
  • Staffing NRDC leadership for high level meetings; and
  • Contributing to making NRDC’s work more relevant to diverse communities and interest groups;

Qualifications

  • Either (i) a law degree or advanced degree in the natural sciences and a minimum of 3 years’ professional experience related to federal policy advocacy, or (ii) a relevant bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ such experience;
  • Demonstrated success both (i) working collegially on and (ii) providing leadership in, policy advocacy;
  • Strong aptitude for mastering scientific and technical background for policy debates;
  • Highly developed writing skills.
  • Experience with GIS is desirable but not required.

To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter here.

(Posted 12/1/2017)


United States Environmental Protection Agency Recruitment - Regional Counsel

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is recruiting for a Senior Executive Service (SES) position in the Office of Regional Counsel (ORC), Region 4, Atlanta, GA. This is a recruitment for the position of Regional Counsel. The Regional Counsel serves as Region 4’s principal legal advisor to the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance(OECA), and regional leadership and management regarding legal advice, policy recommendations on counseling, and enforcement matters.

The Regional Counsel also manages resource, plans and prepares budget plans, and assigns and evaluates work. The Regional Counsel has high involvement in reviewing and resolving legal questions relating to regulations, lawsuits, enforcement actions, and executive orders involving federal statutes affecting Agency programs that include but are not limited to the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, etc. The Regional Counsel reports to both the Assistant Administrator for OECA and the Assistant Administrator for the Office of General Counsel (OGC).

To obtain a more detailed description of this announcement, please refer to USA Jobs Announcement Number EPA-SES-2018-0002 or click on the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/484628600

(Posted 12/4/2017)


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