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(Updated 8/18/2017)

 

Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General - State of Alaska

The Child Protection section in the Anchorage Attorney General’s Offices is recruiting for a full-time attorney. The primary responsibility of the attorney in these positions is to handle child-in-need-of-aid cases in the Anchorage office. The case load is heavy and focused on litigation. These positions require extensive superior court trial work and a significant amount of written motion practice. The attorneys in these positions also may be called upon to handle civil commitment hearings and adult guardianship proceedings. The attorneys may also have the opportunity to work on child welfare policy and participate in special projects aimed at improving the child welfare system in Alaska. Some travel within Alaska will be necessary.

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

For additional information about this position, contact Carla Erickson at (907) 269-5140.

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 September 5, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available.

(Posted 8/18/2017)


Anchorage: Attorney-Advisor

Position: Attorney-Advisor
Geographic region: Pacific Northwest
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Application Deadline: 8/22/2017

Position Description and Duties:
The position is for an Attorney-Advisor for the Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. The issues largely relate to disability determinations in applications for Social Security Disability Benefits and Supplemental Security Income. An Attorney-Advisor drafts grammatically and technically correct, persuasive, legally sufficient decisions on behalf of Administrative Law Judges which are supported by the evidence and addresses all medical and legal aspects of the case. An Attorney-Advisor insures the decisions are appropriate for issuance to claimants and representatives and are consistent with the agency rules and regulations. An Attorney-Advisor reviews and analyzes remanded decisions to insure Court and/or Agency instructions are followed. As appropriate, an Attorney-Advisor makes recommendations to the Administrative Law Judges to insure an accurate, legally sufficient decision is issued.

Skills:

  • Exceptional legal writing skills, including great attention to detail.
  • Ability to produce high quality work product within designated time constraints.
  • Ability to review and analyze voluminous medical records efficiently.

Salary range:
The Attorney-Advisor position is subject to the Government General Schedule pay scale. The Attorney-Advisor position is categorized as a GS 9/11/12 position. Salary will be determined based on experience as adjusted for the locality. See also: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2017/general-schedule/

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter, proof of bar membership and good standing, resume, references, and writing sample of no more than seven pages in length. Submissions are to be sent to William Reeves, Hearing Office Director: william.reeves@ssa.gov. No phone calls, please.

(Posted 8/11/2017)


Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General, Alcohol Interdiction Prosecutor – Department of Law

The Alaska Department of Law, Office of Special Prosecutions, is recruiting for a full time attorney specializing in the area of alcohol interdiction. This position will prosecute alcohol-related offenses, including Title 4 violations. Alcohol abuse has been found to be a significant contributing factor to domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the state. Several Alaskan communities have elected to restrict alcohol possession or consumption in various ways - up to and included outlawing it completely. To help these communities achieve their goals, this prosecutor works in a coordinated effort with the Department of Public Safety, the U.S. Postal Service and federal law enforcement agencies to focus on interdicting illegal alcohol before it reaches these local option communities.

This prosecutor position is located in Anchorage and handles interdiction prosecution cases and appeals in the Anchorage, Nome, and Kotzebue areas. The position requires frequent travel to both Nome and Kotzebue for grand jury, evidentiary hearings, and trial, amongst other reasons. This is a statewide position where the attorney will share their expertise and resources by providing advice and training for other prosecutors in the district attorney’s offices and to local law enforcement.

The Office of Special Prosecutions is devoted to prosecuting complex crimes including cold cases, bootlegging, cybercrimes, environmental crimes, criminal non-payment of child support, violations of state tax law, and fraud in Medicaid, Welfare, Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, and worker’s compensation. The unit also reviews all deaths resulting from police officer-involved shootings, handles conflict cases from local district attorney offices, and other matters requiring special attention from prosecutors.

More information and application instructions may be found at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html. Applications for this position will be accepted through August 18, 2017.

(Posted 8/8/2017) 


Anchorage: Attorney - Guess & Rudd, P.C.

Guess & Rudd P.C. seeks an associate attorney to work in a busy law firm. Alaska Native law, natural resources, litigation or court clerking experience is preferred. Salary DOE. Excellent benefits. Resume, writing sample and references should be mailed to dswinney@guessrudd.com : Attn: Managing Shareholder or be mailed to Managing Shareholder, Guess & Rudd P.C., 1029 W. 3rd, Suite 400, Anchorage, AK 99501. Fax 907-793-2299. Guess & Rudd P.C. is an equal opportunity employer.

(Posted 8/3/2017)


Anchorage: Staff Attorney – Disability Law Center of Alaska

Closing: Midnight, August 31, 2017

Opportunity to join the disability rights movement with a progressive, non-profit public interest law firm. The Disability Law Center of Alaska is seeking a full-time staff attorney to promote and protect the legal and civil rights of Alaskans with disabilities.

The work of the staff attorney will include representing individuals in court, administrative hearings and meetings, developing class action and systems reform litigation, working with agencies and task forces on systems and policy issues, and community education and outreach.

Preferred applicants will have 3 years of legal experience and have accomplished written and oral advocacy skills. Experience specific to disability rights issues, particularly special education rights, is also preferred but not required. Applicants must be licensed in Alaska, be willing to sit for the next Alaska Bar Examination, or be eligible for reciprocity.

Download PDF of full job description at our website http://www.dlcak.org/html/employment.php

Compensation
Salary $45k + doe. Benefits include health, dental, vision, 403(b) plan, and generous paid personal leave. See http://www.dlcak.org/html/employment.php for more detail about the benefits.

Application
Please visit http://www.dlcak.org/html/employment.php for application instructions.

Questions? Contact Karen Tessandore, in Anchorage at 565-1002, Statewide at 1-800-478-1234

The Disability Law Center of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer. DLC particularly encourages applications from members of minority groups, people with disabilities and others whose backgrounds may contribute to more effective representation of low-income and underserved communities.

(Posted 8/1/2017)


Anchorage: Assistant Public Advocate – Office of Public Advocacy

The Office of Public Advocacy, Appeals and Statewide Defense Section, is seeking an attorney to represent parents and children in Child in Need of Aid (CINA) and guardianship cases. Our unit also handles juvenile delinquency cases, criminal trial cases, and criminal appeals, and some work within these areas is likely.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience working with indigent clients, litigating CINA or related cases, handling a high-volume caseload and working as a team.

This position is based in Anchorage. Some travel within Alaska is required. Compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package: medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement and a minimum of five weeks of paid leave. Salary range is commensurate with experience.

For further information, contact Marcy McDannel at marcelle.mcdannel@alaska.gov or (907) 269-6072. To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to marcelle.mcdannel@alaska.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

(Posted 7/28/2017)


Anchorage: Tribal Health Attorney - Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium anticipates expanding it legal team to support new and exciting initiatives to improve health care quality and access for Alaska Native patients and communities. We are seeking additional legal expertise to assist with new and developing partnerships and transactions, health care and medical staff issues, personnel matters, information technology and security issues, and regulatory compliance.

Ideal candidates will have at least seven years of experience in health law or another relevant field; an understanding of “Indian law,” the intersection between medical staff and employment issues, and government contracting; demonstrated experience working for complex clients in a team-oriented environment; exquisitely good judgment; and the ability to reconcile competing legal principles to assist ANTHC in finding innovative ways to achieve its vision that “Alaska Natives are the healthiest people in the world.”

The Consortium works with Alaska’s Tribal health organizations and over 229 federally recognized Tribes to administer the Alaska Tribal Health System. The Consortium partners with Southcentral Foundation to co-manage the 150+ bed Alaska Native Medical Center, which is a Level II Trauma Center and has achieved Magnet status in recognition of nursing excellence. ANTHC also provides community and environmental health services; constructs health clinics and water and sanitation systems in rural Alaska; develops and deploys telehealth technology; administers an epidemiology center; develops training for allied health providers; and provides technical assistance and support to other members of the Alaska Tribal Health System.

The Consortium’s main office is located in Anchorage, Alaska. In accordance with federal law, ANTHC applies Native Preference in hiring and contracting. Learn more about ANTHC at http://www.anthctoday.org/ and ANMC at http://www.anmc.org/.

For more information, please direct inquiries and resumes to Nacole Heslep, General Counsel at ndheslep@anthc.org with “Tribal Attorney B” in the subject line.

(Posted 7/27/2017)


Anchorage: Legal Fellow - ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska is looking to host a project-based fellow beginning in September 2018. Rising third-year law students or recent law-school graduates are encouraged to apply. The fellowship will be based in our office in Anchorage, Alaska.

We will work with the selected applicant to develop a proposal to be funded by a foundation—e.g., Equal Justice Works, Soros, or the Skadden Fellowship Foundation—or law school—e.g., Yale’s Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship or Chicago’s Postgraduate Public Interest Law Fellowship. We will help tailor a fellowship program to address an important civil liberties issue, to develop the fellow’s skills as a lawyer, and to satisfy the funding organization’s requirements. The ACLU of Alaska cannot offer funding from its own resources.

We are specifically looking to sponsor a fellow interested in developing a project addressing one of the following three areas: (1) prison conditions, specifically healthcare, mental health, and solitary confinement; (2) the constitutional right to privacy; or (3) voting rights, specifically as those rights are affected in rural areas.

Please find the complete job posting here: https://www.acluak.org/en/jobs/project-based-legal-fellow

Application

Please email a cover letter that includes how you learned of this position; an initial project proposal not exceeding two pages; your résumé; a writing sample; your law school transcript; and a list of three references to jobs@acluak.org with “Legal Fellow” in the subject line. All material should be submitted in PDF form. Although email is preferred, you may also mail your application to:

ACLU of Alaska
1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 207
Anchorage, AK 99503

The ACLU of Alaska will review applications on a rolling basis. We expect rising 3Ls or judicial clerks to be ready to start in September 2018. Current lawyers or recent graduates on a more flexible schedule are welcome to start earlier.

(Posted 7/11/2017)


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

https://admissions.alaskabar.org/rule-43. 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 7/10/2017)


Anchorage: Government Relations Specialist - Alaska Institute for Justice

This position has several major job responsibilities, including working with tribes and state and federal government agencies, preparing written reports and legal analysis, reviewing legislation related to disaster relief and response, land use planning and hazard mitigation.  Demonstrated commitment to environmental and social justice is critical to this position.  The Alaska Institute for Justice’s (AIJ) mission is to protect the human and civil rights of Alaskans.  AIJ’s Research and Policy Institute is dedicated to social and environmental justice research to inform public policy at the local, national and international level. 

Specific Duties:

  • Work with AIJ staff on public policy and advocacy issues important to the Research and Policy Institute
  • Collaborate with the AIJ team to develop and implement strategies to promote AIJ’s Research and Policy climate justice priorities related to population displacement
  • Monitor, analyze, and recommend appropriate responses to legislative and regulatory developments that have implications for AIJ’s Research and Policy Institute priorities and the people they serve
  • Work with the AIJ team to draft legislative analysis, position statements, white papers, reports, articles, fact sheets, issue briefs, and other resources
  • Collaborate in planning and implementing AIJ Research and Policy Institute events and meetings with government and non-profit agencies

Minimum Qualifications:
Demonstrated commitment to social and environmental issues.  Minimum two years public policy or legal work experience.  J.D., B.A. or B.S. degree in public policy and prior government relations experience preferred.  Previous work experience with Alaska Native communities.  Computer keyboarding and office skills required.  Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required.

Salary: DOE with a generous benefits package

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

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

The Alaska Institute for Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 7/6/2017)


Anchorage: Attorney – Russell Wagg Meshke & Budzinski, P.C.

The law firm of Russell Wagg Meshke & Budzinski (RWMB) seeks to associate with one or more employment law attorneys who represent and advise employers in Alaska. We represent employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters, and an employment law attorney would be compatible with our practice. We offer professional office space, excellent support staff, including paralegal and billing staff, and a friendly, open, and collegial environment. We offer an unusual compensation structure that is based on individual productivity rather than a traditional pyramid structure. At RWMB an attorney’s compensation is based on his/her own personal productivity and not that of others with little lag time in realizing the reward for that work. If you have an active practice and you would like to receive the maximum benefit of your work without the hassle of establishing your own office, please contact Rick Wagg, managing partner, at (907)375-8110. Our office is located at 510 L Street, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501.

(Posted 6/30/2017)


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 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 courtney.porter-huff@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 6/22/2017)


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: james@crowsonlaw.com.

(Posted 6/22/2017)


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, twood@jdolaw.com, 3000 A Street, Suite. 300, Anchorage, AK 99503. 

(Posted 6/22/2017)


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 dhinds@richmondquinn.com.

(updated 6/27/2017)


Bethel: Assistant Attorney General - State of Alaska

The Child Protection section in the Bethel Attorney General’s Offices is recruiting for a full-time attorney. The primary responsibility of the attorney in these positions is to handle child-in-need-of-aid cases in the Bethel office. The case load is heavy and focused on litigation. These positions require extensive superior court trial work and a significant amount of written motion practice. The attorneys in these positions also may be called upon to handle civil commitment hearings and adult guardianship proceedings. The attorneys may also have the opportunity to work on child welfare policy and participate in special projects aimed at improving the child welfare system in Alaska. Some travel within Alaska will be necessary.

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

For additional information about this position, contact Carla Erickson at (907) 269-5140.

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 September 5, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available.

(Posted 8/18/2017)


Bethel: Assistant District Attorney - Bethel District Attorney's Office

The Bethel District Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill a full-time assistant district attorney position. This 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 village courts. This position provides an immediate opportunity to gain trial experience and to independently manage a caseload of misdemeanor and felony offenses. There is significant trial work, including pre-trial motion practice.

This position requires the ability to think critically and logically; the ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing; the ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a deadline controlled atmosphere; and the ability to manage numerous matters simultaneously. There are opportunities for travel to some of the 56 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. This is also an excellent placement for a person who enjoys outdoor activities, one who is interested in indigenous cultures, or one who seeks a culturally diverse environment.

Additional information and application instructions may be found by visiting the Department of Law website at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html. Applications will be accepted through August 27, 2017.

(Posted 8/18/2017)


Bethel: Staff Attorney - Alaska Legal Services Corporstion

Alaska Legal Services Corporation has an opening for a full-time attorney in Bethel, funded through a Department of Justice Violence Against Women Act grant. The staff attorney will be part of a unique pilot project that provides legal representation to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in various civil proceedings in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta area and that also seeks to build capacity of the tribal courts in the region in addressing domestic violence issues. The attorney will work under the supervision of ALSC’s Rural Supervising Attorney, and will work closely with the staff of the Tundra Women’s Coalition and with the Association of Village Council Presidents.

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 Rule 43 can be found at http://www.alaskabar.org (Alaska Bar Association website).

Experience working with victims of domestic violence/sexual assault, preferred but not required. Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Internet, e-mail, and data entry).

Salary $58,848 — $81,840 per year DOE. Generous personal leave and benefits package, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses, provided. ALSC is strongly committed to employing a diverse staff. Native Americans, other minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position open until filled. Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to: Leigh Dickey, Supervising Attorney at ldickey@alsc-law.org.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone or email inquiries regarding the status of your application, please.

(Posted 8/1/2017)


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: Sydney Tarzwell, Native Law Supervising Attorney at starzwell@alsc-law.org

AA/EOE

(Posted 6/30/2017)


Fairbanks: Assistant Attorney General - State of Alaska

The Child Protection section in the Fairbanks Attorney General’s Offices is recruiting for a full-time attorney. The primary responsibility of the attorney in these positions is to handle child-in-need-of-aid cases in the Fairbanks office. The case load is heavy and focused on litigation. These positions require extensive superior court trial work and a significant amount of written motion practice. The attorneys in these positions also may be called upon to handle civil commitment hearings and adult guardianship proceedings. The attorneys may also have the opportunity to work on child welfare policy and participate in special projects aimed at improving the child welfare system in Alaska. Some travel within Alaska will be necessary.

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

For additional information about this position, contact Carla Erickson at (907) 269-5140.

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 September 5, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available.

(Posted 8/18/2017)


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 8/11/2017)


Fairbanks: Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney - Americorps

New Mexico Legal Aid has received a multi-state grant from AmeriCorps to host one-year AmeriCorps members to facilitate the medical-legal partnership (MLP) program serving American Indians and Alaskan Natives throughout the US. 14 members will be recruited throughout the US as follows: six attorneys in Alaska (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kodiak, Kenai, Nome, Sitka), four attorneys in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), and one attorney in each Arizona (Phoenix), Nebraska (Omaha), New Mexico (Albuquerque) and Utah (Montezuma Creek). The attorney selected will be housed at host site’s local office. AmeriCorps Member will ideally begin as soon as possible and be in place for one year. Members may be eligible to continue their service for two additional one-year terms. Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) will be the host site for the Alaska fellows. 

A complete position description with additional information and application instructions can be found at https://www.alsc-law.org/job-opportunities/

(Posted 7/10/2017)


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 8/3/2017)


Juneau: Attorney - Legislative Counsel

The position of Legislative Counsel in the Division of Legal Services for the Legislative Affairs Agency is available. This is a full time position. The position is located in Juneau, AK. The person hired must be admitted to the Alaska State Bar. The position is in the exempt service and is subject to certain restrictions on partisan political activity. The salary is Range 23 ($7,340 per month) of the state salary schedule for Juneau exempt employees, and may be negotiable up to Range 24 ($7,853 per month) depending on experience. General Duties include:

1. drafting legislation and amendments to legislation while taking into account form and style, legal problems, relationship to existing law, etc.;
2. providing opinions on legal issues to legislators and committees;
3. assisting the revisor of statutes in editorial work relating to publication of the Alaska Statutes; and
4. other duties as may be assigned.

Preference will be given to applicants with superior writing skills and knowledge of constitutional and legal principles. Familiarity with Alaska Statutes, Alaska Rules of Court, the Alaska Manual of Legislative Drafting, and the Uniform Rules of the Alaska Legislature is desirable.

Interested applicants need to send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample.

Applications must be received at the below address by 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017:

Legislative Affairs Agency
Personnel Office
State Capitol, 120 4th St., Room 3
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Fax (907) 465-6557

(Posted 7/27/2017)


Juneau: Tribal Child Support Unit Attorney - Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is currently seeking a full-time staff attorney in the Juneau office, starting as soon as possible, to serve as attorney for the Tribal Child Support Unit. 

This positions duties and responsibilities include representing the Tlingit and Haida Tribal Child Support Unit (TCSU) in Tribal and State courts, drafting legal documents for child support and paternity cases, providing legal guidance to the TCSU agency, researching legal issues, interpreting statutes, rules and regulations relevant to child support and paternity.

Salary range $68,872 - $87,825 per year.  Position open until 4 pm, August 18, 2017.  Tlingit & Haida accepts electronic applications only.  For a full job description, please visit our website, https://ccthita.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=57 or www.ccthita-nsn.gov.  For questions contact Human Resources:  humanresources@ccthita-nsn.gov or Telephone 907-463-7707 or 463-7106.

(Posted 7/19/2017)


Kenai: Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney - Americorps

New Mexico Legal Aid has received a multi-state grant from AmeriCorps to host one-year AmeriCorps members to facilitate the medical-legal partnership (MLP) program serving American Indians and Alaskan Natives throughout the US. 14 members will be recruited throughout the US as follows: six attorneys in Alaska (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kodiak, Kenai, Nome, Sitka), four attorneys in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), and one attorney in each Arizona (Phoenix), Nebraska (Omaha), New Mexico (Albuquerque) and Utah (Montezuma Creek). The attorney selected will be housed at host site’s local office. AmeriCorps Member will ideally begin as soon as possible and be in place for one year. Members may be eligible to continue their service for two additional one-year terms. Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) will be the host site for the Alaska fellows. 

A complete position description with additional information and application instructions can be found at https://www.alsc-law.org/job-opportunities/

(Posted 7/10/2017)


Kenai: Alaska Public Defender Agency – Trial Attorney

The Alaska Public Defender Agency is currently hiring a staff attorney for its Kenai 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 Courtney Porter Huff at courtney.porter-huff@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 6/29/2017)


Palmer: Attorney - Golter Law Office, LLC

Golter Law Office, LLC is a small, 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 8/1/2017)


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

(Posted 8/15/2017)


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