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(Updated 4/26/2017)

 

Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska  

The Civil Division is offering a two-year fellowship in its Anchorage office that will begin in the fall of 2017. Candidates should be law graduates currently serving as full-time judicial clerks or who have recently completed a judicial clerkship; law graduates participating in government, academic, or public-interest fellowships that will be completed prior to the start date of the Department of Law’s fellowship; and exceptionally qualified law students in their final year at an accredited law school. 

Fellows will be part of the Opinions, Appeals, and Ethics Section and report to the Solicitor General. Each fellow will be assigned a mentor who specializes in appellate practice. 

In the first year, the fellow will participate in the full range of work handled in the Opinions, Appeals, and Ethics section. The fellow will handle and assist with civil appeals to Alaska’s superior and supreme courts and assist with special department projects. The fellow’s responsibilities will include drafting appellate briefs, presenting at least one oral argument, evaluating potential appeals, and sitting on moot courts for other attorneys. In the second year, the fellow will have the opportunity to partner with attorneys in other sections to work in a range of civil practice areas. Near the end of the fellowship period, the fellow will be eligible to apply for any open attorney positions at the Department.

The fellow will be chosen based on academic achievements, references, writing ability, and commitment to public service. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest in Alaska. Candidates should either be members of the Alaska Bar or must take and pass the Alaska bar exam in the February following the start of the fellowship (and must be able to practice in accordance with Alaska Bar Rule 44(3)(c)).

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 May 16, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available.

(Posted 4/26/2017) 


Anchorage: Attorney - Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot

Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot is seeking an attorney with 8+ years of transactional and commercial law experience, with a focus on business formation and mergers and acquisitions.  Work includes drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various commercial contracts.  Must be admitted to practice law in Alaska.  BHBC offers a collegial, professional, atmosphere. Compensation commensurate with experience, plus medical, disability, life, dental, 401(k), and vision benefits. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter to David Gross at dgross@bhb.com

(Posted 4/13/2017)


Anchorage: Hearing Examiner I – State of Alaska 

The Alaska Labor Relations Agency (ALRA) is a quasi-judicial agency that handles collective bargaining issues for public employers and public employees for the state, university, railroad, school districts, and political subdivisions within our jurisdiction. The mission of ALRA is to facilitate cooperative relations between Alaska’s public employers and the labor organizations that represent public employees. The agency is recruiting for a Hearing Examiner to help with this mission. 

Application Instructions:

Applications for this position may ONLY be accepted through the Workplace Alaska online application process OR by hardcopy. If you choose to apply using a hardcopy (paper) application, please follow the instructions on the WPA website’s “How to Apply” page. If you wish to apply, please click here. Please note that a legal writing sample is required to be attached with your application. The deadline for applying is on April 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from a law school approved by the American Bar Association.
AND
Two years of legal or quasi-judicial experience.

(Posted 4/12/2017)


Anchorage: Mid-Level Associate Attorney - Jermian, Dunnagan & Owens  

Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens, an Alaskan law firm, seeks a highly qualified mid-level associate attorney with experience in employee benefits.  The candidate must be able to work independently on complex matters and possess superior written and oral communication skills. The candidate must have at least five years of legal experience.  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 3/20/2017)


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 bert.ray@kyl.com.

(Posted 3/14/2017)


Anchorage: Mid-Level Associate – Special Education 

Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens, an Alaskan law firm, seeks a highly qualified Mid-level Associate with experience in special education.  The candidate must be able to work independently on complex matters and possess superior written and oral communication skills.  Position comprises of general advice on special education matters, attendance at school district meetings including ESER/MDR/IEP meetings as needed, informal dispute resolution, mediations, and due process administrative hearings.  The candidate must have aApplicants 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 3/10/2017)


Anchorage: Civil Rights and Title IX Investigator - University of Alaska

The Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator examines complaints of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and sexual and gender-based misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual violence (sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking), utilizing a trauma informed approach.  The Investigator acts as a neutral third party throughout all aspects of the investigation process and ensures a well-documented, prompt, fair, and impartial process.

This position reports to the Director of Equity and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator.

This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried/exempt position. A 10 or 11-month assignment may be possible if requested. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. The University offers a generous benefits package. While normal campus hours of work are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Investigator may work some evenings and weekends as duties require. This position description is not all-inclusive; other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

Experience: 

Three years of experience in the application of employment law and/or discrimination law.  Investigation experience in civil rights or Title IX.

Education: 

Bachelor's degree required.  J.D. or relevant graduate degree preferred.

For a full description of job requirements and to apply online visit: http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/505626/civil-rights-and-title-ix-investigator 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action:

The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood, genetic code or retaliation. This policy affects employment policies, as well as the delivery of educational services.
Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office.

(Posted 3/6/2017)


Barrow (Utqiagvik): Trial Attorney - Alaska Public Defender Agency

The Alaska Public Defender Agency is currently hiring a staff attorney for its Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow) office.  Trial attorneys for the Alaska Public Defender Agency provide court-appointed legal representation to indigent individuals in criminal, child-in-need-of-aid, juvenile delinquency and civil commitment cases.  The Utqiagvik Public Defender is a single attorney office with one support staff.

Applicants must possess outstanding writing and analytical skills and be able to work independently to research and compose legal briefs as well as 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, however, applicants awaiting February bar results are encouraged to apply.  

Appellate legal or law clerk 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 close of business May 15.

(Posted 4/3/2017)


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, ldickey@alsc-law.org

AA/EOE
Position open until filled.

(Posted 3/1/2017)


Bethel: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska 

The Child Protection section in the Bethel Attorney General’s Offices is recruiting for two full-time attorneys. 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 May 5, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available.

(Posted 4/18/2017)


Bethel: District AttorneyState of Alaska 

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 Bethel District Attorney’s Office. This office is responsible for prosecution of criminal cases in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and Interior Alaska which includes the Bethel, Emmonak, Hooper Bay, and Aniak courts. 

The Bethel District Attorney supervises six attorneys, three victim witness paralegals, and three other support staff. The District Attorney is 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 of the most significant or high profile cases 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. 

The work is exciting and challenging.  There would be opportunities for travel to experience many of the 64 village communities in the area. Salary is dependent upon your level of experience; however, the starting salary for a District Attorney in Bethel is $144,096. 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 application instructions, please visit http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 3/24/2017)


Bethel: Assistant District AttorneyState of Alaska 

The Bethel District Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill a full-time 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 surrounding villages.  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.  This is 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.   

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 preference to transfer to other district attorney offices in the state as vacancies occur.  A rural commitment is a great way to acquire a variety of experience that is highly valued within the division.

For application instructions, please visit http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 3/24/2017)


Bethel: Tribal Court Support Attorney - Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Alaska Legal Services Corporation is hiring a full-time attorney in Bethel to work in partnership with the Association of Village Council Presidents to provide legal advice and representation to YK Delta tribal governments to enhance and develop tribal justice systems handling matters related to child protection and community and family safety.

The attorney will provide legal advice to Tribes regarding jurisdiction, due process, and case handling. Duties will include assistance with notices, forms, benchbooks, hearings, court orders, and appeals.  The attorney will be based at AVCP, and will work closely with ALSC’s Native Law Unit supervising attorney as well as AVCP’s Tribal Justice Program.  The attorney will travel regularly to villages in the YK Delta. 

Candidates should possess knowledge, appreciation, experience, and commitment to working with and for Alaska Native peoples and statewide Native organizations.  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 to apply. 

Computer proficiency required. Bilingual applicants encouraged (Yup’ik and Cup’ik). Admission to Alaska Bar or Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver required.  Information on Bar Rule 43 can be found at http://www.alaskabar.org/ (Alaska Bar Association website). 

Salary: $58,848 — $81,840 per year DOE.  Generous personal leave and benefits package provided, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses. 

Position will be open until filled. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and list of three professional references to: 

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

(Posted 3/1/2017)


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
Email:  starzwell@alsc-law.org
 
AA/EOE

(Updated 4/3/2017)