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(Updated 9/22/2016)

 

Multiple locations: AmeriCorps Member: Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney

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, Juneau, 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). Attorneys selected will be housed at host site’s local offices. AmeriCorps Member will ideally begin between November 1, 2016 and November 15, 2016 and 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 http://www.alsc-law.org/job-opportunities/

(Posted 9/21/2016)


Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska 

The Commercial & Fair Business Section is recruiting for an attorney to serve as a full-time Assistant Attorney General in Anchorage to handle consumer protection matters and to represent the state's interests in the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.
 

The attorney assigned to this position will 1) investigate and prosecute cases involving violations of the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act and other consumer protection and antitrust laws and participate in multi-state consumer protection investigation and enforcement groups impacting Alaska; 2) assist in the informal mediation of consumer complaints; 3) participate in consumer education outreach efforts; and 4) work on or monitor legislation related to trade and business practices or antitrust issues.  The attorney also will represent and give advice to the Department of Revenue regarding Alaska's rights and obligations under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, including the defense of amounts participating tobacco manufacturers must pay to the state under the agreement. 

Applicants with a minimum of two years of licensed practice with experience in civil or administrative litigation or criminal prosecution are preferred.  Applicants must be able to handle all phases of litigation including discovery, motion practice, trials and appeals.  Applicants must have strong communication and writing skills.  The successful candidate should be able to work effectively with the public, private businesses, and the media with respect to consumer protection issues. 

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 October 3, 2016. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available.

(Posted 9/22/2016) 


Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska 

The Alaska Department of Law, Civil Division, is recruiting for a full-time attorney in the Commercial and Fair Business Section in Anchorage primarily to represent the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing, before various occupational boards and commissions.  The attorney will be involved in defending license denials and preparing and presenting disciplinary actions against individuals holding occupational licenses.  The work is varied and will include appearances before the Office of Administrative Hearing and in the state superior and appellate courts 

The attorney also will advise and represent the Board of Agriculture and Conservation and the Division of Agriculture primarily on matters related to the Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund (ARLF).  ARLF makes loans to resident farmers to promote the agriculture industry in Alaska and is a self-revolving loan. The Board of Agriculture and Conservation authorizes loans from and is responsible for the administration of this fund. This legal work may involve general business and corporate law, debtor/creditor law, secured transactions, property law and bankruptcy.  

Applicants with a minimum of two years of licensed practice with experience in civil or administrative litigation and experience in commercial transactions will be preferred.  Prior experience in litigating professional negligence, personal injury, or similar types of tort cases is desirable, but not required.  Prior experience in debtor/creditor law and bankruptcy also is desired, but not required.  Applicants must be able to handle all phases of litigation including discovery, motion practice, civil trials or administrative hearings, and appeals.  Strong writing and oral advocacy skills are important.  

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 October 3, 2016. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available.

 (9/22/2016) 


Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska

The Environmental Section is recruiting for a full-time attorney position located in Anchorage.  The attorney will represent the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation on a variety of transactional, administrative, and litigation matters relating primarily to the agency’s Division of Air Quality, and Division of Spill Prevention and Response.  The caseload would likely include agency advice, contaminated sites, oil spills, cost recovery, project permitting, permit compliance, oil spill contingency plans, and appeals of agency decisions.  The attorney may also assist in the development of regulations and legislation and with responses to requests for public records.  Two full years of licensed practice and experience in civil litigation or administrative law are preferred.  Strong writing skills are important.  

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 October 3, 2016. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available.

(Posted 9/22/2016) 


Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska

The Human Services Section of the Attorney General’s Office in Anchorage is recruiting for a full-time attorney.  The attorney in this position will provide day-to-day advice to the Division of Senior and Disabilities Services related to adult guardianships and conservatorship for cases arising in the Third Judicial District.  The position requires an extensive amount of trial work and frequent appearances in the Superior Court.  A significant amount of written motion practice is involved. Some travel within Alaska may be necessary.  This position will also provide back up for guardianships and conservatorships statewide, as well as back up for other work done by the section, including involuntary commitment proceedings in the Anchorage area. 

Applicants with a minimum of two years of licensed practice with experience in civil or administrative litigation are preferred.  Trial experience is highly desired. Candidates must be able to work under tight deadlines and demonstrate the willingness and ability to be flexible.  Attorneys in the section produce a high volume of work on a daily basis and must be effective in building consensus and in working with the client, the public, and witnesses. 

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 October 3, 2016. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available.

(Posted 9/22/2016) 


Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska 

The Department of Law is recruiting for a full-time attorney to work in the Torts & Workers’ Compensation Section in the Anchorage office. The attorney’s primary duties involve representation of the state as the employer in workers’ compensation matters involving state employees.  The attorney will routinely handle litigation in administrative proceedings before the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board, including investigation, discovery, motion practice, and hearings, as well as handle appellate matters before the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission and the Alaska Supreme Court.  The attorney will also provide legal counsel to state agency employers, the state Division of Risk Management, and the state’s independent adjusters on workers’ compensation issues, and may advise on proposed legislation.  Travel both in Alaska and out of state may be required. 

Applicants with a minimum of two years of licensed practice with experience in civil or administrative litigation, including a background in workers’ compensation law, is preferred. Qualified applicants must have strong writing skills and oral advocacy skills, and be able to handle a large volume of cases with tight deadlines.  They must be highly motivated and work well as a member of a team. 

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 October 3, 2016. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available. 

(Posted 9/22/2016)


Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska 

The Natural Resources Section is recruiting for an attorney to serve as a full-time Assistant Attorney General in Anchorage. This position will represent the State of Alaska in both litigation and transactional work concerning oil and gas matters that involve significant state revenues.  The attorney primarily will represent the Department of Revenue in litigation and appeals involving property tax valuations for oil and gas properties, production taxes, and corporate income taxes.  The attorney also will represent and advise the Department of Natural Resources on general land and water issues, oil and gas leasing, and oil and gas royalties, and will be responsible for drafting contracts, state statutes, and regulations.  The selected candidate will practice in the state and federal courts, including both trial and appellate courts, and before administrative agencies. Some travel may be necessary. 

The attorney must have strong oral and written communication skills, good organizational skills, and an interest in working on complex cases.  At least three years of experience in natural resources or commercial litigation and transactions, including state and federal litigation or administrative proceedings, and experience in tax matters is strongly preferred.

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 16, 2016. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available. 

(Posted 9/14/2016)


Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska

The Transportation Section is recruiting for one full-time attorney position in Anchorage. The attorney filling this position will primarily serve as counsel to the Anchorage and Fairbanks International Airports.  The attorney will provide advice on contractual, procurement, leasing, regulatory, and environmental issues, be responsible for drafting regulations and legislation, and represent the airports in litigation and administrative proceedings.  From time to time the attorney will also handle regulatory and transactional matters for rural airports operated by DOT&PF. 

The attorney must be able to communicate and write concisely on complex matters and work effectively with agencies and the public.  It is preferred that applicants have a minimum of five full years of licensed practice. Commercial law experience, and experience in one or more of the areas of law discussed above, is also preferred. 

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 16, 2016. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available. 

(Posted 9/6/2016)


Anchorage: Staff Attorney (part-time) - Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Job Description

This position will assist the ANDVSA Legal Program in coordinating statewide efforts for legal services for domestic and sexual violence.  Staff attorney will interview and screen prospective clients for eligibility into ANDVSA’s Legal Program;  maintain a caseload of civil legal cases, primarily family law (statewide); assist ANDVSA Legal Program with efforts to ensure successful representation of victims in the courts including advocacy and legal research; and confer and consult with advocates, attorneys and other professionals. 

Qualifications

  • Law degree and admission to the Alaska bar preferred;
  • Prior experience with family law cases;
  • Experience in social justice, systems advocacy and social change work;
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the civil law and practice related to domestic violence, particularly protection orders, custody, support, divorce and confidentiality as well as an understanding of the access and representation issues confronted by victims of domestic violence in civil courts;
  • Understanding of issues of cultural and socioeconomic diversity as they apply to domestic violence prevention, intervention, and services;
  • Creative and critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively; substantial computer and legal research skills;
  • Willingness to adhere to ANDVSA's philosophy, policies and procedures;
  • Some travel required within Alaska. 

Salary and Benefits 

Part time attorney will be offered competitive salary, partial medical benefits, and pro rata personal leave benefits. 

Application Process

Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references in a Word Document or PDF to:
Katy Soden, ksoden@andvsa.org or to the following address:
431 West 7th Ave., Suite 205
Anchorage, AK 99501 

Position open until filled.  ANDVSA is an equal opportunity employer. No telephone inquiries please.

(Posted 8/2/2016)


Anchorage: Attorney Chair - Workers Compensation Appeals Commission

The State of Alaska invites applications from qualified attorneys interested in serving as Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission. The commission has jurisdiction to hear appeals from final decisions and orders of the Workers’ Compensation Board.  The commission’s office is located in Anchorage. 

The chair is a full-time state employee who serves as the executive officer of the commission.  The chair presides over hearings, rules on questions of procedure, advises commissioners on matters of law, and reports on the work of the commission.

Members of the commission, including the chair, are appointed by the Governor from a list of qualified applicants provided by the Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Office of Administrative Hearings. Appointments are subject to legislative confirmation. The term of service is five years. Members may be reappointed. This vacancy has resulted from the retirement of the Chair prior to the end of his appointment.  Accordingly, AS 23.30.007(f) may apply to this recruitment (i.e., the appointee would hold office for the unexpired term of the member of the commission – in this case the Chair -- whose vacancy is filled). A more complete description of this position can be found at http://notice.alaska.gov/174541

Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2016.  To apply for the chair position, a candidate must submit a completed application form, together with a letter of interest, a writing sample conforming to the instructions in the application form, and a current certificate of good standing from the Alaska Bar Association. 

Application forms can be obtained by calling (907) 269-8170 or emailing Chief Administrative Law Judge Kathleen A. Frederick at kathleen.frederick@alaska.gov. Completed applications should be mailed to:

Kathleen A. Frederick
Chief Administrative Law Judge
Office of Administrative Hearings
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1940
Anchorage, AK 99501 

Please contact Judge Frederick at (907) 269-8170 with questions about this recruitment announcement. Applicants who need a special accommodation to apply should call the Office of Administrative Hearings’ Anchorage office, (907) 269-8170, or Relay Alaska at 1-800-770-8973. 

(Posted 7/7/2016)


Fairbanks: Native Law Staff Attorney - Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (“ALSC”) is seeking a full-time staff attorney for its Fairbanks office to provide legal services to Tanana Chief Conference member Tribes and tribal members. This position primarily involves representation of individual and tribal clients in proceedings related to the Indian Child Welfare Act, as well as litigating other Native law matters on behalf of TCC Tribes and tribal members. 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 Fairbanks 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 cases. A successful applicant will have a background in communicating and interacting effectively in cross-cultural situa­tions, and a commitment to race equity work. The Fairbanks attorney will be housed in ALSC’s Fairbanks office, but supervised and supported primarily by Anchorage-based staff, and as such should be comfortable working with some degree of independence and flexibility. 

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 $43,224 – $63,360 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 resume, writing sample, and professional references to:

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

AA/EOE

(Posted 9/21/2016)


Fairbanks: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska
 

The Child Protection section in the Fairbanks Attorney General’s Office is recruiting for a full-time attorney. The primary responsibility of the attorney in this position is to handle child-in-need-of-aid cases in Fairbanks. The case load is heavy and litigation focused.  Frequent appearances in Superior Court and extensive trial work are required. The position requires a significant amount of written motion practice and preparation of court orders. The attorney in this position also may be called upon to handle civil commitment hearings and adult guardianship proceedings. Opportunity to work on child welfare policy and participate in special projects aimed at improving the child welfare system in Alaska may be available. Some travel within Alaska will be necessary.

 

Attorneys in this section must produce a high volume of work on a daily basis. At least two years 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 and case management skills as well as strong time management skills.  Candidates must also be able to demonstrate effective and appropriate consensus building as well as the willingness and ability to be flexible. The attorney in this position must be a creative thinker, able to think on his or her feet, able to work independently and work well under frequent pressure. The successful candidate will be committed to the child welfare field and be able to work with a variety of people, including the client agency, the general public and witnesses. 

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 August 8, 2016. Applications received after that date will be considered if positions remain available. 

(Posted 7/21/2016)  


Juneau: Public Policy Specialist - 37.5 hrs/week, Exempt Position

Major Areas of Responisibility

  • Monitor and influence AK legislation
  • Monitor, influence, and report on statewide projects
  • Provide technical assistance to member programs and partners
  • Track and monitor fede4ral policy trends

Qualifications

Skills and experience

  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Demonstrated desk and policy research skills
  • Demonstrated  knowledge and understanding of  legislative processes and procedures; AK legislative processes preferred
  • At least three years’ experience in social justice and systems advocacy work; specific work on domestic violence and sexual assault issues preferred
  • Understanding of issues of cultural and socioeconomic diversity as they apply to domestic & sexual violence prevention, intervention, and services 

Personal Attributes
  • Creative and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively;
  • Willingness to adhere to the Network’s philosophy, policies and procedures;
  • Commitment to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of all Alaskans. 

 Travel required. Position located in Juneau and is supervised by the Executive Director. Salary DOE. 

 To Apply: Please visit the ANDVSA employment page at http://www.andvsa.org/employment/ for a full job description and application instructions.   

(Posted 8/24/2016)


Kotzebue: Staff Attorney - Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Alaska Legal Services Corporation has an opening for a full-time staff attorney in our Kotzebue office. 

Position involves general civil practice on issues affecting the health, safety, and stability of low income Alaskans, with special emphasis on domestic violence and child custody cases, tribal sovereignty issues, and representation of tribes and individuals in Indian Child Welfare Act and other Native law matters.  The office also focuses on issues that affect elders, like Medicaid eligibility, estate planning, and elder abuse. Duties include intake and casework, working closely with community partners and providing community legal education, and travel to the surrounding native villages. 

A commitment to serving low-income communities is required for this position.  In order to serve clients in this region, you must be willing to travel in small planes and visit communities without standard accommodations.  A successful applicant will have the ability to communicate and interact effectively with others.  A background working in cross-cultural situa­tions is desired.  

Entry-level applicants are invited to apply.  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 waiver eligibility is found at www.alaskabar.org. Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Internet, e-mail, and data entry). 

Salary $53,592 – $76,320 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 will be open until filled.  Early applications are encouraged. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three professional references to: 

Leigh Dickey, Rural Supervising Attorney
Email: ldickey@alsc-law.org 

(Posted 9/21/2016)


Washington, DC: Mid-Level Attorney/Lobbyist

Washington, DC office of Alaska firm seeking mid-level attorney to direct and advocate strategy on legislative and regulatory issues for firm’s clients.

Candidate will monitor legislative and regulatory activities significant to the firm’s clients, and recommend, plan, and coordinate strategy and response. You will serve as the senior lobbyist, identifying, monitoring, and analyzing issues and formulating appropriate strategies. 

Responsibilities:

  • Establish working relationships with Members of Congress, staffs, and policy and program officials in federal and state departments and agencies, including but not limited to: DOI, DOD, DOC and SBA.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory activities and determine potential impact.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of clients’ responses to legislative and regulatory actions.
  • Analyze legislative and regulatory trends and the views of legislators and administration officials.
  • Draft and provide testimony to Congress and comments on proposed legislation to advance the interests of our clients.
  • File lobbying and federal election campaign reports required by federal law.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate
  • Minimum of ten years’ relevant experience in federal legislative activities, leading strategic initiatives and regulatory government affairs.
  • Knowledge of natural resources, environmental, endangered species, recreational and federal government contracting law is essential.
  • Record of successfully promoting an organization’s strategic objectives to shape public policy.
  • Leadership skills in a team environment with excellent organizational, problem-solving, and resource management skills.
  • Success in functioning as a change agent in a private practice firm, corporate-government relations department, special interest group, or trade association.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Be articulate, personable, and work in a team environment. 
  • Existing Book of Business is desirable, but not required.
  • Ability to travel as necessary.  

Compensation based on experience. We offer a competitive benefits package. 

To Apply for the Mid-Level Attorney/Lobbyist position: 

Email your cover letter, resume, writing sample and compensation expectations to recruiting918@gmail.com.

(Posted 8/22/2016)

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