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(Updated 8/24/2016)


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. 


  • 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, 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

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 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)

Anchorage: Associate Attorney- Otterson Law Office

Small family law firm needs an associate attorney with at least 2 years litigation experience (family law experience helpful but not required). The preferred candidate will have an interest in litigating and/or settling divorce, child custody, guardianship of minors and adults, and related cases.  We take the hard cases--which often involve guiding clients in crisis through rapidly developing situations.  Candidate must be able to learn and think quickly, manage a large caseload, out-maneuver other skilled professionals, and maintain compassion in challenging conditions.  We have an all-star team, and are looking for an 'A player.'  If that's you, please email your response.  Pay DOE.

Please, no resumes or other attachments. You may paste such information into your email response.  Include two work references and a description of your interests, the skills you are solid on, specific things you want to learn, career goals, and preferred job structure, if any (eg. full or part-time, compensation sought, etc.).   We can be flexible to meet the specific needs of the right candidate. Email with info.

(Posted 6/17/2016)

Fairbanks: Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Elder Justice Legal Fellowship

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) is hosting a one-year fellowship sponsored by Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps to focus on assisting elderly victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The attorney selected for the Fellowship will be housed at ALSC’s Fairbanks office. Per Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps guidelines, the fellowship must begin between September 1 and September 30, 2016 and last for one year. 

The Equal Justice Works Elder Justice Legal Fellow will:

  • Provide high quality legal services to older adults who have been victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. In most instances, this will involve conducting intake, assembling evidence, conducting interviews and researching the relevant law.
  • Create and support multidisciplinary teams of social workers, medical professionals, and law enforcement.
  • Provide know your rights sessions at senior centers, nursing homes, assisted living communities, and other community-based settings.
  • Collect data on the nature of the abuse and the services provided, including the indicia of abuse, the legal issue for which the client is receiving services, and the identity of the alleged perpetrators of abuse.

Position is a one-year Fellowship, with a possible one year extension contingent upon continued AmeriCorps funding. 

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.  The Fellow will receive annual living allowance, as well as financial support for relocation expenses, housing, and other permissible reimbursable living expenses. Additionally, Fellows receive an education award, health insurance, and other benefits. The complete job listing can be viewed at 

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references no later than September 15, 2016 to Nikole Nelson at with the subject line AmeriCorps Fellowship – [Your Last Name].

(Posted 8/11/2016)

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 ( 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


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 for a full job description and application instructions.   

(Posted 8/24/2016)

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. 


  • 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

(Posted 8/22/2016)
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