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(Updated 3/3/2015)

 

Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Law Office of Ian Wheeles

The Law Office of Ian Wheeles is presently seeking a self-motivated associate attorney of the highest integrity, character, and full of compassion for our clients.  Our office primarily focuses on all areas of family law, as well as a general practice with clients in areas of small business, estate planning, probate, criminal defense, and other civil litigation.  Candidates must have excellent people skills, have high attention to detail, and be able to generate their own clients and caseload.  Applicants must be Alaska Bar admitted.  Starting compensation is competitive and fully negotiable based on needs and experience.  To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your interest, relevant experience, and short/long-term career goals, as well as résumé and a writing sample to: ian@wheeleslaw.com or via fax: (907)375-5562.

(updated 3/3/2015)


Anchorage: Corporate Counsel - Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (and other duties as assigned)

  • Assist in legal review and preparation of business contracts, agreements, instruments and other legal documents and filings for ASRC Corporate and subsidiary entities.
  • Research and interpret legal issues, laws, rulings, regulations and legislation affecting the Corporation, its subsidiaries and shareholders.
  • Preparation of documents required for meetings of the Board of Directors and Board Committees of the Company.
  • Develop and present training materials on legal related topics for corporate directors, management, and employees.
  • Provide advice and draft legal documents regarding corporate governance, including the formation and capitalization, dissolution or merger of subsidiary entities.
  • Provide support in advising corporation on matters involving internal affairs, shareholders, directors, officers and corporate relations with general public.
  • Assist with supervision of outside counsel on matters relating to employment matters, mergers and acquisitions, insurance claims, litigation and regulatory proceedings.
  • Draft employment related documents.
  • Familiarity with state and federal Native preference programs, e.g. Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development/SDB Programs, DOT DBE Programs.
  • Keep knowledge current on state and federal laws affecting Alaskan Natives and Native Americans.
  • Provide support and perform other duties as assigned by the General Counsel or as requested by subsidiary in-house counsel.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Strong knowledge, understanding and sensitivity to the Inupiat culture.
  • Graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or the proper State authorities.
  • Bachelor of Arts degree required; Judicial Doctorate degree required.
  • Two to three years of professional legal experience preferable in a native law environment.
  • Admission to the Alaska Bar Association required.
  • Ability to speak Inupiaq preferred.

(Posted 2/25/2015)


Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Birch Horton Bittner and Cherot

The law firm of Birch Horton Bittner and Cherot is seeking associate attorneys to assist in various areas of law, including but not limited to complex civil litigation, land use, employment, and municipal law.   Desired candidate should have at least two years of experience practicing law and possess excellent writing and advocacy skills.  Competitive salary and benefits package offered.  Please email a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to hwells@bhb.com.   

(Posted 2/25/2015)


Anchorage: Clerk of Court - U.S. District Court 

The U.S. District Court in Anchorage, AK is seeking applicants.  For details go to:  akd.uscourts.gov.

(Posted 2/24/2015)


Anchorage: Allstate Trial Attorney, Litigation Services - Allstate

As an Attorney in Litigation Services, you will:

  • Represent clients who are customers of Allstate Insurance Company, Encompass Insurance Company, and Esurance (“the Company”) in the defense of bodily injury liability and property damage liability lawsuits.
  • Represent the Company in the defense of certain uninsured/underinsured motorist claims.  You will also conduct examinations under oath of claimants asserting claims against the Company under their insurance policies. 
  • You will acquire broad knowledge of the Company, your business area’s processes and procedures as well as best practices.  You will be primarily responsible for managing your assigned cases by acquiring, compiling and integrating case-related information and legal research, developing and implementing litigation strategies in cooperation with your clients and claims personnel, developing and implementing litigation tactics to obtain prompt resolution of claims, and achieving team objectives. 
  • Verbal, written and interpersonal skills are key to working with a variety of internal and external contacts as well as for preparing reports, pleadings, and correspondence, collaborating with others, etc.   

If you’re up to the challenge, here are some of the qualifications you’ll need to apply:

  • Juris Doctorate and member in good standing of Alaska state bar
  • 3-9 years of litigation and or subrogation experience, including 1st OR 2nd chair jury trial Insurance defense strongly preferred
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, LexisNexis (preferred), and the internet
  • Ability to work well with others on a team of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, supervised by Lead Counsel
  • Must be able to handle a heavy caseload
  • Will be covering the entire state of Alaska - Must have High Energy

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive Salary, Pension plan PLUS 401K
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Generous paid time off (with option to purchase additional days)

Interested? Please apply for this opportunity at www.allstatecareers.com

(Posted 2/11/2015)


Anchorage: Temporary Associate Attorney - Law Offices of Royce and Brain

Small, but busy civil litigation office is seeking a temporary associate attorney that is organized, articulate, and detail oriented. Potential candidates must have strong legal research and writing skills with a minimum of two years practicing experience. 

Salary depends on experience/ability. Excellent benefits package. 

Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to kkleewein@roycebrain.com.

(Posted 2/6/2015)


Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Farley & Graves, P.C.

The law firm of Farley & Graves, PC seeks an experienced associate attorney to handle cases in a busy civil litigation practice.   Desired candidate should have an ability to work independently in civil litigation and experience in handling depositions, written discovery, motion practice, court proceedings and trial.   Prior insurance defense, civil litigation and/or worker’s compensation experience is preferred.  Competitive salary and benefits package offered.  Please fax cover letter and resume to 274-5111.    

(Posted 2/3/2015)


Anchorage: Staff Attorney - Alaska Institute for Justice

The staff attorney will be primarily responsible for providing civil legal services, including immigration and family law representation, and case management services to human trafficking victims.  The Staff Attorney will work with both domestic and international human trafficking victims and provide individuals with comprehensive and holistic legal representation as well as social service assistance, such as counseling and housing. This position is located in the Anchorage office.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • JD degree with major coursework in immigration law, civil rights issues, crime victim rights, or related area.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and civil rights issues
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual required
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with diverse local and statewide agencies serving crime victims
  • Familiarity with non-English speaking populations and experience working with diverse cultures

Salary: DOE with a generous benefits package.  The Alaska Institute for Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Position open until filled. 

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

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

(Posted 2/2/2015)


Anchorage/Juneau: Associate Attorney - Earthjustice

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. Earthjustice takes on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. Earthjustice wields the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. Earthjustice partners with thousands of groups, supporters and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. Earthjustice is here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

The Alaska office of Earthjustice is seeking applications for an Associate Attorney position.

The core issues of the Alaska office docket are protection of the Alaska coastal rain forest, safeguarding of America’s Arctic, conservation of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska marine ecosystem, action to combat climate change and limit its effects, wildlife conservation, protection of lands and waters from mining activities, air and water quality enforcement, and national park and other public lands management. Our clients include national, regional and local conservation organizations, Alaska Native tribal organizations, ecotourism businesses, and communities, as well as other organizations concerned about enforcing the laws to protect the environment.

Responsibilities: Among other responsibilities, the associate will:

  • Conduct legal research and prepare memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential litigation projects;
  • Draft motions, briefs and other pleadings;
  • Prepare comments on proposed agency actions, permits, and environmental review documents;
  • Investigate facts and assist with case development; and
  • Interact with clients and work with experts.

The associate attorney may have primary responsibility for some matters but will generally work collaboratively with other lawyers in the office.

Qualifications: Applicants must be law-school graduates who are admitted to or will apply for admission to the Alaska bar. Additional qualifications include:

  • Excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills;
  • Strong self-motivation;
  • An ability and willingness to work closely with others;
  • A commitment to public interest work and the role of Earthjustice and its mission; and
  • Preferably, one to three years of litigation or other relevant experience post law school.

The Alaska office has locations in Juneau and Anchorage.

The term for this position is two years, with a possible extension for a third year.

Earthjustice’s compensation is based on experience, is competitive with other non-profit organizations, and includes an excellent benefits package.

To Apply:
Please include a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the associate position, a resume, a legal writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages), an unofficial copy of your law school transcript and contact information for three references.
http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?nl=1&k=Job&j=otqf0fwS&s=Bar_Association

Other positions available on the Earthjustice jobs page.

(Posted 1/27/2015)


Anchorage/Juneau: Staff Attorney - Earthjustice

Earthjustice is seeking a Staff Attorney to join its Alaska Regional Office. The attorney selected for this position will focus on litigation and other advocacy advancing the protection of the Alaska’s natural heritage and the people who depend on it.

Current work of the office includes the protection of the Alaska coastal rain forest, protection of the Arctic Ocean and other sensitive areas in northern Alaska from oil and gas development, conservation of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska marine ecosystem, wildlife conservation, air and water quality enforcement, national park and other public lands management, and protection of lands and waters from mining activities. Our clients include national, regional and local conservation organizations, traditional Alaska Native tribal organizations, ecotourism businesses, and communities, as well as other organizations concerned about enforcing the law to protect the environment.

The Staff Attorney may be housed in either the Juneau or the Anchorage location of the Alaska Regional Office.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct factual investigations and develop legal theories for possible advocacy or litigation work; draft pleadings and briefs; manage new and existing cases in state or federal courts and administrative tribunals.
  • Supervise the work of lawyers, interns, and litigation assistants in a litigation team.
  • Manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
  • Integrate communications and other advocacy into far-reaching, high-impact litigation strategies.

Qualifications:

  • Law school graduate admitted or willing to apply for admission to the Alaska bar.
  • At least six years of legal experience.
  • The ability to manage a litigation docket.
  • Experience in administrative agency proceedings and federal and state court litigation, especially litigation involving review of agency action, and including appellate practice.
  • Superb research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
  • Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
  • A commitment to public interest work and a passion for Earthjustice’s mission.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.

We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; the position is available immediately. Using the Jobvite application tool, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names and contact information of three references.
http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?nl=1&k=Job&j=oGcn0fwZ&s=Bar_Association

Other positions available on the Earthjustice jobs page.

(Posted 1/27/2015)


Anchorage: Assistant U.S. Attorney - U.S. Attorney's Office

District of Alaska 15-AK-DE-01
This is a 12 month term position

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Alaska serves the entire state of Alaska with its main office in Anchorage and branch offices in Fairbanks and Juneau.

Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered:  
The successful candidate primarily will be responsible for handling the investigation and prosecution of federal crimes. This will include prosecuting a wide range of cases such as firearms offenses, drug crimes, child exploitation and other violent crimes, fraud, embezzlement and other white collar crimes.  Some travel throughout the state.  In addition, the candidate may also be called upon to assist in the prosecution of a wide variety of other criminal cases as needed to address the district=s priorities. Assistant United States Attorneys work their cases from inception through appeal, and thus, in addition to district court work, the successful candidate will be responsible for drafting appellate briefs and presenting oral arguments.     

Required qualifications:
Applicants must have excellent academic credentials, a J.D. degree, an active membership in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction, 1-5 years post-J.D. experience, superior analytical abilities and oral communications skills, excellent research and writing skills, good judgment and strong character. Mentoring and training will be provided. 

Application Process and Deadline Date:   
No applications will be received after February 13, 2015.   Previously submitted resumes and applications will not be reviewed.  All resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter explaining your interest in the position.  Please apply through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/391892500

No phone calls please.

(Posted 1/26/2015)


Anchorage: General Counsel - Alaska Laborers

The Alaska District Council of Laborers seeks resumes from Alaska Bar attorneys for its General Counsel position: 

The Attorney for the District Council is responsible for:

  • Legal advice and counsel
  • Representation in Administrative Agencies; NLRB, USDOL & AKDOL, EEOC, AHRC, etc.
  • Litigation in federal and Alaska courts
  • Travel for meetings with Union Agents and members, and case representation
  • Training classes for Agents and Stewards
  • Union Negotiations and contract drafting
  • CBA interpretation advice and grievance advice
  • Arbitration presentation and advice

We are an EEO Employer and support pro-bono work.  The position is full-time (salary depending on experience) and provides pension, health insurance, vacation and other benefits.  If you have a demonstrated interest in the Labor law field, please submit your resume to kdougherty@alaskalaborers.com no later than February 13, 2014.  No telephone inquiries please.

(Posted 1/15/2015)


Anchorage: General Counsel - Chugach Government Solutions

Summary/General Description of Job:

As the chief legal advisor to the company and its subsidiaries, the General Counsel is a key member of the CGS President’s leadership team which drives CGS to successfully execute its vision. The General Counsel provides legal advice and consultation to the President, CGS Executive Committee, and CGS businesses, subsidiaries, and department staffs in varying areas of focus (e.g., federal contracting, employment/labor law, litigation, corporate governance, risk identification and management, and compliance).

Mandatory Job Requirements:

  • Member of a State Bar (Alaska preferred but not mandatory) and Juris Doctor from an accredited law school.  Must be able to obtain Alaska Bar license.
  • Fifteen (15) years in the practice of law, including extensive experience with a company whose primary business is government contracts and in-depth understanding of federal laws related to the management of federal contracts.
  • Three (3) years of experience as corporate in-house counsel in the federal government contracting industry.
  • Experience in and a thorough understanding of the rules, regulations and nuances of an Alaska Native Corporation and the related regulatory environment.
  • Five (5) years of experience directing subordinate attorneys and the professional and administrative staff of a law firm or legal department of a large corporation.
  • Must have a significant understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), SBA 8(a) program requirements, agency protest procedures, GAO protest procedures, Davis-Bacon Act, and Service Contract Act.
  • Must have a significant understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), SBA 8(a) program requirements, agency protest procedures, GAO protest procedures, Davis-Bacon Act, and Service Contract Act.
  • Must have a significant understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), SBA 8(a) program requirements, agency protest procedures, GAO protest procedures, Davis-Bacon Act, and Service Contract Act.
 

Preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Chugach shareholders, spouses and descendants, and shareholders of other Alaska Native Corporations.  Chugach makes every effort to identify, hire, train, and promote shareholders.  Chugach is an equal opportunity employer.  The company shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity (except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, age, disability, military/veteran status, marital status, genetic information or any other factor protected by law. 

For complete position description and to apply, please visit: https://chugach.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=AK0100264

(Posted 1/14/2015)


Juneau: VOLUNTEER LEGAL INTERN – City and Borough of Juneau Law Department

Are you a law student seeking criminal or civil legal career experience?

The City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) Law Department is currently seeking two volunteer legal interns for its Criminal and Civil Section.  The CBJ Law Department offices are located in the heart of Alaska's Capital City, and within walking distance of the Dimond Courthouse. 

Assignment:  The legal intern will provide professional assistance to the municipal prosecutors and municipal civil attorneys.

Qualifications:  Only 2L students are eligible to apply for the criminal intern position.  Both 1L and 2L students may apply for the civil intern position.

Must comply with Alaska Bar Rule 44 – Legal Intern.

Must provide proof of U.S. citizenship.

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.

Minimum Weeks Required:   Must be available for at least nine weeks between June 1 – August 15, 2015.  Office hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. 

To Apply:  Submit:  Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, dates when available, and preferred contact method (phone and/or email information) to:

City & Borough of Juneau Law Department

        Attn: Amy Mead, Municipal Attorney
        155 S. Seward Street
        Juneau, AK  99801

 Questions?

You are encouraged to contact the CBJ Law Department directly at (907)586-0270. 

(Posted 2/4/2015)


Kotzebue: Director of Compliance and Risk Management - Maniilaq Association

Position Summary: Oversees and manages all aspects of Maniilaq Association insurance and risk management under the direction of the Vice President/CFO and in cooperation with affected managers. Oversees and manages the Maniilaq Association Compliance Program under the direction of the President/CEO. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and 5 years of specialized legal, compliance, and/or risk management experience. Masters degree, Juris Doctor, or equivalent preferred. Must be able to effectively present on complex risk management and compliance topics to senior managers and the board of directors. 

EXCELLENT SALARY/BENEFITS!  AMAZING CULTURE & COMMUNITY READY TO WELCOME YOU AND/OR YOUR FAMILY! 

A P.L. 93-638 Native/Indian Preference/EEO Employer

(Posted 1/27/2015)

Matanuska-Susitna Borough: Legal Intern -  Matanuska-Susitna Borough Attorney’s Office

The individual occupying this Legal Intern position will be responsible for providing project support to the Borough Attorney, Deputy and Assistant Borough Attorneys, and for completing specific projects, as assigned. Intern will work special projects that may require legal research, evaluation of legal issues or material and preparation of recommendations related to land use issues, contract issues, general property issues, public facilities, animal care; to name a few.  The Legal Intern’s duties may include drafting and/or revising ordinances, reviewing contracts, and drafting memoranda.  To apply go to http://www.matsugov.us/admin/hr/jobopportunities.

(Posted 1/12/2015)

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