Attorney Employment Opportunities
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Anchorage: Pro Se/Term Law Clerk
Closing Date: July 11, 2016 or until filled
The law clerk in this position reports to the Chief Judge and will provide support to the court on pro se cases, prisoner petitions, prisoner civil rights and habeas corpus cases. The law clerk will perform legal research, draft reports, recommendations, and proposed orders. Additionally, the law clerk will help plan and implement a federal pro se program aimed at developing and coordinating assistance to pro se litigants. The law clerk will perform other work for the court as assigned. This full-time position is available immediately and will be a 1-4 year term, contingent upon satisfactory performance.
Candidates must be law school graduates from an accredited law school, must have at least two years of legal work experience subsequent to receiving a J.D., and be a member of a state bar.
SALARY: JS 13 Step 1 $92,426
Qualified Applicants should submit the following:
- A letter of interest addressing relevant work experience
- A chronological resume & three letters of reference
- A writing sample of no more than ten pages
Submit all materials via e-mail (Word or Adobe Acrobat .pdf format) to: HR@akd.uscourts.gov
Employees of the United States District Court are considered “at will” employees. Reference checks with current and former employers will be conducted on top candidates. A background investigation with law enforcement agencies, including fingerprint and criminal record checks, will be conducted as a condition of employment. Any applicant selected for a position will be hired provisionally pending successful completion of the investigation. Unsatisfactory results may result in termination of employment.
***THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER***
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 email@example.com with info.
Anchorage: Litigation Associate – Mid-Level - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
The Anchorage office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an associate with a minimum of three years’ experience to join its Litigation practice group. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of two years’ experience in a law firm; experience in commercial litigation, including responsibility for substantive pleadings and motions, discovery, and court appearances is required.
Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are required, as well as strong academic credentials. Must be an active member, in good standing, of the Alaska State Bar.
To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruitment Manager; resume; copy of law school transcript; and a brief writing sample to: http://www.dwt.com/Litigation-Associate--Mid-level-Lateral-Lawyers/
*No Recruiter Submissions Accepted at This Time*
Anchorage: Assistant Director, Alaska Program - Seattle University
Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for an Assistant Director, Alaska Program to join our community.
Under the direction of the Faculty Director of Seattle University School of Law’s Alaska Satellite Campus, the Assistant Director will participate in the delivery of a comprehensive academic program for students participating in the School of Law’s Alaska Programs.
To view a complete position description, including minimum qualifications, and submit an application, please visit https://jobs.seattleu.edu/postings/18690.
Essential Job Functions:
Under the direction of the Faculty Director:
- Provide students in individual and small group settings with information and resources to make their experience and time in Alaska educationally successful.
- Develop, update and provide resources regarding campus services, local housing and transportation options, and the student services available from the Seattle campus.
- Participate in the promotion and marketing of the Alaska Satellite Campus to law students. Provide on-boarding activities and services to visiting 3L students from other institutions.
- Engage Alaska School of Law alumni, developing activities and programs that promote the School, provide mentorship opportunities for students, and positive exposure of the School and its Alumni programs.
- Develop and manage program events for students, alumni and friends in Alaska, including the advertising, web content, social media and other details required for successful events, including post event evaluation.
- Coordinate with the Center for Professional Development staff to provide students with career services and resources for their job search. Be the onsite staff person to connect Alaska program participants with career advisors located in Seattle.
- Provide administrative services and support to adjunct faculty, ensuring that they receive the necessary academic resources and that all employment records are up to date.
- Coordinate with the Marketing and Communications staff to manage and update the website and Alaska Satellite Campus marketing materials.
Anchorage: Family Law Attorney - Dan Allan & Associates
Law Offices of Dan Allan & Associates has a position available for an associate attorney with experience in Family Law. Successful candidate will be self-motivated and organized. Salary depending on experience. Interested applicants should send a resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anchorage: Attorney - Dillon & Findley
Dillon & Findley is seeking attorneys interested in working hard for their clients. Extensive civil litigation experience, including researching and drafting complex motions, conducting written discovery, taking depositions, trial preparation, and a great sense of humor preferred. Must be an independent thinker interested in working collaboratively to "get it right." Must have strong written and oral communication skills.
A competitive salary, bonus and benefits package is offered. Please reply with cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and writing sample to: Dillon & Findley, 1049 W. 5th Ave., Suite 200, Anchorage, AK 99501 or to email to: email@example.com.
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. A more complete description of this position can be found at: https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=181368
Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 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.
Anchorage: Associate Attorney - Boyd, Chandler & Falconer, LLP
Boyd, Chandler & Falconer, LLP seeks an associate attorney with 3-8 years’ experience for commercial litigation and transactional work. Strong writing, legal research and interpersonal skills required. Knowledge of municipal law, construction, oil & gas, ANCSA, and land law a plus. Salary DOE. Excellent Benefits.
Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethel: Assistant District Attorney – State 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 in Bethel and the 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.
Fairbanks: Lead Staff Attorney - Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living
The Lead Staff Attorney is responsible for providing effective assistance to prevent further victimization through timely emergency legal assistance services. They must develop and assist with technical and educational victim support, assist in the preparation of legal documents, collaborate with other staff, and maintain confidential files. This position requires the candidate to meet with victims to obtain information, deal effectively with a variety of personalities and situation, attend conferences and workshops related to domestic violence, and maintain a positive working relationship with IAC Staff. As a supervisor, this position requires the candidate to be responsible for the training and leadership of the Staff Attorney to include case planning on a weekly basis, conducting performance evaluations, and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Minimum Requirements: Law Degree from an ABA Accredited Law School, admitted to practice in Alaska and good standing status with five years practicing law working with domestic violence or sexual assault victims. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and capacity to handle multiple tasks, projects, and deadlines. Knowledgeable about Alaska Civil Rules and Alaska Statutes. Well-versed in the court process with knowledge of how to correctly and efficiently complete court documents and the filing procedures. Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work effectively in a team environment to include excellent interpersonal, group and written communication skills. Proficient with computers and data base input. Commitment to agency’s mission and goals. Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles. Valid AK Driver’s License and the ability to pass a backgro0und check.
IAC is an EEOC Employer
If interested please email your resume, cover letter and at least three references to IAC@iacnvl.org.
Fairbanks: Associate General Counsel - University of Alaska
The office of the General Counsel provides legal advice to and administers the legal affairs of the Board of Regents and the University of Alaska system. The Associate General Counsel is a senior administrator reporting to the General Counsel who reports to the President and Board of Regents of the University of Alaska.
A J.D. or LL.B from an accredited law school and at least 5 years’ experience as a practicing attorney, must be admitted to the practice of law in Alaska or eligible for immediate admission by reciprocity. Required skills include the ability to: analyze complex legal problems and apply legal principles, facts and precedents to a broad range of issues; effectively conduct complex legal research; present statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; draft rules, regulations and proposed legislation; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; plan, organize and coordinate with the work of others; analyze trends in legal interpretations; effectively represent the University of Alaska in various legal forums including court, grievance proceedings and negotiations; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, client representatives and members of the public; have familiarity with or ability to quickly gain a working knowledge of federal and state regulatory schemes, policies, programs, procedures and problems unique to the academic community and particularly to public higher education.
Successful applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States, be willing to live and work in Fairbanks, and will be subject to a background check.
To view the full job posting or to apply, interested applicants should do so at: http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/498716/associate-general-counsel
Palmer: Assistant Borough Attorney
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is seeking an assistant Borough Attorney to join our great team of legal professionals. Responsibilities include assisting the Borough Attorney in providing legal services to the Borough, elected officials, administration, and duly constituted boards and commissions, as assigned. The employee occupying this position will also serve as legal counsel for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough government in civil and minor criminal proceedings. If you are looking for a job with a wide variety of unique and novel legal issues, this is the job for you.
For a full description, follow this link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/matsugov/jobs/1468849/assistant-borough-attorney
Sitka: Municipal Attorney - City & Borough of Sitka
City and Borough of Sitka seeks Municipal Attorney. Salary to $125,000 or DOQ/E. Requires Alaska Bar membership, graduation from an accredited college or university with a law degree, and extensive experience in civil law practice. Municipal practice and prosecution experience preferred. Reports to Mayor and 6-member Assembly elected at-large. This is a contracted position.
A complete job description is available at www.cityofsitka.com. Please send or fax letter of interest, resumes and references to: City and Borough of Sitka, Human Resources, 100 Lincoln Street, Sitka, Alaska 99835, Fax (907) 747-1846, email@example.com or call (907)747-1816 for any questions. Applications review extended to July 15, 2016. Open until filled. EOE