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ProfileChief Counsel Honors Program The candidate will be expected to remain with the Office of Chief Counsel for a period of three years, unless released from employment commitment. This is due in part to recognize the significant amount of time and money that the Office of Chief Counsel invests in training new attorneys to become proficient in the law. The first year of three-year commitment is part of a trial period during which you may resign without requesting a release. Department : Field Component (Throughout the U.S.) Large Business and International Department. If you are in law school, about to graduate, or are newly graduated, may be eligible to apply to the Summer Legal Program. Highly competitive program available primarily to third-year students and graduating Tax LLM students who have less than one year of post-JD legal work experience. Open to individuals each year who have superior academic qualifications or experience relevant to the work of Chief Counsel. For JDs: Top 25% class rank required (if school does not provide class rank information allowing us to determine if a student is in the top 25%, such as individual class rank or honors for students in a certain percentage of the class, at the time a selection is made, then a minimum GPA of 3.4 is required; if the school does not provide class rank or GPA at the time a selection is made, a minimum LSAT of 160 is required) or For Tax LLMs (including JD/LLMs) who have completed any LLM coursework: Must satisfy the JD class rank requirement above or have a minimum GPA of 3.3 in the LLM program (if the LLM program does not provide GPAs, a minimum LSAT of 160 is required). Must attend an ABA accredited law school. Evidence of background or experience in the position to be filled, such as taking relevant law school classes (e.g., tax law, bankruptcy/debtor creditor law, administrative law) or relevant legal or tax experience (e.g., tax legal experience) or relevant tax volunteer experience (e.g., VITA, Tax Clinic) is needed.
Send: resume (please include GPA and class rank, if available); law school transcript (unofficial copy is fine); 5 to 10 page writing sample; completed Office of Chief Counsel Application (Form 6524) - only required when applying for paid positions and a completed Declaration for Federal Employment (Form OF-306).- only provide for volunteer externship positions: please do not complete the social security number or date-of-birth sections if emailing form
Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel
1111 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20224