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Staff Attorney I

Company name

American Bar Association (ABA)

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Aug 05,2018

Posted on

Aug 03,2018

Years of Experience

Max 3 yrs required


Washington, DC
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
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Staff Attorney I The candidate: Undertakes substantive legal work for a grant funded project or provides substantive support and expertise to an ABA entity. Supervised by a more senior attorney or experienced professional. Includes research, writing, and speaking. May have supervisory duties of non-attorney staff. Conduct legal or other research; write memoranda, speeches, and articles, including for publication. Provide substantive advice, information and policy. Serve as principal ABA expert on a substantive area of law or public policy. May conduct research and meetings, develop recommendations and memoranda. Includes contacts with government entities including officials, and with media. Analyze laws, regulations, court rules and policies/policy proposals. Prepare memoranda on law or public policy. Provide guidance to client or ABA committees. Coordinate or support member sub-groups or advisory committees, and coordinate with external constituencies. Manage interns/externs. Give presentations and/or teach on legal and public policy issues. Act as a consultant designing substantive content of events, developing model documents, and conducting trainings. Research, draft, author, review and critique legislative rule policy or regulatory text. Manage policy adoption process. Other duties as assigned. Doctoral Degree (JD, PhD) is essential. Requires JD and bar admission in at least one jurisdiction. Must have 0-3 years of legal experience. Requires outstanding communication skills, excellent organizational skills and ability to exercise independent judgment. JD; active admission to the bar in at least one jurisdiction may be required in some cases is essential.

Additional info

Ref: RE12203

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Bar Association (ABA)
740 Fifteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 312-988-5188

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