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ProfileTrial Attorney Duties: Serve under the direct supervision of the General Counsel. Will represent DDA in admission, commitment, annual review and other proceedings before the Family Court’s Mental Health and Habilitation Branch under D.C. Law 2-137, the “Citizens with Intellectual Disability Constitutional Rights and Dignity Act of 1978,” codified as amended at D.C. Official Code 7-1301.01 et seq. (2008 Repl.). May represent DDS in hearings involving individuals served by the agency before other branches of the D.C. Superior Court or involving individuals who are served by other agencies and may be transferring to DDS for supports and services. In addition, will assist DDS in adjudicatory and administrative proceedings involving DDA and RSA, providing litigation support as needed. Other duties will include advising the client agency with regard to litigation and legal issues and working with the other attorneys in the OGC to otherwise meet the legal needs of DDS. Deadline: 04/22/2018.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school;
Must be either a member in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar or have an application submitted and pending for admission to the District of Columbia Bar;
Have 1+ full year of Specialized Experience as a practicing attorney equivalent in nature to the next lower level where such experience equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. For example, to qualify:
At the LS-12 level: Must have at least one full year of experience as a practicing attorney that is equivalent to the duties performed at the LS-11 level. Examples of specialized experience include: Securing legal guardianships for persons supported by DDS who are in need of decision making assistance and providing legal advice on substitute consent and guardianships; representing DDS before the Office of Administrative Hearings in fair hearing requests filed under the Rehabilitation Act and the Social Security Act, and advising agency vocational rehabilitation counselors and service coordinators in legal matters related to provision of supports and services; and advising the client agency with regard to litigation and legal issues and working with the other attorneys in the OGC to otherwise meet the legal needs of DDS.
Must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD degree).
Must have an interest in disability law, the Rehabilitation Act and the Social Security Act, or a strong background in litigation with an interest in developing legal expertise in these areas. background in disability law and administrative litigation.
Job ID: 2968. Ref: LA-905-12.
Government of the District of Columbia
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004