Attorney Detail Program

Full-time 23 views
Company The Office of the Associate Attorney General Location Washington, DC, United States




Jun 07, 2022

Sep 20, 2022

Jan 12, 2022


Attorney Detail Program
The candidate will handle complex civil rights litigation on behalf of the District. As part of a six-month detail, will work in the Civil Rights Section (CRS) and collaborate with attorneys across the Agency to develop creative litigation strategies to combat discrimination and civil rights abuses. Responsible for helping to advance OAG's civil rights work. Identify areas of concern to District residents for potential enforcement action, examine and interpret legal authorities available to address those concerns, conduct pre-complaint investigations, design litigation strategies, and litigate civil rights cases on behalf of the District and its residents. Independently develop and litigate major cases, work in a team environment, and work collaboratively across sections within OAG to bring multifaceted cases. Identify potential gaps in authority and suggest legislative and policy solutions to ensure that the Office can develop a robust civil rights agenda. Will also be charged with understanding best practices in civil rights litigation in other attorney generals' offices around the country and bringing those lessons to bear in developing the District's civil rights work.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the Bar of any jurisdiction. If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. Full-time attorneys who have served in their current Division for 2+ years are eligible to participate in the Detail Program, with the exception of attorneys who: a) have received a leave restriction letter within the previous 12 months; b) are currently on leave restriction; c) are subject to any current disciplinary actions; or d) are under a Performance Improvement Plan. In addition, an attorney's work performance must be at least at the Successful level or its equivalent, and include no single rating of 'Needs Improvement' or its equivalent in the attorney's most recent annual performance evaluation. Note: The job is open only to eligible OAG employees only.

Additional info

Req. #: 2021-54. Submit a resume, writing sample, most recent performance evaluation, and a statement of interest summarizing why interested and the skills and abilities possessed to succeed in this detail position.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Office of the Associate Attorney General
Suite 11,050
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Phone: 202-514-FOIA

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