Job Details

Criminal Law Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

The Library of Congress

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Criminal Law
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Mar 27,2018

Posted on

Mar 26,2018

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Legislative Attorney (Criminal Law), GS 13 Duties: The candidate prepares probing and innovative written legal analyses, arguments, briefs, or other analytical documents that relate complex variables within the attorney's specialized field of law to the development, interpretation, or implementation of important public policies. Provides congressional staff with consultations and oral briefings that clarify legal questions, identify and discuss legal options, and inform congressional staff of CRS informational and analytical capabilities within the scope of the attorney's subject areas. Prepares authoritative descriptive and background reports, memoranda, bill digests, surveys of laws, comparisons of laws and bills, and other types of written responses for congressional committees, Members, and staff that are characterized by substantial breadth and depth and that cover all pertinent factors and relationships. Advises and assists other legislative attorneys, analysts, and specialists through provision of legal analysis and information in support of their service to Congress. Prepares and delivers oral presentations at CRS seminars and other outreach programs. In response to congressional inquiries, locates, organizes, summarizes, and interprets legal information and other pre-existing legal materials, on difficult or misunderstood policy issues through research, including search of the reference collections and databases of CRS, the Library, other institutions or through contacts and networking with Executive Branch officials or other professionals in the field.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision. Knowledge of criminal law in particular and American public law generally is needed. Ability to convey legal analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations is needed.

Deadline: 16 April, 2018.

Additional info

Announcement number: VAR000376. Apply Online. No emails. Visit website for more information.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave,
Washington, DC 20540
Phone: 202-707-5620