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Date Updated:  August 23, 2015

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Silicon Valley Bank - Corporate Counsel 

http://www.svb.com/careers/search/?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&rid=2959

http://www.svb.com/careers/search/?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&rid=3240

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Dentons - Corporate Associate 

We recognize that moving to a new law firm is a significant life event. While you weigh your options and consider where you would like to be, let us highlight some of the reasons you should consider Dentons.

We are one of the largest firms in the world, with a presence in 52 countries across Europe, Canada, the UK, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Central and East Asia, Africa, and, of course, the US. Our lawyers and professionals offer deep, historically recognized expertise and special knowledge in the industry sectors in which our clients are active -- Energy, Transport and Infrastructure; Financial Institutions and Funds; Government; Health and Life Sciences; Insurance; Manufacturing; Real Estate, Retails and Hotels; and Technology, Media and Telecommunications. Our lawyers cross sectors and offices to work together in a collaborative environment every day.

In addition to fostering internal and external client relationships, we are also committed to the professional development of our lawyers and offer a variety of training programs.  To learn more about Dentons, please click here.

The Practice

Dentons’ US Corporate lawyers and professionals are strategic advisors and market leaders in their field. From emerging companies to some of the world’s best-known corporate names, clients throughout the US trust Dentons' collaborative, forward-thinking approach. Our team helps clients tackle the most daunting challenges and achieve long-term business objectives, with a track record spanning a comprehensive range of sectors including energy, financial services, insurance, health care, media, technology, manufacturing and real estate, among others. To learn more about the Corporate practice, please click here.

Responsibilities

Dentons seeks an ambitious mid-level associate with 3-5 years of strong transactional experience, including licensing, private equity, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions.  This position can be based in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic Corporate practice in which associates work on cutting-edge transactions to deliver innovative solutions to clients.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for a variety of deal work and strategic technology alliances to join our high energy, rapidly growing Corporate practice. 

The associate hired for this position can expect to manage client relationships and to work closely with our national Corporate team on mergers and acquisitions, complex joint venture transactions, securities and financing, and cross-border matters.  The ideal candidate will have worked in a large law firm environment and have a record of both academic and professional success.

Position Requirements

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and keen business sense
  • Strong desire to work in team oriented environment

Technical Skills

  • 3-5 years of legal experience in large national or international law firm
  • Strong background in licensing, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions is required
  • Experience working on deals and interacting with clients is required

Equal Opportunities

Dentons is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer.  Dentons adheres to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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SCHIFF HARDIN - General Corporate and Transactional Senior-level Associate Attorney or Junior Income Partner with Bank Regulatory Expertise.

Click on link for more information: General_Corporate_and_Transactional_Senior-level_Associate_Attorney_or_Junior_Income_Partner_with_Bank_Regulatory_Expertise.doc

General Corporate and Transactional Senior-level Associate or Junior Income Partner

Click on link for more information: General_Corporate_and_Transactional_Senior-level_Associate_Attorney_or_Junior_Income_Partner.doc

 

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ChangeLab Solutions - 2016 Summer Intern

Click on link for more information:2016_Legal_Summer_Internship_FINAL_.pdf

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ChangeLab Solutions - 2016 Legal Fellow

Click on link for more information: Legal_Fellow_Posting_2016_FINAL.pdf

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BEAN + LLOYD, LLP - Immigration Attorney

Bean + Lloyd, LLP, a highly regarded and collegial Oakland immigration law firm, seeks a full-time associate.  Our practice emphasizes removal defense, family-based immigration, naturalization, waivers, and U visas.  The associate will work in all areas, and experience in immigration law is required.  Spanish fluency is strongly preferred.  Please provide a resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample tojlloyd@beanlloyd.com

Jesse Lloyd 

Bean + Lloyd, LLP

Attorneys at Law

110 Eleventh Street
Oakland, California 94607

510.433.1900

510.433.1901

 

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ASIAN LAW ALLIANCE  -HOUSING STAFF ATTORNEY

AGENCY DESCRIPTION:  The Asian Law Alliance (ALA) is a non-profit community law
office that has provided legal services, community education and advocacy services since 1977 
to the Asian and Pacific Islanders communities in Santa Clara County.  Priority areas are 
immigration, housing, domestic violence, public benefits and civil rights. 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Client counseling and Representation:  Conduct intake; provide representation in landlord-
tenant cases and other areas as needed.
Community Education:  Organize and conduct presentations on various legal topics.  Drafting 
and reviewing community education pamphlets.
Community Organizing/Advocacy:  Advocacy work on community issues as required; 
networking with other service providers, organizations and government agencies to enhance 
services to the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 Member in good standing of the California State Bar
 Experience or interest in housing law.
 Must have a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the needs of the Asian and 
Pacific Islander communities and low-income communities
 Bilingual skills in Asian or Pacific Islander language highly desirable
 California driver’s license and own vehicle preferable
COMPENSATION:  Salary $43,600 - $51,850 (depending on experience).  Benefits include 
medical; dental; and vision plans; sick leave; paid vacation, 403(b) plan, flexible spending plan.
To apply:  Send cover letter/resume to:
Richard Konda, Executive Director
991 West Hedding St., Suite 202
San Jose, CA  95126  
Or sccala@pacbell.net 
Deadline to apply: Until filled
Asian Law Alliance

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CITY OF SAN JOSE - CRIME PREVENTION SPECIALIST

http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/22919

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HINSHAW & CULBERTSON LLP - PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY ASSOCIATE

http://hinshawlaw.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2j6h4ha4sbn

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US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - ASSISTANT US ATTORNEY

http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/assistant-united-states-attorney-249

http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/assistant-united-states-attorney-251

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CHANGELAB SOLUTIONS - LEGAL FELLOW

Compensation 
This is a full-time, yearlong position. Salary is $41,600 - $46,800 per year, commensurate with experience and depending on whether the candidate has passed the bar. For yearlong appointments, ChangeLab Solutions offers a generous benefits package including PTO, medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; tax shelter annuity; payment of bar dues in one state; and a flexible benefit plan. 

How to apply 
To apply for the Legal Fellow position, please email all required information to 
jobs@changelabsolutions.org. Please include “2015 Legal Fellow” in the subject line. 
The following are required to be considered for the Legal Fellow Program. Incomplete applications will 
not be considered. 
 Resume and cover letter 
 Writing samples - Please provide one writing sample in a relevant substantive area, (no more 
than 10 pages, excerpts are fine). 
 References – Please provide contact information (name, organization, email address, and phone 
number) for three references. 
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, until position is filled. No applications will be accepted after September 30, 2015.

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ARNOLD & PORTER - PATENT LITIGATOR

The Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC offices or Arnold & Porter are seeking junior to mid-level patent litigation associates for the Intellectual Property Practice Group.  

 Qualified candidates for this position must have a minimum of 2 years of prior work experience in patent litigation, either in district court or ITC proceedings (or both).   Advanced degrees in the sciences or in engineering (or equivalent professional experience) are preferred but not an absolute requirement.  All applicants should have excellent academic credentials and references and should be prepared to provide samples of written work.  

Candidates must be currently licensed in the jurisdictions in which they are applying to work.

Please forward your resume to Vinh.Pham@aporter.com,

 

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CALIFORNIA FOOD POLICY ADVOCATES - NUTRITION POLICY ADVOCATE

http://cfpa.net/homepage/hiring-nutrition-policy-advocate-oakland

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Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP - Litigation Research Fellow

Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, llp is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm in San Francisco.  The firm was founded in 1980 and represents a wide range of clients.

We are seeking a licensed attorney with one to three years of experience or a recent law graduate to serve as a Litigation Research Fellow. The position is initially one year with the possibility of a second year.  The fellow will work directly with partners and associate attorneys on a wide range of immigration cases, including deportation defense, federal court litigation, family, asylum, naturalization, and a variety of cases involving the intersection of criminal and immigration law.  Cases involve representing clients before the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, CIS, ICE, CBP, and the federal courts. Fellow will work closely with attorneys in the firm, handling primarily legal research and writing in support of litigation and other advocacy in a cutting edge, diverse and complex immigration law practice.

Qualifications

  • Experience in/ Knowledge of immigration law strongly preferred.
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability and interest in taking on complex and difficult immigration cases.
  • Spoken and written Spanish helpful.
  • Interest in fast-paced, energetic work environment.
  • Admission in a State Bar Preferred.
  • Start date expected to be September 2015, with some flexibility

Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

Please send your resume, short writing sample and cover letter to:

George Phillips, Office Administrator

Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, llp

via e-mail to attyjobs@vblaw.com or Facsimile to (415) 981-3003.

No telephone calls please.

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STRATEGIC LEGAL SOLUTIONS - VIETNAMESE LANGUAGE DOCUMENT REVIEW

Send resume to Alexandra Gordon at: agordon@strategiclegal.com

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The National Immigration Law Center - Fellow

As a national legal advocacy organization working for social justice, NILC’s mission is to promote and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. Since 1979, NILC has established a national reputation for its expertise on immigration law and its intersection with the health care, public benefits, and employment rights of low-income immigrants. We conduct policy and legislative advocacy on the national, state, and local levels, as well as class action and impact litigation; and we provide training, publications, and technical assistance to a broad range of organizations throughout the U.S., including immigrants’ rights coalitions, legal aid programs, community, faith-based and anti-poverty groups, workers’ rights advocates, community and labor organizers, government agencies, policymakers, and the media.

Please send resume, cover letter, transcript (unofficial is fine) and writing sample to: fellowship@nilc.org with subject line "FEL2015". 

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OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL DEFENDER, EASTERN DISTRICT - ASSISTANT FEDERAL DEFENDER

To apply, send cover letter, résumé, three references, writing sample and a completed Application for Judicial Branch 
Employment form (AO78), http://www.cae-fpd.org/AO_78.pdf, to: 
Office of the Federal Defender 
Eastern District of California 
ATTN: PERSONNEL 
801 I Street, 3rd Floor 
Sacramento, CA 95814

CLOSING DATE: June 30, 2015

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The Casey Foundation, Senior Associate

The position (description attached) is for a Senior Associate that supports our Race Equity and Inclusion portfolio. Please take a look at the requirements and see if it interests you or someone in your respective networks. If you have any questions feel free to contact me (410-949-1953 or jhines@aecf.org ). You can apply online at http://www.aecf.org/careers.aspx.

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LEGAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN
Legal Services for Children is seeking a candidate to sponsor for Skadden and 
Equal Justice Works fellowships to begin work in the fall of 2016.  The fellowship 
project should be focused on the area/s of education, guardianship, foster care, benefits, 
immigration, or LGBTQ youth.  Projects should involve providing holistic legal services, 
through an inter-disciplinary practice, as well as policy and advocacy work and 
Legal Services for Children was founded in 1975 as one of the first non-profit law 
firms to provide free direct legal and social services to children and youth.  LSC uses an 
attorney-social worker team model to assist at-risk youth in the Bay Area who need to 
access the legal system to stabilize or improve their lives.  LSC's mission is to empower 
children and youth by increasing their active participation in making decisions about their 
Candidates must either graduate from law school in 2016 or complete a judicial 
clerkship in 2016.  To promote social justice and best serve our clients, LSC is committed 
to maintaining a diverse staff and providing culturally competent services.  We strongly 
encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically 
oppressed groups, as well as bilingual and bicultural candidates, to apply.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter, including project 
ideas and information about their experience working on behalf of children.  A list of 
three references should also be provided.  Please send application materials via e-mail to 
jobs@lsc-sf.org.  For questions, please contact Abigail Trillin, Executive Director at 
The deadline for submitting materials is June 30, 2015.  LSC will make a decision 
on sponsorship by July 31st, 2015.

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Law Offices of Bo Katzakian, Worker's Comp Attorney

San Jose based workers' compensation practice seeking attorney with litigation interests. Lots of client interaction, quick introduction to depositions and appearances, workers' comp or employment/disability law helpful but not necessary. Also helpful to be detail orientated and organized.

The practice, the Law Offices of Bo Katzakian, focuses on representing injured workers through cases adjudicated before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. We strive for low stress despite a volume of cases and offer regular hours and no billable requirements.

Please address inquiries and applications to Bo Katzakian at jobs@lobkat.com. More information on the firm can be found at attorneybo.com. If applying, please e-mail a cover letter and resume in PDF format.

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DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, LLP - EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATE

http://www.dwt.com/Employment-Associate/
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NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER

http://www.nilc.org/jobs.html#deputy

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Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights of the SF Bay Area, Legal Director

TO APPLY: Applicants should submit: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of selected civil rights litigation and policy initiatives (with a brief (2-3 sentence) summary explaining your involvement and the civil rights impact of each matter) to: 

Kimberly Thomas Rapp, Executive Director
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
By U.S. Mail:
131 Steuart Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105 
By Email: 
admin@lccr.com

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Homeless Action Center, Staff Attorney

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume as a single attachment and a separate short writing sample toBrian Kennedy, at bkennedy@homelessactioncenter.org by June 8thwill be contacted by mid-June. No phone calls please.

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COLORADO RIVER INDIAN TRIBES, PUBLIC DEFENDER's OFFICE

Visit http://critonline.com for more information. 

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR, IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CORPS, NYC

Are you committed to justice for new Americans? Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) seeks a Deputy Director to oversee day-to-day operations and work closely with the Executive Director to insure program success.

The Deputy Director will be a strategic thought partner and implementer within the IJC leadership. S/he will work with the Executive Director to evaluate IJC’s program, develop new sources of revenue, and oversee operations and administration. The Deputy Director must be an experienced leader with great judgment, a commitment to immigrant advocacy, and a zest for the challenges of a start-up. Immigrant Justice Corps is currently a six-person permanent staff team, plus an annual cohort of 70 fellows, 10-20 of whom are Immigrant Justice Corps employees.

Submit a detailed cover letter explaining why this job would be a wonderful fit for you, along with your chronological resume, toinfo@justicecorps.org with “Deputy Director” included in the subject line. No calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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The FLRA (NLRB for federal employees) is hiring entry-level attorneys in multiple locations:

 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetail/399129500https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetail/39906820

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California Department of Justice; Special Deputy Attorney General , Unpaid; Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, or San Francisco

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applications from recent law school graduates and attorneys who are willing to accept unpaid volunteer positions that offer a valuable opportunity to gain exposure to the office while also obtaining valuable research, litigation, and/or policy analysis experience. A Special Deputy Attorney General may perform a wide variety of legal and/or policy work concerned with representing the state, most of its officers, departments, boards, commissions and other such bodies before the state and federal courts and administrative bodies; assist local district attorneys in unusual situations; prepare pleadings and other legal materials for trials, hearings and other legal proceedings, present criminal and civil measures and regulations, give legal advice to grand juries, attorneys, county counsels, officials and representatives of public agencies on legal problems; perform legal and policy research; write opinions and other duties as required. The position will be based out of the following Attorney .

Multiple unpaid attorney positions are available. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample of no more than 10 pages, and three references to Charlene.Bava@doj.ca.gov or Charlene Bava, Office of the Attorney General, Executive Office, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94102. Please indicate the following in your application: preferred start and end dates, desired placement (e.g. Civil, Criminal, Public Rights, or Executive), and geographic preferences. More information is available at
www.ag.ca.gov.

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Associate Director, UC Berkeley Don Vial Center

For more information, please visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00662

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Assistant General Counsel, HUD

The Fair Housing Compliance Division in the Office of Fair Housing at HUD is hiring for the Assistant General Counsel.This is a high level job relating to HUD’s enforcement of Title VI, Section 504, the ADA, the obligation to affirmatively further fair housing, and other civil rights requirements affecting HUD, its grantees, and its and their programs. If interested, please apply directly via usajobs.gov. 

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PROJECT DIRECTOR, PRE-HEALTH DREAMERS
Pre-Health Dreamers is is dedicated to supporting pre-health undocumented youth nationally through informed advising, up-to-date, and advocacy. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated to work with pre-health undocumented youth and can bring their experience and background to benefit the PHD community. The position is based in San Francisco, CA. 
For More Information, visit: http://e4fc.org/phddirector.html
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DEPARTMENT OF FAIR HOUSING AND EMPLOYMENT (Multiple Positions)
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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California is seeking applications from experienced attorneys for a vacancy in the Criminal Division of its Sacramento Office.
Justice seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life. The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive. There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background. Justice fosters a work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential.
Thank you for your help in disseminating this vacancy announcement.  This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/attorneys-vacancies.
 
 
Attorney
501 I Street, Suite 10-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States
15-EDCA-10A
 
About the Office: The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California represents the Federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Eastern District of California. This includes all criminal prosecutions for violations of Federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The office places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourages applications from attorneys from all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California is based in Sacramento. The District includes the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains and encompasses most of the land mass of California -- from the Coastal Mountain Range to the Nevada border, and from Bakersfield in the south to the Oregon border. The Sacramento office serves the northern counties of the district: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Trinity, Tehama, Yolo, and Yuba.
Sacramento, the state capital, is located in the heart of California. The city has been on the move since it became the capital in 1854 and is now one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Sacramento is home to professional ballet, opera, and theatre companies, including the Sacramento Music Circus, providing a wide range of cultural activities and events. Professional sports are represented by the Sacramento Kings of the NBA, the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League, the Sacramento River Cats, a Triple-A baseball team, and the Sacramento Republic FC, a professional soccer team. Bound by two rivers, water recreation tops the list for outdoor activities such as salmon fishing, river rafting, and boating. Nearby Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma offer sailing and windsurfing. Sacramento is located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco and approximately 90 miles west of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, providing numerous recreational opportunities for skiing and boating enthusiasts.
Job Description: This position is located in the Criminal Division of the Sacramento Office and the Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) will be responsible for handling a variety of criminal cases with an emphasis on narcotics and violent crime.
Following appointment, Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which they are appointed. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific information.
This is a permanent position; however, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
This position is open to any U.S. Citizen to apply.
This is an anticipated vacancy.
Qualifications: 
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or the District of Columbia, and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction). Ideal qualifications include at least 3-5 years of post-J.D. litigation experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.
Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, electronic court filing, and electronic e-mail and word processing systems.
The ideal candidate will have some experience working with multi-agency task forces; will have substantial experience and familiarity with federal grand jury practice; will have experience with the use of a multitude of investigatory techniques, including electronic surveillance, tracking devices, search warrants, telephone toll record analysis and asset seizure and forfeiture; and will demonstrate the ability to handle complex cases from the initial investigative stage through trial. Proficiency in the Spanish language is a plus.
Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, tax and credit checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Salary: Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined, based in part on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The current recruiting range of pay is $55,573 to $147,086 including 22.20% locality pay for Sacramento area.
Travel: The position is based in Sacramento. Travel will occasionally be required.
Application Process: Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:
United States Attorney's Office
ATTN: Phillip Talbert
501 I Street, Suite 10-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Resumes should include a detailed description of employment history, to include dates of employment (month/year). This position is open until filled but no later than Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (15-EDCA-10A) on your resume and cover letter. No telephone calls please.
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html andhttp://www.usdoj.gov/usao/cae/.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Number of Positions: This announcement is to fill one position; however, depending on the needs of the office, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
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Attorney, US Attorney Office

501 I Street, Suite 10-100

Sacramento, CA 95814

United States

15-EDCA-04A

 About the Office: The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California represents the Federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Eastern District of California. This includes all criminal prosecutions for violations of Federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The office places a high value on the diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourages applications from attorneys from all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California is headquartered in Sacramento. The District includes the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains and encompasses most of the land mass of California -- from the Coastal Mountain Range to the Nevada border, and from Bakersfield in the south to the Oregon border. The Sacramento office serves the northern counties of the district: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Trinity, Tehama, Yolo, and Yuba.

Sacramento, the state capital, is located in the heart of California. The city has been on the move since it became the capital in 1854 and is now one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Sacramento is home to professional ballet, opera, and theatre companies, including the Sacramento Music Circus, providing a wide range of cultural activities and events. Professional sports are represented by the Sacramento Kings of the NBA, the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League, the Sacramento River Cats, a Triple-A baseball team, and the Sacramento Republic FC, a professional soccer team. Bound by two rivers, water recreation tops the list for outdoor activities such as salmon fishing, river rafting, and boating. Nearby Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma offer sailing and windsurfing. Sacramento is located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco and approximately 90 miles west of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, providing numerous recreational opportunities for skiing and boating enthusiasts.

Job Description: The United States Attorney is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division, Defense Litigation Unit. The mission of the Defense Litigation Unit is to represent the United States and its agencies and employees in a wide variety of trial and appellate cases. The case load includes defense of employment discrimination cases; medical malpractice, premises liability and other tort litigation; statutory and constitutional challenges to government programs; land management decisions challenged under NEPA and other environmental statutes; Administrative Procedure Act cases; FOIA and Privacy Act cases; and Bivens civil rights suits.

Following appointment, Assistant U.S. Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which they are appointed. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific information.

This is a permanent position; however, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

This position is open to any U.S. Citizen to apply.

Qualifications: 

Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or the District of Columbia, and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction). Ideal qualifications include at least 3-5 years of experience litigating civil cases in federal courts, with substantial responsibility for all aspects of discovery, trial, and appeals.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function with minimal supervision in a highly demanding environment, exceptional brief writing and oral advocacy skills, excellent analytical ability, and good judgment. In addition, applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, paralegals, support staff and client agencies.

Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must be computer literate and adept at learning new programs.

Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprints, tax and credit checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

Salary: 

Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined, based in part on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The current recruiting range of pay is $55,573 to $147,086 including 22.20% locality pay for the Sacramento a

Travel: 

The position is based in Sacramento. Travel will occasionally be required.

Application Process: 

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:

United States Attorney's Office
ATTN: Phillip Talbert
501 I Street, Suite 10-100
Sacramento, CA 95814

Resumes should include a detailed description of employment history, to include dates of employment (month/year). This position is open until filled but no later than Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (15-EDCA-04A) on your resume and cover letter. No telephone calls please.

This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies and http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/cae.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Number of Positions: This announcement is to fill one position; however, depending on the needs of the office, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.