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Solicitor-General | Ogeechee Judicial Circuit

Gov. Kemp is accepting nominations for solicitor-general of Bulloch County. This vacancy is being created by the appointment of Hon. Joseph Cushner as State Court Judge.

Applicants for this position should complete an application and send by mail to:

Rhonda Barnes Wilson
Paralegal
Office of the Governor
201 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334

fax to 404-656-5948 or by email to rhonda.wilson@georgia.gov.

To obtain a copy of the application please contact Rhonda Barnes Wilson at 404-651-7760 or rhonda.wilson@georgia.gov. The deadline for receipt of completed applications in this office is Friday, Feb. 28.

The governor looks forward to hearing from all interested applicants who qualify for the position in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 15-18-62.

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Assistant City Attorney | East Point

Location: East Point
Salary: Dependant on qualifications

Major Duties

  • Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff as directed by the city attorney;
  • Coordinates daily work activities;
  • Interprets, explains, applies and ensures compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations;
  • Consults with city attorney, city administrator, deputy city administrator, mayor, city council, department managers, outside counsel and other officials;
  • Conducts legal research;
  • Provides legal opinions, counsel and advice on various matters to city administration, mayor, city council, city attorney, department managers, division heads, boards, committees, employees or other city representatives in their official capacities;
  • Drafts, reviews and/or prepares a variety of legal documentation;
  • Represents the city of East Point and its officials, boards and committees in all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts and with administrative agencies; 
  • Reviews and responds to citizen complaints, Open Records Act requests and other communications from the public;
  • Assists in directing operations and activities of the legal division;
  • Attends meetings, serves on committees and makes presentations as needed or directed by the city attorney;
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate required;
  • Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia, with three years experience and able to practice law in all Georgia courts;
  • Must have at least three years of previous experience and/or training that includes general law practice, municipal law, employment law, real estate law, contract law, courtroom procedures, legal research, supervision, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job;
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license with a satisfactory motor vehicle record.

Click here for the full job description and to apply. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29

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Solicitor | Municipal Court of Snellville

Location: Snellville
Salary: Part time employment, paid per court session

Responsibilities

  • Manages assigned caseload to prosecute ordinance and misdemeanor cases falling within jurisdiction of the city of Snellville Municipal Court;
  • Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, warrants, citations, police reports, driving records, criminal history reports, crime laboratory reports, medical reports, witness statements, depositions, defense motions, attorneys’ letters, court calendars, court orders, legal documents, maps, grids, laws, ordinances, legislative updates, policies, procedures, manuals, directories, research materials, reference materials or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate. 

Minimum Requirements                                                        

  • Juris Doctorate required;
  • Five years as a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia, able to practice law in all Georgia courts;
  • Six years previous experience and/or training that includes municipal law, criminal law, traffic law, prosecution in state and federal courts, general law practice, courtroom procedures, legal research, case management, personal computer operations and supervision; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job;
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia drivers' license with a satisfactory motor vehicle record.

To Apply:
Click here for the full job description and to apply. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 4.

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Circuit Mediator | U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit

Location: Miami, Florida
Salary: $129,446 – $142,963

The Kinnard Mediation Center of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is accepting applications for the position of circuit mediator. 

Position Summary: 
The circuit mediator presides at mediations in civil appeals. The primary purpose of circuit mediation is to settle appeals and any related cases. The circuit mediator is responsible for leading discussions of procedural and substantive legal issues involved in an appeal, conducting analysis of an appeal's settlement value and probing for each party’s interest in an effort to help the parties create and explore alternatives to continued litigation. This position performs sensitive and sophisticated mediation and must have exceptional legal skills and experience. The Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees prohibits otherwise engaging in the practice of law while employed by the judiciary except in certain limited situations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as mediator and resolve cases through facilitated negotiations.
  • Answer questions about mediation.
  • Contribute information for the preparation of statistical reports concerning the referral and disposition of cases, as needed.
  • Perform other functions within the Kinnard Mediation Center as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited law school, practice before the highest court of a state or territory of the United States and at least six years of post-graduate experience, a substantial portion of which involved trial and appellate work in federal courts;
  • Significant training and experience in mediation;
  • Knowledge of and experience working with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure;
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of civil law and legal procedures;
  • A comprehensive understanding of the dynamics, costs, impacts and strategies of the litigation process;
  • The ability to analyze complex legal and practical aspects of an appeal;
  • An aptitude for collaborative problem-solving and consensus building processes;
  • The ability to deal persuasively and tactfully with strong-willed and sophisticated counsel and parties and to develop creative and practical solutions in appeals involving a wide range of disputes and personalities;
  • The ability to work independently without supervision, exercising judgment and discretion to maintain party confidences, control direction of negotiations, and modify the subsequent course of proceedings.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description. Persons interested in applying for this position should mail a cover letter with resume detailing background, experience and qualifications by Friday, March 6, 2020 to:

Cheryl Vessels
Assistant Circuit Executive for Human Resources
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
56 Forsyth St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation as a condition of employment.

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Assistant Attorney General | American Samoa

Location: American Samoa
Salary:  $40,000 to $50,000

The Office of the Attorney General is currently accepting resumes for the following Assistant Attorneys General positions within our Civil and Criminal Divisions: 

Civil Division: 

  • Civil litigation 
  • Employment law 
  • Workers Compensation Defense 
  • Personal Injury Defense 
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Real Estate Litigation 
  • Child Support Enforcement 

Responsibilities:
Represent American Samoa Government in a variety of civil matters. A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail is required. This position is responsible for initiating and defending civil actions, which includes, but is not limited to: preparing pleadings, interviewing clients and fact and expert witnesses, preparing for and conducing administrative and judicial hearings, as well as legal research and writing. The areas of practice general include issues of tort, contract, civil procedures, workers’ compensation defense, appellate, constitutional and other areas of law as needed to defend the Territory and its interests. This position also includes other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the attorney general, deputy attorney general and civil division chief.  

Criminal Division: 

  • Felony prosecutions 
  • Misdemeanor prosecutions 
  • Juvenile Prosecutions 

Responsibilities:
Represent American Samoa Government in felony, misdemeanor and/or juvenile prosecutions. A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail is required. Our prosecutors are responsible for prosecuting crimes in the Territory and such duties shall include, but not be limited to: reviewing police reports, preparing pleadings, interviewing victims and witnesses, meeting with police officers and investigators, negotiating pleas and preparing for and conducting judicial hearings (including first appearances, probable cause hearing, motion hearing, status conferences, trials and sentencings). This position also includes other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the attorney general, deputy attorney general and criminal division chief.  

Mandatory Qualifications for Both Positions: 

  • Juris Doctor and Bachelor’s degrees from accredited universities required;
  • Member in good standing of a state bar in the United States;
  • Minimum of 1 to 5 years of experience of demonstrated increasing responsibilities;
  • Commitment to high quality legal work;
  • Must be well-organized with good analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and able to work in a team environment;
  • Self-starter with proven experience as a member of a litigation or prosecutorial team;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office desktop applications, experience with email programs and significant knowledge/experience with Lexis or Westlaw;
  • Demonstrated case analysis ability a must.

Compensation and Benefits: 
Applicants who are hired from off-island receive two-year employment contracts (renewable). The starting salary range is $40,000 to $50,000 dependent on experience. In addition to salary, two-year contract employees receive significant benefits:

  • Furnished housing ($25 per week) 
  • Travel to/from American Samoa at beginning and end of contract 
  • Shipping allowance for personal effects 
  • Medical and dental coverage (coverage available immediately for employee and dependents upon arrival) 
  • General annual leave (26 days per year) and sick leave (13 days per year) 

To Apply:  
Click here for full job description. Send a cover letter and resume to asagjobs@gmail.com.    

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Deputy Attorney General | Prosecution Division | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Summary:
The deputy attorney general directs and supervises the prosecution division, which includes a staff of prosecutors, investigators and related staff. The division primarily handles investigations and prosecutions of white-collar and government corruption crimes against the state and human trafficking crimes on a statewide basis.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Directs and supervises all activities of the division;
  • Supervises and assists with the handling of all aspects of cases from investigation to trial;
  • Supervises the personnel function of the division, including recruitment and training of personnel, evaluation of work of personnel, monitoring leave balances and recommending personnel decisions;
  • Informs the attorney general, chief deputy attorney general, and chief of staff of significant legal and policy matters handled by the division;
  • Prepares legal reports on division activities;
  • Informs the chief of staff, chief deputy and operations division of operational, resource and equipment needs within the division;
  • Attends departmental and division meetings as required;
  • Handles special projects as required by the attorney general, chief deputy attorney general and chief of staff;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
Member in good-standing with the State Bar of Georgia and a minimum of seven years of experience in prosecutions or a related area of law specific to the division; determined by the attorney general.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive trial experience;
  • Five or more years of supervisory and executive level management experience;
  • Seven or more years of prosecution experience.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Assistant Attorney General | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: Commensurate with experience and bar year

Job Summary:
Duties include serving as the attorney and legal advisor for state agencies, departments, authorities and the governor; specific duties depend on the division. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participates in hearings and appears in administrative hearings, state and federal courts to try cases, and argue motions and appeals;
  • Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies; drafts memoranda of advice;
  • Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments;
  • Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions;
  • Responds to inquiries from citizens, legislators and judges;
  • Attends client, board, departmental and division meetings as required;
  • Attends continuing legal education seminars as required; makes presentations at same.
  • Travel as required by the position;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited law school and member of the State Bar of Georgia

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Assistant Attorney General | Education/Elections/Local Government & Judiciary | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: $60,000 minimum 

Job Summary:
Attorneys in this section provide advice and representation to the University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia, the Department of Education, the Professional Standards Commission, the Secretary of State’s Election Division, the State Election Board, the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, the Public Defenders Council, the Nonpublic Post-secondary Education Commission, the Office of Bar Admissions and the State Charter Schools Commission. Attorneys in the section also provide representation to the state’s judicial branch in non-monetary actions brought against appellate or superior court judges.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Litigates cases; 
  • Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies; drafts memoranda of advice;
  • Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments;
  • Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions;
  • Attends client, board, departmental and division meetings as required;
  • Provides training as needed to clients, the bar and the public on matters falling within the section’s area of practice
  • Travel as required by the position;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited law school and member of the State Bar of Georgia

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Assistant Attorney General | Post Conviction Litigation | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: $60,000 minimum 

Job Summary:
Duties of an attorney in this section include, but are not limited to:  preparing briefs on behalf of the state in all murder cases, with sentences of life or life without parole, in the Supreme Court of Georgia; and defending habeas corpus cases, in both state and federal courts, in which petitioners challenge their convictions and sentences which range from life without parole to misdemeanor punishment. Travel is required in this position.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Litigates cases;
  • Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies; drafts memoranda of advice;
  • Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments;
  • Participates in multistate working groups;
  • Reviews sign-on opportunities for letters, comments and briefs;
  • Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions;
  • Responds to inquiries from citizens, legislators and judges;
  • Attends client, board, departmental and division meetings as required;
  • Attends continuing legal education seminars as required, makes presentations at same;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited law school and member of the State Bar of Georgia

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Assistant Attorney General | Civil Rights Section | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: Part time, $35 per hour

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Attorneys in this section represent state officers and employees who are sued in their individual and official capacities in civil rights actions. This position typically works 20 hours a week.

Minimum Qualifications:
Member of the State Bar of Georgia and graduation from an accredited law school. Preference will be given to applicants with two or more years of civil rights related experience. Strong writing skills required.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Assistant Regional Counsel | Office of the General Counsel Region IV | Social Security Administration

Location: Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center in Atlanta, Georgia
Salary: $80,830 (GS 12 limited experience); $96,117 (GS-13 experienced)

The Office of the General Counsel generally hires attorneys with limited experience (GS 12) with a starting salary of $80,830 and above or experienced attorneys (GS-13) at a starting salary of $96,117 and above. The positions are located in the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center in Atlanta. All attorneys must be active members in good standing of the bar of any state, Washington, D.C. or U.S. Territory. Applicants should possess outstanding academic qualifications such as experience on Law Review or an equivalent legal journal, a Moot Court Team and academic standing in the top third of their law school class. Significant litigation and/or judicial clerkship experience is desirable. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate excellent research and writing skills.  

Assistant regional counsel represent the Social Security Administration when decisions issued by the agency are subject to judicial review in federal court. Assistant regional counsel also provide guidance to and represent the agency in employment litigation before the EEOC, MSPB and labor arbitrators. There are also opportunities for attorneys to handle a variety of other legal issues including privacy and disclosure, civil rights and federal tort claims. 

To Apply:
Complete applications must include a resume, a copy of an official law school transcript, a legal writing sample (preferably a legal brief) and a cover letter. Veterans who qualify for a veteran preference must so indicate in a cover letter and submit a copy of the DD214. Applicants should identify current active Bar membership on their resume.   

Submit complete applications to the Office of the General Counsel at: ATL.OGC.Recruitment@ssa.gov.

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Assistant District Attorney III | Fulton County

Salary: $73,131 - $109,696

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Six or more years of trial experience is required, including as a first chair.
  • Responsible for the direct handling of all aspects of litigation from investigation through trial, including pleadings, discovery, motions, conferences, trials, arbitrations, mediations.
  • Review, investigate, indict and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County.
  • Function as an expert attorney, assigned specifically to the most serious, legally complex, high-profile and significant felony and appellate cases in the county.
  • Managing a high-volume case load.
  • Drafting briefs and other legal documents.
  • Interviewing key witnesses.
  • Preparing and gathering evidence to be used in trial.

Additional Functions:  

  • Conducts or assists in the conduct of jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, post-trial or appellate proceedings.
  • Conducts case research and documentation.
  • Conducts pre-trial case resolution.

Minimum Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate Degree required; supplemented by 6+ years of experience as a practicing prosecuting attorney and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job. 

Specific License or Certification Required:  
Must be registered as a member of the State Bar of Georgia, no exceptions. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
 
Skills or Abilities: 
Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend and apply all county or departmental policies, practices and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position. Requires knowledge of federal, state and local criminal laws; policies and procedures governing Fulton County Superior Court, and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

To Apply:
Please submit all resumes and cover letters here.  

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Assistant District Attorney I (Appellate) | Fulton County

Salary: $62,544.00

The Office of the Fulton County District Attorney is seeking an experienced appellate attorney to serve as an assistant district attorney assigned to the Appellate Division. Excellent writing and research skills are required. Experience in preparing appeals and arguing before appellate courts preferred.

Essential Duties:

  • Conducting legal research;
  • Arguing Constitutional challenges for prosecutions;
  • Preparing and writing appellate briefs;
  • Evaluating trial court decisions for error;
  • Conducting oral argument before the Georgia Appellate courts; and
  • Providing legal guidance for the trial attorneys;

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent writing skills required;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent oral communication skills;
  • Excellent legal research skills;
  • Excellent working knowledge of Lexis-Nexis;
  • Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment; and
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, understandable manner and listen attentively to others.

Qualifications: 

  • A Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
  • Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state's bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Experience working in a law firm or government legal office, including years' experience in writing appellate briefs and arguing before appellate courts, preferred.

To Apply:
Submit all resumes and cover letters here

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Assistant District Attorney I (Juvenile) | Fulton County

Salary: $62,544 - 93,816

Purpose of Classification: 
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, indict, and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. Positions in this classification generally perform entry-level, professional legal work and under close supervision and may assist in the prosecution of cases of routine complexity. This ADA position is assigned to Juvenile Court.

Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assists in the conduct of jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, and related courtroom proceedings.
  • Investigates, evaluates and prepares cases for trial.
  • Conducts case research and documentation.
  • Prepares cases and indictments for presentation to Grand Jury.
  • Communicates and serves as a liaison with victims, family, witnesses and community partners.
  • Manages caseload.
  • Coordinates with community partners and the public to support and promote criminal justice efforts and crime prevention initiatives.
  • Communicates with defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, investigators, legal support staff, victims, witnesses, supervisor, media, government officials, other employees, the public and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, present or exchange information, provide legal counsel and interpretation, or resolve problems.
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree required
  • Previous experience in criminal justice, legal or generally related field is preferred; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required:
Must be registered as a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.

Specific Knowledge, Skills or Abilities: 

  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend and apply all county or departmental policies, practices and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.
  • Requires knowledge of federal, state and local criminal laws; policies and procedures governing Fulton County Superior Court; and methods and techniques related to an area of assignment.

To Apply:
Please submit all resumes and cover letters here

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Assistant County Attorney III | DeKalb County Law Department

The Law Department of DeKalb County, Georgia, has an opening for assistant county attorney. This position provides legal counsel to assigned departments and officials. Incumbents in this class are assigned multiple or a larger department.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as counsel in representing the legal interest of the county for assigned departments in accordance with state laws and rules of professional conduct.
  • Represents assigned departments in litigation.
  • Drafts and reviews contracts and agreements; reviews contracts for compliance with internal policies and procedures, as well as local, state and federal laws, and conducts research.
  • Represents assigned departments in personnel matters, attends merit system hearings and other proceedings.
  • Represents county tax assessor in tax appeals.
  • Develops and reviews legislation; reviews, drafts and interprets laws, ordinances, regulations and resolutions; reviews and interprets pending and new legislation.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate degree required; five years of experience practicing law; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; and must possess and maintain licensure from the State Bar of Georgia. A criminal background check is completed on all candidates. Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation and drug tests.

Preferred Experience:

  • Civil litigation experience in state and federal courts.
  • Experience representing public safety officials and officers in litigation.
  • Experience representing local governments and local government officials in litigation.

Salary is commensurate with experience; competitive county benefits are available including a hybrid defined benefit/defined contribution pension plan. Please review the comprehensive job posting and apply at DeKalb County’s website.  

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Current U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Vacancies

Visit the U.S. Department of Justice website to search current attorney vacancies. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; however, please note that due to temporary funding restrictions the U.S.D.O.J. may not be able to fill all of the currently advertised positions.

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