APPELLATE ATTORNEY (Child Protection)

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Job location
200 I Street SE (4th Floor)
Washington, DC 20003
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Job type: 
Other
Position Description: 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is seeking an appellate attorney for the Family Services Division, Child Protection Sections. This position will be co-located with the Office of the Solicitor General and the Family Services Division.

The Family Services Division represents the District of Columbia on behalf of the Child and Family Services Agency (“CFSA”) in all aspects of child abuse and neglect matters before the Family Court of the District of Columbia. The attorney selected for this position will handle appellate briefing and oral argument before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in cases coming from the Family Services Division. The incumbent will also assist trial attorneys within the Family Services Division in framing cases for appellate review, implementing changes in the law, and long-term strategic planning.

More information about this posting can be found at: https://oag.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/oag/release_content/atta...

Requirements: 

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should have the following qualifications:
• J.D. degree and an active bar membership. If the successful candidate is not a member of the D.C. Bar, he/she must be sworn into the D.C. Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment;
• Significant litigation experience (5+ years preferred);
• Substantial knowledge of D.C. family law including child abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, and adoption;
• Exceptional legal research and writing skills;
• Strong oral advocacy skills; and
• A demonstrated commitment to work in the area of child welfare as well as appellate clerkship experience is preferred, but not required.

ELIGIBILITY: The successful candidate must 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 his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.

To apply: 

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates should e-mail one PDF file which includes: 1) a cover letter (must include the vacancy number) summarizing why you are interested and the skills and abilities you possess that will enable you to succeed in this position; 2) résumé; 3) list of three references; and 4) a writing sample to [email protected] by 11:59pm EST on May 11, 2017, addressed to Arlyntha Love, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, 441 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, May 12, 2017