TRIAL ATTORNEY (Domestic Violence Section)

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441 4th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
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DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Domestic Violence Section is seeking a Trial Attorney for its civil protection order practice. The attorney’s primary responsibility will be prosecuting criminal contempt actions for violations of civil protection orders. The attorneys vertically prosecute their cases so each attorney is responsible for investigating reports of violations; making charging decisions; fulfilling discovery obligations; resolving cases through declination, diversion, plea agreement or trial; and monitoring compliance with any post-conviction conditions.

The attorney will also represent survivors obtaining civil protection orders in all aspects of civil litigation involving the order. The caseload will include intimate partner, dating violence, family violence, stalking, and sexual assault cases. The attorney will be expected to work closely with colleagues from public and private agencies in seeking a broad range of remedies for survivors.


QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must have at least one year of trial experience, preferably in criminal law; a demonstrated commitment to working with victims of domestic violence; and the ability to work with a high degree of independence.

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 9/27/17, addressed to Arlyntha Love, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, 441 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, September 8, 2017