Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jobs for Lawyers, Annual Salary: $0.00

Via Law.com, this posting for an uncompensated position as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Missouri:
SPECIAL ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY [USAO Western District of Missouri]
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri is seeking applications from attorneys who are willing to accept temporary positions that, while unpaid, offer attorneys a valuable opportunity to gain exposure to the office while also obtaining litigation and potentially trial experience. Successful applicants will serve as Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys (SAUSAs) with responsibilities that include researching legal issues, drafting briefs, providing support at hearings and trials, and attending judicial proceedings. These positions require a minimum commitment of six months and may continue for up to one year. SAUSAs will be assigned to work with Assistant U.S. Attorneys on a variety of criminal and civil matters. SAUSAs will research legal issues, draft pleadings and briefs, provide support at hearings and trials, and attend difference court proceedings.

Number of Positons: One or more

Minimum Service Agreement: 6 (six) months

Qualifications: Prior litigation experience is preferred, but the positions are open to lawyers who are finishing judicial clerkships and also to highly qualified candidates who have recently graduated from law school. Applicants must possess superior legal research and writing skills, and those invited for interviews must furnish a writing sample that shows depth in analytical thinking and proficiency in legal research.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association and be an active member of a bar (any U.S. jurisdiction).

Salary Information: Positions are without compensation. Note that employees of the Department of Justice, including uncompensated SAUSAs, may not engage in the compensated practice of law outside of the office.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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