Staff Attorney or Assistant Council to the Inspector General

Washington, D.C
Jun 28, 2022
Jun 29, 2022
Full Time

This position will require working from an office in Washington, D.C., but is remote until LSC returns to in-office work. The successful candidate must live in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

LSC requires that all employees be up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible, except as required by law. Any employment offer will be contingent upon satisfactory proof that you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.

The LSC Office of Inspector General operates under the Inspector General Act . The OIG has two principal missions: to assist management in identifying ways to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the activities and operations of LSC and its grantees; and to prevent and detect fraud and abuse. The OIG's primary tool for achieving these missions is fact-finding through financial, performance and other types of audits, evaluations and reviews, as well as investigations into allegations of wrongdoing. Learn more about the LSC OIG at: .

BASIC FUNCTION: Under the supervision of the Assistant Inspector General and Legal Counsel, performs all assigned legal services associated with the functions of the Office of Inspector General.


We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our differences fuel excellence, and we strive to create an environment where every individual is valued and feels empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. We are building a community rooted in openness and trust where colleagues have the resources to grow, thrive and fully contribute to achieving equal access to justice.

LSC is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Provides legal guidance to the OIG on issues involving all aspects of OIG functions, including audits, investigations, inspections, evaluations and the OIG's administrative operations. Exercises independent professional judgment in recognizing legal issues, determining the scope of and approach to resolving such legal issues, and reaching conclusions.
  • Interprets and applies the Inspector General Act, the Legal Services Corporation Act, and other laws and regulations; analyzes existing and proposed legislative and regulatory matters related to LSC and the OIG and assists in formulating and coordinating the OIG's position on such matters.
  • Assesses OIG findings and evidence to determine whether there is reasonable cause to believe there has been a violation of law. Provides advice to the OIG on obtaining information by subpoena and prepares subpoenas for service.
  • Independently plans and conducts legal research. Drafts memoranda, legal opinions, testimony, legislation, and regulations, as required. Reviews OIG policies, procedures, and external written communications for legal sufficiency.
  • Negotiates, drafts and reviews legal documents such as OIG contracts with independent contractors and other third parties.
  • Assists with the OIG's litigation activities, Freedom of Information Act function, and congressional relations.
  • Represents the OIG at meetings with LSC management staff, congressional staff, and outside entities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment .


Excellent written communication skills with demonstrated ability to produce professional, clear, well-written work product that requires minimal editing; excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to reach different audiences and manage conflicts. Experience researching and analyzing complicated concepts and offering cogent conclusions. Unimpeachable integrity and adherence to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. Ability to function in a discreet, diplomatic, and confidential matter. Must possess sound judgment and articulate well-informed and objective recommendations. Ability to keep abreast of current legal issues and understand trends that affect the OIG, LSC, its grantees and their clients. Must be conscientious, disciplined, versatile, and highly motivated. High degree of flexibility, capacity for self-management, and attentive to detail. Strong organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple priorities. Understanding of and commitment to organizational mission and goals. Ability to influence, motivate, challenge, and inspire confidence among others.

Technical/ Specialized:
A law degree from an accredited institution and admission to, or eligibility to waive into, the District of Columbia Bar. Up to three years of experience in the practice of law for Staff Attorney candidates and at least three years of experience in the practice of law for Assistant Counsel candidates. Must be in good standing with any bar to which the applicant is admitted. Must have proven ability to analyze statutes, complex regulations, policies, and proposals. Experience working in an Office of Inspector General is preferred, as is experience with the Inspector General Act and the Freedom of Information Act.


A law degree from an accredited institution and admission to, or eligibility to waive into, the District of Columbia Bar.