Director, Office of the Committee on Admissions and Unauthorized Practice of Law

Washington D.C.
Mar 30, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

About the Agency

The Committee on Admissions (COA), comprised of volunteers appointed by the Court of Appeals, grades the written components of the bar examination, conducts character and fitness reviews through formal or informal hearings, and certifies for admission to the bar of this court persons who seek admission by examination and by motion. The Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law (CUPL), comprised of volunteers appointed by the Court of Appeals, investigates and resolves complaints involving the unauthorized practice of law, and oversees the process for attorney admission pro hac vice.

The incumbent administers the court’s bar admission processes under D.C. App. Rules 46 and 48, and the court’s processes for resolving complaints regarding the unauthorized practice of law, under D.C. App. R. 49.

The incumbent also manages the staff who support the admissions and unauthorized practice of law complaint resolution processes, and who support the activities of the COA and CUPL.

The incumbent should be an energetic, enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts’ values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Conferences and trainings

  • No

  • A background and/or security investigation is required.
  • This position is Excepted Service appointment.

    A bachelor’s degree plus six (6) years of administrative experience in a court, law office or other legal environment which includes at least four (4) years as a manager. Excellent writing and grammar skills are required and you must demonstrate the ability to work on multiple tasks, requiring careful attention to detail and priority setting.

    A Juris Doctor (J.D.) or experience as an administrator in the area of bar admissions or unauthorized practice of the law is preferred.

    Management training may substitute for one (1) year of supervisory experience (You must provide documentation of your management training (i.e. certificate, transcript, etc.) with your application).

    Proof of education must be provided with your application. Candidates will not be credited for education unless proof is provided.

    *Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience and that you meet the basic qualifications or you will not be determined qualified for this position.

    To qualify based on education, upload a copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    To qualify for this position, the following must be submitted:
    1. Resume
    2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
    3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or degree)
    4. Management Training Certificate (if applicable)

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the vacancy questionnaire. Click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

    For more information about vacancies, visit us on the web at or call 202-879-0496.


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