Entry Level Attorneys (Trial Attorney, Judicial Law Clerk, Attorney-Advisor, Assist. U.S. Attorney)
Frequently voted one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, the Department of Justice leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. As a Justice employee, you'll be a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission. The Attorney General's Honors Program is the Department of Justice recruitment program for entry-level attorneys, and attracts applications from law students graduating during the current academic year, and law school graduates serving in judicial clerkships, qualifying full-time fellowships, or attending full-time graduate law programs (LL.M.).
This job is being filled at many locations nationwide. Click through to Avue to select the specific location(s) for which you are interested in applying.
- Occasional Travel
- Varies by Office
The Honors Program has specific eligibility requirements. For details visit https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/honors-program-eligibility. Incoming hires must have a law degree (J.D. or equivalent) and be eligible for admission to the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) at the time of entry on duty. Some hiring offices require applicants to be admitted to a bar or to have recently taken a bar exam with results pending as a condition of consideration. Certain U.S. Attorneys Offices may require incoming hires to become admitted to the bar of the state where the office is located. The Indian Country Fellowship may require admission to a tribal bar.
Applications will be accepted from all groups of eligible and qualified individuals. For details, see: https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/honors-program-eligibility.
Incoming hires must have a law degree (J.D. or equivalent) and be eligible for admission to the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) at the time of entry on duty.
AGENCY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
All Department of Justice employees are subject to a residency requirement. See https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/entry-level-and-experienced-attorneys-conditions-employment.
TRAVEL - Varies by hiring office.
Some clerkship and fellowship positions are time-limited (12 to 36 months)
Duties vary according to the mission of the hiring office. For more information, visit https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/honors-program-participating-components.