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
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
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)
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.
Applicants for some hiring offices (e.g., National Security Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation) must be eligible to obtain and retain a TOP SECRET security clearance at the time of the appointment.
If hired by a U.S. Attorney's Office, following appointment, Assistant U.S. Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which they are appointed. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district- specific information.
Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation and suitability review. It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test that screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.
U.S. citizens and qualifying non-U.S. citizens who meet immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply. See: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/ The appointment of non-U.S. citizens is subject to strict security requirements and is extremely rare. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Some positions are open only to U.S. citizens.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Each participating hiring office independently selects interview candidates based on many elements of a candidate's background including academic achievement, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, and summer or part-time legal employment. The Department also considers specialized academic studies (including undergraduate and post-graduate degrees), work experience, and extracurricular activities that directly relate to the work of the Department. In addition, each hiring office considers the applicants qualifications as they relate to its specific mission or legal practice areas. Documents supporting veterans' preference eligibility are required. See https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/application-tips-and-checklist.Read more Security clearance Not Applicable