Assistant Disciplinary Counsel

District of Columbia Bar
Washington, DC
Jun 06, 2018
Jun 15, 2018
Accountant, IT
Full Time
ASSISTANT DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL - LITIGATION LITIGATION DIVISION OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL POSITION DESCRIPTION Assistant Disciplinary Counsel-Litigation (ADC-L) is a prosecutor position. The ADC-L investigates and prosecutes alleged attorney misconduct and reinstatement petitions, from initial investigation through hearing and appeals. The ADC-L may directly supervise law student externs in accordance with law school externship program requirements. The ADC-L must be an attorney in good standing licensed to practice in the District of Columbia. This position reports to the Senior Assistant Disciplinary Counsel - Litigation (SADC-L). ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Performs investigations of allegations of attorney misconduct, to include: conducting research, interviewing witnesses, issuing subpoenas and analyzing documents and court filings. Presents investigative findings and makes recommendations for appropriate disposition. Represents the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in formal proceedings before hearing committees, to include: drafting pleadings, developing case presentation strategy, presenting evidence, examining witnesses and, where appropriate, engaging in negotiations with respondent attorneys to reach agreement as to appropriate sanction. Prepares post-hearing and appellate briefs and delivers oral arguments before the Board on Professional Responsibility and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Prepares and presents ethics and attorney discipline-related programs for continuing legal education. Participates in legal staff meeting discussions and moot courts. Drafts memoranda and correspondence. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Performs other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS JD degree from an accredited law program. Must be a member in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar. Minimum five years of litigation experience. Successful trial advocacy and courtroom skills. Ability to define problems, collect, interpret and analyze large volumes of data and establish facts and draw valid conclusions or develop alternative solutions. Excellent organizational skills, with an ability to work on numerous projects simultaneously. Excellent verbal and written skills; strong legal analytical skills and problem-solving ability. Must work well in a team environment and be able to constructively interact with colleagues, hearing committee and board members, judges, opposing counsel, and members of the public. Ability to work well under pressure and to set and manage multiple priorities with minimal supervision. Must be able to multi-task, be detail oriented, deadline driven, and able to work in a fast- paced environment. Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office 365 and online legal research tools.11. Ability to handle and maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Starting salary is commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package. This is an exempt position. This is not an attempt to list all essential functions of this position. It is recognized that job duties may change over time based on the ODC's needs. The ODC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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