Washington D.C.
Oct 19, 2020
Nov 23, 2020
Full Time

June D.W. Kalijarvi, who founded the law firm of Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch (KCNF) more than forty years ago, was a fierce and tireless advocate for federal-sector employees facing discrimination or discipline in the workplace. In her memory, KCNF is inviting applications for an early-career attorney who has demonstrated a commitment to the public interest and/or employment law.


Fellows will have the opportunity to take on significant responsibility in cases covering a broad range of employment matters including workplace discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, discipline, labor disputes, and wage violations, among others. The Fellow will gain hands-on experience by working closely with experienced attorneys on all phases of litigation in various forums (EEOC, MSPB, Office of Special Counsel, Department of Labor, federal court, labor arbitration).


One Fellow will be chosen for a two-year fellowship, commencing in the summer of 2021, but no later than September 1, 2021. Our ideal candidate has a commitment to workplace fairness and the public interest, has outstanding writing and analytical skills, is able to work collaboratively and independently, and is an effective and compassionate communicator.


KCNF is a nationally recognized law firm dedicated to fighting for the workplace rights of federal employees. We help employees navigate legal matters such as employment discrimination, personnel issues, labor issues, and obtaining and maintaining federal security clearances. Our attorneys are highly skilled and respected litigators and negotiators, many of whom have received AV Preeminent* ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, been repeatedly rated as Super Lawyers in the area of employment law, written seminal books and treatises, served as professors and teachers, and been elected members of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars, who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.


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