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Updated: 11/22/2022

Anchorage

Anchorage: Trial Attorneys (Attorney I-IV) – Alaska Public Defender Agency

The Alaska Public Defender Agency (Agency) is currently accepting applications to fill attorney positions in multiple locations. The Agency’s mission is to provide constitutionally mandated legal representation to indigent clients appointed by the court.  The Agency hires new lawyers and experienced attorneys to handle civil (Child in Need of Aid and commitment), appellate, and criminal matters.  Positions are available in both urban and rural locations. 

The Agency has thirteen offices statewide, located in Anchorage, Bethel, Dillingham, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Nome, Palmer, Sitka, and Utqiagvik.  Trial attorneys in the Agency enjoy the mentorship and community of a unified statewide defense agency, training opportunities, and competitive benefits and salaries.  Additionally, the Agency provides paid time off to study for the Bar examination, pays annual Bar dues, and Alaska allows a 10-month limited license to practice for the public defenders prior to gaining admission to the Alaska Bar Association.  Additionally, employees may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the Public Loan Forgiveness Program.

For instructions on how to apply and to view current openings, visit https://doa.alaska.gov/pda/Employment/Attorneys.html

Please email resumes to: doa.pda.recruitment@alaska.gov

 

(Posted 12/6/22)

Anchorage: Corporate Attorney – Ahtna, Inc

The Corporate Attorney will provide advice to support and drive the vision and strategic objectives of Ahtna, Incorporated and its Subsidiaries and help management build comprehensive and dynamic plans and programs. 

  • The Corporate Attorney will assist the senior level attorney in providing legal and compliance services, including
  • Leading the regulatory compliance team,
  • Providing direction on statutory and regulatory requirements, implications and risks of business plans, programs, products, and agreements,
  • Promoting compliance with laws and regulations application to Ahtna’s businesses, Developing and helping implement risk management and preventative strategies.   
  • The Corporate Attorney will be primarily concerned with operational and compliance issues faced by Ahtna, Incorporated’s Subsidiaries.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (JD) from an accredited United States Law School.
  • Must be a member of the Alaska Bar Association.

Level I

  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience as an Attorney in a law firm or private company.

Level II

  • Must have a minimum of six (6) years of experience as an Attorney in a law firm or private company.

For the complete job description and to apply online, please visit www.ahtna.com/careers.  For questions or more

 

(Posted 12/6/22)

The DOI Office of the Regional Solicitor, Alaska Region, is seeking an attorney to provide advice, general legal services, and representation and support on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior and Interior bureaus, primarily the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  This is a temporary excepted service appointment at the GS-12/13/14 level and not-to-exceed 2 years, but it may be extended for additional periods of time without further competition. 

The incumbent will primarily advise the BLM Alaska State Office on legal matters relating to public land use, land tenure, and the land management functions and programs of the BLM.  The position encompasses a variety of interesting areas of practice including land use planning, reviews of environmental impact statements, navigability determinations, disputes over rights-of-way, reviews of oil and gas proposals, land conveyances, and administrative appeals.  Accordingly, the successful applicant will have or be expected to develop expertise in a diverse array of laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Alaska Statehood Act, Submerged Lands Act, National Historic Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act.  The incumbent will also provide support to the Department of Justice in judicial litigation related to BLM programs.

The Alaska Office of the Regional Solicitor is a friendly office of nine attorneys and two support staff located on APU campus.  For more information on the position duties and requirements, as well as instructions concerning how to apply, please visit the USAJOBS website, announcement #SOL-23-11735445-DE-KJD.  The deadline for applying is December 11, 2022

(Posted 11/28/2022)

The Municipality of Anchorage is looking for an experienced attorney to be the Municipal Attorney.  The Municipal Attorney supervises the civil division and criminal division of the Municipal Attorney’s Office and is responsible for the legal representation of the Municipality of Anchorage. The civil division handles a wide variety of legal matters, including general commercial, contract, real estate, code enforcement, labor, employment, civil rights, utilities, and construction litigation. The criminal division is responsible for all prosecution of misdemeanors under the Anchorage Municipal Code.  

Applicants should have knowledge of federal, state, and municipal law. The applicant should also be experienced in litigation, representation of government entities, and have experience supervising attorneys and staff. The ideal candidate for this position has a minimum of 10 years of practice in Alaska, the majority of which should be representing government entities. The Municipal Attorney is appointed by the Mayor and subject to confirmation by the Anchorage Assembly.

The Municipal Attorney’s Office is a flexible, dynamic workplace with a great group of people, who are always working on interesting and diverse legal issues.  A comprehensive benefits package is provided, which includes excellent health and leave benefits. The Municipality of Anchorage is part of the State of Alaska Public Employees’ Retirement System. The Municipality of Anchorage is an equal opportunity employer. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience, and a professional writing sample.  Three professional references are required. Applications can be mailed to Municipal Attorney’s Office, Attn: Blair Christensen. PO Box 196650, Anchorage, AK 99519, or emailed to municipalattorney@muni.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

(Posted 11/17/2022)

Fortier & Mikko has an immediate opening for a highly motivated associate attorney. Our firm concentrates in the fields of Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act law and Federal Indian law, representing village corporations, Alaska villages, and individuals statewide. We have an active civil litigation practice. To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to: sfortier@fortiermikko.com or via fax: (907)277-4221.

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is recruiting for the Chief of Workers’ Compensation Adjudications for the Division of Workers’ Compensation.

This position:

  • Directly supervises the staff and activities of the Division’s adjudications section.
  • Reviews decisions issued by the Board to ensure consistency with statutory and other criteria.
  • Performs adjudicative duties unique to board operations, including the conduct of public hearings as the board designated chairman on issues of extreme legal complexity and cases of first impression.
  • Researches statutes, regulations, treatises, and case law and provides interpretive guidelines to staff and board members. Replies to highly technical questions, both legal and procedural, and participates in conferences to promote public understanding of the Act and legal precedents.
  • Recommends legislative and regulatory changes to the Director. Testifies before the legislature on statutory and regulatory matters.
  • May represent the Director at public meetings or other agency functions. May act for director in his/her absence.
  • Function as a member of the Division’s senior staff management team, including creation and implementation of policies and procedures that define division operations, resource allocation, and performance review.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A member in good standing of the Alaska Bar Association.
  • Substantial experience in the practice of workers’ compensation law in Alaska.

For full job bulletin, please see Chief of Workers’ Compensation Adjudication (PCN 07-3005)

(Posted 10/27/2022

Hozubin, Moberly & Associates is seeking an associate attorney, preferably with 2+ years of relevant criminal or civil litigation experience, who is interested in continuing growth with the firm and potential future leadership roles.

Experience in all aspects of litigation (civil and/or criminal), such as consultations with clients, researching and drafting complex motions, reviewing discovery, and attending hearings, oral arguments and trial is desired.  The associate will be handling criminal and civil defense cases, maintaining a personal caseload while also assisting in larger litigation matters.   The firm fosters a healthy work-life balance through flexible schedules and potential to work off-site. 

Must be currently licensed to practice law in Alaska.  A competitive salary, based on experience, benefits package and potential for bonuses is offered.  Please include a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and writing sample with your application.

For more information about our firm, please visit www.akdefenselaw.com.

(Posted 10/27/2022)

Workers’ Compensation Hearing Officers serve as a designated chair of the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board hearing panels. Under the general supervision and direction of the Chief of Adjudication, the incumbent chairs formal hearings, controls procedure, rules on the admissibility of evidence, and applies and interprets pertinent statutes and regulations. The incumbent analyzes legal issues, evaluates lay and expert testimony, and deliberates with other panel members to decide claims and petitions. The incumbent drafts decisions and orders satisfactory to the majority of the panel and legally sufficient to survive appellate review. The incumbent holds pre-hearings, conducts mediations, and evaluates settlement agreements.

This is a flexibly staffed position, meaning the position may be filled at either the I or II level depending upon the applicant’s training and/or experience. If this position is filled at the lower level, the incumbent will be assigned increasingly complex cases as they work to gain the experience to perform at the higher level. Once the incumbent hired at the lower level demonstrates proficiency at the higher level and meets the minimum qualifications, the incumbent will promote to the higher range.

Complete position posting: Workers’ Compensation Hearing Officer I/II (PCN 07-3051)

(Posted 10/27/2022)

The Department of Law, Civil Division, Anchorage, is recruiting for the position of Litigation Assistant (Associate Attorney 1) in the Information and Project Support section.  

General Duties

The Information and Project Support Section advises the department and other agencies on the management, retention, communication, and disclosure of information. The section runs the gamut of managing the Civil Division’s electronic discovery and matter-management, accounting, and timekeeping systems and maintains the department’s website and intranet (private network). This position’s primary role is providing support to the ProLaw matter management system which requires working closely with attorneys, other paraprofessionals, and administrative staff. ProLaw is a legal business management solution that combines case management, time entry, billing, and accounting for the Alaska Department of Law.

This position will be responsible for conducting group and one-on-one training sessions with Division staff, as well as working with the IPS Section’s ProLaw coordinator to design and implement procedural database changes in accordance with the ongoing evolution of the Civil Division’s operational needs.  

The Associate Attorney 1 position is a non-attorney position in the partially exempt service. The person hired for this position should possess excellent management and organizational skills, exhibit close attention to detail, and demonstrate the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Experience working on various types of litigation, databases, or providing training to working professionals is all highly desired.  

Please visit our website for the full job announcement including desired qualifications and instructions for applying http://www.law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 10/25/2022)

Aglietti Offret & Woofter, LLC., is seeking a general practice attorney to join our expanding practice. AOW is a mixed litigation practice serving clients in general civil, family, criminal, probate, personal injury and more. We are seeking a general practice attorney able to handle a variety of cases with an emphasis on family law. As an attorney in our firm, candidates will handle every aspect of litigation including initial consultations, discovery, depositions, mediation, litigation and more.

Established in 1979, Aglietti Offret & Woofter, LLC., is a long-standing, respected firm in Anchorage, serving a large client base from across the state. Candidates should value a high level of client service, and a commitment to building relationships in our community. Attorneys at our firm are expected to maintain their caseloads in a professional manner, with a high level of client communication.

Ideal candidate can work within a team environment and has a great attitude. Positions are immediately available. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Able to competently engage in Team Meetings to discuss strategy for legal action
  • Ability to “take ownership” of the files and move them through the process thoroughly, efficiently, and thoughtfully
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to clients to let each client feel as if they are the only client of the firm

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication, organization, multi-tasking, research, and writing skills
  • Excellent negotiation and mediation skills
  • Recognition that this is a service industry; commitment to exceptional customer service

If you are hired, you will be part of an amazing team of professionals, who have committed their careers to advocate on behalf of family law clients, which requires a higher level of empathy and understanding.

License/Certification:

  • Alaska State Bar License (Required)

Work Location: Anchorage, AK

Resumes can be sent to eschmieg@aowaklaw.com

(Posted 10/20/2022)

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC), recognized for several years running as the top Alaska-headquartered business, is seeking to add an experienced full-time Senior Corporate Counsel position to the legal team.  This position will report to the Associate General Counsel and support ASRC’s dynamic legal work, providing daily advice and counsel to ASRC’s Alaska-based businesses on an array of matters.  The ideal candidate will have at least six years of experience, preferably in a law firm environment with exposure to and familiarity with Alaska Native Corporations, government contracting, and regulatory issues. 

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee ongoing litigation matters and implement best practices to minimize claims
  • Review, draft, and negotiate contractual documents
  • Support HR, Stock, and Risk departments on day-to-day matters

Preferred Qualifications:  Juris Doctor from an accredited law school, active and valid license to practice law in Alaska, and 6-8 years of relevant experience.

ASRC offers a competitive compensation package and robust benefit offerings.  If interested in applying, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to asrcrecruiting@asrc.com by November 11, 2022.

Visit https://www.asrc.com/ to learn more about ASRC.

(Posted 10/20/22)

Nyquist Law Group (NLG), located in downtown Anchorage, focuses on divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, military divorce, adoptions, and family law appeals. Our legal team currently consists of six full-time female legal professionals, including an amazing support staff with decades of legal experience.

Family law is a rewarding area to practice law. You will gain trial experience and participate in mediations. Working in this sector can be difficult as you work with clients in crisis, but we all agree in the office that there is no other area of law we would practice or that is more rewarding. If you went to law school to help people, this is the area of law for you.

We work in a highly collaborative environment, with weekly case planning and monthly office meetings as a foundation. Owner, Kara Nyquist has been practicing law for 22 years and has handled or supervised over 1000 family law cases and 32 appeals in the area of divorce. Ms. Nyquist has been involved with innovative Alaska Supreme Court cases that have helped shaped the law in Alaska.

There is no experience required to be considered for this position, but you must be admitted or eligible to be admitted to practice in Alaska. Law clerks and recent bar applicants are encouraged to apply. Ms. Nyquist and the team will provide mentorship and training.

If you considering a move and love the outdoors, fishing, and winter sports, Alaska is the perfect place to live. Our office is family and dog friendly, and we recognize family & work life balance is important to promote a happy and healthy life. Well behaved dogs are also encouraged to join the team! We are located in a beautiful newly renovated office building owned by Ms. Nyquist with covered parking in the heart of downtown.

Salary and Benefits:

  • We offer a competitive salary ($100k+ annually) based on experience plus monthly and annual bonus opportunities.  
  • On the job training.
  • Employer paid bar dues, CLEs, and malpractice insurance.
  • Four-day weekends during federal holidays.
  • Paid vacation and sick days, 10 paid holidays.
  • Four-week paid Maternity leave after one year of employment.
  • 401K plan with firm contributions.
  • Wellness Initiatives including, annual employee retreats, in-house weekly yoga classes, and massage from a professional massage therapist on site.
  • Potential partnership opportunities.

Check out our website and google reviews to become more familiar with our practice and our clients’ experiences.

Cover letter, resume and writing sample should be sent to Kara Nyquist via email: Kara@nyquistlaw.com.

(Posted 10/19/2022)

At the direction of the Municipal Attorney, The Assistant Municipal Attorney position represents the Municipality in a variety of legal matters. The Municipality is seeking to fill an Assistant Municipal Attorney position. 

  • Experienced Civil Litigator – The Municipality is seeking an experienced litigator to assist in a variety of civil litigation, which may include general commercial, real estate, code enforcement, and construction litigation. A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience is required.  Demonstrated litigation experience, including conducting depositions, completing pre-trial discovery and trial preparation, and independent trial work is strongly preferred.  Previous experience in municipal law is a plus. 

The Municipal Attorney’s Office is a flexible, dynamic workplace with a great group of people, who are always working on interesting and diverse legal issues.  A comprehensive benefits package is provided, which includes excellent health and leave benefits. The Municipality of Anchorage is part of the State of Alaska Public Employees’ Retirement System.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience, and a professional writing sample.  Applications can be mailed to Municipal Attorney, PO Box 196650, Anchorage, AK 99519, or emailed to municipalattorney@muni.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

(Posted 10/19/2022)

The Municipal Prosecutor is responsible for all prosecution of misdemeanors under the Anchorage Municipal Code. Assisted by two deputies, the Municipal Prosecutor supervises an office of thirty employees, half attorneys and half non-attorneys. This is a fast-paced office, handling more criminal cases than any other prosecutor’s office in the state. It is not unusual for the Municipal Prosecutor to assist with court coverage, handle personnel issues, and field case management questions as they arise. The Municipal Prosecutor also works with other Municipal departments and outside agencies, such as the Anchorage Police Department, the Anchorage DA’s office, Pre-trial Enforcement Division, ASAP, the Alaska Court System, and the Alaska Crime Lab, to ensure efficient and effective prosecution practices and to implement policies and practices which ensure community safety.

The ideal applicant would have at least five years of criminal experience, with at least three of those years in prosecution. To be successful in this position, applicants must enjoy raising up new leadership, leading an energetic team of newer attorneys, and representing the Municipality in inter-agency settings. Experience managing hourly support staff is also recommended.

Salary will depend upon the legal background and experience of the selected candidate.  A comprehensive benefits package is provided as well as retirement (PERS).  Candidates who are interested in applying can submit a cover letter and a resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience. Three professional references are required. Applications can be mailed to Municipal Attorney, PO Box 196650, Anchorage, AK 99519, or emailed to municipalattorney@muni.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

(Posted 10/19/2022)

Are you interested in making a difference in your community? The Anchorage District Attorney’s Office is seeking attorneys to prosecute violations of criminal law. Our mission is to seek justice, promote public safety and public respect for government through prompt, effective, and compassionate prosecution of cases in a manner that advocates for the interests of all victims, respects the law enforcement agencies, responsibly stewards public resources, and holds offenders accountable while at the same time protecting the constitutional and legal rights of the accused.

Anchorage is the largest office in the Criminal Division. This is a good location to spend your entire career, or to start out and receive some basic training before transferring to one of the rural offices. Applicants should have strong oral advocacy skills. Prior trial experience and experience in the practice of criminal law is a plus, but is not required. This position requires the ability to think critically and reason logically; the ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing; the ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a deadline controlled atmosphere; and the ability to manage numerous matters simultaneously. If you believe you have the right skills for the job, we would like to hear from you.

Salary is determined by the experience of the selected candidate with a range between approximately $64,000 – $93,000 to start. Promotions are provided as certain experience levels are reached. Regular salary increases are provided every 1-2 years. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided. More information and application instructions may be found at: http://www.law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 10/19/2022)

The Office of Special Prosecutions is recruiting to fill the position of Environmental Crimes Prosecutor. This is a statewide position that works with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as a member of the Environmental Crimes Unit (ECU).

The Environmental Crimes Prosecutor is responsible for prosecuting cases statewide that are referred by the ECU, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Alaska State Troopers for violations of state laws regulating hazardous waste disposal, oil spills, air and water pollution, mining, forestry, water use, seafood processing, and other environmental and human-health related issues. 

The Environmental Crimes Prosecutor is typically involved with an investigation from its outset, providing legal advice to the lead investigative agency. The individual is responsible for screening cases and making charging decisions, presenting cases to the grand jury, motion practice, trial prosecution, responding to post-conviction relief applications, sentence appeals, and petitions to revoke probation. The Environmental Crimes Prosecutor also may be called on to provide legal guidance to DEC’s regulatory programs on matters of criminal enforcement and case development. 

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with a starting range between approximately $75,000 – $89,000. Promotions are provided as certain experience levels are reached. Regular salary increases are provided every 1-2 years. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided.

For more information and application instructions please visit the Department of Law website at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 10/19/2022)

GCI is looking for a Corporate Counsel that will provide legal support to various company business units with responsibility for contract review and negotiation, day to day legal counsel, and supporting larger corporate transactions

We are looking for someone that will thrive in a dynamic environment where every day offers new challenges and growth opportunities by

  • Taking initiative to understand issues, own projects and outcomes, develop relationships, and move the business forward.
  • Innovating creative solutions to complex matters.
  • Working independently, benefited by insights from seasoned counsel; and
  • Applying existing skills successfully to navigate novel issues and subjects

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of legal experience, including commercial business negotiations and contract drafting.
  • Experience in negotiating complex commercial and intellectual property and licensing agreements, including specific experience negotiating and drafting a wide variety of standard commercial agreements and key business contract clauses, preferred.
  • Experience with privacy and cybersecurity compliance, or comparable subject matter, highly valued.
  • JD degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association required.

Certifications Required: Licensed by state law to practice in Alaska or a state that grants reciprocity with Alaska.

Because GCI is a Federal contractor subject to Executive Order 14042, GCI employees may be required in the future to be fully vaccinated* against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. If this occurs, GCI will consider requests for accommodation if an individual’s medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief prohibits receipt of the COVID-19 vaccine.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply online at www.gci.com/careers Job #21001010 Corporate Counsel

(Posted 10/19/2022)

The law firm of Clayton & Diemer, LLC seeks an associate attorney in support of active civil litigation and commercial transaction practice.  Competitive candidate demonstrates the ability to support all aspects of civil litigation and the ability to rapidly learn the business of commercial clients in the areas of health care, construction, mining, and telecommunications.  Preferred candidate has a minimum of two years of experience.

Clayton & Diemer is a well-established Alaska law firm with a dynamic practice and a vision for the future. We offer growth opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits including health insurance and 401(k).  E-mail resume and five-page writing sample to peter.diemer@CDlaw.pro.

(Posted 10/12/2022)

The Office of Public Advocacy, Appeals and Statewide Defense Section, is currently hiring an attorney to represent indigent clients in criminal trial cases. Our unit also handles Child in Need of Aid (CINA) cases, juvenile delinquency matters, criminal appeals, and post-conviction relief applications, so there are many opportunities to diversify your practice according to your interests.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience working with indigent clients, litigating criminal cases, and handling a high-volume caseload. We also prioritize a dedication to high-quality representation of our clients, a desire and ability to work in a close-knit team environment, and a willingness to cross-train in areas outside your specific practice to assist your coworkers when necessary.

This is a flex Attorney II-IV position based in Anchorage, but there may be opportunities for travel throughout the state. Compensation includes comprehensive benefits: medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement, and a minimum of five weeks of paid leave. Salary range is commensurate with experience, between $68,659.50  and $106,450.50. [Note: House Bill 22 will go into effect in October, increasing this salary range by 20%.] 

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to brooke.berens@alaska.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

(Posted 10/12/2022)

The Office of Public Advocacy, Anchorage Conflict Counsel Section is recruiting for an attorney to start Winter 2022–23. We are inviting applicants of all experience levels.

This attorney position is a flex position, and the caseload will be tailored to the attorney’s experience level. Our section is almost exclusively criminal defense at the trial court level and handles everything from minor probation violations to unclassified felonies. The position is based in Anchorage, but the caseload will provide an opportunity to travel around Alaska.

Candidates should expect the position to provide trial experience, including analyzing complex fact patterns, directing investigations, analyzing scientific evidence, engaging in extensive motion practice and presenting evidence effectively in court. A Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited university is required, as well as bar licensure in Alaska or the ability to become licensed.

Information about the Office of Public Advocacy, other agency openings, and compensation can be found at https://doa.alaska.gov/opa/Employment. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to emily.cooper@alaska.gov.

(Posted 10/12/2022)

Manley & Brautigam PC is seeking an experienced Attorney to join our growing firm.  The preferred candidate will have an interest in, and two to seven years of experience in, corporate, tax, real estate, and business transactional work, and have a CPA license or LLM in Taxation. Experience in estate, trust, and probate work is a plus. 

We are seeking applicants with strong planning and practice management skills, an excellent academic history and strong writing and verbal abilities.  Manley & Brautigam offers competitive salary and fringe benefits. 

Please submit your resume, writing sample and law school transcript to Jodi Walton, Legal Administrator, 1127 W 7th Avenue, Anchorage AK  99501; or jodi@mb-lawyers.com

(Posted 10/6/2022)

Great position to gain valuable courtroom experience! MOA Prosecutors cover court several days a week and handle all aspects of a misdemeanor caseload from screening cases, drafting and negotiating plea offers, to jury trial. Collegial work environment supportive of new attorneys and seasoned attorneys alike.

Successful applicants will enjoy a fast-paced office, embrace multi-tasking, and become a valuable part of our collaborative team. Opportunities to work with state and federal entities in cross-designated prosecutor positions.

Comprehensive benefits package is provided, generous leave and PERS retirement. May be able to opt into an alternative work schedule. Possible moving expenses. PSLF qualified employer.

The Municipal Prosecutor’s Office handles about 5,000-8,000 cases/year, all misdemeanors under Anchorage Municipal Code. Our most common cases are domestic violence misdemeanors (Assault, Criminal Mischief, Violation of DVPO, etc.) and 1st and 2nd DUIs. Our office is located in downtown Anchorage, in City Hall.

The office consists of 13-15 attorneys and 15 support staff. Every attorney covers cases in court (arraignments, change of pleas, etc.) from all units. A specially-assigned prosecutor handles motions, appeals, and therapeutic courts. Jury trials typically last 3-4 days.

In furtherance of the Municipality’s goal to promote diversity and inclusion within the Municipal workforce and community, the Municipality seeks to hire candidates who are under-represented in the Anchorage legal community. The MOA is an EO and AA employer and complies with Title I of the ADA.

Salary range for a Municipal Attorney I is approximately $57,000 to $109,000, and a proposed 20% raise for all attorneys in January 2023 is pending Assembly approval. Offers will depend upon the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. 

Send cover letter, resume, and references to Deputy Municipal Prosecutor Monica Elkinton (Acting Municipal Prosecutor as of 10/10/22), at monica.elkinton@anchorageak.gov. Applications due October 28, 2022.

(Posted 10/6/2022)

Bethel

MINIMUM SALARY: $5,588.25 BI-WEEKLY

CLOSING DATE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2022

The Alaska Court System invites applications for a Magistrate Judge based in Bethel. The incumbent will serve as a circuit magistrate for the Fourth Judicial District and will periodically travel to other district locations to conduct court business. These include Aniak, St. Mary’s, Hooper Bay, and Emmonak.

Under general supervision of the Presiding Judge and pursuant to Alaska Statute (AS 22.15) and Alaska Rules of Court, the incumbent will perform minor offense and misdemeanor arraignments; bail hearings; felony first appearances; preliminary hearings; change of plea and sentencing hearings; jury and small claims trials; dissolution, divorce, and custody actions; probate, CINA, and juvenile delinquency matters; and domestic violence and stalking ex parte hearings. They will also perform clerical functions to ensure court business needs are met.

Qualifications: Citizen of the U.S. and State of Alaska; at least 21 years old; a resident of Alaska for at least six months immediately preceding appointment; and possess a valid Alaska Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualification: Graduation from an accredited law school with a JD degree and active membership in the ABA.

Compensation: The minimum starting salary is $5,588.25 bi-weekly. Actual starting salary will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the finalist.

How to Apply: For complete recruitment information, visit Workplace Alaska at http://workplace.alaska.gov.  At the Job Search page select Court System from the Department Filter section.  Applicants must submit a complete application through Workplace Alaska by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.  Please attach a cover letter, a writing sample not more than 10 pages in length, and a list of three professional references with current contact email addresses.

For more information, please contact the Human Resources Department at 907-264-8242 or by email at recruitment@akcourts.gov

(Posted 11/22/2022)

The State of Alaska Department of Law, Criminal Division is recruiting to fill the position of District Attorney in the Bethel District Attorney’s Office. This office is responsible for prosecution of criminal cases in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and Interior Alaska which includes the Bethel, Emmonak, Hooper Bay, and Aniak courts.

The Bethel District Attorney supervises eight attorneys, four victim witness paralegals, and oversees four other support staff. The District Attorney is responsible for assigning the workload, establishing office procedures and protocols, and setting the tone for the office’s relationship with law enforcement, courts and the general public. The DA also handles a caseload of the most significant or high profile cases in addition to administrative and supervisory responsibilities.

This position requires the ability to think critically and reason logically; the ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing; the ability to work cooperatively with outside entities; the ability to lead legal professionals in a supportive team environment; the ability to manage both the legal and administrative functions of the office; the ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a deadline controlled atmosphere; and the ability to manage numerous matters simultaneously.

If you are looking for a fulfilling career in public service, this position may be for you. Salary is dependent upon your level of experience. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided.  State attorneys are in the partially-exempt service and serve at-will at the pleasure of the Attorney General.

More information and application instructions may be found on the Department of Law website at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 11/18/2022)

The Alaska Court System is accepting applications for a Magistrate Judge.  The incumbent will serve as a full-time circuit magistrate based in Bethel and will travel to other area courts on a regular basis to conduct court business.

Pursuant to Alaska Statute (AS 22.15) and the Alaska Rules of Court, regular job duties will include the following:

  • Set bail and conduct small claims trials; Issue warrants;
  • Preside as judicial officer over misdemeanor and minor offense arraignments, trials, sentencing, felony first appearances, emergency children’s proceedings, extradition proceedings, domestic violence and stalking / sexual assault hearings, and preliminary hearings;
  • Perform clerical and accounting functions to maintain court files, records, and accounts;
  • The Magistrate Judge is subject to being on-call 24 hours a day and may be required to perform duties as needed in the evening, on weekends, and on holidays

A Magistrate Judge requires substantial knowledge of: 

  • Alaska Statutes and Alaska Rules of Court.
  • Local ordinances and bail schedules.
  • Court of Appeals and Supreme Court decisions.
  • Formal courtroom proceedings.
  • Advanced legal research techniques.
  • Principles of law and complex office and policy management.

Range 22 

$4,837.50 Biweekly

Closing Date: October 10, 2022

For detailed information and instructions on how to apply, please visit  Workplace Alaska  

(Posted 10/7/2022)

The Bethel District Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill a full-time assistant district attorney position. This office is responsible for prosecution of criminal cases in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and Interior Alaska. The position requires frequent court appearances in the superior and district courts at Bethel and often telephonic appearances in rural village courts. There is significant trial work, pre-trial motion practice, daily court hearings and some post-conviction and appellate work. There are opportunities for travel in connection with trial work in other court locations.

The Bethel office provides ample opportunity to acquire experience in a wide variety of criminal prosecutions, both misdemeanor and felony, in a short period of time. Assistant District Attorneys who fulfill a two year commitment in a rural location are given a preference when being considered to fill vacancies in other district attorney offices in the state.  A rural commitment is a great way to acquire a variety of experience that is highly valued within the Department of Law.

This is an excellent placement for a person who enjoys outdoor activities, one who is interested in indigenous cultures, or one who seeks a culturally diverse environment. The Yukon Kuskokwim Delta is comprised of the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers and empties into the Bering Sea on the west coast of Alaska. At approximately 50,000 square miles, this is one of the largest deltas in the world.

Salary is determined by the legal experience of the selected candidate. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided. More information and application instructions may be found on the Department of Law website at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 9/20/2022)

We welcome you to join us as a sex crimes prosecutor at the Bethel District Attorney’s Office.  This position offers a unique opportunity for a highly specialized caseload in a challenging and rewarding area of prosecution. 

The caseload consists of sexual assault and sexual abuse of a minor cases and you will serve as a regional expert on the topic. In addition to prosecuting the most serious and high profile cases, you will also provide advice and assistance to law enforcement agencies and mentor other prosecutors. The expertise you will share includes:

  • a victim-centered approach
  • obtaining search warrants
  • effective seizure of evidence
  • presenting scientific evidence at trial

You may also serve on multidisciplinary teams developing guidelines and suggestions designed to increase successful investigation and prosecution of perpetrators while minimizing trauma to victims.  

This position requires you to be familiar with Alaska’s criminal justice system and laws, have extensive trial experience, a history of handling complex criminal prosecutions, and a demonstrated commitment to working with victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse. Some travel within the region is required, including for trials that may last several weeks.

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. Regular salary increases are provided every 1-2 years. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided as well as some assistance with moving expenses. 

More information and application instructions may be found on the Department of Law website at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 9/20/2022)

Dillingham

Alaska Legal Services Corporation has an opening for a full-time attorney in Dillingham, to provide estate planning and probate services to Bristol Bay Native Corporation shareholders. Estate planning services may include advice, research, investigation, and drafting and execution of wills, advance health care directives, and powers of attorney, and other documents necessary to meet a member’s estate planning needs. The attorney will create and distribute educational materials addressing estate planning, fractionation and probate, and conduct outreach efforts including travel to Bristol Bay villages and hosting clinics to encourage shareholders to draft wills and address fractionation.

Qualifications: Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver. Information on Bar Rule 43 can be found at http://www.alaskabar.org. Familiarity with cross-cultural situations is highly desired. Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Internet, e-mail and data entry).

Applications: ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to: Maggie Humm, Deputy Director at mhumm@alsc-law.org (reference Dillingham Staff Attorney).

Salary: $69,408 – $96,336 annually DOE. Generous leave and benefits, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses.

About ALSC: ALSC is a private, nonprofit law firm with a mission to provide high quality civil legal services to low income and disadvantaged people and communities to protect safety, health, and family stability. Through advocacy, education, collaboration, and litigation we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities, and achieve justice.

(Posted 9/6/2022)

Fairbanks

Workers’ Compensation Hearing Officers serve as a designated chair of the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board hearing panels. Under the general supervision and direction of the Chief of Adjudication, the incumbent chairs formal hearings, controls procedure, rules on the admissibility of evidence, and applies and interprets pertinent statutes and regulations. The incumbent analyzes legal issues, evaluates lay and expert testimony, and deliberates with other panel members to decide claims and petitions. The incumbent drafts decisions and orders satisfactory to the majority of the panel and legally sufficient to survive appellate review. The incumbent holds pre-hearings, conducts mediations, and evaluates settlement agreements.

This is a flexibly staffed position, meaning the position may be filled at either the I or II level depending upon the applicant’s training and/or experience. If this position is filled at the lower level, the incumbent will be assigned increasingly complex cases as they work to gain the experience to perform at the higher level. Once the incumbent hired at the lower level demonstrates proficiency at the higher level and meets the minimum qualifications, the incumbent will promote to the higher range.

Complete position posting: Workers’ Compensation Hearing Officer I/II (PCN 07-3042)

(Posted 10/27/2022)

Position also open as a remote opportunity statewide.

Golden Heart Law, LLC is an equal opportunity employer seeking a full-time litigation attorney or former law clerk to join its firm. The attorney will be responsible for their own caseload which will focus on civil and criminal litigation. Candidates who are established in other areas of law are welcome to apply and create their own areas of practice.

Golden Heart Law, LLC is a paperless law firm. Attorneys have the option to work remotely, and only need to be available to appear in court or to meet with clients in-person, when needed. Candidates must be organized, self-motivated, and communicate and work well with other firm members. Candidates from across Alaska that can take cases in other areas of the state are encouraged to apply.

Salary and Benefits include:

  • Sign-on bonus
  • Very competitive salary and profit sharing;
  • Monthly and annual bonuses based on the firm achieving its financial goals;
  • Employer paid bar dues, CLEs, and malpractice insurance;
  • Employer paid home internet, cellphone, and office supplies;
  • 11 paid holidays per year.
  • Two-week employer paid vacation days per calendar year; and
  • Simple IRA retirement plan with matching firm contributions.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to info@goldenheartlaw.com

 

(Posted 10/26/2022)

Are you interested in making a difference in your community? The Fairbanks District Attorney’s Office is seeking attorneys to prosecute violations of criminal law in Fairbanks. Our mission is to seek justice, promote public safety and public respect for government through prompt, effective, and compassionate prosecution of cases in a manner that advocates for the interests of all victims, respects the law enforcement agencies, responsibly stewards public resources, and holds offenders accountable while at the same time protecting the constitutional and legal rights of the accused.

The Fairbanks office consists of 16 prosecutors and 17 support staff.  We prosecute violations of criminal law in Interior and Northern Alaska, which includes frequent trials, significant pre-trial motion practice, daily court hearings, and some post-conviction and appellate work.  In addition to the three district and six superior court judges in Fairbanks, this office also covers the Utqiagvik, Tok, Galena, Delta Junction, Nenana, and Fort Yukon courts and offers occasional opportunity to travel to these locations.

Prior prosecutorial experience is a plus, but is not required. This position requires the ability to think critically and reason logically; the ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing; the ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a deadline-controlled atmosphere; and the ability to manage numerous matters simultaneously. If you believe you have the right qualities for the job, we would like to hear from you.

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. Promotions are provided as certain experience levels are reached. Regular salary increases are provided every 1-2 years. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided. More information and application instructions may be found on the Department of Law website at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 10/19/2022)

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Legal Department has openings for two attorney positions. We are open to a wide range of backgrounds and talents; ideal candidates include a litigation attorney (less than full-time option may be considered) and an entry level to mid-range attorney.

The Borough offers one of the most unique legal career opportunities in the region. Whether you prefer civil litigation, land use and environmental law, employment and labor law, administrative appeals, workers’ compensation, quasi-criminal code enforcement matters, legislative work including drafting ordinances and working on state legislation that impacts municipalities, or contract work, there is an opportunity here for you. In addition to Borough matters, the legal department handles various School District claims.

Borough employees are part of the public employee retirement system (PERS) and have excellent benefits, including health care and audio/dental/vision plans, paid holidays, generous annual leave (starting at 24 days/year) and compensatory time for work in excess of 40 hours/week, life and disability insurance, supplemental insurance (AFLAC), flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care, and 457 plans. This position is also eligible for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

More information regarding the Borough can be found at https://fnsb.gov/ This is a flexible job class, ranging from salary Level 3 to 5: https://www.fnsb.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9942/FY23-Conf-Exmpt-Prof-Salary-Tables?bidId=

How to Apply

Interested candidates should visit https://www.applitrack.com/fnsb/onlineapp/ and complete an application and submit a writing sample of at least five pages. The Borough complies with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). If you need an accommodation to participate in the interview/selection process, please be sure to complete this section of the on-line application. For more information, please contact the Human Resources Department at (907) 459-1202.

(Posted 9/26/2022)

Clapp Peterson Tiemessen Thorsness LLC has a position available for an associate attorney with experience in civil litigation.  Successful candidates will be self-motivated and highly organized, with a minimum of two years’ related experience.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. 

Send letter of interest, resume and three professional references to kmo@cplawak.com or fax information to (907)479-7966.  EEO/AA

 

(Posted 9/7/2022)

Alaska Legal Services Corporation seeks an experienced attorney to lead ALSC’s Fairbanks law office. Responsibilities include supervising office staff, carrying a caseload, handling the administrative functions of the office, caseload management and review, preparation of grant applications and reports, maintaining relationships with local communities, and travel to rural communities in the Interior.

 

Minimum of three years legal experience required. Management experience preferred. Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver. Information on Bar admission or requirements for a waiver can be found at www.alaskabar.org. Cross-cultural experience preferred. Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Internet, e-mail and data entry).

Salary $55,752 – $77,688 DOE. Generous benefits and leave package provided, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses.

Applications: ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQIA individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to: Maggie Humm, Deputy Director, at mhumm@alsc-law.org. Please reference Fairbanks Supervising Attorney in your application.

About Alaska Legal Services Corporation: ALSC is a private, nonprofit law firm with a mission to provide high quality civil legal services to low income and disadvantaged people and communities to protect their safety, their health and promote family stability. Through advocacy, education, collaboration and litigation we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities and achieve justice

(Posted 9/6/2022)

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) is seeking a full-time staff attorney for its Fairbanks office to provide legal services to Tanana Chief Conference (TCC) member Tribes and tribal members. This position primarily involves representing tribal clients in proceedings related to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), as well as litigating other Native law and civil matters on behalf of TCC Tribes and tribal members. Travel to both rural and urban areas may be required.

The attorney will be expected to manage a caseload of state court child in need of aid cases, in addition to other civil and Native law matters. The attorney will also have the opportunity to participate in strategic coordination with statewide teams, and participate in appellate and impact litigation. Full job description available here.

Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver. Familiarity with cross-cultural situations is highly desired. Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Internet, e-mail and data entry).

Salary $52,200 – $72,432 per year DOE. Generous benefits and leave package provided, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses.

Applications: ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Preference in hiring given to Alaska Native and Native American applicants. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to: Pearl Pickett, Native Law Supervising Attorney, at ppickett@alsc-law.org. Please reference Native Law Staff Attorney in your application.

(Posted 9/6/2022)

The City Attorney is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Fairbanks City Council.  The City Attorney is the legal advisor of the Council, the Mayor, the City Clerk, and all city departments.  Additional duties are set out in Section 2-542 of the Fairbanks General Code. 

Applications can be found and submitted online at www.fairbanksalaska.us.  For more information contact the Human Resources Department at 907 459-6780 or the City Attorney’s Office at 907 459-6750. 

(Posted 9/2/2022)

Juneau

Position can also be remote.

The Legislative Affairs Agency, Division of Legal Services, is hiring for the position of Legislative Counsel.  This is a full-time position, but flexible seasonal or part-time positions may also be available.  Our office is in Juneau, but we will consider applicants living elsewhere in Alaska working remotely.  Applicants must be admitted to the Alaska State Bar, eligible for reciprocity, or eligible to sit for the bar exam within 12 months.  The position is nonpartisan, in the exempt service, and subject to certain restrictions on partisan political activity.  Salary is negotiable within Range 23 – 25 of the state schedule (in Juneau, an annual salary of $105,697 – $121,024), and relocation expenses may be available.  This position may qualify for student loan forgiveness through the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

General duties include:

  1. drafting legislation and amendments to legislation while taking into account form and style, legal problems, relationship to existing law, etc.;
  2. providing opinions on legal issues to legislators and committees;
  3. assisting the revisor of statutes in editorial work relating to publication of the Alaska Statutes; and
  4. other duties as may be assigned.

 Preference will be given to applicants with superior writing skills and knowledge of constitutional and legal principles.  Familiarity with the Alaska Statutes, Alaska Rules of Court, Alaska Manual of Legislative Drafting, and the Uniform Rules of the Alaska Legislature is desired, but not required.  Litigation or contract experience is preferred, but not required.

Interested applications should apply on Workplace Alaska https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alaska/jobs/3742732/legislative-counsel-attorney-iii-iv-v. Interested applicants should attach a cover letter, resume, and writing sample.  

Questions regarding the position should be directed to PersonnelGroup@akleg.gov.

 

(Posted 11/1/2022)

The Alaska Court System is accepting applications from qualified individuals to serve as a Magistrate Judge 4 in the Juneau Trial Court. The incumbent will handle District Court matters and will be appointed as standing master to adjudicate Superior Court cases and recommend decisions to Superior Court judges in contested and uncontested matters.

Minimum Qualifications: Citizen of the United States; at least 21 years of age; and a resident of Alaska for at least six months immediately preceding appointment. Must also possess a valid Alaska Driver’s License. Preferred Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited law school with a JD degree AND active membership in the Alaska Bar Association.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references, and a writing sample of no more than 10 pages in length to:

ACS Human Resources Department

820 West Fourth Avenue

Anchorage, AK 99501

By 5:00 p.m. on Monday October 3, 2022

Electronic submissions may be sent (in one attachment) to: recruitment@akcourts.gov

Applicants invited to interview will be required to provide information regarding their involvement in any legal proceedings in which they were a party in a non-representative capacity, and undergo criminal background and credit checks. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 907-264-8242.

(Posted 9/20/2022)

The Juneau District Attorney’s Office is seeking a highly-motivated, energetic attorney to prosecute cases in the capital city where we are filling a full-time assistant district attorney position.   Applicants should have strong oral advocacy skills.  Prior prosecutorial experience is a plus, but it is not required.  This position requires the ability to think critically and reason logically; the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing; the ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a deadline-controlled atmosphere; and the ability to manage numerous matters simultaneously.

The Juneau office consists of 4 attorneys and 5 staff with a satellite office in Sitka consisting of 1 attorney and 2 staff.  We prosecute violations of criminal law, sharing the responsibility for prosecuting misdemeanor crimes committed in the City and Borough of Juneau with the city prosecutor’s office.  The prosecution of state cases requires frequent trials, pre-trial motion practice, weekly grand jury presentations, daily court hearings, and some post-conviction and appellate work.  In addition to the single district and three superior court judges in Juneau, this office also covers the Haines, Hoonah, Skagway, Wrangell, and Yakutat courts and offers occasional opportunity to travel to these locations.

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided. More information and application instructions may be found on the Department of Law website at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 9/6/2022)

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) is hiring a full-time attorney in Juneau, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women. The grant’s purpose is to provide legal assistance to victims of domestic violence to resolve family disputes and other civil matters. The project prioritizes services to two traditionally underserved and vulnerable groups of domestic violence victims: Alaska Native/American Indian victims and victims experiencing disabilities. Full job description available here.

Ability to work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds is essential, as is working with individuals experiencing trauma, and physical and mental disabilities. Candidates should possess knowledge, appreciation, experience, and commitment to working with and for Alaska Native peoples and statewide Native organizations.

Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver. Information on Bar Rule 43 found at http://www.alaskabar.org. Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Internet, e-mail and data entry).

Salary $53,208-$73,824 DOE. Generous benefits and leave package provided, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses. Personal leave begins at six weeks per year for a full-time employee. ALSC observes 15 paid holidays. Flexible work schedules may be arranged.

Applications: ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to: Heather Parker, Supervising Attorney, at: hparker@alsc-law.org. Please reference Southeast DV Staff Attorney in your application.

(Posted 9/6/2022)

The Department of Law, Civil Division is looking for several dynamic, talented, energetic, and hard-working full-time attorneys to become members of our legal team. Open positions can be found at http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html

Salary will depend upon the legal experience of the selected candidate. Attorneys offered positions requiring relocation might be eligible for moving reimbursement.  The State provides a comprehensive state benefits package, which includes health insurance, generous leave accrual, 11 paid holidays, and a variety of retirement plans. Additionally, employees may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the Public Loan Forgiveness Program.  Attorneys work a standard 37.5-hour workweek and after an initial training period are eligible for part-time teleworking, alternate workweek, or a flex schedule allowing for a good work-life balance.

If you want to be a part of a collegial, collaborative, and professionally inspiring workplace, we hope you will consider joining us. The Department will be evaluating and hiring for these positions on a rolling basis as applications are received.

For more information about the Department of Law, please visit our website at www.law.alaska.gov.

(Posted 9/11/2022)

Kenai

Looking for career advancement and new opportunities in a fun and exciting location? The Kenai District Attorney Office has the perfect situation for you! We are recruiting for an Assistant District Attorney. In this position you will prosecute criminal cases in the Kenai District and Superior Courts, which includes frequent trials, significant pre-trial motion practice, daily court hearings and some post-conviction and appellate work. You will need strong oral advocacy skills. Prior trial experience and experience in the practice of criminal law is a plus, but is not required. This position requires the ability to think critically and reason logically; the ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing; the ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a deadline controlled atmosphere; and the ability to manage numerous matters simultaneously.

Apply now to join the Kenai District Attorney Office as our new Assistant District Attorney, and come experience all the exciting opportunities that the Kenai Peninsula has to offer both at work and play. Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. A comprehensive benefit package is included.

More information and application instructions may be found on the Department of Law website at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 10/19/2022)

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) has an opening for a staff attorney in the Kenai office, to start as soon as possible. The position will handle intake and casework for Kenai Peninsula residents with civil legal problems.

Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver. Information on Bar Rule 43 can be found at http://www.alaskabar.org. Familiarity with cross-cultural situations is highly desired. Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Internet, e-mail and data entry).

Salary $50,688-$70,320 DOE. Generous benefits and leave package provided, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses.

Applications: ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color,  LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to: Chelsea Gregersen, cgregersen@alsc-law.org. Please reference Kenai Staff Attorney in your application.

About Alaska Legal Services Corporation: ALSC is a private, nonprofit law firm with a mission to provide high quality civil legal services to low income and disadvantaged people and communities to protect their safety, their health and promote family stability. Through advocacy, education, collaboration and litigation we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities and achieve justice.

 

(Posted 9/6/2022)

Nome

We welcome you to join us as a sex crimes prosecutor at the Nome District Attorney’s Office.  This position offers a unique opportunity for a highly specialized caseload in a challenging and rewarding area of prosecution. 

The caseload consists of sexual assault and sexual abuse of a minor cases and you will serve as a regional expert on the topic. In addition to prosecuting the most serious and high profile cases, you will also provide advice and assistance to law enforcement agencies and mentor other prosecutors. The expertise you will share includes:

  • a victim-centered approach
  • obtaining search warrants
  • effective seizure of evidence
  • presenting scientific evidence at trial

You may also serve on multidisciplinary teams developing guidelines and suggestions designed to increase successful investigation and prosecution of perpetrators while minimizing trauma to victims.

This position requires you to be familiar with Alaska’s criminal justice system and laws, have extensive trial experience, a history of handling complex criminal prosecutions, and a demonstrated commitment to working with victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse. Some travel within the region is required, including for trials that may last several weeks.

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. Regular salary increases are provided every 1-2 years. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided as well as some assistance with moving expenses. 

More information and application instructions may be found on the Department of Law website at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 10/19/2022)


Palmer

Anchorage: Corporate Attorney – Ahtna, Inc

The Corporate Attorney will provide advice to support and drive the vision and strategic objectives of Ahtna, Incorporated and its Subsidiaries and help management build comprehensive and dynamic plans and programs. 

The Corporate Attorney will assist the senior level attorney in providing legal and compliance services, including

  • Leading the regulatory compliance team,
  • Providing direction on statutory and regulatory requirements, implications and risks of business plans, programs, products, and agreements,
  • Promoting compliance with laws and regulations application to Ahtna’s businesses,
  • Developing and helping implement risk management and preventative strategies.   
  • The Corporate Attorney will be primarily concerned with operational and compliance issues faced by Ahtna, Incorporated’s Subsidiaries.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (JD) from an accredited United States Law School.
  • Must be a member of the Alaska Bar Association.

Level I

  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience as an Attorney in a law firm or private company.

Level II

  • Must have a minimum of six (6) years of experience as an Attorney in a law firm or private company.

For the complete job description and to apply online, please visit www.ahtna.com/careers.  For questions or more information, please contact Linda MacCubbin, Recruiter, (907) 290-2940, lmaccubbin@ahtna.net.

 

(Posted 12/6/22)

The Palmer District Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill a full-time assistant district attorney position. The position requires frequent trials, significant pre-trial motion practice, daily court hearings and some post-conviction and appellate work. There are opportunities for travel in connection with trial work in other court locations, such as Glennallen, Cordova and Valdez. 

This position requires the ability to think critically and reason logically; the ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing; the ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a deadline controlled atmosphere; and the ability to manage numerous matters simultaneously. Prior trial experience and experience in the practice of criminal law is a plus, but is not required.

This is an excellent placement for an energetic attorney who desires to be a hard-working trial prosecutor and enjoys outdoor activities. The office is located in the heart of the Matanuska Valley, surrounded by stunning mountain ranges, glaciers, rivers and wildlife, yet still within a short drive to the city of Anchorage. 

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with a starting range between approximately $64,000 – $106,000. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided. More information and application instructions may be found at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 10/24/2022)

The Alaska Court System invites applications for a Magistrate Judge 4 in the Palmer Trial Court. The Magistrate Judge will be appointed as a standing master to adjudicate Superior Court cases and recommend decisions to Superior Court judges in contested and uncontested matters.

The incumbent will handle domestic relations, divorce, dissolution, custody, CINA, juvenile delinquency and probate matters.  Under the general direction of the Presiding Judge, and pursuant to Alaska Statute (AS 22.15) and Alaska Rules of Court: set bail; conduct domestic violence hearings; decide mental health commitment petitions; search warrant applications; duties may include traffic and small claims trials.

May serve as a training judge for other magistrates and deputy magistrates, may serve on special committee assignments, and perform limited clerical functions.

Qualifications: Citizen of the U.S. and State of Alaska; at least 21 years old; a resident of Alaska for at least six months immediately preceding appointment; and must possess a valid Alaska Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualification: Graduation from an accredited law school with a JD degree and active membership in the Alaska Bar Association.

Compensation: The minimum starting salary is $3,693.00 biweekly. Actual starting salary will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the finalist. The rate of pay listed for this position will increase by 15.5% effective October 31, 2022. 

How to Apply: Submit (in one attachment) a cover letter, comprehensive resume, writing sample (up to 10 pages) not substantially edited by someone else, and a list of 3 professional references to recruitment@akcourts.gov by Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Hardcopy applications may be mailed to ACS Human Resources, 820 W. Fourth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501.

For detailed job and benefit information, please visit http://courts.alaska.gov/hr/index.htm.

 

(Posted 9/30/2022)


Alaska Legal Services Corporation is seeking a full-time staff attorney to fill a position arising from a partnership with the Mat-Su Health Foundation. The attorney will provide direct legal services to low-income clients in a variety of civil legal matters based on priorities set in coordination with Connect Mat-Su and its partners. The attorney will also be responsible for working with partners to arrange and conduct outreach and community education events. Open to locating the position within the Mat-Su Health Foundation, ALSC’s Palmer office, or a combination thereof.

Applicants must either be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 Waiver. Information on Bar Rule 43 can be found at http://www.alaskabar.org. Familiarity with cross-cultural situations desirable. Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Internet and e-mail, and data entry).

Applications: ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.  Position will be open until filled.  To apply, submit resume, writing sample, and list of three professional references to: Chelsea Gregersen, Supervising Attorney at cgregersen@alsc-law.org 

Salary $50,688 to $70,320 per year DOE.  Generous leave and benefits package, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses, available.

About Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC): ALSC is a private, nonprofit law firm with a mission is to provide high quality civil legal services to low income and disadvantaged people and communities to protect their safety, their health and promote family stability. Through advocacy, education, collaboration and litigation we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities and achieve justice.

(Posted 9/6/2022)

Matanuska Law LLC seeks an associate attorney to join our Palmer-based team. Our firm has been voted “Best in the Valley” each year from 2018-2020. We are searching for an attorney to work in real estate, business organizations, and estate planning. This position will include both transactional and litigation work. All experience levels may be considered. The salary range for this position is $70,000 – $90,000 per year, depending on experience. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, your best 5-10 page writing sample, and three references to office@matanuskalaw.com. Please combine all documents into a single pdf file. The e-mail subject line should state “Attorney Position at Matanuska Law LLC.” For more information, please call 907-746-0020 and ask to speak with Matthew Hayes.

(Posted 8/25/2022)

The Office of Public Advocacy, Palmer Criminal Section is hiring for an Attorney II position that focuses primarily on Child in Need of Aid matters. The position may also be asked to handle juvenile delinquency, adult criminal defense, and parent representation in custody cases. Our office handles cases from around the state, with a concentration of Glennallen, Valdez and Cordova cases. Some intrastate travel is expected.

The position is long term, non-permanent and includes benefits such as paid leave, medical and retirement. Prior applicants have typically held this position for at least a year before moving on to a permanent attorney position. Applicants must be admitted to the Alaska Bar or eligible to take the Alaska Bar Exam. This a ten-person office with six attorneys.

Interested applicants should provide a resume, writing sample and brief statement of interest to: olivia.mackin@alaska.gov.

(Posted 8/17/2022)

The Palmer District Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill a full-time assistant district attorney position. The position requires frequent trials, significant pre-trial motion practice, daily court hearings and some post-conviction and appellate work. There are opportunities for travel in connection with trial work in other court locations, such as Glennallen, Cordova and Valdez. 

This position requires the ability to think critically and reason logically; the ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing; the ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a deadline controlled atmosphere; and the ability to manage numerous matters simultaneously. Prior trial experience and experience in the practice of criminal law is a plus, but is not required.

This is an excellent placement for an energetic attorney who desires to be a hard-working trial prosecutor and enjoys outdoor activities. The office is located in the heart of the Matanuska Valley, surrounded by stunning mountain ranges, glaciers, rivers and wildlife, yet still within a short drive to the city of Anchorage. 

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with a starting range between approximately $64,000 – $89,000. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided. More information and application instructions may be found at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 9/1/2022)

Utqiagvik

The Utqiaġvik District Attorney’s Office is recruiting for an Assistant District Attorney to prosecute violations of criminal law. The work includes frequent trials, significant pre-trial motion practice, daily court hearings and some post-conviction and appellate work. You will need strong oral advocacy skills. Prior trial experience and experience in the practice of criminal law is a plus, but is not required. This position requires the ability to think critically, reason logically, and communicate clearly verbally and in writing; the ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a deadline controlled atmosphere; and the ability to manage numerous matters simultaneously.

This is a two-attorney office which provides ample opportunity to acquire experience in a wide variety of prosecutions, both misdemeanor and felony. Attorneys who fulfill a two year commitment in a rural location are given preference to transfer to other district attorney offices in the state as vacancies occur. A rural commitment is a great way to acquire experience that is highly valued within the division.

Formerly known as Barrow, voters opted to return Utqiaġvik to its traditional Inupiaq name in 2016. Situated on the Chukchi Sea, temperatures in Utqiaġvik are rarely the coldest in the state, although it does have the lowest average temperature. Life above the Arctic Circle offers polar bears, views of the aurora borealis, snow-machining, and some wonderful birding opportunities. In this position you will discover the challenges and rewards of working for justice within this small, culturally-rich community. 

Salary is determined by the experience of the selected candidate. A comprehensive benefits package is provided. More details and application instructions are located on the Department of Law website at: http://www.law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

(Posted 10/19/2022)

The North Slope Borough (NSB) Law Department in Utqiagvik, Alaska is seeking an experienced attorney.

Area of practice will be general municipal law, including all aspects of local governance, public procurement and contracting, utilities, municipal finance, real estate, health and insurance, taxation and administrative law. 

The NSB is responsible for providing basic municipal services, infrastructure, and advocacy for eight Inupiat villages located along the remote, northern edge of Alaska’s Arctic. The region is home to a subsistence whaling tradition that extends back thousands of years, yet it also hosts some of the world’s most advanced technology in the oil and gas fields throughout Prudhoe Bay.

Applicants must be admitted or be eligible for admission to the Alaska bar.  Bar admission is a condition of continuing employment. Salary range for this position is between $112,533 and $140,668 annually and determined by legal background and experience of the selected candidate. The NSB provides an excellent benefit package. 

Please submit a cover letter, detailed resume and three references to Charissa Crooks, by email at: charissa.crooks@north-slope.org, and fill out an online application at www.north-slope.org

 

(Posted 8/30/2022)

Wasilla

Alaska Legal Services Corporation is seeking a full-time staff attorney to fill a position arising from a partnership with the Mat-Su Health Foundation. The attorney will provide direct legal services to low-income clients in a variety of civil legal matters based on priorities set in coordination with Connect Mat-Su and its partners. The attorney will also be responsible for working with partners to arrange and conduct outreach and community education events. Open to locating the position within the Mat-Su Health Foundation, ALSC’s Palmer office, or a combination thereof.

Applicants must either be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 Waiver. Information on Bar Rule 43 can be found at http://www.alaskabar.org. Familiarity with cross-cultural situations desirable. Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Internet and e-mail, and data entry).

Applications: ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.  Position will be open until filled.  To apply, submit resume, writing sample, and list of three professional references to: Chelsea Gregersen, Supervising Attorney at cgregersen@alsc-law.org 

Salary $50,688 to $70,320 per year DOE.  Generous leave and benefits package, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses, available.

About Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC): ALSC is a private, nonprofit law firm with a mission is to provide high quality civil legal services to low income and disadvantaged people and communities to protect their safety, their health and promote family stability. Through advocacy, education, collaboration and litigation we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities and achieve justice.

(Posted 9/6/2022)

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