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Updated: 02/23/2024

Statewide

Becoming a Marine Judge Advocate presents a unique opportunity to practice law across diverse legal portfolios in the course of a career, gain criminal litigation experience from the start, and lead a team always. Very few lawyers in the private sector get exposure to such variety and hands-on experience in such a short time. Even fewer earn the right to do so as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Legal practice in the Marine Corps is both distinct and similar to civilian practice. Its practitioners are known as judge advocates and are licensed attorneys in good standing with their respective state bars. Upon completion of basic officer training and graduation from the Naval Justice School, judge advocates become certified under Article 42(a) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice to represent the United States, as well as individual Marines, Sailors, and civilians in legal matters.

The work of judge advocates may also involve advising commanding officers, overseeing criminal/administrative investigations, and practicing in other areas of law, including but not limited to: civil litigation, tort claims, labor law, environmental law, operational law, cyber law, and international law. In addition, judge advocates have the opportunity throughout their career to receive advanced training and experience in all facets of law and leadership.

Marine judge advocates provide timely and effective legal advice and support to commanders, Marines, Sailors, and their families to promote the readiness of the force and contribute to Marine Corps mission accomplishment.

Call Captain Chase Hammer at 541-760-4414, or via email at chase.hammer@marines.usmc.mil to learn about benefits, advantages, requirements and opportunities of service as a Marine judge advocate.

 

(Posted 01/26/2024)

The City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) seeks proposals from qualified attorneys or law firms with expertise in health care and hospital law for the provision of legal services for Bartlett Regional Hospital. Qualified proposers must be accommodating and possess the ability to work within the governance structure of a municipal hospital to assure proper case management, coordination, and communication of legal guidance. It is the intent of the CBJ to enter into a contract with the successful Proposer to perform general counsel work for BRH under the general supervision of the Municipal Attorney. The successful Proposer is not required to live in Juneau, Alaska, but will be required to attend some meetings in Juneau in person on occasion.

A pre-proposal meeting will be held Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. via teleconference. To attend, please email CBJ Purchasing at purchasing@juneau.gov a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

This position is being recruited through a Request For Proposals, RFP No. 24-243 Legal Services for Bartlett Regional Hospital. The deadline to apply is January 24, 2024, prior to 2:00 p.m. Alaska time.

Submission Instructions: Timely responses are accepted via Electronic Submission at Public Purchase www.publicpurchase.com the CBJ’s eProcurement Provider. To respond complete the free, easy, and quick online registration. Tips: Registration is a two-step process. Register early – Registration may take up to 24-hours to complete.

 

Contact & Questions: CBJ Purchasing Division of Finance is the sole point of contact for all matters pertaining to this solicitation. Submit any interpretation requests in writing and noting the solicitation number and title, via email to purchasing@juneau.gov or the Public Purchase “Ask Questions” link.

(Posted 01/03/2024)

Anchorage

Salary DOE

Established Law Firm in Anchorage is looking for an experienced Associate Attorney to work in a busy and fast-paced environment. Our practice involves a broad range of cases, from Family Law, Criminal, general Civil matters, and Probate.

We are looking for an associate attorney to assist us in serving our clients. Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Alaska and have strong oral and written communication skills. Must be able to maintain a heavy caseload, in addition to meeting deadlines and deliver quality work.

Salary is dependent on experience and capabilities.  This would be an ideal position for a new attorney, who wants to experience all fields of law.  Interested candidates should e-mail their resume to danallan@danallanlawyers.com. Please include in the subject line “Associate Attorney.”  Familiarity in Family Law, General Civil Case, and Criminal is a plus. 

(Posted 02/23/2024)

Ashburn & Mason, P.C. is seeking an associate attorney to join its litigation practice.  For over 50 years, Ashburn & Mason has had a reputation for integrity, excellence, and collegiality.  We operate on a mentorship-based model that allows new attorneys to build experience by taking on their own smaller cases, while partnering with more senior attorneys on larger cases. We offer a flexible hybrid work environment (supporting both in-office and remote work) and consider work-life balance a priority. If you love the idea of working on complex litigation with smart lawyers, but don’t want to be a cog in the big firm wheel, you might be the right person for us.  You can check us out online (https://ashburnandmason.com/) but the best way to understand our unique firm culture is to meet us. 

We prefer applicants with 1-3 years of experience (practicing law and/or clerking). The expected salary range for this position is $100,000-115,000, but is negotiable for attorneys with significant practice experience. The firm offers additional benefits including health insurance, generous retirement contributions, and a discretionary end-of-year bonus.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to info@anchorlaw.com.

 

(Posted 02/21/2024)

Opportunity for an Anchorage associate with 1 to 3 years’ experience that can successfully take on responsibility.    More experienced applicants will be considered, and current law clerks are welcome to apply for when their clerkship is over.

The Law Offices of Craig Richards handles mostly large litigation, and corporate and governmental representation.  It does not take personal injury, criminal or family law matters.

The firm is primarily seeking an associate with the ability to perform excellent motion and appeal practice. A passion for serving the best interests of the State of Alaska is also a must.  There will be significant business and finance work, therefore a business, accounting, or similar educational background or interest is desirable.

The position offers a contrasting experience to that of a larger firm.  The new associate will be brought into the small circle of Alaskan lawyers that represent sophisticated governmental, oil and gas, and native corporation clients in a rapidly growing practice and will be given critical responsibility in large cases and deals.  In short, for the right candidate, this is an opportunity to accelerate your career path in a manner that larger firms typically do not offer.  Compensation will depend on experience, but will be generous.

If interested, please email your cover letter, two or three writing samples, and resume via email to: paralegal@alaskaprofessionalservices.com 

 

(Posted 02/21/2024)

The Office of Public Advocacy is seeking a criminal trial attorney for its Anchorage Criminal Section. This Anchorage-based position is responsible for representing indigent criminal defendants in felony cases in the trial courts, there is some appellate work, but that is limited. Some travel around the State is required. The qualified candidate will have trial experience, including the ability to analyze complex fact patterns, direct investigations, analyze scientific evidence, engage in extensive motion practice, and present evidence effectively in court. A Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited school is required, as well as bar licensure in Alaska or the ability to become licensed.   Alaska does have reciprocity with many states. This position will be an Attorney II, III or IV depending on experience. 

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.  Preference will be given to experienced practitioners. 

Compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package: medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement, and a minimum of four weeks of paid leave.  To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to joseph.van.de.mark@alaska.gov  Salary range is commensurate with experience, between $82,914 and $128,544 annually.

This position will remain open until filled with a suitable candidate; applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

 

(Posted 02/20/2024)

Executive Director| Alaska Legal Services Corporation |Anchorage

(Other ALSC office locations may be considered for highly qualified candidates)

 Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) seeks a compassionate leader dedicated to providing access to justice to serve as its next executive director.  This executive director position offers the unique opportunity to lead an organization with a strong state-wide reputation built on decades of exemplary client services and community partnerships.  As the external face and principal executive of ALSC, the executive director will guide the organization through an exciting phase of growth as it honors its commitment to community justice and innovation. Specifically, ALSC is launching the Community Justice Workers Resource Center, a nationally-recognized model, and is poised for the growth of other programs built to respond to the evolving needs of its clients.  The ideal candidate for ALSC’s next executive director will come with senior leadership experience in organizations of similar size and complexity, demonstrated abilities leading collaborative and supportive teams, and a personal commitment to ALSC’s mission and values. 

 The Organization  

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) was established as a statewide nonprofit in 1967 to offer free civil legal services to low income and disadvantaged people.  

Application Process 

The salary range is $120k-$157k, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Additional cost of living salary adjustments may be made for candidates located outside of Anchorage. Alaska Legal Services Corporation provides competitive benefits.  To learn more and apply, please visit: https://www.forakergroup.org/site/index.cfm/cboard-view/10086.  For questions, contact Adorable Harper, lead recruiter, at ALSCsearch@forakergroup.org.  Communications will be treated in confidence and resumes will be accepted until March 18. Resume reviews begin immediately. 

Alaska Legal Services Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

(Posted 02/15/2024)

A rare and interesting opportunity: The State of Alaska is seeking its next Chief Administrative Law Judge.

The Office of Administrative Hearings is Alaska’s independent hearing panel for most types of executive branch administrative hearings. The OAH handles more than 100 different types of cases, with disputes ranging in value from $40 to $800 million. As the director of OAH, the Chief Administrative Law Judge is responsible for promoting the delivery of high quality, fair, efficient, and independent administrative adjudication statewide.

In addition to handling an active case docket, the Chief ALJ’s key responsibilities include:

  • Managing and supervising OAH’s team of administrative law judges, providing leadership to maintain high standards of professionalism and ethics.
  • Implementing effective policies and procedures to uphold due process, procedural fairness, and integrity in all OAH proceedings; to enhance access to justice; and to ensure the overall functionality of the administrative adjudication system.
  • Overseeing and implementing ongoing training and professional development of administrative adjudicators.
  • Administering the Code of Hearing Office Conduct.

The Anchorage OAH office is in the Atwood Building. This position is appointed by the Governor to a five-year term and is subject to confirmation by the Legislature.

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum five years of Alaska Bar membership required.
  • Alaska resident.
  • Experience representing clients in administrative or judicial proceedings.
  • Excellent legal writing and analytical skills.

Join a dedicated team in this challenging and rewarding role, where your expertise will contribute to the effective and equitable administration of administrative law in Alaska.

Salary: starts at $5,022.00 biweekly with competitive benefits.

For more information and to apply: Chief ALJ Job Posting

Questions? Please contact: Camille Brill at (907) 334-0842 or camille.brill@alaska.gov.

(Posted 02/13/2024)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a litigation associate with two to four years of experience to join the Trial Department in our Anchorage office. This associate will have the opportunity to work in all phases of litigation, from pleading through trial and appeal. This position would involve significant responsibility over pending cases, in-court experience, and active motion and trial practice. Specifically, this associate will handle the following types of tasks for complex litigation matters:

– discovery

– oral advocacy

– brief writing

– depositions

– research

– trial preparation

The following qualifications are required:

– A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school

– Two to four years of litigation experience

– Alaska bar admission, or the ability to be admitted to the Alaska bar

– Excellent research and writing skills

– Strong academic performance

Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Our benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance; domestic partner benefits (for same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners); Dorsey & Whitney 401(K) Retirement and Savings Plan; 15 weeks of paid parental leave, plus an additional 6-8 weeks of paid short-term disability for lawyers who give birth; adoption assistance; back-up child care program; education and college advising programs; well-being programs and activities; a 24/7 employee assistance program with confidential counseling; and more!

Dorsey accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Dorsey is committed to providing disability and religious-based reasonable accommodations, as well as pregnancy or lactation-related reasonable accommodations. If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application and hiring process, or if you have questions about a workplace reasonable accommodation, please contact us at 612-492-5033.

(Posted 02/13/2024)

ABOUT CHUGACH ELECTRIC

As the leading power utility in Alaska, we are committed to providing reliable and sustainable energy solutions to our members. We are also one of the few vertically integrated cooperative utilities in North America with a majority ownership stake in a natural gas field which currently provides much of our fuel needs. In addition, we are bringing on new natural gas supplies and clean energy products. With a strong focus on planning, efficiency, and environmental stewardship, we strive to deliver cutting edge energy solutions and services while maintaining our commitment to corporate responsibility.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Chugach Electric Association is recruiting for an Associate GC to join our team! The Associate General Counsel assists the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) in the legal representation of Chugach Electric Association, with corporate governance, litigation, and legal strategy. Assists in matters related to advising the board of directors and management. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Juris Doctorate from accredited US law school. Licensed to practice law in Alaska or Licensed to practice in any state in the US that has reciprocity with Alaska, required. 3 years of progressively responsible legal experience, required. Preferred: Experience in corporate transactions, commercial contract negotiations, and/or regulatory litigation. Experience working in the utility or energy industry. Experience working in a corporate in-house setting. SALARY: position salary base is $141,000, DOE. EXCELLENT BENEFITS include health insurance (medical, dental, vision) with premiums and deductible fully paid for; 20 days of PTO accrued during first year; pension, 401k, life insurance, 12 paid holidays, 2 paid volunteer days, tuition reimbursement, charity matching and more! Chugach is known for longevity in it’s work force, join our team!

 

(Posted 02/09/2024)

MINIMUM SALARY: $4,266.00 BI-WEEKLY

CLOSING: FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2024

 The Alaska Court System invites applications for a Magistrate Judge in the Anchorage 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; issue warrants; and preside over misdemeanor and minor offense arraignments; trials; felony first appearances; presumptive death proceedings; and preliminary hearings.

This position is assigned occasional evening and weekend duties on a rotating basis.  The incumbent may serve “on-call” outside of regular office hours.  Occasional travel by car to other court locations may also occur.

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: Minimum starting salary is $4,266.00 bi-weekly (salary range 24). Actual salary will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the finalist.

How to Apply: Submit (in one attachment) a letter of interest, resume, writing sample (up to 10 pages) not substantially edited by someone else, and a list of 3 professional references to: recruitment@akcourts.gov. 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 02/08/2024)

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 02/07/2024)

Alaska Legal Services Corporation is recruiting for a full-time (35 hours per week) Staff Attorney to serve as a complaint analyst for ALSC’s fair housing program; there may be flexibility for the position to be located in Anchorage or other locations within Alaska. The fair housing program works to eliminate illegal housing discrimination and promotes equal access to housing by providing education, outreach, technical assistance, and enforcement opportunities specifically related to federal, state, and local fair housing laws.  The Fair Housing Staff Attorney is responsible for fair housing complaint intake and screening, complaint analysis and referral, and client advocacy for the administrative and judicial enforcement of fair housing laws. The Fair Housing Staff Attorney will also have responsibility for statewide fair housing hotline call response, technical assistance to attorneys and housing professionals regarding fair housing laws, community outreach and education concerning the availability of fair housing enforcement and testing, and detailed recordkeeping.

 

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

 

HIghly Desired: The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to serving low-income individuals and the ability to gain clients’ trust. A background working in cross-cultural situations is highly desired.  

 

Salary $64,785-$102,036 DOE and Location.  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.

Applications: ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive 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 email a cover letter, writing sample, and resume that includes three professional references to: Careers@alsc-law.org

About Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC): As a private, nonprofit law firm, the mission of ALSC is to provide civil legal aid to those who cannot afford it. Through our work, we empower people and communities throughout Alaska to protect their safety, their health, and to promote family stability. Through advocacy, education, collaboration, and litigation, we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities, and achieve justice.

 

(Posted 02/06/2024)

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) seeks a Hearing Examiner I (Administrative Law Judge) to manage and preside over public utility matters, including granting certificates, approving utility rates, services, and practices, investigating consumer complaints, and promulgating rules and regulations for utilities. The primary duty of ALJs is to draft RCA orders based on hearings, staff memorandums, Commission adjudication meetings, and independent research.  ALJs are responsible for control of the procedural schedule and preside over any required evidentiary hearings or conferences.

The RCA regulates electric utilities, water and wastewater utilities, refuse utilities, and gas distribution and utility pipelines by certifying qualified providers of services and ensuring that utilities provide safe and adequate services and facilities at just and reasonable rates, terms, and conditions. The RCA communicates with utilities and the public primarily through orders and other written documents and ALJs are responsible for drafting clear, accurate, and legally permissible language in those communications. As licensed attorneys, ALJs are also responsible for determining the legal impacts of statutes and regulations in dockets.

RCA matters encompass a broad range of knowledge and disciplines including administrative law, engineering, finance and economics, telecommunications, and government/public policy. Matters proceed on long timelines keeping workloads manageable and allow a healthy work life balance.  Healthcare, retirement, and partial telework are available.

Applicants with strong writing skills and utility or administrative law experience are encouraged to apply.

Salary range starts at $3,624.00 Biweekly.  The requisition closes on 2/20/2024. For more information and how to apply, see the full job description at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alaska/jobs/4337234/hearing-examiner-1-086068

(Posted 01/30/2024)

Schwabe is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of businesses in seven key industry sectors: Technology; Healthcare and Life Sciences; Consumer Products, Manufacturing and Retail; Natural Resources; Real Estate and Construction; Ports and Maritime; and Indian Country and Alaska Native Corporations. We have offices in four states, in the cities of Portland, Bend, Salem, Seattle, Vancouver, Anchorage, and Mountain View. Schwabe has a culture based on collaboration, innovation, and a drive to help our clients achieve success.

Schwabe currently has an opening in its Anchorage, AK office for a full-time litigation associate. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) Degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • 3+ years of litigation experience, including drafting and arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, and trial preparation 
  • Experience in general business litigation or complex commercial litigation
  • Excellent academic credentials and professional references, as well as solid legal research, writing, and communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ownership of projects and willingness to work hard in a team-oriented setting, but with significant independence
  • Strong client service ethics
  • Alaska State Bar admission or eligibility for reciprocity highly preferred
  • The pay range for this position is $155,000 – $200,000, depending on job skills and legal practice experience relevant to the position. The position is also eligible for discretionary merit bonus consideration at the end of each calendar year. A listing of benefits can be found here: https://www.schwabe.com/benefits-and-firm-paid-expenses.
  • In order to cultivate our collaborative culture and better serve our firm clients, most lawyer positions at Schwabe require in-person work in our offices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with flexibility on Mondays and Fridays to work offsite.

Candidates should submit PDFs of their cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, and a writing sample directed to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Schwabe’s Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Integration. Inquiries are maintained in confidence.

Schwabe is proud to be Mansfield Rule Plus Certified. This certification recognizes the structural changes and actions we have taken to diversify leadership in our firm. Learn more here: Mansfield Rule Plus Certification.

Schwabe is committed to cultivating and celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion because it makes our firm better. People from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

(Posted 01/30/2024)

Start your career with the Attorney General’s Office, Civil Division! Work in an exciting, flexible, hybrid work environment where we understand that being challenged by the work does not need to be a blow to healthy work–life balance! If you are a talented and hard-working attorney, then we want you on our dynamic legal team.

We strive to uphold a collaborative, collegial, and professionally inspiring workplace. Career opportunities are available in several of our offices across the state. Do you have questions about remote work, relocation, or other geographical placement requests? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our hiring team at civil.recruit@alaska.gov.

The Civil Division represents all executive branch agencies from our offices throughout the state. We work to serve the public interest in a variety of ways: Governmental Services & Public Integrity; Natural Resources & Statehood Defense; and Protecting Vulnerable Alaskans. For more information about the Department of Law, including a description of each Civil Division section, please visit our website at https://law.alaska.gov/department/civil/civil.html#sections.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Hybrid work environment: Eligibility for part-time teleworking, alternate workweek, or a flex schedule after an initial training period
  • Health benefits (including dental and vision), life insurance and voluntary supplemental benefits
  • Generous leave accrual
  • 11 paid holidays
  • A variety of retirement plans
  • Potential eligibility for student loan forgiveness through the Public Loan Forgiveness Program.
  • 5-hour workweek

Civil Attorney Positions – Apply Now!

 

(Posted 01/25/2024)

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.  Preferred candidate has a minimum of three to five 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, affordable dental, vision and disability insurance, and 401k with employer contribution / matching.  E-mail resume to peter.diemer@CDlaw.pro.

 

(Posted 01/24/2024)

Henshaw Law, LLC is seeking highly motivated full-time associate attorneys to join its growing civil litigation practice located in downtown Anchorage. The firm represents clients in business law and various other categories including criminal, general civil litigation, estate planning, and family law practice. Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Alaska and have organizational, and interpersonal skills in addition to meeting deadlines, the ability to deliver quality work, and preferably have at least one year of trial experience. Competitive starting salary of $130k+ in addition to generous benefits and monthly and year-end bonus incentives. Salary depends on experience. Prior business and/or family law experience is a plus but not required and we will consider lateral hires.

Please email your resume, writing sample, and cover letter to brittany@henshawlawak.com.

 

(Posted 01/22/2024)

Position: Full-time, exempt, based in Anchorage. Provides specialized legal services including immigration assistance, crime victims’ rights enforcement, navigating and understanding the criminal justice process and legal resources to victims of human trafficking.

Ideal candidate: possess excellent written and oral communication skills, is self-confident and advocates with compassion.

  • dependable, able to work with a team in stressful situations.
  • committed to providing legal representation to underserved immigrant and limited English proficient individuals.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • J.D. degree required and licensed to practice law in the United States.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and work experience with culturally-diverse clients required.
  • Previous work experience with domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking survivors, or non-profit legal services program and minimum two years legal experience is preferred.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Provide immigration legal representation of clients in proceedings before the Alaska Court System, Department of Homeland Security, the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Includes appearances at hearings, preparation of witnesses, legal research, and the preparation of briefs and other pleadings.
  • Manage case files in accordance with program policy and procedures.
  • Work with paralegals and volunteers.
  • Provide consultations and prescreen clients to review client eligibility for human trafficking services.
  • Conduct outreach and education activities to immigrant community, social service, legal services and health care providers and attorneys; increase awareness about human trafficking.
  • When appropriate work with law enforcement officers to advocate human trafficking clients.
  • Provide comprehensive case management.
  • Assist domestic violence and sexual assault programs as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary: $80,000-$90,000, generous benefits package. AIJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled.

To apply submit a cover letter referencing this position, resume, and three professionally-related references to:

Anna Taylor

Supervising Attorney

Alaska Institute for Justice

anna.taylor@akijp.org

 

(Posted 01/18/2024)

Seeking Associate Attorney

Delaney Wiles, Inc., one of Alaska’s oldest and most respected firms, seeks a highly motivated full-time associate to join its busy civil litigation practice. The firm represents clients in various tort and contract matters, but specializes in medical malpractice, defending healthcare providers across the State of Alaska. Candidates must have the ability to meet deadlines, deliver high quality work, and possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Prior experience in insurance defense is preferred.  We will consider lateral hires.

 

We offer a competitive salary and a generous and comprehensive benefits package.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with references to Dru Lippert at dml@delaneywiles.com.

 

(Posted 01/17/2024)

Alaska Legal Services Corporation is recruiting for a full-time (35 hours per week) Intake Staff Attorney in ALSC’s Anchorage office to triage statewide client needs. The Intake Staff Attorney is responsible for responding to initial calls from applicants for ALSC’s services, identifying applicants that are appropriate for ALSC’s services, and assisting in the development of the legal issues presented. The Intake Staff Attorney will also provide initial legal advice to potential clients prior to being passed on to the appropriate office for further review. In the case of matters with which ALSC cannot assist, the Intake Staff Attorney will provide useful information, technical assistance, and/or referrals to other sources of assistance.
Required: Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and be eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver. Information on Bar admission or requirements for a waiver can be found at www.alaskabar.org. Computer proficiency (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Internet, e-mail and data entry); and knowledgeable in providing trauma-informed services. The Intake Staff Attorney manages a high volume of calls, working effectively in a fast-paced environment with individuals in crisis both via phone and in-person.
Highly Desired: The ideal candidate will have prior experience dealing with individuals in crisis; and a background in cross-cultural situations.
Salary $64,785-97,177 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.
Applications: ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive 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 email a cover letter, writing sample, and resume that includes three professional references to: Careers@alsc-law.org
About Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC): As a private, nonprofit law firm, the mission of ALSC is to provide civil legal aid to those who cannot afford it. Through our work, we empower people and communities throughout Alaska to protect their safety, their health, and to promote family stability. Through advocacy, education, collaboration, and litigation, we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities, and achieve justice.

 

(Posted 01/17/2024)

The Alaska Court of Appeals invites applications for Court of Appeals Staff Attorney, based in Anchorage or Fairbanks. The incumbent will perform legal work for the Court of Appeals judges and provide legal analysis and assistance to the Chief Judge, Clerk of the Appellate Courts, and Clerk’s office staff regarding matters of administration and procedure. Regular duties will include:

  • Screen and evaluate briefs, motions, and other pleadings for conformity to applicable appellate rules and procedures governing format and content;
  • Screen Court of Appeals cases (including emergency motions and applications) after the briefings are completed and the cases are ready for assignment;
  • Under established procedures, assign cases to individual judges of the Court of Appeals;
  • In misdemeanor appeals and selected felony appeals, prepare legal memoranda that thoroughly analyze and evaluate the issues presented in the case;
  • Perform technical review of draft opinions in misdemeanor cases and selected felony cases to ensure the accuracy of the facts recited in the opinion, the correctness of the legal propositions relied on by the Court, and the logic of the Court’s decision;
  • Train and mentor law clerks when they perform technical reviews of draft court decisions, and when they check legal briefs submitted by attorneys to ensure they conform to Appellate Rules requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited law school and active membership in a bar association.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit (in one attachment) a letter of interest, resume, writing sample no more than 20 pages, and a list of three professional references to recruitment@akcourts.gov or mail to: Alaska Court System, Human Resources, 820 West 4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK  99501. For detailed information on this opportunity visit please visit http://courts.alaska.gov/hr/index.htm

 

(Posted 01/16/2024)

ConocoPhillips is Alaska’s largest crude oil producer and largest owner of exploration leases, with approximately 1.2 million net undeveloped acres at year-end 2022. The company produced an average of 200 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2022. ConocoPhillips has major ownership interests in two of North America’s largest legacy conventional oil fields, both located on Alaska’s North Slope: Kuparuk, which the company operates, and Prudhoe Bay. Additionally, ConocoPhillips operates several fields on the Western North Slope. The company has an ownership interest in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.

 

We are seeking candidates for Legal Counsel to join our Legal team in Anchorage, Alaska. Interested candidates may apply on our career site Legal Counsel | ConocoPhillips Careers prior to January 23rd 2024.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and, when necessary, manage outside legal services, on various claims/litigation, administrative law, commercial, regulatory and strategic planning issues that may affect the Company, especially in relation to exploration, production and pipeline environmental, health and safety matters 
  • Draft, review and negotiate legal agreements involving current operations, regulatory compliance and new business opportunities 
  • Collaborate with senior management and various operations personnel including participation in project and asset teams  
  • Represent the Company in external contacts with other parties including industry organizations, asset co-owners, agencies, and outside counsel as required 

Qualifications:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association 
  • Licensed by state law to practice in Alaska, or a state that grants reciprocity with Alaska 
  • 3+ years of direct experience in oil and gas law, regulatory law relevant to the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry, and handling oil and gas industry-related litigation/administrative appeal matters

(Posted 01/09/2024)

Full-time position based in Anchorage, Alaska. Telework options available.

 

About Alaska Institute for Justice: The Alaska Institute for Justice (AIJ) is committed to protecting the human rights of all Alaskans and committed to climate and social justice. AIJ is an award-winning agency with dedicated professionals who speak English, Spanish, Korean, German, French, & Hmong.

 

The Alaska Institute for Justice (AIJ) is a nonprofit organization. Since opening our office in 2005, AIJ’s three programs protect, defend, and advance the rights of some of Alaska’s most underserved communities including: 1) Immigration Legal Program; 2) Language Interpreter Center; and 3) Climate Justice Institute.

 

About the Position

AIJ’s Research and Policy Institute is dedicated to social and environmental justice research and litigation to inform public policy at the local, national and international level. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • J.D., preference for Alaska Bar license.
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and climate justice. 
  • Minimum two years public policy, litigation or legal work experience
  • Preferred previous work experience with Alaska Native communities. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Work with Alaska Native Tribes on public policy and advocacy issues to support Alaska Native communities to respond to the climate crisis;
  • Work with federal and state government agencies to advance climate justice and access to funding and technical assistance;
  • Draft legislative analysis, position statements, white papers, reports, articles, fact sheets and issue briefs;

 

Salary:             80,000-95,000

                        Generous benefits package

                        The Alaska Institute for Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer

                        Position open until filled

 

To apply please submit a cover letter referencing this position, a resume, a writing sample and the names and contact numbers for three professional-related references electronically to:

 

Robin Bronen

Executive Director

Alaska Institute for Justice

robin.bronen@akijp.org

 

(Posted 01/05/2024)

Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP is seeking applications from attorneys admitted to the Alaska Bar or eligible to waive in, to enhance and complement the firm’s diverse practice. We offer varied work opportunities with a team approach, in corporate, Alaska Native, and municipal law, commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions, banking, employment law, bankruptcy, collections, natural resources, and civil litigation.  LBB offers a competitive wage and benefits package. Please e-mail  your CV and writing sample with a cover letter to dawng@lbblawyers.com. All letters of interest will be held in strict confidence. 

 

(Posted 01/03/2024)

The Thompson Law Group is hiring for a full-time associate attorney specializing in family law.  The ideal candidate enjoys working in a fast paced environment, works well under pressure, and is a licensed attorney through the Alaska Bar Association.

Qualifications:

Active Alaska Bar License

Family law and litigation experience preferred

Familiarity with Clio preferred

 Benefits:

Simple IRA retirement plan with 3% matching

Paid time off

Flexible schedule

Beautiful office next to Park Strip with free onsite parking

Pay:

$95,000 – $120,000 DOE

 Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Call Darryl or Pennelopy at (907) 272-9322 or email accounting@akdltlaw.com with your resume.

(Posted 01/02/2024)

Actively seeking criminal defense attorneys for membership on the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel for the District of Alaska.  The United States District Court could not fulfill its obligation under the Sixth Amendment to indigent defendants without an active CJA Panel.  The Federal Public Defender administers the CJA program and is committed to ensuring that CJA Panel members receive the resources and support necessary to provide effective and zealous representation.  We strive to ensure CJA Panel attorneys are appointed to sufficient cases to maintain expertise in federal criminal law and procedure.  Admission to the CJA Panel depends on meeting the minimum requirements outlined in the District’s CJA Plan, and other factors, including experience; expertise and language skills; input from references; other relevant information obtained from the application and during the review process.

Reasons to join the CJA Panel

  • Improve the Criminal Justice System while gaining valuable courtroom experience!
  • Free training!  Access to FD. org live and virtual training opportunities and eDiscovery training by FPD investigator team and other national trainers.
  • Listserv!  Review and share useful information with your colleagues.
  • Monthly CJA meetings covering substantive and current trends effecting federal practice (many qualify for CLE credits).
  • Mentorship program available for both mentors and mentees!
  • Locate experts and other service providers through CJA trial team development resources.
  • Receive interim payment for fees and expenses.  No need to wait until the conclusion of the case.
  • FPD attorneys and staff are available to assist panel members by providing excellent substantive and procedural advice!
  • No obligation to accept a case, but plenty of opportunities for representing those in need.

Please click here to view our flyer!

Panel Selection Committee meets annually in March.  Questions? Or to request an application, please contact:

Jamie McGrady, Federal Defender, District of Alaska (jamie_mcgrady@fd.org)

Monica Colbath, CJA Resource Counsel (monica_colbath@fd.org)

Sonja Belau, CJA Panel Administrator (sonja_belau@fd.org)

(Posted 12/28/2023)

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. More information and application instructions may be found at: http://www.law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

 

(Posted 12/28/2023)

Bethel

Alaska Legal Services Corporation is recruiting for a full-time (35 hours per week) staff attorney to serve clients in an innovative holistic defense project in its Bethel office.  The ALSC attorney will provide a wide range of civil legal services to clients referred by the Alaska Public Defender Agency (APDA), including but not limited to housing, family law, health law, and juvenile rights issues.  Responsibilities include a general civil practice with special emphasis on legal issues faced by clients in the criminal justice system.  Other duties include working with community groups to build a network of resources for clients; planning and conducting community legal education; and some travel to small communities and rural villages in the region.  

 

About the Project:  ALSC established a partnership with the APDA to start Alaska’s first holistic defense practice in 2015. The holistic defense project is situated in Bethel, Alaska, and  includes criminal defense attorneys, a social worker, and a civil legal services attorney, all working together to help clients make lasting changes in their lives.  The ALSC attorney works with other members of the holistic defense team to help identify and solve clients’ civil legal problems.

  

Bethel is the largest city in western Alaska and serves as an administrative and transportation hub for the surrounding fifty-six villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region.  Approximately 85% of Y-K residents are Alaska Native, and many practice a subsistence lifestyle. The Y-K Delta is one of the poorest regions in the country. The region has few roads, and residents travel by boat, snowmachine, or plane.

 

Required: Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and be eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver. Information on Bar admission or requirements for a waiver can be found at www.alaskabar.org.  Computer proficiency (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Internet, e-mail and data entry). Applicants must demonstrate an ability to gain clients’ trust and a commitment to effect change for them on an individual and systemic level. 

 

Highly Desired: A demonstrated commitment to serving low-income individuals; and a background working in cross-cultural situations. 

 

Salary $97,177-$145,766 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.

 

Applications: ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive 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 email a cover letter, writing sample, and resume that includes three professional references to: Careers@alsc-law.org


About Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC): As a private, nonprofit law firm, the mission of ALSC is to provide civil legal aid to those who cannot afford it. Through our work, we empower people and communities throughout Alaska to protect their safety, their health, and to promote family stability. Through advocacy, education, collaboration, and litigation, we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities, and achieve justice.

 

(Posted 02/06/2024)

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

 

(Posted 12/28/2023)

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

 

(Posted 12/28/2023)

Dillingham

Fairbanks

Parent & Youth Representation in Child Protection Cases (Attorney I-IV),

Alaska Public Defender Agency – Fairbanks, AK

Starting Salary Range Dependent on Location:

  • Anchorage, Starting Salary Range: $82,000 – $128,000 annually
  • Fairbanks, Starting Salary Range: $85,000 – $132,000 annually

The Alaska Public Defender Agency is currently hiring attorneys for its Anchorage office to represent parents and youth in child protection matters (child-in-need-of-aid (CINA) cases). This position may involve travel. The Agency has thirteen offices statewide, located in Anchorage, Utqiagvik, Bethel, Dillingham, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Nome, Palmer and Sitka.

The Agency provides constitutionally mandated legal representation to indigent parents and youth when appointed by the court. The Agency has a vigorous trial practice and provides robust out of court advocacy in child welfare matters.

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 reimburses some moving expenses. Alaska allows a 10-month limited license to practice for public defenders prior to gaining admission to the Alaska Bar Association. Salary range is commensurate with experience and dependent on location (COLA included).

Please submit a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample of 15 pages or less, and three references by email to PDARecruitment@alaska.gov. The legal writing sample should reflect the applicant’s own work without significant revision from others.

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.

 

(Posted 02/14/2024)

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 02/07/2024)

The Law firm of CSG, Inc. is seeking an experienced, motivated associate attorney to join the firm.  Our office focuses on general civil practice with clients in areas of business planning and transactions, family law, estate planning, probate and other civil litigation, with a small amount of criminal defense.  Candidates should possess strong planning and practice management skills, excellent people skills, high attention to detail, and be able to generate their own clients and caseload.

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school, be licensed to practice in Alaska, and have a strong knowledge of general legal principles and practices. Qualified applicants must have excellent communication, oral advocacy, writing, time management skills, and good judgment. The ability to handle a high volume of cases in a fast-paced work environment is essential. Litigation experience in any forum is preferred, but not required. 

Salary range of $80,000 to $105,000, depending upon experience.  Benefits available after probationary period.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, references and writing sample via email to Laura Newman at csg@alaskalaw.com

 

(Posted 02/07/2024)

Start your career with the Attorney General’s Office, Civil Division! Work in an exciting, flexible, hybrid work environment where we understand that being challenged by the work does not need to be a blow to healthy work–life balance! If you are a talented and hard-working attorney, then we want you on our dynamic legal team.

We strive to uphold a collaborative, collegial, and professionally inspiring workplace. Career opportunities are available in several of our offices across the state. Do you have questions about remote work, relocation, or other geographical placement requests? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our hiring team at civil.recruit@alaska.gov.

The Civil Division represents all executive branch agencies from our offices throughout the state. We work to serve the public interest in a variety of ways: Governmental Services & Public Integrity; Natural Resources & Statehood Defense; and Protecting Vulnerable Alaskans. For more information about the Department of Law, including a description of each Civil Division section, please visit our website at https://law.alaska.gov/department/civil/civil.html#sections.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Hybrid work environment: Eligibility for part-time teleworking, alternate workweek, or a flex schedule after an initial training period
  • Health benefits (including dental and vision), life insurance and voluntary supplemental benefits
  • Generous leave accrual
  • 11 paid holidays
  • A variety of retirement plans
  • Potential eligibility for student loan forgiveness through the Public Loan Forgiveness Program.
  • 5-hour workweek

Civil Attorney Positions – Apply Now!

 

(Posted 01/25/2024)

The Alaska Court of Appeals invites applications for Court of Appeals Staff Attorney, based in Anchorage or Fairbanks. The incumbent will perform legal work for the Court of Appeals judges and provide legal analysis and assistance to the Chief Judge, Clerk of the Appellate Courts, and Clerk’s office staff regarding matters of administration and procedure. Regular duties will include:

  • Screen and evaluate briefs, motions, and other pleadings for conformity to applicable appellate rules and procedures governing format and content;
  • Screen Court of Appeals cases (including emergency motions and applications) after the briefings are completed and the cases are ready for assignment;
  • Under established procedures, assign cases to individual judges of the Court of Appeals;
  • In misdemeanor appeals and selected felony appeals, prepare legal memoranda that thoroughly analyze and evaluate the issues presented in the case;
  • Perform technical review of draft opinions in misdemeanor cases and selected felony cases to ensure the accuracy of the facts recited in the opinion, the correctness of the legal propositions relied on by the Court, and the logic of the Court’s decision;
  • Train and mentor law clerks when they perform technical reviews of draft court decisions, and when they check legal briefs submitted by attorneys to ensure they conform to Appellate Rules requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited law school and active membership in a bar association.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit (in one attachment) a letter of interest, resume, writing sample no more than 20 pages, and a list of three professional references to recruitment@akcourts.gov or mail to: Alaska Court System, Human Resources, 820 West 4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK  99501. For detailed information on this opportunity visit please visit http://courts.alaska.gov/hr/index.htm

 

(Posted 01/16/2024)

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

 

(Posted 12/28/2023)

Juneau

Location: Juneau, Alaska (in-person) or Remote (southeast Alaska community)

Are you a passionate attorney seeking a rewarding career in a dedicated field? Look no further! 49th Estate Planning, a leading law firm exclusively dedicated to estate planning, is currently seeking an Associate Attorney to join our dynamic team.

About Us:

At 49th Estate Planning, we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive and compassionate estate planning services. Our firm is committed to creating a positive and supportive environment for our clients and team members alike. We leverage technology and team support to streamline processes, allowing our attorneys to focus on meaningful client interactions and strategic planning.

Position Overview:

As an Associate Attorney at 49th Estate Planning, you will have the opportunity to work in person in Juneau, Alaska, or remotely from another southeast Alaska community. This role is perfect for an experienced attorney looking to transition away from courtroom battles, billable hour pressures, and a scattered legal focus.

Responsibilities:

Collaborate with clients to understand their unique needs and goals for estate planning.

Supervise probate and trust administration processes with clients.

Draft and review legal documents related to wills, trusts, and other estate planning instruments.

Conduct client meetings to provide guidance and support throughout the planning process.

Work closely with our experienced support staff to ensure efficient workflow.

Embrace technology to enhance the client experience and streamline internal processes.

Qualifications:

Juris Doctor (JD) degree and admission to the Alaska State Bar.

Strong interpersonal skills and a genuine passion for working with people.

Curiosity and empathy to support clients in planning for their incapacity or death.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.

Experience in estate planning and administration is preferred but not required.

Benefits:

Competitive salary ranging from $80,000 to $110,000, depending on experience.

Flexible work arrangements for optimal work/life balance. Our standard workweek is 35 hours per week.

Generous holiday and leave packages.

401k participation after one year.

Opportunities for professional development and growth within the firm.

A supportive and collaborative team environment.

If you are ready to transition into a role that allows you to focus on one area of the law, build meaningful connections with clients, and enjoy a fulfilling work/life balance, we encourage you to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and three references to liz@49thestateplanning.com. Please put I’M THE ONE in the subject line. Applications that do not have this as the subject will not be considered. We will begin reviewing applications on March 18th, but the position will be open until filled. Start date can be as late as August 1, 2024.

At 49th Estate Planning, we believe in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply. If you have any questions about the position, please contact liz@49thestateplanning.com.

 

(Posted 02/20/2024)

Start your career with the Attorney General’s Office, Civil Division! Work in an exciting, flexible, hybrid work environment where we understand that being challenged by the work does not need to be a blow to healthy work–life balance! If you are a talented and hard-working attorney, then we want you on our dynamic legal team.

We strive to uphold a collaborative, collegial, and professionally inspiring workplace. Career opportunities are available in several of our offices across the state. Do you have questions about remote work, relocation, or other geographical placement requests? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our hiring team at civil.recruit@alaska.gov.

The Civil Division represents all executive branch agencies from our offices throughout the state. We work to serve the public interest in a variety of ways: Governmental Services & Public Integrity; Natural Resources & Statehood Defense; and Protecting Vulnerable Alaskans. For more information about the Department of Law, including a description of each Civil Division section, please visit our website at https://law.alaska.gov/department/civil/civil.html#sections.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Hybrid work environment: Eligibility for part-time teleworking, alternate workweek, or a flex schedule after an initial training period
  • Health benefits (including dental and vision), life insurance and voluntary supplemental benefits
  • Generous leave accrual
  • 11 paid holidays
  • A variety of retirement plans
  • Potential eligibility for student loan forgiveness through the Public Loan Forgiveness Program.
  • 5-hour workweek

Civil Attorney Positions – Apply Now!

 

(Posted 01/25/2024)

The Department of Law is recruiting to fill the position of District Attorney in the Juneau District Attorney’s Office. This office consists of 4 attorneys and 5 support staff with a satellite office in Sitka consisting of 1 attorney and 2 support 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. 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.

In this position you would be responsible for assigning the workload, establishing office procedures and protocols, and setting the tone for the office’s relationship with law enforcement, the courts and the general public. The DA also handles a caseload in addition to administrative and supervisory responsibilities. There is significant trial work, including pre-trial motion practice.

The District Attorney position requires the ability to think critically and reason logically; the ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing; 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 12/28/2023)

The Office of Public Advocacy is currently recruiting to fill a vacant supervisory Attorney V position in the Juneau Criminal section. The successful candidate will have extensive legal experience as they will supervise the Juneau office.

The Juneau Criminal section represents indigent criminal defendants charged with all levels of criminal offenses throughout Southeast Alaska. In addition to its criminal defense practice, the Juneau Criminal section represents children in juvenile delinquency cases, parents and children in child-in-need-of-aid (CINA) cases, and respondents in guardianship cases. We are zealous advocates for our clients in and out of court and utilize a client centered approach.

When fully staffed, the Juneau office is composed of two attorneys, one paralegal, and one investigator. We work together as a team to advocate for our clients throughout the entirety of their cases. A Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited university is required, as well as bar licensure in Alaska or the ability to become licensed through reciprocity. This position will remain open until filled with a suitable candidate.

All interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Office of Public Advocacy Deputy Director Jonathon Torres at jonathon.torres@alaska.gov

 

(Posted 12/28/2023)

Kenai

Start your career with the Attorney General’s Office, Civil Division! Work in an exciting, flexible, hybrid work environment where we understand that being challenged by the work does not need to be a blow to healthy work–life balance! If you are a talented and hard-working attorney, then we want you on our dynamic legal team.

We strive to uphold a collaborative, collegial, and professionally inspiring workplace. Career opportunities are available in several of our offices across the state. Do you have questions about remote work, relocation, or other geographical placement requests? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our hiring team at civil.recruit@alaska.gov.

The Civil Division represents all executive branch agencies from our offices throughout the state. We work to serve the public interest in a variety of ways: Governmental Services & Public Integrity; Natural Resources & Statehood Defense; and Protecting Vulnerable Alaskans. For more information about the Department of Law, including a description of each Civil Division section, please visit our website at https://law.alaska.gov/department/civil/civil.html#sections.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Hybrid work environment: Eligibility for part-time teleworking, alternate workweek, or a flex schedule after an initial training period
  • Health benefits (including dental and vision), life insurance and voluntary supplemental benefits
  • Generous leave accrual
  • 11 paid holidays
  • A variety of retirement plans
  • Potential eligibility for student loan forgiveness through the Public Loan Forgiveness Program.
  • 5-hour workweek

Civil Attorney Positions – Apply Now!

 

(Posted 01/25/2024)

Alaska Legal Services Corporation is recruiting for a full-time (35 hours per week) staff attorney in the Kenai office to provide civil legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking on the Kenai Peninsula. This position is created as a result of a grant from the DOJ Office of Violence Against Women Legal Assistance to Victim program and is a partnership with the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. The attorney will coordinate closely with Kenaitze and the Na’ini Family and Social Services in the provision of holistic legal services to survivors.
Required: Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and be eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver. Information on Bar admission or requirements for a waiver can be found at www.alaskabar.org. Computer proficiency (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Internet, e-mail and data entry).
HIghly Desired: A demonstrated commitment to serving low-income individuals; and a background working in cross-cultural situations.
Salary $64,785-$97,177 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.
Applications: ALSC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive 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 email a cover letter, writing sample, and resume that includes three professional references to: Careers@alsc-law.org
About Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC): As a private, nonprofit law firm, the mission of ALSC is to provide civil legal aid to those who cannot afford it. Through our work, we empower people and communities throughout Alaska to protect their safety, their health, and to promote family stability. Through advocacy, education, collaboration, and litigation, we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities, and achieve justice.

 

(Posted 01/17/2024)

The Kenai District Attorney’s Office is recruiting for a full-time assistant district attorney position.  The attorney hired for this position 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.  This position may have the opportunity to travel within Alaska to cover court hearings in Seward and Homer. Applicants should have strong oral advocacy skills and writing ability. Prior trial experience and experience in the practice of criminal law is helpful, but not required.

 

This is an excellent placement for a person who enjoys outdoor activities.  Kenai is known as Alaska’s playground.  Halibut fishing from Homer, glacier viewing cruises from Seward, floating the Kenai River from Cooper’s Landing, kayaking in Katchemak Bay, clamming in Clam Gutch – these are just some of the vacation activities people from around the world travel to the Kenai Peninsula for every year.  Imagine being able to partake in these activities anytime you want. 

 

For application instructions, please visit http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

 

(Posted 12/28/2023)

Ketchikan

The Ketchikan District Attorney’s Office is seeking a trial attorney for an assistant district attorney position. The attorney hired for this position will prosecute criminal cases in the Ketchikan district and superior courts. This will include handling all aspects of criminal litigation: trial, motion practice, routine court hearings, post-conviction relief litigation and appellate work. The attorney in this position may be called upon to prosecute cases in other southeast Alaska communities, including Prince of Wales Island, Petersburg, and Wrangell. Strong oral advocacy skills are important in this position. Prior trial experience and experience in the practice of criminal law is desired, but not required. 

 

The Ketchikan office is comprised of only three attorneys and therefore provides ample opportunity to acquire experience in a wide variety of criminal prosecutions in a short period of time. With lush forests and abundant fishing opportunities, this is an excellent placement for a person who enjoys outdoor activities. 

 

More information and application instructions may be found at: https://www.law.alaska.gov/department/jobs/jobs-criminal.html

 

(Posted 12/28/2023)

Kodiak

Kotzebue

The Kotzebue District Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill an assistant district attorney position to prosecute criminal cases on behalf of the State of Alaska. 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 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. In addition to Kotzebue, this office serves all the villages of the Northwest Arctic Borough plus Point Hope. Some travel within Alaska will be necessary. 

 

Kotzebue is a two-attorney office and as such it 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 preference to transfer to other district attorney offices in the state as vacancies occur.  A rural commitment is a great way to acquire a wide variety of experience that is highly valued within the division.

 

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. More information and application instructions may be found at the Department of Law website at: https://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs/jobs-criminal.html

 

(Posted 12/28/2023)

Nome

Palmer

Sitka

The City and Borough of Sitka seeks a Municipal Attorney. $135,000 – $170,000 DOE. Requires Alaska Bar or Reciprocal Jurisdictions membership, graduation from an accredited college or university with a law degree, and extensive experience in civil law practice. Municipal practice and prosecution experience preferred.
Reports to Mayor and 6-member Assembly elected at-large.
A complete job description is available at www.cityofsitka.com. Please send or fax job application, letter of interest, resumes and references to: City & Borough of Sitka, Human Resources, 100 Lincoln Street, Sitka, Alaska 99835, Fax (907) 747-1846 hr@cityofsitka.org or call (907) 747-1816 with any questions. Open until filled, first review 4/1/2024. Applications reviewed after 4/01/2024. EOE

 

(Posted 02/02/2024)

Utqiagvik

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.  Opportunities for litigation and trial experience.

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 $130,000 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 02/12/2024)

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 12/28/2023)

Wasilla

The Law Office of Nicole Daussin, Inc. is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of full-time associate attorney. To be eligible for this role, candidates must possess an active Alaska Bar License, with a preference for individuals who have experience in family and criminal law and litigation. Familiarity with Clio is also preferred. Attorney must be a self-starter and computer savvy.  The benefits package for this position includes a Simple IRA retirement plan with matching contribution, paid time off, a flexible work schedule. The salary for this position ranges from $80,000 to $130,000, depending on experience. The work schedule is set from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Attorney must be willing to work from Wasilla-based office.  Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Nicole Daussin at (907) 390-0004 and are requested to submit their resume along with two references to nicole@matsuattorney.com.

 

(Posted 01/25/2024)

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