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Updated 5/22/2020

 

 

 

Anchorage:  Grants & Operational Director – Alaska Institute for Justice

 

At the Alaska Institute for Justice (AIJ), we are committed to protecting the human rights of all Alaskans. AIJ is an award winning program with dedicated professionals that provide statewide legal services to immigrants, language access services and public policy work. As an agency we uphold certain basic values. These include:

  • Commitment to equity and justice, and respect for the rights and dignity of others.
  • Integrity, responsibility and accountability in all our work.
  • Pursuit of excellence, in creating long-term sustainability for AIJ’s work within Alaska characterized by principles of shared values and team engagement.

 

About this Position: This is a full-time position based in Anchorage, Alaska. We are looking for applicants who are committed to social justice and want to make a difference in the lives of under-served limited English proficient and immigrant crime victims within Alaska including domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. When you join AIJ you can expect to be part an exciting team working to protect the human rights of all Alaskans. Leads the AIJ grants management operations to ensure well-coordinated, efficient and effective implementation of grant financial and programmatic policies and procedures. This includes all stages of grants management duties. Grant management duties include complying with all financial and programmatic grant reporting and documentation requirements, maintaining grant files for audit, grant writing, development of grant opportunities, submission of grants, and grant close-out procedures. Salary: DOE with a generous benefits packages.  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, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three professional-related references electronically to:

 

Kari Robinson

Deputy Director

Alaska Institute for Justice

kari.robinson@akijp.org

 

(Posted 5/22/2020)


Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska

 

The Torts & Workers’ Compensation section is recruiting for a full-time trial attorney in its Anchorage office to represent the Department of Corrections and its employees in civil lawsuits filed by prisoners.  These cases allege medical deliberate indifference, excessive force, and other constitutional violations as well as relief under the Cleary consent decree.  The attorney’s duties incorporate all aspects of civil litigation defense in both state and federal courts, including investigation, discovery, motion practice, trial and appellate work.  In addition to cases filed in Anchorage, the attorney may handle cases in Juneau, Kenai, Palmer, and Fairbanks. Travel both in Alaska and out of state may be required.

 

To be considered for this position, applicants should meet a minimum qualification of at least three years of litigation practice as an attorney responsible for her/his own caseload.  Trial experience as either lead counsel or second chair is also preferred.  Qualified applicants must have precise analytical skills, excellent writing ability, and strong oral advocacy skills.  They should enjoy all aspects of the litigation process including trial.  Applicants should be highly motivated and able to work well as a member of a litigation team.  

 

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 5/22/2020)


Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska

 

The Labor and State Affairs section is recruiting for a full-time attorney primarily to represent the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), a public corporation (AS 44.88).  The attorney will act as general counsel for AIDEA, with duties involving board meetings, corporate governance matters, transaction work, loans, and project development.  The attorney may prepare, or work with outside counsel in negotiating and preparing, loan documents, financing agreements, and project development contracts.  The attorney will work with bond counsel on AIDEA bond issuances.  The attorney will advise AIDEA management and staff on contract enforcement matters, possibly including litigation or bankruptcy.  Advising AIDEA on the Public Records Act, the Open Meetings Act, personnel issues, and procurement matters will also be required.  The attorney may work on drafting legislation and regulations concerning AIDEA and its programs.  The attorney will be responsible for supervising and directing outside counsel providing legal services to AIDEA.

 

The position requires a minimum of three full years of licensed practice of law. Experience in the following areas is extremely helpful and highly preferred:   loans and commercial transactions; secured transactions; real estate; and project development and financing.  Experience in drafting regulations and legislation is desirable, as is some familiarity with bankruptcy. The successful applicant must be able to work well independently and be self-motivated, and should possess precise analytical skills, strong writing ability, excellent communication skills, and good judgment.  Experience in transactional and prior public sector or government work is highly desired and beneficial. Applicants should be comfortable working independently under minimum supervision and enjoy being a part of a team.

 

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 5/22/2020)


Anchorage: Associate Attorney/Law School Graduate-Attendee – Alaska Immigration Law Center, LLC

 

Alaska Immigration Law Center, LLC is a well-established, full-service law firm which specializes in immigration law matters.  This is an entry level position.  Familiarity with immigration law is not required since training in our particular protocols will be provided.

 

Because of special federal regulations, an applicant for this position need not be admitted to practice if they are attending or a graduate of an ABA accredited law school (subject to the approval of the local USCIS Field Director). For those who have not yet been admitted to practice, this might be an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in this highly specialized area of the law while seeking admission.

 

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Joanne Williams, Senior Paralegal and Office Manager at alaskaimmigrationlawcenter@gmail.com

 

(Posted 5/13/2020)


Anchorage: Document Review Attorney – Hire Counsel

 

As one of the nation’s largest legal staffing providers, Hire Counsel has an immediate opportunity for document review attorneys to work with a top plaintiff law firm as a permanent Staff Attorney.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Review documents for relevance and privilege for ongoing litigation
  • Utilize e-Discovery software for efficient review of documents
  • Identify key information and effectively communicate findings to the associates and staff attorneys

Project Details:

  • Anticipated start date: Monday, June 1, 2020 
  • Estimated duration: Permanent Position 
  • Hours:40 hours/week 
  • Location: Remote – work from home from Anchorage, Alaska
  • Salary: $52,000/year based on 40 hours/week. Overtime paid on hours over 40/week

Qualifications:

  • 1+ year of document review experience 
  • Bar admission in the state in which you reside
  • Dedicated office space allowing you to effectively work from home
  • High Speed internet access and either MAC or PC with windows 10 operating system

Why join Hire Counsel?Hire Counsel works exclusively with the legal sector and is recognized as a national leader in legal staffing. With over 32 years of experience, we are proud to have been recognized with these 2018 industry awards:

  • Best Legal Staffing Provider – USA (CV Magazine)
  • Best Staffing Providers for Legal/Litigation Staffing (The Recorder)
  • Best of Legal Recruiters (Corporate Counsel)
  • Best Professional Recruiting Firms (Forbes)
  • Best Executive Recruiting Firms (Forbes)
  • 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists (Lawdragon)

For more information about our benefits and opportunities, visit www.hirecounsel.com

 

If interested, please e-mail resume to rmay@hirecounsel.com

 

(Posted 5/13/2020)


Anchorage: Workers’ Compensation Hearing Officer I/II – Department of Labor & Workforce Development

 

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 07-3043)

 

(Posted 5/11/2020)


Anchorage: Alaska Fellow – Native American Rights Fund

 

The Native American Rights Fund in Anchorage, Alaska, is seeking a current third-year law student, current law clerk, or recent law school graduate with a strong background in federal Indian law and public service for a two-year fellowship as NARF’s Alaska Fellow, starting September 2020 or sooner, if the selected Fellow is available.

 

Job Summary: Proactively seek out and creatively develop, lead, and implement projects or litigation that advances tribal sovereignty in Alaska; work with NARF Staff Attorneys and NARF clients in all aspects of complex impact litigation, including factual and legal research, discovery, motion practice, trials, appeals, and amicus briefs; identify and research tribal sovereignty issues, and write demand letters, legal memoranda, and advocacy letters; represent NARF and NARF clients before various community and stakeholder groups; represent NARF clients before federal and state agencies and in regulatory proceedings; build and lead coalitions with diverse stakeholders and work in partnership with other organizations. Position is for two years only and is not a guarantee of full-time NARF employment after the end of the fellowship.

 

Qualifications: J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; a license to practice law in Alaska, the ability to sit for the September 2020 or February 2021 Alaska Bar exam, or to be admitted by reciprocity or waiver; and experience working with American Indian or Alaska Native tribes.

 

Annual Salary: $60,000, plus generous health and vacation benefits.

 

Application Procedure: Submit resume, cover letter, names and contact information of three professional references, writing sample, and law school transcript no later than 5:00 pm Alaska Daylight Time, on Friday, May 29, 2020, by email to: Jill Rush, Office Manager, Native American Rights Fund, 745 West 4th Avenue, Suite 502, Anchorage, AK 99501, rush@narf.org.

 

More information at: https://www.narf.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/20200508ak-fellow.pdf

 

(Posted 5/11/2020)


Anchorage:  Associate Attorney – Law Office of Ian Wheeles

 

The Law Office of Ian Wheeles is presently seeking a self-motivated associate attorney of the highest integrity, character, and full of compassion for our clients.  This position is for someone looking for a different kind of law career and firm structure.  The attorney must be able to work independently, manage a caseload, build a client base, with minimal supervision.  Applicants are encouraged to ask questions prior to applying.

 

Our office primarily focuses on all areas of family law, as well as a general practice with clients in areas of small business and estate planning/probate.  The associate may develop a practice in areas of interest to the associate.  Candidates must have excellent people skills, have high attention to detail, and be able to generate their own clients and caseload.  Applicants must be Alaska Bar admitted.  Starting compensation is competitive and fully negotiable based on experience.  Compensation is hourly/incentive-based, not salary.  This is not a job for those looking for an easy paycheck, but for those with the drive to succeed, while still maintaining a healthy work-life balance. 

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your interest, relevant experience, and short/long-term career goals, as well as résumé, writing sample, and references to: ian@wheeleslaw.com or via fax: (907) 375-5562.

 

(Updated 5/1/2020)


Anchorage: Senior Counsel – Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

 

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is a non-profit Tribal health organization serving the health needs of Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Alaska. ANTHC provides world-class health services, including comprehensive medical services at the Alaska Native Medical Center, wellness programs, disease research and prevention, rural provider training, and rural water and sanitation systems construction. ANTHC is the largest, most comprehensive Tribal health organization in the United States, and Alaska’s second-largest health employer with more than 3,000 employees. In 2019 Forbes Magazine named ANTHC the best employer in Alaska.

 

ANTHC is seeking a Senior Counsel to provide assigned legal services with minimum supervision, serving as an expert in a variety of legal and regulatory matters. Primary work responsibilities include:

  • Performing legal research, drafting policies, reviewing contracts, conducting internal investigations, and advising ANTHC leadership on legal matters. 
  • Working collaboratively with other legal staff and outside counsel to facilitate the identification, analysis, prioritization, and coordinated response to legal, risk management, and regulatory compliance issues.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Well-versed in health law, Federal Indian law, Tribal self-determination/self-governance, and employment law.
  • Knowledgeable of the Alaska Tribal Health System, ANTHC, and Alaska Native cultures.
  • Skilled in legal research and analysis.
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with individuals with a wide array of cultural, political, educational, socio-economic, geographic and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Skilled in advising leaders of complex organizational units.

Job requirements include:

  • A Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant legal experience, including substantial experience in litigation, transactions, health law, employment law, federal Indian law, or self-governance.
  • Applicants must be admitted or eligible for admission to the Alaska bar.

To apply please submit your resume to Chelsea Greene (cmgreene@anthc.org) and fill out an online application here:

https://anthc.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=229088&company_id=15902&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992805&level=levelid2&levelid2=43672&startflag=3

 

(Posted 5/1/2020)


Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska

 

The Labor and State Affairs section is recruiting for a full-time attorney primarily to represent the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), a public corporation (AS 44.88). The attorney will act as general counsel for AIDEA, with duties involving board meetings, corporate governance matters, transaction work, loans, and project development. The attorney may prepare, or work with outside counsel in negotiating and preparing, loan documents, financing agreements, and project development contracts. The attorney will work with bond counsel on AIDEA bond issuances. The attorney will advise AIDEA management and staff on contract enforcement matters, possibly including litigation or bankruptcy. Advising AIDEA on the Public Records Act, the Open Meetings Act, personnel issues, and procurement matters will also be required. The attorney may work on drafting legislation and regulations concerning AIDEA and its programs. The attorney will be responsible for supervising and directing outside counsel providing legal services to AIDEA.

 

This attorney will also advise, to a more limited extent, other state public corporations—specifically the Alaska Energy Authority on Power Project Fund loans and other specific programs, and will serve as legal counsel to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI). Legal work for ASMI includes advising on contracting issues and providing advice to the ASMI board on the Open Meetings Act and other discrete issues.

 

The position requires a minimum of three full years of licensed practice of law. Experience in the following areas is extremely helpful and highly preferred: loans and commercial transactions; secured transactions; real estate; and project development and financing.

 

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 4/30/2020)


Anchorage: Assistant Attorney General Office of Special Prosecutions

 

The Office of Special Prosecutions in the Department of Law is offering a unique opportunity to make a real impact serving rural Alaskan communities. A Rural Prosecution Unit has recently been created and we are recruiting to fill two new attorney positions. These positions are located in Anchorage; however they will assist rural district attorney offices statewide by filling in when an office is short staffed or when an office needs assistance on high-profile or complex cases. Assistance will be provided on-site in rural communities when needed and remotely from Anchorage when possible.

 

To be successful in this position you will need to be familiar with Alaska’s criminal justice system, have extensive trial experience and a history of handling complex criminal prosecutions. There will be significant opportunity for travel throughout the state. You will be cross-designated as a Special Assistant US Attorney and will work closely with our counterparts in the U.S. Attorney’s Office to achieve the best possible outcome under state or federal law. 

 

Salaries are determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with a starting range between approximately $78,000 – $106,000. A complete benefits package is included. Please visit the Department of Law website at http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html for additional information and application instructions.

 

(Posted 4/29/2020)


Anchorage: Medicaid Fraud Prosecutor – Office of Special Prosecutions

 

The Department of Law, Office of Special Prosecutions, is recruiting for a full time permanent Assistant Attorney General to serve in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU).

 

The MFCU is a federally mandated and funded investigative and prosecutorial unit consisting of three attorneys, six criminal investigators with partial commissions, a forensic accountant, a paralegal, and a law office assistant.  The mission of the unit is to investigate and criminally or civilly prosecute fraud by health care providers, health care facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmacies and other providers that illegally divert Medicaid funds, and abuse or neglect residents in Medicaid funded facilities. 

 

Attorneys are responsible for supervising health care fraud investigations; criminal, civil and administrative litigation; providing advice to partner agencies; and drafting legislation and regulations.  Health care fraud cases involve complex white collar crime and may be prosecuted through either criminal prosecution or civil litigation.  This is a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced attorney to handle high profile multi-million dollar cases involving health care issues on the national level.

 

The ideal candidate will possess several years of experience working as a criminal prosecutor, a civil litigator or both, be highly self-motivated, creative in thinking about litigation, and be willing to aggressively charge health care fraud cases. Candidates should demonstrate familiarity with document intensive civil and / or criminal investigations and complex litigation generally.

 

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with a starting range between approximately $70,000 – $96,000. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided. Application instructions and more information about the position and its benefits may be found on the Department of Law website at:  http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

 

(Posted 4/29/2020)


Anchorage: Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowship – Trustees for Alaska

 

Trustees for Alaska seeks a full-time legal fellow to join our team of lawyers working to protect a wild and vibrant Alaska where fish, wildlife, and people thrive. This is a two-year position in Anchorage, Alaska, starting as soon as possible.

 

The ideal candidate will have recently graduated from law school or completed a judicial clerkship and have a proven commitment to public interest environmental law.

 

For more information go to http://www.trustees.org.

 

The Fellowship Attorney reports to the Legal Director or a Senior Staff Attorney and is responsible for the following:

  • Managing a diverse project list that may include coalition-based administrative, legislative, and judicial work
  • Working with program staff, clients, and partners to research, develop, and implement legal and other strategies
  • Assisting with all aspects of litigation
  • Delegating and supervising projects for our paralegal and legal interns
  • Assisting with administrative, communications, and fundraising tasks as needed

We work a 40-hour week, with occasional travel, additional night and weekend hours, in a supportive, dog-friendly office.

 

Strong candidates will have:

  • Excellent writing, research, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • A demonstrated ability to think critically and creatively
  • The ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment, including within large and diverse coalitions

Knowledge of Alaska, environmental and administrative law is preferred.

 

We offer a competitive non-profit salary, plus medical, dental, life, long-term disability, and retirement benefits, generous leave policy. We also encourage applications from candidates who have full or partial fellowship funding from other sources. Trustees for Alaska is an equal opportunity employer. No aspect of employment is influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

 

E-mail cover letter, resume, references, transcript and writing sample to Ashley Boyd, Office Manager, at aboyd@trustees.org.

 

(Posted 4/24/2020)


Anchorage: Associate Attorney – Otterson Law & Mediation, P.C.

 

Otterson Law & Mediation is looking for an Associate Attorney with at least two years litigation experience in family law or a related field.  Attorney will be primarily responsible for divorce, child custody, guardianship of minors and adults, and related cases.  Candidate must be able to work independently with little oversight, manage a large caseload, and maintain compassion in challenging conditions.

 

Pay and benefits DOE

 

Please send your cover letter, resume, and references to Caleb Amos at ca@aklaw.pro.

 

(Posted 4/14/2020)


Anchorage: Associate Attorney – Richmond & Quinn

 

Richmond & Quinn, a dynamic and busy civil litigation defense firm, is recruiting for an associate attorney with 3-5 years of litigation experience for its active trial practice.  Candidates must possess excellent writing, research and communication skills. Current Alaska Bar membership is required.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  Interested applicants can email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to ejoos@richmondquinn.com.

 

(Posted 4/3/2020)


Bethel: Assistant District Attorney – Department of Law

 

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.

 

The Bethel Office is an excellent placement for a person who enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, boating and camping.  Bethel is also a fantastic place for those interested in 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 and will range from $96,000 to $135,000.  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 5/7/2020)


Bethel: Native Law Staff Attorney – Alaska Legal Services Corporation

 

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) is seeking a full-time staff attorney to provide legal services to Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) member Tribes and tribal members. This position primarily involves representation of tribal clients in state child welfare proceedings and enforcing the Indian Child Welfare Act, and may involve litigating other Native law matters on behalf of AVCP Tribes and tribal members. The Bethel ICWA attorney will be housed within the AVCP ICWA department, but will be supervised and supported by ALSC staff. Travel to both rural and urban areas may be required.

 

The Bethel ICWA attorney will be expected to manage a caseload of state court child in need of aid cases and will also have the opportunity to participate in appellate and impact litigation. A successful applicant will have a background in communicating and interacting effectively in cross- cultural situations and a commitment to race equity work.

 

Applicants must be either 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 desirable. Computer proficiency required (Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, internet, e-mail, and data entry).

 

Salary: $73,104 to $101,328 per year, dependent on experience and location. Generous leave and benefits package.

 

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: Pearl Pickett, Supervising Attorney, ppickett@alsc-law.org. Please reference Native Law Staff Attorney in your application.

 

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.

 

(Posted 4/17/2020)


Fairbanks: Associate Attorney – CSG, Inc.

 

The law firm of CSG, Inc. is currently looking for an Associate Attorney admitted to practice in Alaska.  The Associate Attorney position will entail managing cases from inception to completion, reviewing court pleadings and court attendance.  CSG is open to facilitate the Associate Attorney working in areas of law that are of interest to the Associate.  However, the Associate needs to be willing to do some work in the areas of family and criminal law.

 

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and have a strong knowledge of general legal principles and practices. Qualified applicants must have excellent communication, oral advocacy, writing, and 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 DOE.  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 5/15/2020)


Fairbanks: Assistant District Attorney District Attorney’s Office

 

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 15 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 with a starting range between approximately $66,000 – $96,000. 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. More information and application instructions may be found on the Department of Law website at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

 

(Posted 4/29/2020)


Fairbanks: Attorney Guardian Ad Litem – Office of Public Advocacy

 

The Office of Public Advocacy is seeking to fill an attorney guardian ad litem position in its Fairbanks Civil Section.  The Civil Section provides GAL representation for children when appointed by the court in child protection proceedings, minor guardianship cases, domestic violence protective proceedings, juvenile delinquency matters, and private divorce/custody disputes.  The attorney GAL advocates for the best interests of the child and provides recommendations to enable the court to make the best possible decision in each case.  The attorney GALs also provide legal counsel to the non-attorney GALs in the office.  The Fairbanks Civil Section works with children and families throughout the Fourth Judicial District and Utqiagvik.

 

The Fairbanks Civil Section is committed to providing quality and zealous advocacy for its clients.  The office is currently comprised of an Attorney V, 3 non-attorney GALs, 2 Public Guardians, 1 Court Appointed Special Advocate, 1 Paralegal, and 1 Law Office Assistant.  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 candidates should email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to office supervisor Nikole Schick electronically at nikole.schick@alaska.gov.

 

(Posted 4/28/2020)


Fairbanks: Assistant Borough Attorney – Fairbanks North Star Borough

 

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Legal Department is hiring an assistant borough attorney. The Legal Department has five attorneys and two legal assistants and handles in-house counsel duties and civil litigation for the Borough and School District. Work includes all types of adversarial proceedings and litigation, including before State and Federal courts and in administrative forums; advising boards and commissions; reviewing leases, contracts, and other documents; and writing legal opinions and providing advice to all levels of government.

 

Preferred candidates will have experience in trials, litigation, appeals, municipal law and/or administrative law and demonstrate knowledge of legal research techniques and skill in preparation of briefs and formal legal opinions. Applicants must have the ability to deal harmoniously and effectively with clients, co-workers, government officials, the general public, and the bench and bar. It is a small, busy office that provides an opportunity for knowledge in diverse areas of law while staying abreast of what is happening in the community.

 

Municipal employees are part of the PERS retirement system and have excellent benefits, including health care and audio/dental/vision plans, paid holidays, generous annual leave, life and disability insurance, supplemental insurance (AFLAC), flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care, and 457 plans. This position is also eligible for public interest loan repayment.

 

Interested candidates should visit https://www.applitrack.com/fnsb/onlineapp/ and complete an application and submit a legal writing sample of at least five pages.

 

(Posted 4/24/2020)


Juneau: Assistant Attorney General – State of Alaska

 

The Child Protection section in the Juneau Attorney General’s Office is recruiting for one full-time attorney position. The primary responsibility of the attorney in this position is to handle child-in-need-of-aid cases assigned to the Juneau office. The case load is heavy and focused on litigation.  This position requires extensive superior court trial work and a significant amount of written motion practice. The attorney in this position also may be called upon to handle civil commitment hearings and adult guardianship proceedings. The attorney may also have the opportunity to work on child welfare policy and participate in special projects aimed at improving the child welfare system in Alaska. Some travel within Alaska will be necessary.

 

Attorneys in this section produce a high volume of work on a daily basis. At least two years of trial experience and experience in child abuse or neglect law is highly desired. General criminal and family law experience will also be considered. Candidates must have strong litigation, case management, and time management skills.  Candidates must also be able to demonstrate effective and appropriate consensus building and a willingness to be flexible. These positions require an attorney who is a creative thinker, able to think and make decisions quickly, and able to work independently and well under pressure. The successful candidate should be committed to the child welfare field and able to work with a variety of people, including the client agency, the general public, and witnesses.

 

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 5/22/2020)


Juneau:  Attorney II, III or IV – Office of Public Advocacy

 

The Office of Public Advocacy defense section has an Attorney II, III or IV position open. We prize hard work, collegiality, and teamwork. We fight for the voiceless, representing indigent criminal defendants charged with misdemeanors and felonies, parents in CINA cases, and respondents in guardianship cases. 

 

The Juneau office is currently composed of one Attorney V and a Law Office Assistant I in addition to this new position.  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 candidates should email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to office supervisor Deborah Macaulay electronically at Deborah.Macaulay@alaska.gov.

 

(Posted 4/22/2020)


Kenai: Assistant District Attorney – District Attorney’s Office

 

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 with a starting range between approximately $64,000 – $92,000. 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 4/29/2020)


Kotzebue: Assistant District Attorney – District Attorney’s Office

 

The Kotzebue District Attorney’s Office is recruiting to fill two assistant district attorney positions 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 of 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. Both of the current attorneys have been appointed to the bench.

 

Salary is determined by the legal background and experience of the selected candidate with a starting range between approximately $109,000 – $148,000. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided. More information and application instructions may be found at the Department of Law website at: http://law.alaska.gov/department/jobs.html.

 

(Posted 4/29/2020)


Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow): Assistant District Attorney – District Attorney’s Office

 

The Utqiaġvik District Attorney’s Office is recruiting for two Assistant District Attorney positions to prosecute violations of criminal law in this newly re-established office. 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 with a starting range between approximately $96,000 – $144,000. 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 4/29/2020)


Location Negotiable After Selection: Attorney Advisor (Gen) – US Small Business Administration

 

The US Small Business Administration has an urgent need for Attorneys/Paralegals to review and close SBA Disaster Loans. The jobs are temporary (2 to 6 months), full-time, and many of them can be done virtually. Real Estate experience is a plus. Individuals waiting on bar results may apply. Attorneys must present a current bar card but may be licensed in any state. 

 

As an Attorney Advisor (Gen), some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Research and provide interpretation of the disaster loan program’s laws, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures to provide guidance and support to program managers and loan officers.
  • Review draft loan authorizations for all loans, as required, and for cases involving non-routine conditions, facts or other circumstances.
  • Ensure loan application compliance with legal requirements, eligibility, capacity, and authority of the borrowers to incur debt, validity of proposed pledge of collateral etc.
  • Use computer based systems to identify if all needed loan closing documents are received and to provide necessary instructions for proper creation of documents by others.
  • Address inquiries and concerns of borrowers and their authorized representatives regarding legal issues and requirements of closing and legal basis of various terms, conditions and collateral requirements

By applying for this position with SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance, you can enjoy challenging but satisfying work and join a highly motivated and diverse team that helps families and businesses rebuild their lives after a disaster.

 

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563879200

 

(Posted 5/4/2020)