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The Office of the Solicitor General is responsible for the District’s appellate litigation and handles high-profile matters of both local and national importance. The Office practices most frequently before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. The Office’s attorneys handle appeals involving a variety of substantive areas including constitutional law, employment law, contracts, torts, tax, criminal law, and administrative law.
- Handle a high volume of briefs and appellate arguments, principally in the D.C. Court of Appeals and the D.C. Circuit;
- Advise trial divisions and client agencies on whether to consider appellate mediation or settlement;
- Assist colleagues in preparing for arguments through moot courts;
- Draft recommendations on whether to take an affirmative appeal from an adverse trial decision, seek rehearing en banc, or file a petition for certiorari;
- Provide strategic advice to trial divisions, the Solicitor General, and the Attorney General on matters of significant importance;
- Keep abreast of developments in District and federal law; and
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualification & Experience:
- J.D. degree and an active bar membership. If the successful candidate is not a member of the D.C. Bar, he/she must be sworn into the D.C. Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment;
- Significant appellate litigation experience (5+ years preferred);
- Substantial knowledge of D.C. law or broad experience in areas of law relevant to D.C. government practice;
- Exceptional legal research and writing skills;
- Strong oral advocacy skills; and
- Appellate clerkship experience strongly encouraged.
Company: DC Government
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Information Technology
Job Location: Washington, DC, US
Application Deadline: N/A