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  • 12/15/2019 10:00 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Deputy Director serves as the program’s general counsel and is responsible for NJP’s effective and efficient administration and operations to ensure the delivery of highquality legal services to low-income individuals and communities.

    The Deputy Director is a member of the executive leadership team, reporting to the Executive Director, and works in close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Director of Advocacy, and the Director of Finance to provide strategic, programmatic, and race equity leadership for NJP. The Deputy Director supervises the Operations Director, Human Resources Director, and Information Technology Director.

    The Deputy Director carries out the duties of the Executive Director in the Executive Director’s absence. In collaboration with the executive leadership team oversees risk management issues associated with strategic, complex, or sensitive advocacy matters. In collaboration with the Director of Advocacy, oversees practice and advocacy related ethics and risk management issues.

    Northwest Justice Project has retained Morten Group, LLC to conduct this search. Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to with the subject line “Northwest Justice Project – Deputy Director Search.”

    Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample. Application materials must be directed to the email address above. No phone calls, please. Note that due to the number of applications we receive, we will only respond to those applicants whom we would like to invite to interview for the position.

    For best consideration, applications should be received by Friday, December 20, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The Northwest Justice Project is especially interested in qualified candidates whose professional, personal, and service experience will allow them to contribute to and support NJP's and the Washington's equal justice community's commitment to race equity.

    Northwest Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy status, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sensory, mental or physical abilities, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. Applicants from historically underrepresented communities, including people of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or more information about the project, should contact Morten Group Project Manager, Sarah Menke at

  • 12/15/2019 9:56 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking attorney, or law graduate who took the July 2019—or will take the Winter 2020—bar examination, to provide direct representation, community outreach and education to individuals seeking legal assistance in a variety of immigration matters.


    This position is based in NWIRP’s Granger Office, which is located in Granger, WA, a city of over 3,000 people located in a rural area 25 miles southeast of Yakima. From this location, the office serves clients from across Central and Eastern Washington. The office has a staff of ten and serves a client base consisting largely of farmworkers and their families.


    The staff attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation (2) individual consultations; (3) self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and (4) community education. The attorney will focus on providing representation and legal assistance on a wide range of immigration cases including matters involving removal proceedings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) petitions and applicable state court custody matters, asylum applications, protections for survivors of domestic violence and other crimes (including U visas), and citizenship applications. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters as needed.

    Beginning annual salary is $64,201 for a licensed attorney with no experience and is higher for attorneys with specific types of experience. For example, for someone with 10 years of non-profit immigration attorney experience the annual salary would be $87,624; 20 years = $103,889.

    NWIRP is proud to be a unionized employer and this full time position is covered by NWIRP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. NWIRP offers a generous benefits package, including 100% of premiums for excellent health, vision and dental plans; 3% employer retirement contributions; disability/life/AD&D coverage; annual leave of 16 paid vacation days, 13 paid holidays, 12 paid health-related days; 12 weeks of paid parenthood leave after 6 months of employment; partially paid sabbatical after 6 years of employment.


    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse staff, board, and volunteer base reflective of the communities we serve and that enhances our ability to create a vibrant environment where all members of the NWIRP community thrive. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants (including individuals who were formerly detained, undocumented, or who have navigated the immigration legal system), women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

    It is the policy of NWIRP to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. NWIRP is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. NWIRP does not discriminate on the basis of class, race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability. Excepting any undue hardship, NWIRP will provide reasonable accommodations upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


    ·         Conduct intakes, by phone and in person, and interview clients to gather or clarify information;

    ·         Establish, organize, and maintain files;

    ·         Provide direct representation to persons submitting affirmative applications with USCIS and the Department of State;

    ·         Provide direct representation to persons in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court, on appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals or before the federal courts, and before the Department of Homeland Security;

    ·         Provide direct representation to persons in state custody proceedings, as needed;

    ·         Provide direct representation and other forms of legal assistance to individuals in a wide range of immigration matters;

    ·         Conduct presentations, workshops, legal clinics and individual consultations in Spanish and English;

    ·         Perform administrative tasks related to grant reporting and other requirements;

    ·         Participate in NWIRP’s outreach, community education and development efforts;

    ·         Perform other tasks as required and directed by supervisory staff. 

    Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; utilize a phone, computer, keyboard, pen and paper. Emotional demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to discuss topics including, but not limited, to discrimination, domestic abuse and violence.


    ·         Law degree, or commitment to taking the Winter 2020 bar examination;

    ·         Admission to the bar of any state in the U.S. (will consider a law graduate planning on taking the next bar examination);

    ·         Demonstrated commitment to advancing and defending immigrant rights and willingness to support NWIRP’s mission, vision, and values;

    ·         Excellent written and oral communication skills;

    ·         Commitment to working in a diverse working environment;

    ·         Fluent in English and Spanish;

    ·         Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently;

    ·         Proficiency in use of web-based software, MS Word and MS Excel; and

    ·         The applicant must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle as the position involves some travel


    Supervising Attorney, Granger Office


    Send cover letter, resume and references to: with the subject “Staff Attorney Application - NAME”. Full consideration will be given to those who apply by January 31, 2020, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

  • 12/15/2019 9:56 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Department of Justice places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.  We welcome applications from candidates who are interested in positively contributing to Justice and hope that you will consider joining the dedicated public servants at the Department of Justice.  To learn more about Justice and our legal careers, please visit our website at

  • 12/15/2019 9:55 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Stoel Rives LLP is looking for an associate with 2 to 3 years of experience to join the Litigation Practice Group in Seattle, Washington. Strong academic credentials, excellent research and writing skills and interpersonal skills are required. Judicial clerkship is a plus. Membership in, or commitment to applying for, the Washington State Bar is needed. Occasional travel may be required.


    Stoel Rives LLP enjoys an over-100-year tradition of excellence as a leader among U.S. law firms. We offer a multi-office platform and world-class clients together with focused, individual training and professional development for all our attorneys. With nearly 400 lawyers firmwide, we are proud to provide a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.


    To apply, please visit the Careers page on our website at:

  • 12/15/2019 9:53 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)
    Job Code: 19-12001
    Reports to: Doris O'Neal
    Position Status: Regular Full Time
    Home Site: Phillis Wheatley Branch
    Location: 2820 E Cherry St Seattle, WA 98122


    This position is part of YWCA of Seattle | King | Snohomish’s Gender Violence Prevention and Intervention Services Department (support for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence) and is guided by the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

    YWCA’s Sexual Assault Legal Services program aims to improve the legal response to survivors of sexual violence through (1) holistic legal representation in the City of Seattle; (2) consultation for survivors, attorneys and advocates assisting survivors; (3) on-site legal seminars for clients of community programs and pro-se clinics for eligible victims; (4) brief services and resources for survivors, attorneys and sexual assault advocates.  

    The Staff Attorney implements the core services provided by Sexual Assault Legal Services. The ideal candidate will be a solutions-oriented, multi-tasking social justice advocate who is adept at facilitating creative and strategic trauma-informed legal representation and assistance for victims of sexual violence.

    This position has a social justice component that requires critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principles of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.

    *2 Positions Available*


    Direct Services & Trainings

    • Collaboration with all YWCA departments for sexual assault and domestic violence referrals. This includes a holistic team approach where confidential client files and information are shared with the Gender Violence Prevention and Intervention Services Director and staff
    • Uses a screening/intake/triage process to identify the victim’s multiple legal and social service needs
    •  Attorneys will create a plan with victims to meet their triaged needs. These plans will include Holistic Legal Representation (assistance with paperwork, filings, court preparation consistent with the service standards from the Seattle Office of Crime Victims Advocacy), Limited Legal Services, and Legal Information and Referral Hotline Services. This position does not accompany the client during court proceedings, unless requested by the Program Director
    • Staff the Sexual Assault Legal Services hotline for survivors of sexual violence and provide legal consultation, brief services and referral to callers
    • Assist in conducting trainings for attorneys, advocates and other professionals working with victims of sexual assault
    • Survey or interview participants over the age of 18, co-created by MODVSA, who participated in activities related to the program
    • Collect and report client-level demographic and service data using policies and procedures to ensure privacy and confidentiality of client records for both paper files and electronic databases per YWCA and HSD contract compliance for confidentiality and legal practices
    • Prepare 1st and 4th Quarterly Narrative Status Reports for the City of Seattle Human Services Department
    • Draft legal publications and resources for survivors, attorneys, advocates and the general public

    Community Relations (Internal and External)

    • Work collaboratively and engage with community partners to facilitate holistic client services
    • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with other YWCA departments, community partners, client populations and funders

    Other Responsibilities

    • Actively engages in agency-wide Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI), and strives for racially equitable outcomes; takes responsibility for creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming community by making room for people of color, trans and gender-non-conforming folks, and other populations who routinely encounter systemic oppressions 
    • Incorporate the department's Race and Equity Work Plan
    • To continue understanding of the YWCA’s mission of race and gender equity, YWCA staff will participate in continuing education
    • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring
    • Assure that clients, residents, staff, volunteers and community partners are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background
    • Communicate regularly with Director of Gender Violence Prevention and Intervention Services
    • Attend required safety trainings and meetings; follow all safety and health guidelines, standards, practices, policies and procedures; and actively participate in the agency’s Emergency Preparedness program and activities  
    • This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position, the level of knowledge and skills typically required and the general scope of responsibility. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities and should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals will perform other duties as assigned 

    Qualifications & Core Competencies:
    • Juris Doctorate degree
    • Valid license to practice law in the State of Washington
    • Five years of experience in the practice of law, preferably in the field of family law and experience working with victims of violence, particularly sexual assault, domestic violence, or child abuse, whether in a legal or non-legal capacity
    • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel independently to off-site meetings
    • Proficient in legal writing, court preparation, legal referral and understanding of the judicial system
    • Prefer fluency in a language other than English
    • Experience with teaching/training other professionals
    • Experience working with communities of color and people from different cultures than your own
    • Demonstrated understanding of racism and its intersections
    • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist principles 
    • Demonstrated knowledge and skills of basic computer competencies such as emailing, calendaring, entry-level data entry and familiarity with Microsoft Office products 
    • Core Competencies Expected: Planning and Organizing (Time Management), Attention to Detail, Oral and Written Communication, Specialized Knowledge, Collaboration, Fostering Diversity, Social Justice Advocacy

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  In performing this position, the employee:

    • All positions at YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish are exposed to clients who have experienced or are experiencing trauma in various forms including but not limited to: domestic violence, sexual violence, homelessness, unemployment, financial hardship, etc.  As a result, staff are at risk of secondary trauma. Employees are encouraged to seek external support and maintain self-care when working indirectly or directly with clients Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with agency staff, volunteers, clients and individuals in the community
    • Frequently stands, walks, sits, and climbs in performing duties and in traveling to off-site meetings
    • Frequently reaches and grasps using telephones and computers
    • Occasionally lifts and carries up to 10 lbs. of paperwork, files, and materials

    *Continuously = Over 80% of the time * Frequently = 20-80% * Occasionally = Under 20%

    Hours, Rate & Benefits:
    • Hourly rate: DOE
    • Regular, Full-time, 40 hours per week
    • Pay grade: 34
    • FLSA Classification: Exempt
    • Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans
    • At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund


    Linda S. Fang*


    Banyan Legal Counsel

    506 2nd Avenue, Suite 1400

    Seattle, WA 98104

    Tel: (206) 202-3470

    *Licensed to practice in Washington and California

  • 12/01/2019 2:52 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    NEW Lateral Associate Opening – Sophisticated Work, High Compensation, STRONG Work/Life Balance (Seattle):


    Legal Ease LLCa Seattle based, high-end attorney recruiting firm founded in 1996, is now working, on an exclusive basis (i.e., candidates will not be considered other than via Legal Ease), to fill the below opening.  


    Premier Seattle Firm Seeks 2nd or 3rd Year Lateral Associate:  This law firm is a highly-esteemed, established and successful boutique, originally founded by partners from a top, Seattle based, global law firm.  The firm practices in a niche area of extremely legally sophisticated, complex litigation (practice area to be discussed with well-qualified, interested candidates).  However, applicants need not have experience in this particular niche. 


    The successful candidate for this position will be a personable and highly skilled, 2nd or 3rd year complex litigation associate currently employed with an AmLaw 200or equally well-regarded, smaller law firm.  He/she will possess stellar academic credentials and have an interest in practicing complexsophisticated “large law” type litigation in a smaller firm environment. 


    The hiring law firm for this position is unique in its well-earned reputation for true collegiality, excellent compensation and genuine work/life balance.  Out of state candidates and exiting federal clerks are welcome to apply.

    All inquiries regarding this opportunity will be handled in strict confidence and should be directed (with resume or link to current law firm bio) to Lynda Jonas, Esq., Placement Director, at


  • 12/01/2019 2:48 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

     At the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, we aspire to be the best public law office in the nation. We are committed to providing excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and to protecting the rights of its people. It is essential to our mission to create and maintain an office that is diverse, respectful, inclusive and composed of the best legal talent available. If you share our vision and have a desire to do important work that makes a difference for our community, then we invite you to consider applying for the following attorney opportunities.

    Click on the link below to access full position descriptions and qualifications for each of these ATTORNEY opportunities. You can also visit the state's centralized recruitment site at For information about the AGO, visit

    AAG - Complex Litigation Division – the AGO has an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced attorney interested in litigating complex, high-profile cases. (DL:  12/8/19)


    New!  AAG - Labor and Industries Division in Olympia – The AGO has an opening for an attorney to represent the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries in workers' compensation (industrial insurance) matters in primarily in Thurston, Grays Harbor, Mason and southwest Washington counties.   (DL:  12/8/19)


    New!  AAG - Regional Services Division in Vancouver – The AGO is looking for an attorney to serve in its Regional Services Division in Vancouver (DL:  12/9/19)


    New!  AAG - Social and Health Olympia Division's Children, Youth and Families HQ Section – The Office's Social and Health Olympia Division has an opening for an attorney in the six-attorney Children, Youth, and Families Headquarters Section. (DL:  12/9/19)



    Please consider joining our e-mail subscription service to be informed of our attorney postings.



    Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO.

    The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or


  • 12/01/2019 2:15 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The conflict panel for the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington, better known as the CJA panel, is currently accepting applications. Successful applicants will be seasoned criminal defense attorneys with substantial federal defense experience and a demonstrated commitment to representing people who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer.


    In addition, we are seeking applicants to our pilot mentor program. The aim of the mentor program is to provide instruction and second-chair opportunities to experienced attorneys who need more exposure to federal criminal cases before being accepted to the panel. We are proposing to the Court that mentees be compensated and will announce rate information when it is available.  


    Applications for all of the above-mentioned programs are due December 13, 2019. For more information or for a copy of the application, please email CJA resource counsel Jennifer Kaplan at

  • 11/15/2019 11:49 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    About the Office: 

    United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Western District of Washington is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation in the Western District of Washington (WDWA) that involves the United States in some way.  A large portion of the work involves criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law.  The office also handles civil lawsuits by or against a Department or agency of the United States, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers.  The USAO is divided into two litigating Divisions (Criminal and Civil).  The main office is located in Seattle, Washington and a branch office is located in Tacoma, Washington.  The office has an authorized strength of approximately 74 Assistant United States Attorneys.

    Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

    Job Description: 

    The Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division pursue prosecutions for violations of federal law that occur within the District.  Criminal Division Assistant United States Attorneys advise federal law enforcement agents on criminal investigations, present criminal cases to the grand jury, try criminal cases before the United States District Court, and at times represent the United States in criminal appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    The attorneys hired for these positions will be assigned to criminal matters involving various areas of federal criminal law.  These positions may be located in either the Seattle or Tacoma Offices.  Applicants should state their preference of office location in the cover letter.  Further, any applicant hired for a position to be located in the Tacoma Office should anticipate spending the first several months in the position working at the Seattle office for training.  Work in the Tacoma office also requires periodic travel to Seattle as needed for casework and additional training.


    The applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three years post-J.D. experience.  Ideal applicants will have at least five years of post-J.D. litigation experience, with some experience in criminal law.

    Applicants must demonstrate a strong analytical ability, an ability to synthesize a wide range of data, help direct an investigation, and have the ability to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case.  Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills, strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment.  Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills, and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies.  Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment and in the highest ethical manner.


    $67,816 to $166,400.


    Occasional travel within and outside the District will be required.

    Application Process: 

    Interested persons must email the following items in pdf format to the email address listed below:


    1. A cover letter referencing Vacancy Announcement: 19-WDWA-AUSA-03 (Criminal-Seattle/Tacoma)


    1. A detailed resume that includes the month/year start and end dates for each position held;


    1. A law school transcript for any applicant with less than five years of experience as an attorney; and


    1. A writing sample meeting the criteria set forth below


    Writing Sample:  Include a sample of your legal writing, such as a portion or all of an appellate brief, motion and memorandum of points and authorities, or opinion letter. The writing sample should be a recent example of your work and demonstrate your ability to analyze legal issues and present that analysis in written form.

    The sample should be predominantly your own work. If the document was edited by others, include a cover memo that briefly describes the level of editing that occurred.


    Brian T. Moran

    United States Attorney c/o Tessa M. Gorman

    First Assistant United States Attorney 700 Stewart Street, Suite 5220

    Seattle, Washington 98101


    Application Deadline: 

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    Relocation Expenses: 

    Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Number of Positions: 


    Updated November 14, 2019

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    Department Policies

    Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, pregnancy, status as a parent, or any other nonmerit-based factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. For more information, please review our full EEO Statement.

    Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:  The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. See list of DPOCs.   

    Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.

    Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).