Job Postings

Posted 10/6/17


The Virginia State Bar, an agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia, is seeking an access to legal services director.  The director is the administrator of the VSB’s access to legal services program and the Access to Legal Services Committee.  Key responsibilities include: developing, promoting, and coordinating the VSB’s pro bono initiatives; overseeing the Access to Legal Services Committee’s activities; staying informed on local, statewide, and national legal services issues; and collaborating with committee members, VSB volunteers, legal services programs, and the judiciary to expand opportunities for pro bono service and maximize access to legal aid.  Reports to deputy executive director.  Work involves occasional travel on night and weekends. 

Qualifications: The selected candidate will have a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar with no disciplinary sanctions. He/she will have a comprehensive knowledge of legal services and a demonstrated commitment to access to justice. He/she will also have experience staffing boards or committees and working with diverse groups participating in policy development.  Marketing and communications experience preferred. Experience developing and conducting continuing legal education programs is helpful.  Additionally, he/she will have exceptional verbal and written communications skills; strategic planning and organizational skills; and strong leadership and interpersonal skills.  He/she will also demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with people and organizations representing diverse interests; the ability to advocate statewide access to justice priorities and work cooperatively to support their accomplishment; the ability to analyze complex issues and develop realistic plans; the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously; and the ability to work independently with limited supervision. Selected candidates must pass a criminal background check and live within the greater Richmond area. 

To apply: Downtown Richmond location, state benefits, starting salary $75,000 – $85,000 commensurate with experience.  Send resume, salary expectations, a writing sample (an article you authored, a brief, pleading, etc.), and cover letter outlining how you match our requirements to  Your submission must be received by 10/27/2017. 

Posted 9/19/17

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) seeks an IP Attaché to work in the U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou, China, for the International Trade Administration/Global Markets and the USPTO. The IP Attaché will act as a resource on intellectual property regimes in Southeastern China, including in the provinces of Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hainan for U.S. government agencies and the U.S. industry. The vacancy announcement is posted here:

Posted 9/15/17

The ACLU of Virginia is seeking to fill a senior staff attorney position with someone who is self-motivated and a skilled litigator with management experience for our office in Richmond.

Please note that to receive full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by September 29, 2017.

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Posted 8/29/17

LAW FACULTY POSITIONS.  The University of Virginia School of Law is seeking candidates for a small number of full/visiting (lateral), assistant/associate (entry-level), or research faculty positions beginning in August 2018.  J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school or foreign equivalent degree required.  Rank and compensation subject to individual qualifications and experience.  Distinguished academic and professional background and superior scholarly promise expected.  Curriculum needs varied.  Applicants must complete a candidate profile on-line at to apply for any of the job postings. Entry-level candidates are also encouraged to register with the AALS Faculty Appointments Register.  Positions will remain open until filled.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Salary: $161,900 Closing Date: October 12, 2017

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is accepting applications for the position of Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Virginia.
Announcement #: 09-2017- FPD-VAW Appointment: Four-Year Term

Position Overview
The Federal Public Defender, functioning under the authority of 18 U.S.C. Section 3006A(h)(1)(A) and the Criminal Justice Act Plan of the District, provides criminal defense services to individuals unable to afford counsel. In addition, the Federal Public Defender supervises a staff of trial attorneys, investigators, and support personnel.

Required Qualifications
Applicants must satisfy the following conditions: (1) be a member in good standing in the bar of the state in which the candidate is admitted to practice; (2) have a minimum of 5 years of criminal practice, preferably with significant federal criminal trial experience, which demonstrates an ability to provide zealous representation of consistently high quality to criminal defendants; (3) the ability to effectively administer the office; (4) a reputation for integrity; and (5) a commitment to the representation of those unable to afford counsel.

Application Procedure
Attorneys interested in applying should notify the Circuit Executive’s Office, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit by email to, and an application form will be forwarded to you. Applications must be completed and received NO LATER THAN October 12, 2017.

Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or be eligible to work in the United States and receive compensation. The final candidate will be subject to a full background and appropriate financial disclosure regulations. The Federal Public Defender may not engage in the private practice of law. Employees are required to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits. Reimbursement for interview-related travel expenses and relocation are not provided.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 8/25/17

We are looking for a mid-level  litigation associate to join our Communications Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. office. Will you share this exciting opportunity with your members today?  Please see below for more details.  I’ve also attached PDF of the job description for your convenience.

Mid-Level Communications Litigation Associate (WDC)

The Washington, D.C. office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a mid-level litigation associate to join its Communications Practice Group.

Candidates must have strong writing and research skills, excellent academic credentials and at least two years of law firm litigation experience.  Prior experience with telecommunications law preferred.  DC Bar membership a plus.  The candidate will litigate complex telecommunications and regulatory matters before state and federal courts and before federal and state agencies. The candidate will also be expected to provide legal and regulatory analysis and support. To apply, please submit your cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager; resume; copy of law school transcript; and a brief writing sample.  

Thank you!


Hiroko Peraza | Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Diversity Outreach Recruitment Manager
1300 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 2400 | Portland, OR 97201
Tel: (503) 778-5356 | Fax: (503) 778-5299
Email: | Website:

Posted 8/21/17

The Career Services Office at the University of Virginia School of Law is seeking a Director of Career Services. The Director will be broadly responsible for student counseling, the creation of student programming, employer outreach and additional projects as assigned by the Senior Assistant Dean for Career Services.

JD from an ABA-accredited law school required plus at least three years combined law practice experience and higher education student services experience. Five years of combined law practice experience and higher education student services experience is preferred. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; exceptional writing ability; and superior project management, client relations, and teamwork skills.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Apply on-line at (Posting Number 0621542). Include a cover letter, a resume, and the names of three references.

Review of applications will begin on September 18, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

For questions regarding the posting please contact Kevin Donovan at

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

Posted 8/16/17

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