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The Trial Attorney position is located in the Office of General Counsel with 1 position located in Chicago, IL and one position located in Kansas City, KS. TO APPLY CLICK HERE. 

Responsibilities

As a Trial Attorney, you will:

  • Participate with U.S. Attorneys in preparing and handling both affirmative and defensive litigation cases involving all HUD programs and participates with private attorneys in handling cases involving HUD-funded activities.
  • Defend the agency in state court proceedings and before the Merits System Protection Board, Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Government Accountability Office, Board of Contract Appeals, and other administrative bodies and tribunals. Represents HUD before administrative law judges in civil rights enforcement actions alleging violations of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
  • Prepare all pleadings, motions, briefs, and memorandum of law to be filed in cases.
  • Evaluate recommendations received from the offices within the jurisdiction concerning the institution or defense of litigation, termination or compromise and settlement of litigation, and appeal or other disposition of matters determined against the Secretary or the Department.

     

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel – 1-5 nights per month

The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, the largest tax law firm in the country, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. TO APPLY CLICK HERE.

Responsibilities

Our mission is to serve America’s taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the Internal Revenue Service. It is a great place to work with an excellent benefits package and family-friendly atmosphere. 

Because of its tax-related mission, the Office of Chief Counsel requires fingerprinting, tax verification, and a background security investigation as part of the pre-employment process.

The IRS Office of Chief Counsel’s Honors Program offers entry-level positions that provide the opportunity to acquire significant training and experience in tax law. Honors Program positions are open to individuals each year who have superior academic qualifications or relevant experience to the work of Chief Counsel. The target start date for this position is fall 2020.

Eligibility is limited to graduating law students who will graduate from law school between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020 and recent law school graduates who began participating in eligibility preserving activities within 9 months of law school graduation. Eligibility preserving activities are full-time activities starting after law school graduation that can preserve a law school graduate’s eligibility for the Honors Program. The following are eligibility preserving activities: judicial clerkships, tax or accounting-related graduate programs (including Tax LL.M. programs), or qualifying legal fellowships.  Qualifying legal fellowships must have a formal sponsor (e.g., a public service organization, a foundation, a bar association, a corporation, a law school, etc.), an established legal mission (e.g., purpose, type of work), and be publicly advertised as a fellowship at the time the candidate applied to the fellowship.  Fellowships must also be of fixed duration (“bridge the gap” fellowships that require fellows to continue to seek other employment and terminate when the incumbent secures permanent legal employment do not qualify). Breaks between consecutive eligibility preserving activities cannot exceed 120 days.  Participation in the eligibility preserving activity must be active through at least December 1 of the application year (may run later).  Law school graduates who received their J.D. prior to October 1, 2016 are ineligible.

If you are not a licensed attorney when you join our Honors Program, you will initially be brought on board as a Law Clerk. Upon admission to the bar, and demonstration of satisfactory employment during the interim period, you will be eligible for conversion to an Attorney position.

We are currently recruiting for our Division Counsel (Small Business/Self Employed) in the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Greensboro, NC; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Laguna Niguel, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; New York (Manhattan), NY; Newark, NJ; Oklahoma City, OK; Philadelphia, PA; Plantation (Ft. Lauderdale), FL; Phoenix, AZ; Richmond, VA; Sacramento, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Thousand Oaks, CA; Washington, DC; Westbury (Long Island), NY.

We are currently recruiting for our Division Counsel (Large Business & International) in the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Greensboro, NC; Hartford, CT; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Laguna Niguel, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; New York (Manhattan), NY; Newark, NJ; Oklahoma City, OK; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Plantation (Ft. Lauderdale), FL; Richmond, VA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Paul, MN; Washington, DC; Westbury (Long Island), NY

We are currently recruiting for our Office of the Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel (Criminal Tax) in the following cities: Baltimore, MD; Indianapolis, IN; Los Angeles, CA; Newark, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Richmond, VA; St. Louis, MO; Washington, DC

We are currently recruiting for our Office of the Division Counsel (Tax Exempt & Government Entities) in the following cities: Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Los Angeles, CA; Thousand Oaks, CA

We are also recruiting for our National Office divisions in Washington, DC. Here is a link to a list of all our legal divisions: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/resources/job-descriptions/legal-divisions

This announcement has several cutoff dates, and applicants can be considered and selected after each deadline: July 31, September3, and September 30.

About the Baxter Fellowship:

Each year, since 1995, outstanding GGU students in litigation are selected as Judge Lee Baxter Graduate Fellows in Litigation, a post-graduate position. The Baxter Fellows are full-time valuable members of the GGU Litigation Center team. The Fellows work directly with the Litigation Director and other litigation professors; offer students guidance; and help coach GGU mock trial teams. Judge D. Lee Baxter generated the fellowship through her generous gift to the law school. Judge Lee Baxter is an alumna of GGU Law and served as a Court Commissioner, a Municipal Court Judge, and as a Judge of the Superior Court of San Francisco. Now retired, Judge Baxter is a member of the Board of Trustees of Golden Gate University and continues to actively support our Litigation Center.

Teaching Role:
Provide litigation skills instruction and helpful critique to students. Topics on instruction in include case analysis, witness examination, closing and opening presentation skills, and understanding and using evidence. Provide in-class and office hour student instruction assisting the litigation direction in course instruction for trial advocacy courses, 1st STEP, and Evidence.

In Vino Competition Organizer & Mock Trial Role:
Work closely with the litigation director in running the October In Vino Veritas – Mock Trial Competition. This includes soliciting volunteers, coordinating travel plans, working on the problem set, and directing volunteer judges and legal professionals during the program.

Planning and conducting Mock Trial try-outs in the Fall. This includes preparing a sample problem, evaluating students, synchronizing participant and coach schedules, and assisting the program director in selecting mock trial competition teams. Providing skills presentations on evidence and coaching and mentoring competition teams. Your role also includes registering mock trial teams for competitions, and assisting in coaching and preparing the teams for regional and national competitions.

Litigation Center Project:

You also have the opportunity to incorporate a mini personal project that will become part of your Baxter Legacy. You can create a new idea or build upon an existing program and execute it to improve GGU’s litigation center. Ideas should include increasing outreach, expanding school recognition, improving student skills, and adding exposure to potential job opportunities for students. Prior Baxter projects include In Vino Competition; 1st STEP program; Cross & Close; Litigation Videos; and the “Book of Baxter” manual.

Assist Professor Romey with research for two articles this summer focusing on Tax Law and the Rules of Evidence. Professor Romey will be hiring an assistant for 75 hours this summer. If interested, please email Professor Romey at kromey@ggu.edu.

Golden Gate University School of Law invites applications for two summer adjunct professor positions to assist in teaching trial advocacy during the Summer Trial and Evidence Program (1st STEP). The course begins May 20th and concludes the week of July 13th, and is offered on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Extensive litigation experience, trial work, and teaching experience at an ABA law school or NITA are highly preferred qualifications. The ideal candidate has significant experience in teaching advocacy skills necessary for success in a litigation practice, such as drafting motions, making effective use of opening and closing statements, witness examinations, and insuring ethical representation of clients.

GGU is seeking candidates with excellent communications skills, a strong work ethic, and a high degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering. Successful candidates will have further opportunity to teach litigation courses in the Spring and Fall at the conclusion of the first semester. Areas of possible need may include Evidence in the Courtroom, Trial Advocacy, Criminal Litigation, and Motions Writing. The successful applicant must be a licensed attorney in a United States jurisdiction. Although not required, candidates with strong professional connections to the San Francisco Bay Area and California legal communities who can mentor students and promote externship and career opportunities will be viewed favorably. Please provide a cover letter and resume. Applications and inquiries should be directed to Professor Romey, the Director of the Litigation Program at kromey@ggu.edu

Golden Gate University School of Law invites applications for an adjunct professor position to teach Motions during the 2019 Summer Semester. The written Motion is a litigator’s basic tool for seeking and obtaining Court rulings in a variety of contexts during the course of litigation. This course provides an overview of, and practice in applying, the legal principles applicable to drafting Motions and effectively arguing them in a real courtroom setting which requires students to step into the role either of counsel or judge and interact with one another on a professional level. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in teaching the advocacy skills necessary for success in motions practice, such as drafting motions to dismiss, demurrers, and summary judgment motions, and orally advocating written motions. We seek candidates with excellent communications skills, a strong work ethic, and a high degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering. Applications and inquiries should be directed to Professor Romey, the Director of the Litigation Program at kromey@ggu.edu.

Golden Gate University School of Law invites applications for an adjunct professor position to teach Evidence during the 2019 Summer Semester. This course provides an overview of, and practice in applying, the legal principles applicable to Evidentiary Rules and effectively arguing them and using them in a real courtroom setting. This course is a 4-unit required course which is taught in conjunction with the Honors Litigation Program. It requires students to step into the role either of counsel or judge and interact with one another on a professional level. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in teaching the advocacy skills necessary for success in trial practice.

GGU is seeking candidates with excellent communications skills, a strong work ethic, and a high degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering. Successful candidates will have further opportunity to teach litigation courses in the Spring and Fall at the conclusion of the first semester. Areas of possible need may include Evidence in the Courtroom, Trial Advocacy, Criminal Litigation, and Motions Writing. The successful applicant must be a licensed attorney in a United States jurisdiction. Although not required, candidates with strong professional connections to the San Francisco Bay Area and California legal communities who can mentor students and promote externship and career opportunities will be viewed favorably. Please provide a cover letter and resume. Applications and inquiries should be directed to Professor Romey, the Director of the Litigation Program at kromey@ggu.edu

Golden Gate University School of Law is seeking a Criminal Litigation Professor for the Spring Semester. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach courses in courts and the prosecution process, criminal procedure, law and society, and forensic evidence. Prior experience practicing criminal law and/or working with defendants in the justice system is highly desirable. It is also preferred that the candidate have prior publications and/or experience in the preparation of significant CLE materials. There is a possibility that the successful candidate will be able to add a substantive course to his or her teaching package, if desired, after the conclusion of the first semester of teaching.

Golden Gate University School of Law invites applications for a 2018-2019 adjunct professor position to teach Evidence in the Courtroom during the 2019 Fall Semester. Extensive litigation experience, trial work, and teaching experience at an ABA law school are highly preferred qualifications. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in teaching the advocacy skills necessary for success in a litigation practice, such as drafting motions in limine, mastery of the Federal and California Rules of Evidence, trial preparation, making effective use of witness examinations and cross-examinations, and insuring ethical representation. We seek candidates with excellent communications skills, a strong work ethic, and a high degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering. It is also preferred that the candidate have prior publications and/or experience in the preparation of significant CLE materials. There is a possibility that the successful candidate will be able to add a substantive course to his or her teaching package, if desired, after the conclusion of the first semester of teaching. Areas of possible need may include Criminal Litigation, Depositions, and Motions Writing. Other potential courses may be available. The successful applicant must be a licensed attorney in a United States jurisdiction. Applications should consist of a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Applications and inquiries should be directed to Professor Romey, the Director of the Litigation Program at kromey@ggu.edu.

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Kaelyn Romey

Litigation Center Director

  • 415-442-6668
  • kromey@ggu.edu

RACHEL BROCKL

Litigation Center Associate Director

  • 415-369-5212
  • rbrockl@ggu.edu

ASHLEY LOTTI

Litigation Center Baxter Fellow

  • 415-369-5213
  • baxterfellow@ggu.edu

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