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The United States Attorney's Office for the District of
South Carolina is seeking applications from attorneys who are interested in
an unpaid position as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil
Division in Columbia, SC.
District: The attorney selected for this position will join approximately 50
attorneys in representing the interests of the United States Attorney's Office
for the District of South Carolina, located in Columbia, Greenville, Florence,
or Charleston, South Carolina. The State of South Carolina offers a wonderful
climate and a wide variety of cultural, educational, recreational, and social
activities. More information about the office may be accessed at:
This posting is for an uncompensated Special Assistant United States Attorney
This is a one year appointment WITHOUT benefit entitlements.
Employees of the Department of Justice, including uncompensated Special
Attorneys, may not engage in the compensated practice of law outside the
office. Attorneys are not eligible to serve as Special Attorneys if they have
had an employment
offer deferred by a law firm and received a payment for the period of their
deferral with the expectation of future employment with the law firm, or if
they will receive any payment from a law firm during their unpaid employment
with the Department of Justice. In addition, contractors, including employees
of contractors who do business with the Department of Justice, and who also are
attorneys, are not eligible to serve as uncompensated Special Attorneys.
additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
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Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered:
The selected applicant will
serve as an uncompensated Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA)
assigned to the Civil Division. The
incumbent in this position will have the opportunity to perform an important
public service by representing the interests of the United States of America in
civil actions brought by or against the United States in the United States
District Court. The responsibilities of
this position may include researching legal issues, drafting legal memoranda,
drafting and responding to discovery requests, document review and
organization, taking or defending depositions, and representing the United
States as primary and/or secondary counsel in judicial proceedings, such as
hearings and trials, in various federal district, bankruptcy, and state court
actions. The areas of legal practice
include, but are not limited to, foreclosure, bankruptcy, social security,
Bivens actions, actions brought by individuals in federal custody, actions
brought under the Freedom of Information Act, actions seeking review of
administrative decisions of federal agencies, actions to defend or enforce
subpoenas, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, and personal injury
litigation pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act.
Travel Required: Occasional travel both within and outside the District may be required.