If you are looking for an exciting and challenging position, this may be the opportunity for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.
The United States Attorney's Office is a great place to
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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 Criminal
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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vacancy announcement including instructions on how to apply, click on the tabs
Responsibilities and Opportunity
The selected applicants will serve as an uncompensated Special Assistant United
States Attorney (SAUSA) assigned to the Criminal Division with responsibilities
commensurate to the applicants experience and abilities. These
responsibilities may include assisting in the investigation and prosecution of
federal crimes, and, as such, may involve practice in the grand jury and before
the United States District Court. The incumbent in this position will assist in
drafting responses to appellate briefs and to federal habeas petitions brought
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. section 2255. Additional
duties may include researching legal issues, assisting experienced Assistant
U.S. Attorneys with hearings and trials, and some administrative
Travel Required: Occasional travel
both within and outside the District may be required.