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IER is seeking experienced attorneys for the position of Trial Attorney. The attorneys selected for these positions will be dedicated to the Section's work enforcing the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
IER Trial Attorneys handle an active docket of investigations and litigation focused on enforcing the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Responsibilities include: (1) developing and conducting investigations involving potential violations of this law, including reviewing incoming charges and referrals from agencies, identifying and interviewing witnesses, and collecting documentary evidence; (2) conducting legal and factual research and analysis; (3) preparing written memoranda recommending further investigation and/or enforcement; (4) litigating cases, including preparing and responding to discovery requests, conducting document review, reviewing and analyzing data, working with expert witnesses, preparing witnesses for and conducting depositions, and drafting court filings; (5) representing the Justice Department at argument and trial before an administrative law judge; and (6) preparing for and participating in settlement negotiations and mediation on behalf of the Department, including drafting settlement proposals.
In addition, Trial Attorneys may conduct policy work, including working with other federal agencies on areas of overlapping interest; drafting legislation, regulations, and agency guidance; and reviewing and preparing comments on draft legislation, regulations, and agency guidance. Trial attorneys will also conduct outreach, including participating in outreach presentations and providing technical assistance in response to inquiries from public and private stakeholders.
The complexity of the matters assigned and the level of supervision required vary depending upon a Trial Attorney's years of specialized experience.
25% or less - The position may require extended hours and significant travel.
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