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    Summary

    The Appellate Section plays a crucial role in defending the integrity and constitutionality of DOJ's investigations and prosecutions. Appellate Section attorneys write briefs and argue cases in the courts of appeals; prepare draft briefs and certiorari petitions for the Solicitor General (SG); make recommendations to the SG regarding whether further review is warranted when adverse decisions have been rendered; and brief and argue motions in district courts in cases of national importance.

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    Responsibilities

    • Handle criminal cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, including briefing and oral arguments. Cases include those prosecuted by U.S. Attorney's Offices and other litigating sections in the Criminal Division.
    • Draft briefs in merits cases before the Supreme Court, either as a party or an amicus, for the SG's Office. This includes attending moot courts and oral arguments with attorneys from the SG's Office.
    • Write memoranda recommending whether to seek further review of adverse decisions in criminal cases.
    • Draft briefs for the SG's Office in opposition to certiorari petitions in the Supreme Court.
    • Prepare and argue pleadings in significant district court cases.
    • Provide advice to U.S. Attorney's Offices on a variety of complex substantive issues.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional domestic travel will be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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