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    The Legal Division of the Office of the Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, has an opening for a highly qualified attorney to serve as Deputy Director of the Legal Division. The Deputy works directly with the Director to manage and lead the Legal Division, and acts as the Director's backup.

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    The Legal Division's principal responsibility is to recommend to the court the disposition of substantive and procedural motions, appeals decided without oral argument, and emergency matters. The staff attorneys confer with the judges, conduct legal research, prepare legal memoranda, and draft proposed orders and opinions.

    Major Duties

    Supervise and review the work of staff attorneys. Provide guidance and training to staff attorneys. Attend regularly scheduled meetings with the judges where staff attorneys present their recommendations. Advise the judges and the Clerk on a wide variety of legal and procedural issues related to specific cases as well as court operations. Stay abreast of legal developments and recommend any needed changes to the Division's procedures or work product. Work in collaboration with other supervisors in the Division and the Clerk's Office. Provide day-to-day management of the Division and advise the Director on institutional goals and strategies. Evaluate effectiveness of current practices and suggest improvements as necessary. Coordinate the personnel management system, including recruiting, hiring, and evaluating employees. Oversee the court's attorney discipline matters. Periodically act as after-hours supervisor for emergency matters.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    16 - JSP-16.

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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