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Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 02, 2017 11:04 am

Announcement

The Office of Legal Counsel has announced that it is accepting applications for up to four Attorney-Adviser vacancies until Monday, May 15: https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/j ... -adviser-5

Please spread the word!

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 02, 2017 11:16 am

For how many years out? Beginning in 2018?

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue May 02, 2017 11:25 am

Candidates have to have post-grad experience so I would assume they're hiring to start whenever the process gets done and you get your clearance.

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 02, 2017 1:05 pm

Candidates will likely be hired to begin working at the Office in mid-summer 2017.

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby nealric » Tue May 02, 2017 3:08 pm

Even better, you no longer have to do any legal analysis if you work there :lol:

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Nebby » Tue May 02, 2017 3:15 pm

I wonder if Sessions will stack the OLC with brilliant minds from Liberty U school of Lawl

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 02, 2017 3:18 pm

^and those who went to Trump University undergrad

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 05, 2017 1:52 am

To the extent you could get this position, would the long term benefits be worth the significant pay cut you'd have to take to leave biglaw? And I imagine that it would be fairly easy to transition back into private practice after a stint at OLC? My understanding is that it is looked at as on par with a Bristow and a maybe a rung below a SCOTUS clerkship? Anyone know what the hours would be like? Biglaw-type hours or more gov't-type hours?

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Jchance » Fri May 05, 2017 9:01 am

^working in the OLC and the Office of Solicitor General is as prestigious as it gets in the executive branch for an attorney. I'd put it in the same level as Bristow in term of prestige. That said, the only drawback is (not the pay but) affiliation with Trump administration.

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 05, 2017 10:36 am

Apologies for the naive question but is this a term position? I'm clerking Fall 2018 and would like to see whether they would hire me for a one year term.

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby FascinatedWanderer » Fri May 05, 2017 1:45 pm

They would not.

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Nebby » Fri May 05, 2017 3:08 pm

Nebby wrote:I wonder if Sessions will stack the OLC with brilliant minds from Liberty U school of Lawl

I said this as a joke but it should be noted that there are plenty of conservative alums of prestigious institutions who are not bright and willing to shell out OLC opinions justifying whatever

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 17, 2017 5:19 pm

Any movement here, now that the application deadline has passed?

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby stannis » Wed May 17, 2017 5:31 pm

Nebby wrote:
Nebby wrote:I wonder if Sessions will stack the OLC with brilliant minds from Liberty U school of Lawl

I said this as a joke but it should be noted that there are plenty of conservative alums of prestigious institutions who are not bright enough and willing to shell out OLC opinions justifying whatever


More likely, as far as who gets hired, I'd guess.

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:11 pm

Bumping this. Anyone hear anything yet or know what the timeframe for movement on these positions might be?

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Bumping this. Anyone hear anything yet or know what the timeframe for movement on these positions might be?

I heard from a reliable source that they're currently interviewing people.

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:28 pm

Anyone know if/when hiring decisions are to be made? Or when they were in the past?

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:43 pm

Bump.

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:52 pm

Bumping as well.

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Re: Openings at the Office of Legal Counsel

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:29 pm

Anyone know if hiring decisions have been made?




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