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Deputy Solicitor General, Office of the Solicitor General (#2020-125; Closing: 9/11/2020)


The Office of the Solicitor General handles high-profile matters of both local and national importance and is responsible for the District’s administrative, civil, and criminal appellate litigation. The Office practices most frequently before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Along with the Solicitor General and the Principal Deputy Solicitor General, the Deputy Solicitor General will supervise a staff of 20 assistant attorneys general and other administrative professionals on a wide range of appellate matters. These appeals cover a tremendous variety of substantive areas including constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, family law, torts, tax, and administrative law.

The Deputy Solicitor General has a leadership role in representing the interests of the District of Columbia. The duties of the Deputy Solicitor General include:

• Consulting and coordinating with the Attorney General, the Solicitor General, and other senior management on matters that are pending or may be brought, before the appellate courts.

• Making recommendations to the Solicitor General on whether any matter should be pursued before the appellate courts, including recommendations on petitions for rehearing and certiorari.

• Reviewing legal briefs drafted by the assistant attorneys general working for the Office of the Solicitor General to ensure high-quality written advocacy.

• Participating in moot courts and attending oral arguments to ensure high-quality oral advocacy.

• Monitoring cases on appeal and assigning appellate matters to appropriate staff.

• Handling selected significant matters personally.

• Supervising and evaluating the attorneys and support staff assigned to the Office of the Solicitor General.

• Assisting in identifying training needs and suitable professional development programs for appellate advocacy and legal writing.

• Monitoring the development of the law in the federal and local appellate courts.

• Advising attorneys elsewhere in the District government on the effect of appellate decisions and on occasion helping draft legislation in response to such decisions.

• Making recommendations to the Solicitor General on whether the District of Columbia should initiate or join amicus briefs with other states Attorneys General on issues of mutual interest.

This position requires significant appellate litigation experience and previous managerial experience. Substantial knowledge of District of Columbi
a law and appellate clerkship experience is highly desirable though not required. 
Position: Deputy Solicitor General, Office of the Solicitor General (#2020-125; Closing: 9/11/2020)
Organization: Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Location: Washington,  DC 
United States
Salary: $130,461- $157,000
Posting Start Date: 8/25/2020
Date Posted: 8/25/2020
The candidate must have substantive knowledge of relevant laws, policies, and practices relating or analogous to financial exploitation of the elderly, excellent oral and written communication skills, and outstanding legal research skills. The candidate must also have strong management and organization skills and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain working relationships with stakeholders at all levels. Previous management experience is desired.
ELIGIBILITY:  The successful candidate must have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction.  If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates must apply online. All applications must include the completed questionnaire, along with a cover letter, resume, list of three references, and a writing sample. Candidates will only be able to submit the application once, and will not be able to return to add attachments or make any changes to their application once it has been submitted.
REQUISITION NO.:  2020-125              
OPENING DATE:  August 21, 2020
CLOSING DATE:  September 11, 2020

*: $130,461- $157,000

*This salary range is within the Legal Service salary schedule. Salary in this range will be based on a multitude of factors including applicable rules, regulations, and guidelines.

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING: This position is not in a Collective Bargaining Unit.
Important: Your COMPLETE application is important to OAG hiring process. Please ensure that you have read through the requisition in its entirety. Any REQUIRED document/s i.e. Resume, Cover Letter, DC2000RP, and/or KSAs as applicable, are included BEFORE you SUBMIT the application. You will NOT be able to re-submit. Thank you.

Deputy Solicitor General, Office of the Solicitor General (#2020-125; Closing: 9/11/2020)
Status: This listing expires on: 9/24/2020
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Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Office of the Solicitor General
400 6th Street, NW
Washington,  DC 20001
United States