Temporary Pro Se Staff Attorney

Location:Las Vegas or Reno, Nevada
Salary:$70,447 to $100,407 Las Vegas (JSP 11/01 to JSP 13/01)
$69,107 to $98,496 Reno (JSP 11/01 to JSP 13/01)
Opens:September 2023
Closes:Open until filled

The United States District Court for the District of Nevada is seeking a qualified candidate for a temporary Pro Se Staff Attorney in Las Vegas or Reno, Nevada.  Applicants seeking to work remotely will be considered. The temporary position has an anticipated ending date of September 30, 2024.  

The temporary Pro Se Staff Attorney provides legal assistance to the Court and assists in the management and disposition of prisoner civil-rights and non-capital habeas corpus cases.  Responsibilities include drafting proposed orders, performing merits review, screening complaints, making recommendations to the court, and keeping abreast all relevant authority affecting these practice areas including AEDPA and the PLRA.

The successful candidate must be a graduate of an accredited law school and an efficient, organized, and detail-oriented self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to perform multiple tasks in a timely and efficient manner and work in a team environment.  Exceptional legal research and writing skills and at least one year of prisoner civil rights experience or federal habeas experience as an attorney or law clerk are also required.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, AO78 application, and writing sample (eight pages or less), preferably relating to federal habeas or prisoner civil rights claims, to NVD_HR@nvd.uscourts.govThe AO78 Application form and a summary of Federal Judiciary Benefits can be located at https://www.uscourts.gov/forms/human-resources-forms.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employees of the Court are excepted service appointments and considered at-will with no coverage by federal civil service classifications or regulations and can be terminated with or without cause.  All judiciary employees are required to adhere to the Judicial Code of Conduct.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States.   New employees are subject to a background check including fingerprinting and employment will be considered provisional until the background check is complete. This position requires mandatory electronic fund transfer for payment of net pay.  Participation in the interview process will be at the applicant’s own expense and relocation expenses will not be provided. The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without other notice.