Pro Se Staff Attorney




Career Opportunity # 19-NV-03

Temporary Pro Se Staff Attorney


Location:      Reno; and Las Vegas or Reno, Nevada

Salary:           $61,218 or $73,375 Reno (JSP 11/01 or 12/01)

                        $61,812 or $74,088 Las Vegas (JSP 11/01 or 12/01)

Opens:          August 2019    

Closes:          Open until filled   


The United States District Court for the District of Nevada is seeking qualified candidates for two temporary positions of Pro Se Staff Attorney.  One position is for Reno and the other is for either Reno or Las Vegas.  The two positions are temporary with an anticipated ending date of September 30, 2020 and a potential for an additional one-year renewal.   


The 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 monitoring the status and progress of these cases, screening prisoner civil rights complaints, drafting proposed orders, and making recommendations to the court.  The Reno position’s responsibilities also include assisting a senior district court judge with trial or other assignments as needed.


The successful candidate must be 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 or habeas corpus experience as an attorney or law clerk are also required.


To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing sample (eight pages or less) to


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 applicants 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.