DOJ Offers Unpaid Position to Experienced Attorneys
The Department of Justice has posted an advertisement for an unpaid position targeted towards experienced attorneys. The location is the Attorney’s office in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The work will be in its Asset Forfeiture / Financial Litigation Unit of the Criminal Division.
Unpaid work in the federal government and county and state courtrooms for entry-level lawyers has been in the news. But this is the first time that the DOJ is looking for lawyers with substantial experience to work for free for a year. The job ad says that the minimum requirement is 3 years of legal experience, but the preferred qualification is that the lawyer should have 5 years of experience after law school.
This position will be called “Special Assistant United States Attorney” (SAUSA), and the DOJ is advertising it as giving the lawyer who gets it with getting valuable experience. Also, the lawyer who gets the job cannot do paid legal work outside the office while he is in this position.
This position will be called “Special Assistant United States Attorney” (SAUSA). The DOJ has advertised the position as one that will give the selected attorney, valuable work experience. The position further requires that the Special Assistant United States Attorney cannot do paid legal work outside the office while he is in this position.