Hiring projections for this year are strong! All litigating divisions are participating in this years’ Honors Program. The Executive Office of Immigration Review anticipates hiring 72 HP attorneys this year. And the new Criminal Division Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Fellowship, now in its second year, will hire 3 new attorneys.
The online applications open on July 31st and close on September 4, 2012 (12:00 p.m. midnight, Eastern time; 11:00 p.m., Central; 10:00 p.m., Mountain; 9:00 p.m., Pacific).
More United States Attorneys Offices (USAOs) are hiring through the Honors Program and the Summer Law Intern Program. Due to the level of responsibility held by these positions, most of the Honors Program opportunities are only available to applicants who are admitted to a bar or, in some cases, have taken a summer bar examination with results due in fall 2012. One USAO (Northern District of Ohio) will consider all Honors Program applicants, including current law students. USAOs participating in the HP include:
- The District of Arizona
- The Central District of California
- The Southern District of California
- The Northern District of Ohio* (will consider all applicants)
- The Southern District of New York
- The Western District of Texas
- The Northern District of Illinois (informal participant)
In addition, the Office of the Solicitor General is hiring an Honors Program attorney to serve as special assistant to the Solicitor General. Applicants with federal circuit court of appeals experience should definitely consider this opportunity.
The Justice Department provides paid interview travel for many Honors Program interviews, or offers alternative interview formats (e.g., video-conference) if appropriate.
For details, visit the USAO legal recruiting website.