The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts is
seeking applications for two full time uncompensated Special Assistant United
States Attorneys (SAUSAs) who are willing to accept a temporary position that,
while unpaid, will provide a valuable opportunity to gain federal civil
litigation experience as well as providing an opportunity to learn about the
work of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
We are located in the Moakley Courthouse on the Boston waterfront. As SAUSAs,
you will train under the supervision of one or more Assistant United States
Attorneys (AUSAs) and develop skills as attorneys representing the interests of
the United States in a wide range of civil law suits and administrative matters
brought in the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
These positions require a minimum commitment of one year and may be extended
for up to one additional year. They are open to lawyers who are finishing
judicial clerkships and for highly motivated, well credentialed, recent law
school graduates interested in civil litigation. The successful candidates will
have demonstrated abilities as oral and written advocates.
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and members in good standing in the bar of
any jurisdiction, or will have just taken the Massachusetts bar in July of 2011.
Please note that we must confirm bar membership before an offer can be made.
Ideally, applicants should have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
While this is a one year uncompensated position, it will require a full
background check and security clearance. Please note that employees of the
Department of Justice, including uncompensated SAUSAs, may not engage in the
compensated practice of law outside of the office. SAUSAs also may not receive
ongoing payments from any law firm during their employment with the Department
Interested candidates should send their resume and a writing sample by
September 12, 2011 to:
Chief, Civil Division
United States Attorney’s
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 9200
Boston, MA 02110
No telephone calls please.