ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY POSITION with the Middle District of Louisiana:  To view FULL ad, please go to the following weblink:

Job Description:

This is a temporary term position that can be extended or made permanent without further competition. This vacancy is located in the Criminal Division and the Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) will have the responsibility to investigate and prosecute a wide variety of complex cases to include drug trafficking crimes, corruption, firearms, miscellaneous other violent criminal offenses, health care fraud, and white-collar offenses. The applicant would be expected to (a) assist federal law enforcement agents in structuring and implementing criminal investigative plans and strategies; (b) actively participate in grand jury proceedings, including the presentation of witnesses before the grand jury; and (c) litigate cases of moderate to high complexity from start to finish with minimal supervision.


Required qualifications: (This is for at least one and possibly more "temporary term" positions.) Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any United States of America jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post-J.D. experience.

Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the faculty to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. United States citizenship is required.

Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience.The range of basic pay is $51,403 to $74,475 plus locality-pay where authorized.

Frequent travel may be required.

POSTED:  AUG. 6, 2014

Deputy Disciplinary Counsel Position Available:

Attorney position available with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.  Applicants must have a minimum five (5) years in the practice of law with litigation experience preferred.  Some travel required and dependable transportation necessary.  Starting salary is $60,000 annually.  Benefits include employer paid health, disability and life insurance; employer matched 401K retirement program; paid vacation and sick leave.  Send resume to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, 4000 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 607, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816.
POSTED 6/16/2014

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA LEGAL SERVICES is seeking attorneys and a receptionist/mortgage counselor


SLLS anticipates hiring the following positions:

  • 1 attorney for foreclosure defense work, including Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • 1 attorney to handle genderal consumer/housing/successions work
  • 1 attorney to handle family law, dometic violence, and custody mediation
  • 1 attorney for Child in Need of Care work in Baton Rouge, La.
  • Part-time staff attorney to handled Child in Need of Care cases in Covington, La.
  • Receptionist/mortgage counselor in Hammond office.

Full-time staff attorney positions require admission ot practice law in Louisiana. SLLS does not permit the outside practice of law. Starting salary for a full-time staff attorney is $39,000 - $48,000 depending on experience. Starting salary for a receptionist/mortgage counselor is $22,000 - $27,000 depending on experience. Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism are a plus that receives extra compensation. Support staff may also receive additional compensation if they are licensed as a notary public or if they have a bachelor's or associate's degree from an accredited college. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Roxanne Newman, Deputy Director, at by June 14, 2014. Applicants should advise if they wish to limit consideration to a particular office or position.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is a non-profit law firm serving the 22 parishes east of the Atchafalaya basin. We have offices in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma and New Orleans. We provide free civil legal aid to low-income households.

POSTED 6/9/2014  (deadline:  6/14/2014)