DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BAR
LAW CLERK, REGULATION COUNSEL
The District of Columbia Bar has an opening for a temporary Law Clerk (LC) position for the Office of Regulation Counsel beginning late May 2014. This position is open to current law school students only and offers part-time hours during the school year and full-time (35) hours during the summer. The Office of Regulation Counsel oversees the non-disciplinary regulatory programs, which include the Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee (RPC), the Attorney/Client Arbitration Board (ACAB), the Clients' Security Fund (CSF), the Practice Management Advisory Service (PMAS) and the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP). The programs are not involved in the disciplinary process. The LC reports to the Director, Regulation Counsel (DRC).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Researches and drafts memoranda and correspondence for the DRC, program managers and committee members.
- Responds to telephone inquiries from committee members, attorneys and the public.
- Assists with intake for certain programs, such as the ACAB and the CSF.
OTHER DUITES & RESPONSIBLITIES
- Other duties as assigned.
1. Completion of at least one year at an ABA accredited law school.
2. Completion of or fall session enrollment in a professional responsibility course is required.
3. Excellent research, verbal and written communication skills.
4. Excellent interpersonal skills; must be able to work well with Bar members, volunteers, staff, and the public.
5. Proficiency in MS Office Suite and certification in Lexis/Nexis on-line legal research required.
6. Must be able to work during the core business hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
7. Ability to handle and maintain sensitivity of highly confidential information.
This is a temporary position with an hourly rate between $19.50 and $23.00 per hour, commensurate with experience. This position is not eligible for any benefits, holiday pay or annual or medical leave.
This is not an attempt to list all essential functions of this position. It is recognized that job duties may change over time, based on the Bar’s needs.
The D.C. Bar is an Equal Opportunity Employer