NATIONAL VETERANS LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM
Job Title: Staff Attorney
Position Type: Full-time
Background: The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is a national nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to assisting veterans, service members, and their families to ensure they receive the federal benefits to which they are entitled. NVLSP represents veterans and surviving family members before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) and other federal courts, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, and VA regional offices. NVLSP often serves as amicus or lead counsel in impact litigation throughout the United States. In addition, NVLSP trains hundreds of other lawyer and non-lawyer advocates in veterans/military law and publishes advocacy materials to assist these advocates in their representation of veterans, service members, and their families. Among NVLSP’s advocacy publications is THE VETERANS BENEFITS MANUAL, a 2,200-page veterans’ law treatise published by LexisNexis.
- NVLSP is looking for a full-time staff attorney to litigate cases at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and evaluate and mentor cases pending at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
- For cases at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, primary responsibilities will include representing appellants before the Court, reviewing the administrative record, conducting legal research, and drafting legal memoranda and briefs.
- For cases at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, primary responsibilities will include reviewing the administrative record, drafting memoranda, and mentoring pro bono attorneys.
Qualifications and Experience: attorney in good standing and admitted to practice law; excellent research and writing skills; and strong academic background. A minimum of 3 years of experience in veterans’ law is strongly preferred.
Opening/Closing Date: Available immediately; closes when filled. NVLSP has a generous benefits program, with health and pension benefits provided.
Applications: A resume, writing sample, salary requirements, and a list of three references should be e-mailed to Stacy Tromble, Deputy Director of Litigation, at email@example.com.
All applications will be reviewed in confidence.
NVLSP is an equal opportunity employer.