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THE BIG PICTURE

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  1. THE BIG PICTURE • The Department’s mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law. • The majority of civil litigation of the U.S. Government is handled by the Department. • With 9500+ attorneys, we are the largest legal employer in the world.

  2. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICELEGAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS • ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HONORS PROGRAM (130) • Positions Following Graduation/Judicial Clerkship • Application Receipt Deadline: 9/19/05 (for employment beginning summer/autumn 2006) • SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM (100) • Compensated Positions During Summer Following Second Year • Application Receipt Deadline: 9/19/05 (for employment summer 2006) • LEGAL INTERN PROGRAMS (1800) • Volunteer, Work-Study, Part-Time • Open To All Law Students After First Semester of First Year • LATERAL ATTORNEY RECRUITMENT (650 +) • Minimum One Year Post-J.D. Experience • Must Be Active Bar Member • No Application Form • No Deadline

  3. HOW IS DOJ ORGANIZED? • Litigating Divisions and Offices • Antitrust, Civil, Civil Rights, Criminal, Tax, Environment, US Attorneys’ Offices • Investigatory and Law Enforcement Offices • FBI, ATF/E, USMS, BOP, DEA, and more • Legal and Policy Offices • EOIR, USTP, OLP, and more • Leadership and Management Offices • Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, Solicitor General, and more

  4. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HONORS PROGRAM (2006) • ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION 20 • EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW 20* • ANTITRUST DIVISION 14 • TAX DIVISION 14 • CIVIL DIVISION 10-15 • CIVIL RIGHTS 10 • U.S. TRUSTEES 10 • CRIMINAL DIVISION 7 • FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS 4-5* • U.S. ATTYS – Western District of Texas 1 • U.S. ATTYS - Southern District of California 1 • OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND POLICY REVIEW 1 • OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS 1 • * EOIR: 1-2 year clerkships only; BOP: 2-year fellowships only

  5. SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM (2006) • Antitrust Division 23 • Civil Division 15-20 • Tax Division 5-18 • Civil Rights Division 12 • Executive Office for Immigration Review 10 • Federal Bureau of Prisons 6-8 • Office of Justice Programs 5 • Environment and Natural Resources (Appellate) 2 • Professional Responsibility Advisory Office 2 • Office of the Solicitor General 2* • Office of Legal Counsel 3* • *3Ls entering judicial clerkships following graduation only

  6. ON-LINE ALERTS • Print out and review the application checklists • Use spell check • Proof-read before hitting the “submit” button • Don’t submit until absolutely complete • Don’t wait until the last minute • Keep e-mail address current • Read e-mails before deleting • Look for: Mail@avuedigitalservices.com U.S. DOJ – Important Information • Turn off or modify spam and junk mail filters

  7. FOR BEST RESULTS • Carefully select one to four components • Think through your ranking • Be practical: Does your resume demonstrate an interest in the field? • Consider number of available vacancies • Take advantage of opportunities on the application to provide “additional information”

  8. REMEMBER..._______________________ • WHEN IN DOUBT, USE COMMON SENSE • DON’T SELF-ELIMINATE: THROW YOUR HAT IN THE RING

  9. TIMELINE - THE HIRING PROCESS SEPTEMBER 19, 2005 ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER REVIEW APPLICATIONS SECOND WEEK OF OCTOBER CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS LATE OCTOBER THROUGH DEPARTMENT ATTORNEYS MID-NOVEMBER CONDUCT INTERVIEWS MID-NOVEMBER THROUGH ORGANIZATIONS EXTEND JANUARY OFFERS TO CHECK STATUS ON THE WEB AT: www.avuedigitalservices.com/dojoarm/applicant.html

  10. WHY JUSTICE? MISSION DRIVEN NOT DRIVEN

  11. WHAT DOES DOJ LOOK FOR? • ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT • JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS • LAW REVIEW/JOURNAL EXPERIENCE • MOOT COURT EXPERIENCE • WORK/CLINICAL/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE • UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS • LANGUAGE SKILLS • INTEREST IN PUBLIC SERVICE • ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM

  12. COMPARATIVELY SPEAKING PRIVATE SECTOR DOJ • SIX FIGURE SALARY • FIVE FIGURE SALARY • SIGN-ON BONUS • BACKGROUND CHECK • CATERED LUNCHES • BROWN-BAG LUNCHES • BAGGING THE BAD GUYS • BILLABLE HOURS • REPRESENT UNITED STATES • TAKE DEPOSITIONS • MANAGE OWN CASES • LITIGATE COURT CASES • REPRESENT CLIENTS • WATCH DEPOSITIONS • WORK OTHERS’ CASES • ATTEND COURT CASES

  13. WE ALSO OFFER . . . • The Attorney Student Loan • Repayment Program • A Department-Wide Mentor Program • Training Opportunities: Division, Section, • and the National Advocacy Center

  14. FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT… • the hiring process • work of the components • eligibility • interviews • security process • Please visit www.usdoj.gov/oarm

  15. HOW DO I APPLY? Apply online using the direct link from the OARM web page: www.usdoj.gov/oarm Receipt Deadline: Monday, September 19, 2005 MIDNIGHT EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME