Career Opportunities

As part of the Bar Association’s continuing efforts to provide resources to our members (to include student members), we will also be posting student job announcements on this page.

Attorney Advisor – United States Court of Appeals For Veterans Claims

The staff attorney-advisor position is in the Court’s Central Legal Staff, which is located in the Office of the Clerk of the Court. The duties and responsibilities of the position are performed under the general supervision of the Chief Staff Attorney-Advisor or a Judge and include, but are not limited to:

  1. Conducts conferences with the litigating parties, using mediation techniques, to explore the possibility of settlement or to narrow the issues to be briefed; to settle applications for attorney fees and expenses, and to resolve disputes over the content of the record on appeal.
  2. Analyzes case materials and drafts procedural orders for Judges and the Clerk of the Court
  3. Responds to inquiries from judges and others about Court cases, to include screening appeals and petitions filed with the Court and researching and preparing memoranda of law.
  4. Provides other legal duties, as required.

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Staff Attorney, Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic

The Staff Attorney in the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic provides pro bono legal assistance to veterans. The Staff Attorney is responsible for case intake; supervises the clinical law students in their representation of the client, including appellate brief writing and conducting personal hearings before the Department of Veterans Affairs; conducts factual and legal research; and assists with conducting substantive training on VA law for the clinic’s pro bono network of attorneys.

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National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP)- Litigation Staff Attorney

Job Title:            Litigation Staff Attorney

Position Type:    Full-time

Background:  The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is a national nonprofit public interest law firm founded in 1980 and recognized by the VA as a veterans service organization for purposes of representing VA claimants. NVLSP’s mission is to help ensure that veterans, service members, and their families receive the federal benefits to which they are entitled. To this end, NVLSP and its staff of 25 attorneys annually provide free legal representation to hundreds of veterans and surviving family members before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and other federal courts, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA regional offices, and military review boards. NVLSP often serves as amicus or lead counsel in impact litigation throughout the United States. In addition, NVLSP annually trains hundreds of lawyer and non-lawyer advocates in veterans law and publishes advocacy materials to assist advocates in their representation of veterans, service members, and their families. Among NVLSP’s advocacy publications is The Veterans Benefits Manual, the annually- revised, 2,200-page veterans’ law treatise published by LexisNexis.

Responsibilities:NVLSP seeks a full-time appellate attorney to serve as lead counsel in representing appellants on appeals filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, an Article I appellate court.

The attorney is responsible for reviewing the administrative record, conducting legal research, drafting legal memoranda and briefs, and conducting oral argument. Other responsibilities will include screening cases for appeal, and mentoring other attorneys who represent appellants before the court.

Qualifications and Experience:Attorney in good standing and admitted to practice law in any state; excellent research, legal analysis, and writing skills; and strong academic background. A minimum of 2 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, and salary requirements should be e-mailed to with the subject line of Appellate Attorney (CAVC).

All applications will be reviewed in confidence.

NVLSP is an equal opportunity employer.