The Congressional Research Service (CRS) American Law Division is seeking a Legislative Attorney to provide analysis of legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to American public law, including federal Indian law (such as land-into-trust, water rights, Indian gaming, taxation, Indian child welfare, Indian health issues, etc.).
This is a non-litigating position that emphasizes qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context. Candidates with research experience in American public law and federal Indian law who demonstrate strong research, writing and oral communication skills and possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 03, 2010. To be considered, you must apply online. For more information and to apply on line visit http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo. To learn more, contact Nancy Warrick (202) 707-6960, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan legal analysis and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates on or leads team research projects and seminars. The Legislative Attorney is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.
CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.