Within the U.S. Government, Federal agencies employ tens of thousands of legal professionals, including general attorneys, patent attorneys, administrative law judges and law clerks. Over 35,000 legal jobs across approximately one hundred entities are covered including all Cabinet level agencies and large, medium and small independent agencies.
The book provides a straightforward guide for attorneys, judges and law students who may be interested in employment in U.S. Federal agencies. It will answer questions, such as:
• How many attorneys, judges and law clerks are employed within each agency?
• What do these agencies do and what roles and responsibilities do attorneys have?
• What are the specific attorney compensation levels within each agency?
• Where can I find information on agency-specific law clerk, new attorney and experienced attorney hiring programs?
• In what States, territories or foreign countries are agency attorneys located?
• Where can I find attorney employment statistics for each agency - male/female, minority employment, etc.?
Across the spectrum of agencies and departments there is an incredible amount of diversity of legal careers. Attorneys of almost all disciples work on legal topics including but not limited to civil rights, labor and employment, ethics, elections, criminal law, environmental conservation and protection, natural resources, foreign affairs, international trade, national security, military, agriculture, education, contracts, taxation, transportation, banking, finance, securities, communications, intellectual property, science and technology, health, housing and consumer safety. Inside the World's Largest Legal Employer: Careers and Compensation with U.S. Federal Agencies is the premier reference book on Federal agency legal employment. Purchase.
A comprehensive analysis of the specific attorney admission requirements of over 200 Federal courts. Coverage includes the Supreme Court, courts of appeals, district courts, bankruptcy courts, bankruptcy appellate panels, subject-matter specific courts, military courts, territorial courts, and courts of the freely associated states. Topics include reciprocity, whether state bar membership is required for specific district courts, admission fees, renewal requirements, examinations, experience prerequisites, sponsors, certificates of good standing, pro hac vice admission, which courts allow non-attorneys or attorneys licensed in foreign countries to become members, specialty bar associations and more. Contact information for each court is included.
While one might be inclined to think the rules for bar admission across the U.S. Federal court system would be uniform, this is simply not the case. In some Federal courts an attorney can be admitted in a matter of days with minimal effort and little to no expense. Other courts have established independent examinations, initial and recurring fees, sponsorship requirements, etc. Anyone considering a multijurisdictional federal practice will find the information extremely useful. Purchase.