Attorney (Forensic Science Law Unit)

US Government, Department of Justice

The FBI’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is seeking a highly qualified attorney with forensic science experience to join its exciting and challenging legal practice. The Forensic Science Law Unit (FSLU) provides legal advice and guidance to the FBI’s Laboratory Division (LD) on a diverse range of issues.


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Job Grade: 14
Total Openings: 1


Assisting LD personnel in activities related to the full range of pre-trial through post-trial proceedings. This involves substantial interaction with federal, state, and local prosecutors as well as civil attorneys, providing legal advice related to discovery and Giglio requirements, preparing affidavits, representing LD employees in depositions, preparing LD personnel for legal proceedings and attending legal proceedings with LD personnel as requested; Real-Time and effective legal guidance, advice and support for immediate operational and investigative issues involving the LD; Identifying and addressing gaps in legislation impacting forensic science disciplines; Providing legal policy guidance related to the FBI LD and forensic science; Providing training to LD examiners on all legal issues affecting LD personnel and forensic science, including conducting moot court exercises; Representing the FBI OGC and LD during interactions with other agencies and the U.S. Department of Justice on legal issues surrounding forensic science, and working cooperatively with other agencies to establish inter-agency agreements.


Demonstrated experience as a criminal prosecutor, defense attorney, or civil litigator Ability to perform superior legal and factual analyses Excellent legal research, legal writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills Experience developing and implementing legal policies and proposals Demonstrated experience in teaching or training others This experience, if applicable, should be highlighted in the application materials. The Department of Justice will approve candidates that are selected for this position.

Job Requirements:

Must be a U. S. citizen Must be able to obtain a Top-Secret/SCI clearance Selectee may be required to complete form FD-887, Request for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Selectee will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 annually. BASIC REQUIREMENT: Possess a law degree from an accredited American Bar Association law school; and Proof of active membership and good standing with any U. S. jurisdiction bar association

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