Litigation Analyst, Civil Rights Section (Criminal Division)
United States Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn, New York
The United States Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for a Litigation Analyst position in its Civil Rights Section in the Criminal Division. The expected start date is between June and July, 2021.
The Civil Rights Section investigates and prosecutes civil rights violations and stands at the forefront of the Department’s efforts to combat human trafficking, a modern form of slavery. The Section has prosecuted numerous human traffickers who have compelled the labor and services of adults and minors, many of whom were forced to work in the sex trade, from the United States and abroad. Historically, the office has been involved in the most prominent criminal civil rights cases in New York City, including sexual assault by members of law enforcement, racially motivated rioting and bias-motivated assaults against African-Americans.
Litigation Analysts organize and maintain case files, review and analyze documents and data, and assist in the preparation of cases for trial. Litigation Analysts have the opportunity to attend trials and other court proceedings, as well as observe witness interviews and internal strategic planning sessions. The positions are excellent opportunities for recent graduates who are considering a legal career.
Applicants must have a B.A., or will acquire one by June 2022, or have a similar degree. They should have a strong academic record, excellent organizational skills, an ability to work well with a group, and an interest in the law. Please include any prior legal training and/or work experience in the legal field, if any. Applicants should expect to work more than eight hours a day and outside of traditional office hours, on occasion, in order to prepare for, and assist at, trials and other pressing matters. Applicants should be prepared to commit to stay in the position for two years. The anticipated hourly rate is approximately $25 an hour, with opportunities for overtime beyond a 40-hour work week at a higher hourly rate.
All positions are subject to funding availability and security clearance. Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Applicants must pass a background investigation, including a drug test and credit check, before an offer will be extended. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must demonstrate either that they have registered with the Selective Service or that they are exempt from doing so.
The United States Attorney’s Office does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and transcript to USANYE-CRParalegal@usdoj.gov and email@example.com. No telephone calls, please.
About United States Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of NY
The United States Attorneys serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. There are 93 United States Attorneys stationed throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. United States Attorneys are appointed by, and serve at the discretion of, the President of the United States, with the advice and consent of the United States Senate. One United States Attorney is assigned to each of the 94 judicial districts, with the exception of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands where a single United States Attorney serves in both districts. Each United States Attorney is the chief federal law enforcement officer of the United States within his or her particular jurisdiction. United States Attorneys conduct most of the trial work in which the United States is a party. The United States Attorneys have three statutory responsibilities under Title 28, Section 547 of the United States Code:
– The prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal Government;
– The prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and
– The collection of debts owed the Federal Government which are administratively uncollectible.
Although the distribution of caseload varies between districts, each U.S. Attorney’s Office deals with every category of cases and handles a mixture of simple and complex litigation. Each United States Attorney exercises wide discretion in the use of his/her resources to further the priorities of the local jurisdictions and needs of their communities.
The Eastern District of New York was established on February 25, 1865, when President Abraham Lincoln approved an Act of Congress recommending its formation. On March 6, 1865, President Lincoln appointed Benjamin D. Silliman as the district’s first United States Attorney. The district and this office have a long and distinguished history. This is a tradition we proudly carry forward.