Aug 3, 2012

A Possibility For Social Security?

     The Department of Justice has announced openings for Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys. The job involves "researching legal issues, drafting briefs, conducting hearings and trials and attending judicial proceedings."According to the announcement "only applicants with outstanding academic records and superior legal research and writing skills will be considered." There's just one little problem with the job.There is no pay. That's one way of dealing with a lack of adequate funding. Of course, this only works when there is a ridiculous oversupply of newly minted attorneys unable to find employment which is what we have at the moment. Would it work at Social Security?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Attorneys representing SSA at the federal court level (OGC) are almost all SAUSA's (Special Assistant US Attorneys) unpaid by DOJ but paid by SSA.

Anonymous said...

Charles, you should leave your lucrative practice in the hands of an assistant for a year, take the job with the DOJ, offer to handle Social Security disability cases exclusively, and see what life is like on the other side.

Anonymous said...

I'm a class of 2010 JD and these jobs have been around since before I graduated. There is still a decent amount of competition for them. This is the sad truth of the great recession on recent law grads.

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