This blog is an employment resource for professionals seeking jobs in the emerging field of agricultural and food law. It emphasizes non-traditional employment opportunities instead of legal practice opportunities.
The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law is pleased to offer this service. These posts are for informational purposes only; we do not make any representations regarding the employment offered.
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management. Our vision is to expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nation's natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.
Attorneys assigned to field offices in the Office of the General Counsel (offices physically located outside the Washington, D.C., Headquarters) provide legal advice and services to all agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture in administering USDA programs and activities within the defined geographic area. The incumbent serves as an attorney providing legal advice, research, analysis and interpretation of federal, state and local laws, as well as oral and written opinions, memoranda, pleadings, briefs and legal support of all USDA programs and litigation, and performs other legal services as assigned.
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
As a General Attorney, you will be responsible for the following:
Prepares pleadings, motions, briefs, litigation reports, and related documents in connection with suits by and against the government.
Determines nature of legal issues involved
Effectively represents Department and agency clients.
Provides timely and relevant legal advice regarding program operations to management officials and to expertly represent clients in negotiations and legal proceedings.
Identifies, analyzes, and evaluates issues of fact and law associated with clients' programs and initiatives.
Speaks and writes with clarity and tact to provide guidance on complex legal issues, secures acceptance of recommendations, prepares complex legal opinions, and effectively represents the Department in a variety of interactions.
For consideration, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for attorney positions:
• Successful completion a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the America Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD) (Law School transcript required)
•Currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.