2020 Honors Fellowship Attorney – Criminal Prosecutions Section - Criminal Law Division: Harrisburg (20200101)
The Honors Fellow will provide varied legal services including but not limited to conducting research and analysis; formulating legal theories; and assisting senior attorneys and agents with criminal investigations and charging recommendations. The Honors Fellow will assist senior attorneys with writing motions and criminal informations; assist with witness interviews and case preparations; attend court proceedings with senior attorneys.
2020 Honors Fellowship Attorney – Civil Litigation Section - Civil Law Division: Harrisburg (20200201)
An employee in this class provides varied legal services and advice on matters of moderate or significant scope and complexity. Work is typically civil defense litigation and involves representing the Commonwealth, the Office of Attorney General, the Governor, and various other Commonwealth agencies, officials, and employees in legal actions brought against them. The duties of this position involve the entire spectrum of civil litigation from service of legal process through post-trial motions and consultation on any appeals. Employees will work independently but also assist more senior attorneys on matters deemed to be more complex and difficult.
2020 Honors Fellowship Attorney – Impact Litigation Section - Executive Office: Philadelphia (20200501)
The Impact Litigation Section is responsible for representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a plaintiff in civil litigation and related legal matters involving issues of significant state and national importance, including matters relating to policies and actions of the federal government. It both initiates legal action on its own and joins actions initiated by other state attorneys general across the country in order to protect the legal rights of Pennsylvanians. The Impact Litigation Section also analyzes and advises on requests that Pennsylvania join amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and elsewhere and on requests that Pennsylvania join formal written comments submitted to federal agencies. The Impact Litigation Section is currently litigating several lawsuits in federal courts around the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court. These cases include challenges to the following federal policies: the rollback of the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate; the termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); the rollback of the Clean Power Plan; the repeal of net neutrality; the elimination of rules designed to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges; and many others.
Deputy Attorney General III – Appeals & Legal Services Section - Criminal Law Division: Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Norristown, or Philadelphia (00071442)
This Deputy Attorney General position is an advanced appellate position in the Office of Attorney General’s Criminal Law Division. The Appeals and Legal Services Section represents the Commonwealth in direct appeals from criminal convictions, proceedings under the Post Conviction Relief Act, and federal habeas corpus litigation. The Section also provides legal advice on criminal matters to the Attorney General, Executive staff, and the prosecutors and agents of the Criminal Law Division. Many cases the Section handles come as referrals from a District Attorney’s office due to a lack of resources, or an actual or apparent conflict of interest on the part of the district attorney or their office.