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NATIONAL VETERANS LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM

 

Job Title:             Staff Attorney

Position Type:    Full-time 
 

Background:  The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is a national nonprofit public interest law firm founded in 1980 and recognized by the VA as a veterans service organization for purposes of representing VA claimants. NVLSP’s mission is to help ensure that veterans, service members, and their families receive the federal benefits to which they are entitled. To this end, NVLSP and its staff of 25 attorneys annually provide free legal representation to hundreds of veterans and surviving family members before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and other federal courts, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA regional offices, and military review boards. NVLSP often serves as amicus or lead counsel in impact litigation throughout the United States. In addition, NVLSP annually trains hundreds of lawyer and non-lawyer advocates in veterans law and publishes advocacy materials to assist advocates in their representation of veterans, service members, and their families. Among NVLSP’s advocacy publications is The Veterans Benefits Manual, the annually- revised, 2,200-page veterans’ law treatise published by LexisNexis.

Responsibilities: NVLSP seeks a full-time appellate attorney to serve as lead counsel in representing appellants on appeals filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, an Article I appellate court.

Qualifications and Experience: Attorney in good standing and admitted to practice law in any state; excellent research, legal analysis, and writing skills; and strong academic background. A minimum of 3 years of experience in veterans’ law is strongly preferred.  

Opening/Closing Date: Available immediately; closes when filled. NVLSP has a generous benefits program, with health and pension benefits provided.

Applications: A resume, writing sample, salary requirements, and a list of three references should be e-mailed to personnel@nvlsp.org with the subject line of Appellate Attorney (CAVC).

All applications will be reviewed in confidence.

NVLSP is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Job Title:             Staff Attorney

Position Type:    Full-time

Background:  The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is a national nonprofit public interest law firm founded in 1980 and recognized by the VA as a veterans service organization for purposes of representing VA claimants. NVLSP’s mission is to help ensure that veterans, service members, and their families receive the federal benefits to which they are entitled. To this end, NVLSP and its staff of 25 attorneys annually provide free legal representation to hundreds of veterans and surviving family members before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and other federal courts, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA regional offices, and military review boards. NVLSP often serves as amicus or lead counsel in impact litigation throughout the United States. In addition, NVLSP annually trains hundreds of lawyer and non-lawyer advocates in veterans law and publishes advocacy materials to assist advocates in their representation of veterans, service members, and their families. Among NVLSP’s advocacy publications is The Veterans Benefits Manual, the annually- revised, 2,200-page veterans’ law treatise published by LexisNexis.

Responsibilities: NVLSP is looking for a full-time appellate attorney to litigate cases at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and evaluate and mentor cases pending at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. 

Qualifications and Experience: Attorney in good standing and admitted to practice law in any state; excellent research, legal analysis, and writing skills; and strong academic background. A minimum of 3 years of experience in veterans’ law is strongly preferred.  

Opening/Closing Date: Available immediately; closes when filled. NVLSP has a generous benefits program, with health and pension benefits provided.

Applications:  A resume, writing sample, salary requirements, and a list of three references should be e-mailed to personnel@nvlsp.org with the subject line of Appellate Attorney (CAVC-BVA).

All applications will be reviewed in confidence.

NVLSP is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Job Title:             Staff Attorney

Position Type:    Full-time

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is a high-impact national veterans service organization based in Washington DC. Our mission is to ensure that the government delivers to our nation’s 22 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled due to the disabilities that resulted from their military service. NVLSP’s Lawyers Serving Warriors® (“LSW”) program provides free legal representation, through a nationwide pro bono network of private law firms and corporate legal departments, to disabled active duty personnel and veterans and their families. LSW has assisted more than 1,600 disabled veterans through its pro bono network.

NVLSP seeks a full-time staff attorney to handle discharge upgrade cases. LSW’s discharge upgrade program helps veterans apply to upgrade their characterization of service from “Other Than Honorable” (OTH) to a more favorable characterization such as Honorable. The discharge upgrade may help veterans receive VA benefits and health care, improve employment opportunities, and restore reputation and self-esteem.  The majority of the clients served through this project have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), or other mental health conditions that are related to military service.

The attorney will review veterans’ medical and personnel files to determine merit for pro bono placement, write screening memos for meritorious cases, train pro bono lawyers, mentor cases placed with pro bono law firms, and conduct outreach to veterans at clinics.

Qualifications and Experience:  J.D.; excellent research and writing skills; experience with veterans law and/or military service appreciated.

Opening/Closing Date:  Available immediately; closes when filled.  NVLSP has a generous benefits program, with health and pension benefits provided.
 

Applications: A resume, writing sample, and a list of three references should be e-mailed to Rochelle Bobroff, Director of Pro Bono, at rochelle@nvlsp.org.
 

All applications will be reviewed in confidence.
 

NVLSP is an equal opportunity employer.

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