Counsel

Counsel

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security seeks a hard-working lawyer with experience in criminal law (preferably with the Federal Criminal Code) to serve as legislative counsel.  

Responsibilities include:  serving as a resource for Democratic Members of the Judiciary Committee on matters involving federal criminal law, criminal justice reform, domestic terrorism, and firearms policy; drafting and reviewing legislation; coordinating hearings and witnesses; preparing Members for hearings and markups; drafting statements, memos, and briefing materials; and providing guidance to other offices within the Democratic Caucus on crime-related matters.

A strong background in criminal law is required, with knowledge of Department of Justice issues, and criminal justice issues relating to prosecutions. Exceptional writing skills, sound political judgment, and the ability to work closely and collaboratively with other congressional offices and advocacy organizations are essential.  

The Committee strives to ensure that our staff represents the diversity of the country’s population; candidates from minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. The Committee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, or national origin.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to JDEM.Job@mail.house.gov.  Please include “Crime Counsel” in the subject line.