Assistant Attorney General (Civil Division)

Location: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

The Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is currently seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Attorney General. The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is a government in political union with the United States of America. It consists of several islands in the Pacific Ocean located north of Guam, including the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. The Commonwealth judiciary consists of five Superior Court judges and a Supreme Court consisting of three justices. The Commonwealth is part of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The successful applicant must be a member of a state or territorial bar association in good standing, making him or her eligible for a four-year temporary admittance to the Commonwealth Bar as a government attorney. Applicants must demonstrate a dedication to serving as a civil servant and a commitment to developing the case preparation, research, and courtroom skills necessary for civil litigation and agency representation. Working knowledge of the rules of federal rules of civil procedure, especially in the areas of motion practice and discovery, is essential. Familiarity with constitutional law, administrative hearing procedures, and government procurement is preferable. Applicant must possess strong academic credentials from an ABA-accredited law school, demonstrate excellent writing and advocacy skills, and have a proven record of creative thinking and working effectively in a team environment. Starting salary will be adjusted commensurate to the successful applicant’s date of admission to a bar. The term of the initial contract for the successful applicant will be two years.

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