ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position is directly responsible for and leads and manages staff that:
- Prepares and reviews legal memoranda and provides legal advice to the Board and the Hearing Committees.
- Attends hearings and Board meetings.
- Provides assistance to Board and Hearing Committee members in the disposition of motions and the preparation of reports.
- Assigns formal charges, petitions for negotiated discipline and contested reinstatement petitions for review by a Hearing Committee.
- Maintains records of proceedings before Hearing Committees, the Board and the Court.
- Represents the Board in court proceedings when designated by the Board, including arguing the position of the Board on appeal before the D.C. Court of Appeals.
- Prepares training materials and organizes training programs for the Hearing Committees.
- Supports the Board’s Rules Committee in its consideration of proposed rules and comments filed with the D.C. Court of Appeals.
- Organizes and supervises preparations for the Board’s annual disciplinary conference.
- Recruits volunteers to serve on the Hearing Committees.
- Prepares the Board’s annual report and annual budget.
- Collaborates in the development of the Board’s technology programs.
- Represents the Board on the National Council of Lawyer Disciplinary Boards.
- A JD from an ABA accredited law school. Must be a member in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar.
- A minimum of twelve years of legal experience litigating complex civil and/or criminal cases at the trial and appellate levels.
- A minimum of five or more years of strong managerial experience in an office of comparable size.
- Pragmatic leadership style with the ability to delegate, set expectations, motivate and mentor staff, including performance management and skill development.
- Ability to support and work productively with a wide variety of individuals in their adjudicative and management roles.
- Ability to write and communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively on complex legal and procedural issues.
- Excellent analytical and oral advocacy skills.
- Excellent judgment, problem solving and organizational planning skills.
- Ability to manage an active caseload, including identifying case management solutions.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Ability to handle and maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information.