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Assistant Attorney General (00312)
Office of the Attorney General
Government Operations & Transactions Division
Real Estate and Land Use Section

DUTIES The attorney in this position will provide the scope of real estate transaction and advice services to Virginia’s agencies and authorities, including the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Department of Forestry, the Department of Historic Resources, the Department of Wildlife Resources, the Fort Monroe Authority, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority and the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.  Duties of this position include (i)  drafting and negotiating documents with respect to the acquisition, sale and leasing of real estate interests, including conservation easements; (ii) interpreting and advising on enforcement of existing conservation easements; (iii) acting as lead counsel to agencies; (iv) reviewing and interpreting legislation;  and (v) drafting official opinions for the Attorney General. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team.  Excellent interpersonal skills are required, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills, technical drafting skills and the ability to analyze and manage litigation and transactions.  All candidates must be admitted to the Virginia State Bar. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience, including first and second chair trial working in state court and transactional and contracting experience with respect to the scope of real estate interests.

SALARY: Starting salary and position level to be commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications.

This position is located in Richmond, Virginia, and has reporting responsibility to the Chief of the Real Estate and Land Use Section.

TO APPLY:  Please apply on-line at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  To ensure timely consideration, please submit application materials no later than January 11, 2022.


United States District Court – Eastern District of Virginia
POSITION: Pro Se Staff Attorney
LOCATION: Norfolk, Virginia
OPENING DATE: December 8, 2021 CLOSING DATE: January 31, 2022
Applications received by January 7, 2022 will receive priority consideration.
CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY: JS 12-14 ($77,862 - $142,232)

DUTIES:  Providing substantive legal analysis of pleadings and recommending dispositions of motions. Providing information to all judges and court staff on legal issues unique to pro se prisoner litigation. Researching case law and drafting appropriate orders and opinions for judicial review. Managing the flow of pro se prisoner litigation. Maintaining records and legal research files relating to pro se prisoner litigation. Evaluating present procedures to identify improvements in handling and processing pro se prisoner litigation. Compiling statistics and preparing periodic reports for judges. Coordinating case-related activities with state and federal courts and agencies and performing other duties as assigned.


JSP Grade 12 ($77,862 - $101,225): At least 1 year of legal work experience after the JD. Must be a member of the bar of a state, territorial, or federal court of general jurisdiction.

JSP Grade 13 ($92,588 – $120,365): At least 2 years of legal work experience after the JD. Must be a member of the bar of a state, territorial, or federal court of general jurisdiction.

JSP Grade 14 ($109,411 - $142,232): At least 3 years of legal work experience after the JD. Must be a member of the bar of a state, territorial, or federal court of general jurisdiction.

Law school graduate (top quarter or law review required), with membership in or eligibility to become a member of the Virginia bar, and at least one year of professional legal experience, preferably with at least one year of experience as a federal law clerk or focusing on prisoner litigation. Computer proficiency in Windows applications, word processing ability in Microsoft Word, and experience with computerassisted legal research (CALR) are required. Incumbent must have the ability to analyze complex legal issues and understand a wide range of legal concepts, principles, and practices as they relate to prisoner litigation; write and perform legal research accurately and expeditiously; communicate complex issues in simple terms with a professional demeanor; set priorities; and manage work with limited supervision. Incumbent must be detail-oriented, possess excellent interpersonal skills, have strong organizational skills, and a positive attitude.

TO APPLY: A cover letter; detailed resume including educational background, past employment, salary history, and references; a law school transcript; and a writing sample received by January 7, 2022, will receive priority consideration. The application package should be sent to:

The Honorable Mark S. Davis
United States Chief District Judge
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
600 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23510

All applications will be reviewed to identify the best qualified candidates. Only applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Applicants not selected for an interview will not receive notice concerning the status of their application.


Virginia State Bar Fee Dispute Committee for Norfolk-Portsmouth seeks applications from attorneys to serve as neutrals.

The program serves the needs of the public by assisting with the resolution of attorney fee disputes. It serves the dual purpose of channeling purely civil disputes to a dispute resolution mechanism and away from the disciplinary system.  The ideal new neutral will be a Supreme Court-certified mediator and someone willing to assist with these worthy goals.  More information about the program may be found at:  https://www.vsb.org/site/public/fee-dispute-resolution-program

Interested applicants should contact Chairman Jeff Brooke.

Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association and Norfolk Law Library

The Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association and the Norfolk Law Library are seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director and Law Librarian. Applicants may be considered for the positions separately or combined. If considered for a combined responsibility role, the additional responsibilities will be reflected in the offered salary.

Please read the job descriptions here:

NPBA - Executive Director.pdf

Norfolk Law Library - Law Librarian .pdf

Both positions are open until filled and application review will begin immediately.

For the Law Library: Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to staff@norfolklawlibrary.org 

For the Bar Association and for Combined Applications: Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to contact@norfolkandportsmouthbar.org

Commonwealth’s Attorney Office, Virginia Beach

The Virginia Beach Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney is advertising for a paralegal position.  The ideal candidate performs complex paralegal/legal assistant work of a technical and frequently confidential nature.  A list of duties is included in the posting and application found on the following link:  https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=VBGOV&cws=37&rid=35174.

Minimum requirements are any combination of education (above the high school level) and/or experience equivalent to five years in fields utilizing the required knowledge, skills and abilities and associated with such positions as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant.  Candidates must have a Paralegal Certificate or Degree to be considered for this position.

  • Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia is a non-profit civil law firm whose mission is help low income individuals in consumer, education, employment, family, housing, and income maintenance matters as well as simple estate, medical (Medicaid/Medicare denials), and so forth. We have offices in Belle Haven, Hampton, Norfolk, and Williamsburg, Virginia. We are looking for at least 3 attorneys in our Norfolk Office and at least 1 in our Hampton Office.

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, a non-profit public interest law firm serving the poverty community in civil matters, seeks a staff attorney. A passion for justice and a commitment to poverty law is a must. Salary DOE plus excellent benefit package. Email resume and writing sample to sherryh@laseva.org. LASEV is an Equal Opportunity Employer

****NOTE: Starting salary is $54,000. Our law firm pays 100% of the health, dental and short/long disability, and life insurance policies.

If you would like place a job advertisement with the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, please contact bar association staff at (757) 622-3152 or contact@norfolkandportsmouthbar.org