Staff Attorney

Job Type

Full Time




777 6th St, NW
Suite 200
United States


SUMMARY:   The Exchange’s staff attorney is responsible for developing and updating the Exchange’s Litigation Packets through research, case monitoring, and collaboration with AAJ attorney members. Litigation Packets are a compilation of resources designed to help AAJ plaintiff attorneys with a wide range of practice areas and case types. The staff attorney also performs research for association members, works with members to increase contributions to the association’s court document and deposition databases, and promotes the AAJ Exchange’s products and services to AAJ members through the development of marketing and other promotional resources.  



Essential Functions:

  • Research and develop Litigation Packets focused on specific subjects and cases commonly handled by association trial lawyer members.

  • Update existing resources to reflect changes in statutes, regulations, and case law and to supplement materials with additional court documents, depositions, and other resources.

  • Monitor, research, identify, and report on emerging legal topics of interest to association members.

  • Work with association members to increase the resources available in AAJ Exchange court document and deposition databases.

  • Research products, manufacturers, and verdicts and settlements for association members.

  • Draft articles and other marketing materials to increase member awareness of AAJ Exchange resources and products.

  • Collaborate with other AAJ departments with focus on effective cross-promotion of AAJ resources, development and improvement of Exchange products and services, and enhancement of other member benefits.

•        Interest in supporting access to the civil justice system required.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Key Qualifications


  • JD from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association required.

  • Active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

  • Experience conducting legal research in Westlaw, Lexis, PACER, and other databases required.

  • Litigation experience or a clerkship preferred; law journal experience preferred.  

  • Ability to work independently and strong attention to detail; strong organization and problem-solving skills; experience managing several projects at one time.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Occasional travel may be required (less than 5%)

Please email resume and cover letter to; fax to (202) 333-2861; or mail to AAJ HR Dept, 777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001. EOE.



AAJ offers an excellent benefits package.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


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