Candidates Sought for North Liberty City Attorney

The City of North Liberty, Iowa (population 18,300) is seeking candidates for the position of City Attorney. North Liberty is a full service and thriving community located between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, with an operating budget of $40 million.

The City Attorney provides legal advice and services to the Mayor, City Council, City Administrator, City Staff and Boards and Commissions in matters related to operations, services and activities of the municipality; drafts City ordinances, resolutions and other legislative documentation; reviews policies and procedures for compliance with legal requirements; participates in traffic court; and, oversees condemnation proceedings.

Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate degree and admission to practice in Iowa state courts, as well as federal courts, is required. Five years‘ experience in general legal practice with exposure to municipal or government law and experience in legal practice including litigation and negotiation, real estate, commercial and contract law is preferred.

Salary range for the position is $110,000 – $130,000 with an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, vacation and other paid leave and retirement contributions. The City Attorney is a FLSA exempt position, under the supervision of the City Administrator.

The successful candidate must pass a physical examination, drug screen and background screening. Submit cover letter, resume and five professional references to Debra Hilton, Human Resource Director, P.O. Box 77, North Liberty, IA 52317 or by Friday, August 3, 2018. EOE.

University of Iowa Deputy Counsel applicants sought

The University of Iowa is seeking applicants for the position of Deputy Counsel in the University‘s Office of General Counsel.   The Deputy Counsel reports to the Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel.   Applicants should have at least five years of experience in a university, government agency, or sophisticated law firm setting working with complex legal issues, including technical contract drafting and negotiation and regulatory compliance.  Applications are due July 5. Click this link for more information.

– Opening for Johnson County Judicial Hospitalization Referee; Applications due Nov. 13


The district court is seeking a part-time judicial hospitalization referee for Johnson County.   An Iowa law license is required and substantial experience with commitment proceedings is preferred.   The current monthly salary is $1,218.75 with continual funding contingent upon renewal of an annual 28E Agreement between the Iowa Judicial Branch and Johnson County.   No fringe benefits are included as a part of compensation.   The referee must be available to conduct hearings on Tuesday or Friday, or sometimes both days in the same week.

The primary duties of the hospitalization referee are:

  • to conduct commitment hearings pursuant to the relevant provisions of the Iowa Code;
  • to determine whether commitment or release of the respondent is appropriate;
  • to issue appropriate orders based on the evidence presented at the commitment hearing; and
  • to serve as the backup referee when the other referee has conflicts, is on vacation, or is sick.

Send letter with statement of qualifications by November 13, 2015 to:              

– Notice of Federal Judicial Vacancy – Deadline August 28

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa is accepting applications for a full time Magistrate Judge in Sioux City, Iowa.   Salary:  $185,012.   Application forms may be obtained from Clerk of Court and court website. Obtain details at  Submit application personally or by mail to Clerk‘s Office, Cedar Rapids by August 28, 2015.

See this  link for the official notice and more information.

-Applicants sought for the Meskwaki Tribal Court Public Defender Position

The Meskwaki Tribe is seeking applicants for a Tribal Public Defender contract position. Please see below links for further information.  Please note  membership in the tribal bar is required for the position, but the requirements are merely that you are a licensed attorney in any jurisdiction of the United States in good standing, and pay an annual fee of $100.  Information on attaining membership in the tribal bar is also below.  For any questions regarding the position, please contact Clerk of the Tribal Court, Shoshonis Brown, at 641-484-9300.

Applications are due February 13.  The position begins March 1.

Tribal Public Defender position:

Meskwaki Tribal Court Motion for Admission:

Assistant U.S. Attorney vacancy, Northern District of Iowa


About the Office: The United States Attorney‘s Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses and defends the interests of the United States in civil cases. The United States Attorney‘s Office for the Northern District of Iowa covers 52 of the state‘s 99 counties. The headquarters office is located in the eastern Iowa community of Cedar Rapids, with a branch office located in Sioux City on the western border of Iowa.

Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The United States Attorney‘s Office for the Northern District of Iowa has one criminal attorney vacancy to be filled in either the Sioux City or Cedar Rapids office. This position will be assigned a variety of criminal cases with special emphasis on prosecution of offenses related to the sexual exploitation of children.

Qualifications: Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any United States jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. professional experience. Continue reading “Assistant U.S. Attorney vacancy, Northern District of Iowa”

Applications sought for law clerk position, Northern District of Iowa

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa is seeking applications for an elbow law clerk to Chief Judge Linda R. Reade to begin approximately January 14, 2008. The position will be located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.     Incumbent will be hired for the period commencing in January, 2008 until August 1, 2008, with the possibility of an additional year.   Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications by not later than December 1, 2007.

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