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Honors Attorney Program

The Department of Energy’s Honors Attorney Program is designed to recruit highly-qualified law school graduates (and recent law graduates completing judicial clerkships or fellowships) and offers such individuals a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the Department’s diverse law practice.  DOE Honors Attorneys are assigned to individual Assistant General Counsel (AGC) offices for rotations of 4-6 months.  AGC offices offer a wide variety of legal practice areas including environmental law, legislation and regulation, litigation and enforcement, international law, procurement, intellectual property and others.  Honors Attorneys will gain firsthand exposure to cutting-edge legal issues in these areas.  Honors Attorneys may be eligible to compete for permanent positions in DOE after passing the bar exam.

The Department’s Honors Attorney Program was inaugurated with a fall 2012 cohort.  At this time, DOE is not selecting or accepting applications for a 2013 or 2014 cohort.  DOE is currently evaluating whether or not DOE will select a fall 2015 cohort.  Please check back with us in the summer of 2014 to learn more.