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Top 3 Cool Jobs This Week: The CIA, CFPB, and the Cal Supreme Court

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By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on November 18, 2016 11:00 AM

Have you heard that there's some hiring going on in Washington, D.C., these days? It's true! The incoming administration may have the filled the attorney general's spot, but there are plenty of government openings left in our nation's capital, including roles in agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And if serving under the Trump administration isn't your idea of a cool job, we've even got a spot for you over on here on the Left Coast.

So, as part of our affiliate relationship with Indeed, here are the three coolest legal jobs of the week.

1. Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency

As an attorney with the CIA's OGC, you'd have the opportunity to work in wide variety of legal areas, handling everything from foreign intelligence issues, to counterterrorism, to arms control. It's not all James Bond, though. The OCG also handles more run-of-the-mill legal issues as well, such as contracts, intellectual property, and tax law.

But if you apply, keep it to yourself. As the job listing notes, your friend and family might be interested in your future CIA career. "Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest." So don't blow your cover and accidentally out yourself to your Russian spy cousin.

2. Attorney-Advisor, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The CFPB is looking for an attorney to join its Fair Lending and Enforcement group in the Office of Supervision Examinations. This office is responsible for making sure that the nation's large banks are in compliance with federal consumer finance laws, obtaining compliance information, and detecting and assessing risks to consumers and markets.

As an attorney advisor, you would provide legal advice to the office's assistant director and management, conduct independent studies on program objectives, and participate in strategic planning -- along with the typical legal research and writing. If you're interested, you'll want to move fast. The listing expires at the end of November.

3. Supreme Court Attorney, Judicial Council of California

Washington, D.C. is a drag, so why not try out San Francisco instead? As a Supreme Court attorney, you'd be working in S.F. with a team of 13 other attorneys to advise the California Supreme Court on petitions for review, writ petitions, rule changes and more. To be successful, you'll need to be highly skilled at legal research and familiar with both substantive and procedural legal principles. You won't necessarily need years of experience, though. This position is open to any active member of the California bar, with no demands for 5+ years of legal experience.

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