Saturday, September 24, 2011


Saw the following post this morning. Hmmm...

"Position: Court Attorney for the Chuuk State Supreme Court
Salary: $45,000 / Yearly
Location: Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia
Type: Full-Time
Zip Code: 96942

Chuuk State, the most populous state in the island nation of the Federated States of Micronesia, is seeking applicants for its attorney/law clerk position at the Chuuk State Supreme Court. The position is currently open.

The court attorney advises and prepares orders and decisions in all trial division and appellate division matters. Cases may include election contests, suits against the government and from government agency decisions, commercial disputes, and traditional land and tideland disputes, along with a significant amount of criminal matters. Legal issues may arise in the context of civil and criminal procedure, standing,jurisdiction, separation of powers, equal protection, due process, search and seizure, evidence, pleading requirements, standards of proof, tax, statutory and Constitutional construction, and probate. Additional responsibilities may include drafting court rules, general court orders, and advising on bar activities and disciplinary proceedings,testifying at legislative hearings, and participating in judicial conferences.Recent published decisions of Justices of the Chuuk State Supreme Court may be found at

Chuuk’s system of justice is based on the system. English is one of the official languages. Work is diverse and challenging in a relaxed yet professional atmosphere. Candidates should have strong analytic, writing and interpersonal skills; be self-motivated and be able to adapt well to cultural differences.

Membership in a U.S. state bar and at least two years of legal experience is required. Salary is $45,000 per annum plus benefits including housing,round trip airfare, and shipping of household effects.

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and references by e-mail to:


Responses will only be sent to applicants selected for an interview. Interviews will be by telephone or with a representative of the Chuuk State Supreme Court in the United States. All necessary documents must be received no later than October 7, 2011 and interviews will immediately follow."

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