Attorney Job Positions

McGlinchey Stafford is a business and financial services law firm with a nationwide presence in commercial and consumer financial services litigation. Our multidisciplinary team seeks a commercial litigator with 2+ years of experience to join our office in Baton Rouge office.  A top candidate for the position has at least 2 years of complex litigation experience, including experience in commercial litigation and/or financial services litigation. In this role, you will assist our team in representing clients in commercial litigation, specifically working with financial institution clients and representing them in state, federal, and appellate actions. This is an excellent opportunity for a lawyer to hone his or her litigation skills in a culture that values collaboration and hard work. Candidates must be licensed in Louisiana -license to practice in Louisiana must be active and in good standing. Click here to see requirements and how to apply for this position. (8/2/19)


Posted: July 25, 2019

Subject to the approval of the Committee on the Administration of the Magistrate Judges System and the Fifth Circuit Judicial Council, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana will fill a vacancy in the position of United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  The position will be available June 1, 2020.

The current annual salary of the position is $194,028.  The term of office is eight (8) years.

A full public notice and application for the Magistrate Judge position is posted on the court's website at and in the office of the Clerk of the District Court at 500 Poydras Street, Room C-151, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.
Applications must be submitted only by potential nominees personally and must be received by September 13, 2019.          

New Orleans Bar Association & New Orleans Bar Foundation
Public Interest Law Fellowship Application

The Public Interest Law Fellowship at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) provides an opportunity for talented and committed lawyers to serve the public interest in the New Orleans area. The 2019-2020 Public Interest Law Fellow will provide civil legal services to low-income veterans to help them stabilize their lives. We hope to serve at least 100 veterans with life changing legal help. Veterans will be reached through legal clinics and partnerships with the new Veterans Administration Hospital, the Bastion, two non-profits serving homeless veterans, and a local Veteran Reentry Court.  The NOBA Fellowship provides a new way to improve the lives of vulnerable veterans in the New Orleans area. 

The New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA) in conjunction with the New Orleans Bar Foundation (NOBF) is helping fund Louisiana’s first Veterans Fellowship in Louisiana at a nonprofit local civil legal aid organization. The Fellowship will be housed at the New Orleans office of SLLS. SLLS is the largest provider of civil legal services in Louisiana handling about 10,000 cases per year.

In addition to the work at SLLS, Fellows will be members of the NOBA and required to attend several leadership functions, such as the annual Bench Bar Conference, the annual Mayoral luncheon and Fleur De Lis functions. The Fellow will assist with reports and briefings to NOBA.

Applications are due by August 5, 2019 and can be sent via email to Interested candidates must include a cover letter and current resume highlighting your experience and your previous public interest and/or pro bono work.  Candidates selected for interviews will be required to furnish a writing sample and three references. Preference is provided for candidates who are veterans and/or have a military background. (7/29/19)

A small downtown New Orleans law firm primarily involved in a business and estate planning practice is seeking an individual for part-time or situation work, on an hourly basis. Prefer experience in drafting business formation, estate planning, probabte and other commercial documents which may require business and tax background. The firm also has business and probate litigation matters. Please reply to fax No. 504-566-0040 (7/29/19)

Phelps Dunbar is seeking an attorney for the Insurance practice group in the New Orleans office. The preferred candidate will have 1+ years of experience. Must have strong writing (coverage writing), research skills, and excellent academic credentials (top 25% required). Candidates can send resume, cover letter, and transcript to or use the following link: (7/26/19)

Phelps Dunbar is seeking an associate for the Admiralty practice group in the New Orleans office. The preferred candidate will have 2+ years of experience; sailing experience or sea time is ideal. Must have strong litigation, research and writing skills, and excellent acadmic credentials (top 25% required). Candidates can send resume, cover letter, and transcript to or use the following link: (7/26/19)

Duncan & Sevin, L.L.C. is seeking two defense attorneys in the practice areas of maritime, trucking and transportation, construction defects and insurance defense. We are seeking an experienced attorney and recent graduate.

For the experienced attorney, we offer a competitive salary and great benefits in an excellent environment.

For the recent graduate, we offer a unique compensation program with great benefits, which allows you flexibility to develop your skills at your own pace. The position offers direct mentoring in a creative collaborative culture. We offer a hands-on training environment for you to develop and improve your skills. Please send resume and cover letter to (7/23/19)

The Department of Civil Service with the City of New Orleans has a vacancy for their Unclassified Executive Counsel position. Work involves legal research, the preparation of opinions, and the rendering of legal counsel to the agency concerned. Work also includes studying proposed and existing legislation, giving legal advice with respect to administration, preparing resolutions and forms and anticipating and guarding against risks involving the organization. Executive Counsel prepares cases for trial and appears in court as counsel. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For a complete position description and how to apply, click here. (7/19/19)

USAA, a financial services association for U.S. military members and their families, is seeking an Attorney Principal - Health Insurance Law. USAA has been ranked a top-40 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For the last five years, and has ranked among Victory Media's Top 10 Military Friendly Employers for the past 13 years. For a more complete position description, click here. (7/18/19)

The Mandeville office of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith seeks a litigation associate with 3+ years of civil litigation experience.  We are an AV-rated regional litigation firm with offices in Mandeville and New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as Texas, Mississippi, Missouri, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. We offer a generous compensation package, year-end bonus and benefits. This is an ideal opportunity for an energetic candidate with strong educational credentials and interpersonal skills. Interested applicants may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts and writing sample via e-mail to (7/17/19)

The Port of New Orleans seeks an Executive Counsel to direct all legal transactional and litigation matters for both Port NOLA and its short line railroad subsidiary, the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation (NOPB). The successful candidate will serve as a key member of Port NOLA’s executive team during an exciting time as the agency navigates robust growth in its four lines of business and undertakes significant capital projects to reinforce the state’s position in the container and cruise markets. In addition to legal skill and management experience, this leadership role requires a strategic mindset, political acumen, and a collaborative approach. Experience in the port or transportation industry is preferred with a focus on transactional law and experience in a public agency is highly desirable. Applicants must possess a law degree and an active law license plus ten years’ experience. Please click here for more information. To confidentially apply for this position, email a resume and cover letter to: Ronald Wendel, Vice President of Finance and Administration, Port of New Orleans: (7/16/19)

Lasky Murphy LLC, a women-owned boutique litigation firm in New Orleans, is seeking an associate to join its growing commercial and employment litigation practice.  We are seeking an attorney with 2 to 5 years litigation experience; excellent research, writing, and advocacy skills; a strong independent work ethic; and a desire to become a well-rounded litigator.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and substantive writing sample to (7/10/19)

CrescentCare Legal Services (CCLS), a division of CrescentCare Health, is hiring! We are expanding our services statewide (Regions 3-9) and will deliver legal services through an innovative tele-law model of practice. We’re looking for creative, innovative and dynamic legal minds who have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law to join our team. Two full-time positions are available: Senior Attorney and Staff Attorney. Click here for more information and how to appply. (6/27/19)

Gaudry, Ranson, Higgins, & Gremillion, an established AV-rated law firm in the Greater New Orleans area, has an immediate opening for a mid-level or senior associate. The firm offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The attorney will primarily practice in the area of insurance defense and represent regional and national insurers and their insureds in all phases of civil litigation. Ideally, a candidate should have 5-10 years of experience in insurance defense. Experience in coverage is a plus. If desired, the candidate will also have the opportunity to practice in other practice areas including commercial litigation, workers' compensation and estates. Interested candidates should submit a resume to Craig Brechtel at All replies will be held strictly confidential. (6/27/19)

Tulane Law School invites applications from qualified candidates for appointment to its adjunct faculty. Tulane Law School enjoys a strong national and international reputation, with specialized programs in maritime law, international and comparative law, civil law, environmental law, and sports law. Our adjunct faculty includes prominent federal and state court judges and attorneys in the New Orleans area who teach mini-courses and semester-long upper-class courses in their fields of expertise. In addition, experienced attorneys and judges work closely with small groups of students in our Trial Advocacy and Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy courses each semester and in the Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation and Transactional tracks of our Intersession bootcamp program each January.

Appointments will be made on an ongoing basis for each academic term and in a variety of subject-matter and practice areas. Qualified candidates must have a JD or graduate degree from an ABA-accredited law school and demonstrate an excellent academic record or other evidence of outstanding promise as a teacher, evidence of enthusiastic commitment to teaching, and substantial expertise and practice experience in an area of substantive law or professional training. Adjunct positions are not compensated.

Candidates should submit a CV and statement of interest through Interfolio, using the following (free) portal: If you have any questions, please contact Christina Roux at (6/27/19)

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