Consumer Financial Protection Bureau kicks off its next cycle of “honors” lawyer hiring

The CFPB has started hiring for its next class of Louis D. Brandeis Honors lawyers, who will begin work in fall 2015. Here's how the agency describes the positions:

The Louis D. Brandeis program is a two-year fellowship designed to provide exceptional law students and recent graduates with early, substantive opportunities to use and develop their legal skills and make a difference in the lives of American consumers. Throughout the course of the program, Honors Attorneys will be given increasingly complex assignments designed to build their legal skills and increase their ability to support the CFPB’s mission.  Honors Attorneys will be placed in specific Bureau offices, but may also have opportunities to rotate into different offices to develop additional skills and collaborate on projects across the Bureau. In addition, the program includes promotion and training opportunities to enhance analytical thinking, writing, communication and other legal skills, as well as an understanding of the Bureau’s mission and work. Honors Attorneys may be converted to permanent positions. Attorneys who successfully complete the two-year program will likely be given opportunities to remain with the Bureau.

The pay is very good. The positions start at about 81K to 89K, with a chance to move up to the 91K to 149K range.

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