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How to Apply to the SOL Honors Program

To apply, please submit the following:

  1. cover letter describing the applicant's interest in the Honors Program as well as any personal or professional experience the applicant wishes the Hiring Committee to consider;
  2. resume;
  3. writing sample; and
  4. official or unofficial law school transcript.

The program will begin accepting applications on July 1, 2018. Applications must be received by October 5, 2018.

Please mail, e-mail, or fax the required materials to:

Director, The Honors Attorney Program
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of the Solicitor, Room N-2700
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
Fax: (202) 693-5774

Veterans' Preference Eligibility and Attorney Hiring: Attorney appointments within SOL's Honors Program are positions in the excepted service, not the competitive civil service, and there is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to appointments in the excepted service. SOL nonetheless considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. If you have veterans' preference eligibility, please note that information in your cover letter or resume, and include documentation of that eligibility with your submission.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Applications will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, age, marital status, disability, political affiliation, genetic information, sexual orientation, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or any other non-merit factor.

The Department of Labor provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need an accommodation for any part of the submission, application or hiring process, please make this request in your cover letter. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.