WA State Attorney General's Office
Washington, United States
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15 days ago
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The WA State Attorney General's Office has 28 legal divisions providing all of the legal services for the State of Washington’s agencies, boards, commissions, and public colleges and universities, including litigation, legal advice, and appellate work on matters of individual and cumulative importance to the citizens of this state. The myriad of challenging issues and work ranges, for example, from child welfare, environmental, consumer protection, financial institutions, and sexual violent predators, to death penalty and constitutional concerns.

This is work that makes a difference to the people of Washington day in and day out and inherently provides the career satisfaction that one seeks from public sector work. The AGO's yearly Annual Reports provide great insight into the various AGO initiatives and its divisions.

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office is committed to excellence and seeks talented candidates similarly invested in a commitment to their legal work, and in a work environment that is unsurpassed.  Specifically, the Office seeks individuals who have excelled academically as demonstrated by law school grades and class standing, and who demonstrates a high degree of competence based on prior experiences.

If making a difference in these ways appeals to you, we invite you to explore opportunities by registering for the Office's attorney E-Mail Subscription and visiting the site which will hold all attorney and law clerk opportunities at careers.wa.gov.

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The Office appreciates the benefits of a healthy life-work balance as well as a respectful, inclusive and diverse workplace. Successful candidates will join an Office in which every person is committed to providing exceptional legal services and where individual professional development is encouraged and supported. The exceptional benefits of joining the AGO include: 

  • A competitive benefit package that includes affordable medical plan options, dental benefits and retirement plans
  • Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Military and Civil Leave and Paid Holidays
  • Transparent salary schedule - AAG salaries are set between $74,520 and $139,572.  The exact amount is set in accordance with Appendix B of the AWAAG CBA
  • The AGO will pay the general bar dues of someone who begins their assignment on or before January 31st per Article 10.8 of the AWAAG CBA
  • Flex schedules and telecommuting options
  • A formal AAG mentoring program that complements the AGO's inherently collegial and supportive environment
  • Health and wellness program
  • Training and career development program that is recognized for its excellence and efficacy by AGOs nationwide 

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Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment.  Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO. 

The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact the recruitment team at HREmployment@atg.wa.gov. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com


Applicants must have graduated from a law school accredited by the ABA or completed the WSBA's Rule 6 Law Clerk Program; and be licensed to practice law in Washington state. (Applicants who meet the other stated qualifications and are actively pursuing admission by motion will also be considered.)  The AGO seeks applicants who are committed to public service as demonstrated by an applicant's background, talents, attitude, and enthusiasm for public law practice. We also seek applicants with a diverse background in education, previous work experience, law school activities, extracurricular activities, community service and areas of interest that enhance our office.

Job ID: 72029017

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