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Employment Opportunities

Assistant Attorney General, General Litigator

Special Litigation Section - Full-Time; Anchorage
(position 20-SL-01; closes 2/17/2020)

Job description

The Special Litigation Section in the Anchorage Attorney General’s Office is recruiting for an experienced litigator to handle a diverse case load. Special litigation attorneys work in a team environment, collaborating with subject matter specialists and appellate attorneys to handle complex, high profile and/or expedited litigation at the trial court level. The attorney will handle all aspects of trial court litigation from initial pleadings through discovery, dispositive motion practice, and trial.

Qualifications

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and have a strong knowledge of general legal principles and practices. The attorney must be interested in handling cases covering a wide variety of subject matter areas and must be able to work independently on complex matters. Superior writing and oral communication skills are essential. Applicants with five or more years of civil litigation experience are preferred, but applicants at all experience levels will be considered.

Contact

Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Margaret Paton Walsh at (907) 269-5072 or by e-mail at margaret.paton-walsh@alaska.gov.

Application Instructions

Salary will depend upon the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. The State provides a comprehensive state benefits package to regular, full-time, partially exempt (PX) positions. State attorneys are in the partially exempt service and serve at will, at the pleasure of the Attorney General.

Candidates who are interested in applying for this position must submit a resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience and identifies at least three professional employment references. Candidates also must submit a comprehensive professional writing sample. A cover letter should specify the position for which the applicant is applying by using the job number indicated on the recruitment announcement. Applications can be either emailed to civil.recruit@alaska.gov (with the subject line titled “application for current attorney recruitment”) or mailed or hand-delivered to:

Office of the Attorney General
1031 W 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501

All interested and qualified applicants will be considered, but not every applicant will be interviewed.

The Department of Law is an equal opportunity employer and complies with Title I of the American with Disabilities Act. Applicants who need accommodation to apply may call Melanie Ferguson at the department’s Anchorage office (907) 269-5102 or Relay Alaska at 1-800-770-8973.