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Assistant Attorney General

Special Litigation Section - Full-Time; Anchorage Office
(position 19-SL-02, open until filled)

The State of Alaska, Department of Law is recruiting for a litigation specialist to serve in the Special Litigation section of the Civil Division.

Interested candidates must submit a complete resume package as described in this announcement. The Department will begin evaluating and hiring for this position on May 13, 2019. To be assured of consideration for this position, interested applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on May 13, 2019; but the position will remain open until filled. Applicants who have questions about the position should contact the people identified below. For general information about the Department of Law, please see our website at

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. 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.

Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Margaret Paton Walsh at (907) 269-5072 or by e-mail at

Application Instructions

Salary will depend upon the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. A comprehensive state benefits package is provided for 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 must submit a cover letter and resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience and identifies at least three professional employment references. Candidates also must submit two comprehensive professional writing samples. To be assured of consideration for the position, applicants should apply before 4:30 p.m. on May 13, 2019. Applications received after that date will be considered if the position remains available.

Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to:

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

or emailed to:

(Those applying via email should title the subject line “application for Special Litigation attorney recruitment.”)

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.