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The Washington State Attorney General’s Office invites you to consider the opportunities for meaningful legal careers provided by the largest public law office in the state of Washington.

On August 4, 2014, the AGO will be offering an Open House in its Tumwater office for those who may be interested in meeting Attorney General Ferguson, his Assistant Attorneys General and learning more about the Office and how to apply for an attorney position.

 2014 Open House Flyer

There are twenty-five AGO 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. Applicants must be attending or have graduated from an ABA accredited law school or have completed the WSBA’s Rule 6 Law Clerk Program.  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.

If making a difference in these ways appeals to you, we invite you to submit the necessary application material (i.e., letter of interest, application form - link to which is provided on this and other related pages, resume, law school transcript - copy is acceptable) for consideration.

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The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer and  does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability 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 any information in an alternative format may contact Washington Relay Service, which is a resource for TTY users.

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