Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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.  

There are 25 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 explore opportunities by registering for the Office's attorney listserv and visiting the site which will hold all attorney and law clerk opportunities at careers.wa.gov.


In This Section

  Licensed Attorneys 1Ls & 2Ls -Spring recruitment Current Job Postings
  3Ls - Judicial Clerks Division/Geographic


  2Ls - Fall recruitment Salary and Benefits  


To join the AGO's Listserv and thus be notified when positions are posted on our website, please click the following link and register.  Join Listserv    In addition, you are strongly encouraged to visit www.careers.wa.gov and register to receive "Job Alerts".


The Attorney General's Office respects and encourages diversity in the work force

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 service animal by a person with a disability.  Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process or requiring any information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at (360) 586-7693.  Those in need of accommodation for a hearing impairment may contact Telecommunication Relay Services, a resource for TTY users, by dialing 711 or (800) 833-6388.