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 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 Attorney General’s Office’s Attorney Recruitment Team enthusiastically welcomes the opportunity to connect with you to discuss the work of the AGO and its exceptional employment opportunities. We can also answer any questions you may have about our recruitment processes in light of the Governor's stay-at-home order.
Cathy Dodd, AAG
Attorney Recruitment Coordinator
Rahul Rao, AAG
Attorney Recruitment Coordinator
Linda Nakamura, HRC4
Attorney Recruitment Administrator
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To join the AGO's Listserv and thus be notified when positions are posted on our website, please click [HERE] and register. In addition, you are strongly encouraged to visit www.careers.wa.gov and register to receive "Job Alerts".
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 Kalea Muigai at 360-586-7698. 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.