Assist Attorney General- Civil Rights Section

This position may potentially be considered a remote position and open to candidates residing in the following areas: Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, and Macon, Georgia.

*To move forward in the recruiting process ALL applicants are required to:

  1. Attach a current Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Attach "Department of Law Employment Application(click link to obtain: http://law.georgia.gov/careers/application-forms)
  4. Attach two (2) writing samples
  5. Attach copies of official undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted for application process)
  6. Attach copies of official law school transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted for application process)
  7. Answer all prescreening questions 
  8. If the file is too large to attach please email the document(s) to hr@law.ga.gov to include the position title - application material(s) in the subject line 

 The mission of the Department of Law is to serve the citizens of the State of Georgia by providing legal representation of the highest quality to the agencies, officers and employees of state government and by honorably and vigorously carrying out the constitutional and statutory responsibilities of the Attorney General.  The position filled through this announcement will serve in Civil Rights section of the General Litigation Division.

Job Summary

Duties of an attorney in this section include, but are not limited to: representing state officers and employees who are sued for damages in their individual and official capacities.  Travel is required in this position.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Litigates cases:
  • Participates in administrative hearings and appears in state and federal courts to try cases and argue motions and appeals;
  • Researches and prepares pleadings, motions and briefs;
  • Works with expert witnesses;
  • Participates in settlement negotiations;
  • Prepares discovery requests and responses.
  • Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies; drafts memoranda of advice.
  • Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments.
  • Participates in multistate working groups.
  • Reviews sign-on opportunities for letters, comments and briefs.
  • Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions.
  • Responds to inquiries from citizens, legislators, and judges.
  • Attends client, board, departmental, and division meetings as required.
  • Attends continuing legal education seminars as required; makes presentations at same
  • Travel, as required by the position (typically not much travel is required)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title.  They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited law school and Member of the Georgia Bar

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who possess one or more items below:

  • 1-3 years of litigation experience

Additional Information:

A criminal background check is completed on all candidates; employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation.  Candidates that are being strongly considered for the position will also be required to submit a Georgia Department of Revenue Tax Clearance letter.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail.  All applicants will be considered, but may be screened for the preferred qualifications of the position, and may not necessarily receive an interview.  Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.  

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE AND BAR YEAR

Assistant Attorney General- Civil Rights