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A unique opportunity exists to work in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, Trial Section of the Civil Litigation Division.  The position involves supervising a Section responsible for defending civil litigation brought against the Commonwealth, its political subdivisions, and employees.  We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, work-life balance, and an attractive compensation package inclusive of paid time off, paid holidays, health/dental/life insurance, retirement and more.

 

 

SENIOR ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL/CHIEF (00137)

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

CIVIL LITIGATION DIVISION

TRIAL SECTION

 

 

DUTIES:  The successful candidate will supervise the day-to-day operation of the Civil Litigation Trial Section and its three component units.  The attorneys of the Trial Section defend tort, civil rights and constitutional claims brought against the Commonwealth, its agencies, and officials in state and federal courts.  These attorneys draft responsive pleadings, motions and briefs, conduct discovery, and make court appearances, including trial and appellate work.  The successful candidate will also supervise the Unit Managers for the General Civil, Employment, and Workers’ Compensation Units.  The Section Chief reports directly to the Deputy Attorney General of the Civil Litigation Division and serves as a senior supervisor accountable for the performance, training and evaluation of all Trial Section attorneys and support staff.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  The successful candidate for the Senior Assistant Attorney General, Chief position will have at least fifteen years’ experience, including a demonstrated ability to analyze and manage complex cases in state and federal courts.  Demonstrated leadership ability is required as well as excellent interpersonal skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills.  Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure and adjust to multiple and competing priorities.  Candidate must be admitted to the Virginia State Bar.

 

 

SALARY:  Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

 

TO APPLY:  Please apply on-line at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com.  Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, February 2, 2018.

 

 

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Current Vacancies

The Office of the Attorney General, one of the largest law firms in the Commonwealth of Virginia, offers unique opportunities for meaningful and interesting careers.  If you are hardworking, dedicated and a driven individual, we may have a position for you. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we offer the challenge and excitement of public service that is complex, rewarding, and purposeful.  Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  Please feel free to apply for any of our current vacancies found below.

All expressions of interest should be accompanied by an application and resume.

Position Title Section Closing Date
Senior Assistant Attorney General/Chief(00137) Trial Section 2/2/18


 

TO APPLY:  Please apply on-line at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Intern Program

The Attorney General is the chief executive officer of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Law. He and his staff represent the interests of the Commonwealth in all civil cases naming the Commonwealth or any of its agencies or officials as a party, and in criminal cases on appeal to the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia. In cases involving federal law, the Attorney General represents the Commonwealth's interests before the federal courts.

The Attorney General is also the legal advisor to the Governor and more than 200 state agencies, boards, commissions and institutions. He renders official opinions on the application of the law upon the written request of the Governor, members of the General Assembly, members of the judiciary, state officials, and local constitutional officers.

The Office of the Attorney General is one of the largest law firms in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Office is organized into six legal Divisions: Civil Litigation; Commerce, Environment, and Technology; Criminal Justice and Public Safety; Health, Education, and Social Services; Transportation, Real Estate, and Construction; and the Solicitor General's Office.  Each is headed by a Deputy Attorney General reporting directly to the Chief Deputy Attorney General, an appointee of the Attorney General.

Generally, each staff attorney advises and represents one or more state agencies. In this capacity, he or she will be involved in representing the agency in litigation and before various legislative and administrative bodies; in drafting and reviewing legislation and regulations; and in providing day-to-day legal advice and counsel to agency staff. Staff attorneys have significant responsibilities for the conduct of the matters to which they are assigned. Our goal is to develop and maintain a staff of highly-skilled professionals dedicated to serving the public interest. Law student interns are assigned to various staff attorneys within the legal divisions and can expect to participate fully in the day-to-day activities of the Division.

Interns who qualify under the Third-Year Practice Rule may have the opportunity to participate in that program and should include a copy of the Certificate in their applicant package.

Our intent is for the intern to become an extension of the staff attorney or Section staff and to make a vital contribution to the functioning of the Office. We offer a Volunteer Summer Intern Program for which we ask a commitment of one month full-time, or two months full time or part-time volunteer service, and a Clinical Intern Program in which students earn credit towards their law degree.

Civil Litigation Division: This Division includes the following Sections: Consumer Protection, Health Professions, Human Rights, Insurance and Utilities Regulatory, Trial, Employment Law, Workers’ Compensation, and Division of Debt Collection

Commerce, Environment and Technology Division: This Division includes the following Sections: Environmental Law, Financial Law and Government Support, and Technology and Procurement.

Health, Education and Social Services Division: This Division includes the following Sections: Education, Health Services, Medicaid and Social Services, and Division of Child Support Enforcement.

Criminal Justice and Public Safety Division: This Division includes the following Sections: Correctional Litigation, Criminal Appeals, Health Care Fraud and Elder Abuse, Major Crimes and Emerging Threats, Sexually Violent Predators, Tobacco Enforcement, and Computer Crimes.

Transportation, Real Estate and Construction Division: This Division includes the following Sections: Construction Litigation, Real Estate and Land Use, and Transportation.

Solicitor General's Office: This small division handles appellate matters in which the constitutionality of a state statute, regulation, or policy is challenged, manages the Office’s process for filing and joining amicus briefs, and assists other divisions of the Office with regard to constitutional and appellate issues.

HOW TO APPLY: Please apply online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com, and attach to the application an expression of interest for summer placement (including areas of interest and work availability), résumé, writing sample and law school transcript.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from September 1st to March 1st.

For more information on the program please contact Sara Martin at (804) 225-3733 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications must be received by March 1st each year in order to receive full consideration for summer placement.