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Attorney General of Virginia

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The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking an entry-level attorney to join its Financial Recovery Section (FRS). We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, a professional team environment, work-life balance, and competitive salaries and benefits.




DUTIES: This position advances FRS’s mission to provide legal services to obtain recoveries on civil claims in favor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The successful candidate will work with the section’s General District Court Litigation Unit, Medical Recoveries Unit, and Civil and Administrative Judgment Enforcement Unit. Responsibilities include performing affirmative civil litigation within states courts throughout the Commonwealth on a high volume and diverse caseload, including claims to recover: delinquent accounts receivable arising form the provision of state goods and services by various state entities, including public colleges and universities; tort damages resulting from injury to state property and infrastructure for the Department of Transportation and other agencies; damages resulting from breach of state contracts; and overpayments of state benefits, including Medicaid. In addition, duties include pursuing actions to enforce civil judgments obtained by the section and on administrative orders to recover fines and penalties imposed by state agencies, such as the Department of Environmental Quality, resulting from violations of regulations. Furthermore, the position enforces state liens on private personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of state hospitals and the Department of Medical Assistance Services. General responsibilities include providing advice and services in the areas of plaintiffs’ litigation, property damage, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy. This position also performs other duties as required, such as assisting the section’s Fraud and Complex Recoveries Unit in pursuing certain claims arising under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and other matters in state courts and federal courts. Some overnight travel is required.


QUALIFICATIONS: This is contemplated as an entry-level position, meaning the ideal candidate will have no more than three years of experience as an attorney. The successful candidate will have the ability to draft pleadings, motions, and supporting memoranda and briefs; conduct all aspects of discovery; advise client agencies through the course of litigation; and appear in court on motions, trials, and appeals. The position requires excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills; the ability to prioritize the demands of a large and diverse caseload; knowledge of general legal principles; proficiency in time management and the ability to work both independently and as a team member to complete complex assignments within prescribed deadlines; and the ability to be responsive to inquiries from multiple client agencies, courts, and opposing counsel. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure and quickly adjust priorities. The successful candidate must possess a valid driver's license and will be subject to a criminal background check. Admission to the Virginia State Bar is required.  Ability to travel as needed on day trips and, on occasion, overnight is required.   


SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


TO APPLY:  Please apply on-line at  Application materials should include a discussion of all relevant experience, résumé, writing sample, and law school transcript.  Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  This position is currently open until filled. Applications will be reviewed after July 27, 2021.