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Employment Opportunities

Georgia Department of Law

Assistant Attorney General

The Georgia Department of Law Office is currently accepting resumes for an Assistant Attorney General.  Attorneys in this section provide legal advice to the boards, attend board meetings, represent the boards in administrative hearings and appeals, defend civil actions related to the professional licensing boards and judicial reviews of agency decisions, and perform other duties as required.

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 Department of Law is organized into the Executive Office, five legal divisions, four specialty units and an operations division. The position filled through this announcement will serve in the State Licensing Boards Section of our Regulated Industries and Professions Division.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

1) Litigates cases:

a) Participates in hearings and appears in administrative, state and federal courts to try cases and argue motions and appeals.

b) Researches and prepares pleadings, motions, and briefs.

c) Interviews witnesses and works with expert witnesses.

d) Participates in settlement negotiations.

2) Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies, drafts memoranda of advice.

3) Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments.

4) Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions.

5) Attends client, board, departmental, and division meetings as required.

6) Attends continuing legal education seminars as required.

7) Travel, as required by the position.

8) 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.

Employment is contingent upon completion and satisfactory results of a criminal background check.

Candidates that are being strongly considered for the position will be required to submit a Department of Law employment application & waiver to background check, Georgia Department of Revenue Tax Clearance letter, and copies of official college transcripts.

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. Position posted until filled.

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:

• Experience in administrative law and civil litigation

• Trial experience

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

· Attach a current Resume.

· Cover Letter

· Attach “Department of Law Employment Application”

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· Attach two (2) writing samples.

· Attach copies of official undergraduate transcripts (unofficial accepted during application process)

· Attach copies of official law school transcripts (unofficial accepted during application process)

The Georgia Department of Law is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Salary Range: $67,000-$137,000

Contact Number: 404-458-3456

Submit resume and cover letter to:


Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Opening Date: 04/09/2024
Application Closing Date: 04/09/2025