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Georgia Department of Law

Assistant Attorney General

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.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

1)Litigates cases:
a) Participates in hearings and appears in administrative hearings, state and federal courts to try cases and argue motions and appeals;
b) Researches and prepares pleadings, motions and briefs;
c) Participates in settlement negotiations;
d) Prepares pleadings and discovery responses.
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) Responds to inquiries from citizens, legislators, and judges.
6) Attends client, board, departmental, and division meetings as required.
7) Attends continuing legal education seminars as required; makes presentations at same
8) May prosecute fraud and corruption involving the State of Georgia’s departments and agencies, including those committing crimes against the state;
9) May prosecute identity fraud, residential mortgage fraud, and securities fraud;
10) May investigate and prosecute fraud and abuse by providers in the Georgia Medicaid program;
11) Travel, as required by the position;
12) 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: Experience in area of interest, Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

Once you apply, you will have the opportunity to specify which specific Division/Section you are most interested in, all qualified candidates will remain active in the pool for 6 months. If you’d like to remain active in the pool after 6 months of applying please notify us via email at

For a complete description of our legal divisions, please view our website.

Regulated Industries and Professions
Commercial Transactions and Litigation
Criminal Justice
General Litigation
Government Services & Employment
Medicaid Fraud
Consumer Protection
Solicitor General’s Unit

Job Summary: Duties include serving as the attorney and legal advisor for state agencies, departments, authorities and the Governor; specific duties depend on the Division.

*To move forward in the recruiting process ALL applicants are required to:
– Attach a current Resume
– Cover Letter
– Attach “Department of Law Employment Application” (click link to obtain:
– Attach two (2) writing samples
– Attach copies of official undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted for application process)
– Attach copies of official law school transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted for application process)
– Answer all prescreening questions

If the file is too large to attach please email the document(s) to to include the position title – application material(s) in the subject line.

Salary Range: $67,000-$137,000 (Commensurate with experience and Bar Year)

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