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AK | Attorney - Regulatory Affairs and Public Advocacy Section - Anchorage
The attorney selected for this position will do a range of work handled by the Regulatory Affairs and Public Advocacy (RAPA) Section. The RAPA section primarily performs the Attorney General’s statutory function of representing the public interest in utility and pipeline carrier matters before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. The RAPA Section also represents the State of Alaska in pipeline matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The section also provides policy analysis on related matters. The attorney in this position would mainly assist in rate cases and other proceedings before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In doing so, the attorney would utilize the expert technical support of RAPA non-attorney professionals and outside professionals as witnesses who provide accounting, engineering and economic analysis for all types of regulated utilities and pipelines in pre-filed testimony and at hearing. The deadline for applying is August 15, 2018.

AK | Full-Time Attorney, Legislation and Regulations
The attorney’s primary responsibility will be researching and drafting complex and high-priority legislation. The work will include preparing amendments during the legislative session. Other primary duties include review of proposed and adopted regulations. The attorney will be required to work closely with executive branch agencies and other department attorneys. The attorney will also have the opportunity to assist in evaluating constitutional and other issues of statewide importance.

AS | Assistant Attorney General - Civil Division
This position is responsible for initiating and defending civil actions, which includes preparing pleadings, interviewing clients and witnesses, preparing for and conducting administrative and judicial hearings, as well as legal research and writing.

DC | Assistant Deputy - Child Support Services Division
The Assistant Deputy works under the supervision of the Deputy Attorney General of the Child Support Services Division who also holds the title Director, IV-D Program. The Assistant Deputy serves as the Deputy's alter ego and directs the activities of approximately 200 employees. The IV-D program is established pursuant to Title 4, Part D of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C., 651) and is the District's federally required program which provides parentage support and enforcement services. The Assistant Deputy independently plans, organizes, and discharges his/her duties, exercises broad authority for the overall direction, development, administration and management of CSSD's daily operations and consults with the Deputy on policy issues. Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 13, 2018.

DC | Trial Attorney, Section II, Civil Litigation Division
The Civil Litigation Division defends the District of Columbia in civil lawsuits filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in which plaintiffs seek money damages and/or individual injunctive relief. The cases primarily are in the areas of personal injury claims (e.g., automobile, police false arrest, assault and battery, slip and falls, inmate claims and medical malpractice), federal constitutional civil rights claims (e.g., Fourth Amendment claims involving alleged unlawful arrest and excessive force), and other civil claims involving special education and related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504 Rehab. Act), as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

HI | Notice to Attorneys interested interested in providing Legal Services to the State of Hawaii
Licensed attorneys who wish to provide legal services to the State for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2014, are invited to submit a Statement of Qualifications and Expression of Interest to the Attorney General pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D, 304, as the need arises.

IL | Assistant Attorney General - General Law, Chicago
The General Law Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General's Office is seeking attorneys with sound judgment and excellent research and writing skills. A strong candidate will have a demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for trial work and will also have 2 or more years of litigation experience, especially federal court civil rights or employment litigation experience and a demonstrated commitment to public service.

IL | Assistant Attorney General - Criminal Appeals Division, Chicago
The Criminal Appeals Division is the sole office responsible for briefing and presenting oral argument on behalf of the People in criminal cases before the Illinois Supreme Court. We regularly brief and argue federal habeas corpus cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit after defending those cases before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois. Our practice also includes the filing of petitions for writs of certiorari, briefs in opposition, and merits briefs in the United States Supreme Court; briefing and presenting oral argument in all five districts of the Illinois Appellate Court; defending the constitutionality of criminal statutes at the circuit court level throughout Illinois; and drafting and reviewing legislative proposals related to criminal law. Our cases typically involve constitutional or statutory construction issues and can present matters of first impression. Assistants are encouraged to collaborate to deepen their understanding of Illinois criminal law and ensure its principled application and development.

IL | Assistant Attorney General - General Law, Springfield
Assistant Attorneys General in the General Law Bureau defend cases brought against State of Illinois agencies, employees and officers. They respond to complaints, draft pleadings, draft and respond to motions, proffer and organize written and electronic discovery, conduct depositions, manage mediations and settlements and represent client interests in administrative hearings and various state and federal courts. Assistant Attorneys General are expected to manage a large case load. Travel is required.

MA | Grand Jury Director/Assistant Attorney General - Criminal Bureau
The Grand Jury director will oversee the running of the Attorney General's Special Suffolk County Grand Jury, all Attorney General's Office statewide grand jury proceedings, and all Attorney General's Office grand jury proceedings in the various counties of the Commonwealth. The Grand Jury director will empanel grand jurors, act as a legal advisor to the jurors, act as the liaison between grand jurors and the Superior Court, and will be responsible for the efficient and professional administration of daily grand jury operations.

NY | Attorney - Litigation Bureau
The Litigation Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking experienced attorneys capable of handling significant and complex litigation to work in its New York City and Albany offices. The Bureau represents the State of New York and its agencies and officers in state and federal courts in legal actions relating to education, social services, public employment, public health, law enforcement/prisons, housing, banking, insurance and taxation. Cases frequently present questions of federal and state constitutional law and statutory interpretation. Attorneys handle all phases of litigation, including trials.

NY | Assistant Solicitor General - New York City & Albany
The Office of the New York State Attorney General is seeking attorneys to serve as an assistant solicitor general in the New York City and Albany Bureaus of the Division of Appeals and Opinions. The Division of Appeals and Opinions represents New York State, its agencies, and its officers, in appellate litigation on a wide range of constitutional, statutory, and common law issues affecting the interests of the State. An assistant solicitor general should expect to brief and argue a substantial caseload of appeals before the state and federal appellate courts, draft briefs amicus curiae, make recommendations concerning proposed appeals and amicus filings, and make recommendations concerning possible intervention in cases where the constitutionality of a state statute is brought into question.

NY | Investor Protection Bureau - Division of Economic Justice
The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking experienced attorneys, preferably with securities litigation experience, to lead investigations and trials conducted by the Investor Protection Bureau (IPB) located in New York City. IPB, which has both regulatory and enforcement authority, protects the public from fraud and misrepresentation in the offering and sale of securities, commodities, franchises and other investment products.

NY | Assistant Attorney General/Unit Chief - Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes Bureau
The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a unit chief to oversee the Auto Insurance Fraud Unit (AIFU), located in Manhattan. AIFU is a unit within the Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes Bureau and has statewide jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute auto insurance fraud and related crimes, including investigations into corrupt doctors, lawyers, healthcare providers, steerers, hospital employees, lay owners of medical facilities, auto body shops, insurance brokers, and participants in staged accidents. AIFU includes attorneys, investigators, auditors, and analysts who conduct in-depth, long-term criminal investigations and prosecute cases from charging through conviction.

NY | Bureau Chief - Bureau of Internet and Technology
The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced litigator to lead the Bureau of Internet and Technology (BIT) in New York City. The BIT bureau chief will supervise attorneys and support staff in their investigations, case development, and affirmative lawsuits on behalf of the Office. The Bureau Chief also has the opportunity to serve as the lead litigator and trial attorney in civil actions brought by the Bureau.

NY | Assistant Attorney General - Division of Regional Affairs
The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) seeks an experienced litigator to work in its Buffalo Regional Office. The Regional Office represents the state, its agencies and officers in a wide range of federal and state court litigation. The attorney will handle all phases of litigation from commencement through trial. Trial experience is a must and federal court experience is a plus. Familiarity with the Court of Claims and/or Mental Hygiene Law is also a plus. Superior writing, analytical and organizational skills are required. Applicants must have a minimum of five years of practice experience.

NY | Assistant Attorney General - Division of Regional Affairs
The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced litigator to work in its Syracuse Regional Office. The Regional Office represents the state, its agencies and officers in a wide range of federal and state court litigation, affirmative and defensive. The selected attorney will handle all phases of litigation from commencement through trial.

NY | Assistant Attorney General - Environmental Protection Bureau
The Environmental Protection Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced litigator for its Albany office. This position would involve representing the state on energy, environmental, and public health matters in litigation before federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies (e.g., Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of the Interior, NYS Public Service Commission).

NY | Special Assistant Attorney General - Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the New York State Office of the Attorney General's (OAG) is seeking experienced prosecuting attorneys who will lead investigations of financial fraud in the healthcare industry, present evidence to grand juries, and conduct evidentiary hearings and trials in New York State courts, and who will lead investigations and prosecutions of abuse and neglect of residents of nursing homes. Applicants for prosecutorial positions should have substantial grand jury and trial experience that preferably includes the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes. Experience drafting and overseeing the execution of search and eavesdropping warrants is a plus. This position is located in New York City.

NY | Assistant Attorney General - Charities Bureau
The Charities Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an attorney with experience in corporate and real estate transactions to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York City office. The Charities Bureau is a national leader in the oversight of not-for-profit organizations and represents the interests of charitable beneficiaries in a wide range of matters.

WY | Assistant Attorney General - Civil Division
The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is seeking an attorney to represent the Secretary of State, Department of Revenue, the Department of Administration and Information, various licensing boards, and other state agencies as assigned. This position will also assist and advise other clients on legal matters on a day-to-day basis, represent clients in litigation and appeals, provide legal advice, review contracts, draft legal opinions, attend client board meetings, and review administrative rules. This position may also assist and advise clients on bankruptcy matters.

WY | Assistant Attorney General - Criminal Division
The Wyoming Attorney General's office seeks an attorney in the Criminal Division to represent the State. That representation may also include the Department of Corrections in litigation and in administrative matters; advising agency clients with respect to relevant statutes and administrative policy and procedures; advising various other state actors on legal matters on a day-to-day basis; and handling criminal appeals to the Wyoming Supreme Court, including assisting in death penalty cases and consisting of researching and writing the State's brief in direct appeals from conviction from the district courts in all 23 counties.

WY | Assistant Attorney General-Cheyenne
This position is for an attorney to provide professional legal representation of and assistance to the Consumer Protection Unit in the investigation of consumer complaints and the enforcement of the Wyoming Consumer Protection Act.

WY | Managing Attorney 1-Cheyenne
The Wyoming Attorney General's office seeks an attorney in the Criminal Division to represent the State as a section supervisor. As a section supervisor, this attorney must primarily supervise staff attorneys litigating state post-conviction and federal habeas corpus challenges to convictions and sentences and advising criminal justice agency clients. This attorney will also provide, and supervise other attorneys providing, a broad range of legal services. Those services may include appellate litigation, civil litigation, administrative hearings, drafting opinions, and other duties as assigned.

WY | Assistant Attorney General-Cheyenne
The Wyoming Attorney General's Office seeks an attorney for the Water & Natural Resources Division to represent the State of Wyoming and the Department of Environmental Quality in litigation, enforcement, and day-to-day legal matters. This position will primarily, but not exclusively, represent the Land Quality and Industrial Siting Divisions of the Department of Environmental Quality, as well as the Abandoned Mine Lands Program.

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