Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Palmer, Alaska

Posted Date

May 28, 2024

Contact Information

Jessie Alloway

Attorneys in the Civil Division work on matters of statewide importance, all while living and enjoying all Alaska has to offer. If you enjoy complex and impactful legal work along with dramatic scenery, outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, kayaking, and abundant wildlife, then the Alaska Department of Law, Civil Division is the place for you. Flexible schedules, including hybrid telework arrangements, may be available.

More information about the Opinions, Appeals & Ethics Section can be found at the on Opinions, Appeals & Ethics Section webpage.


The attorney selected for this position will do the full range of work handled by the Opinions, Appeals & Ethics Section. The section’s attorneys litigate some of the State’s most high-profile and complex cases in both the Alaska Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeal.  Attorneys in the section represent the Office of Children’s Services in all child welfare appeals, including appeals involving the Indian Child Welfare Act. They assist with critical motion practice and strategic decision-making at the trial court level and often partner with special litigation attorneys on expedited, elections, and other complex cases. To help maintain the quality of the Department’s appellate practice, the section’s attorneys review all briefs filed in the Alaska Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals and stage moot courts for oral arguments. Attorneys from the section are often tasked with complex research projects, providing internal advice to state agencies, coordinating the state’s work on amicus curiae briefs, and drafting published Attorney General Opinions on matters of great public significance.


The desired qualifications for this position are outstanding legal writing and analytical abilities, excellent oral communication skills, good judgment, and the ability to work on a team. Applicants should be comfortable working independently and should expect to:

  • Independently write high-quality appellate briefs and present oral argument;
  • Prepare clear, cogent, and well-researched memos analyzing complex legal questions;
  • Regularly give and receive constructive feedback on legal work; and
  • Help teams working on expedited and emergency matters with briefing and legal research.

Application Process

Email applications to (with the subject line “application for current attorney recruitment”) or mail or hand-deliver to:

Office of the Attorney General
1031 W 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501

Candidates must submit:

  1. A resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience.
  2. At least three professional employment references.
  3. A professional writing sample.
  4. A cover letter which includes the job number.