Palmer, Alaska

Posted Date

May 28, 2024

Contact Information

Carla Erickson

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.

This position is newly added to the Division and the incumbent may start after 7/1/2024.

More information about the Child Protection Section can be found at the Child Protection Section webpage.


The Child Protection section is recruiting for a full-time attorney to handle child-in-need-of-aid cases. The caseload is heavy and focused on litigation. The attorney may also have the opportunity to work on child welfare policy and participate in special projects aimed at improving the child welfare system in Alaska. Some travel within Alaska may be necessary.


Two years of trial experience and experience in child abuse or neglect law is highly desired although candidates with less experience will be considered. Candidates must have or be able to demonstrate the ability to develop strong critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and time management skills. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate effective and appropriate consensus building and a willingness to be flexible. These positions require an attorney who is a creative thinker, able to think and make decisions quickly, and able to work independently and well under pressure. The successful candidate should be committed to the child welfare field and able to work with a variety of people, including the client agency, the public, and witnesses.

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.