Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, District of Columbia

Posted Date

May 28, 2024

Contact Information

Mags Paton-Walsh
margaret.paton-walsh@alaska.gov

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 Special Litigation Section can be found at the Special Litigation Section webpage.

Responsibilities

The attorney assigned to this position will 1) investigate and prosecute cases involving violations of the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act and other consumer protection and antitrust laws and participate in multi-state consumer protection investigation and enforcement groups impacting Alaska; 2) assist in the informal mediation of consumer complaints; 3) participate in consumer education outreach efforts; and 4) work on or monitor legislation related to trade and business practices or antitrust issues.

Qualifications

Applicants with a minimum of three years of licensed practice with experience in civil or administrative litigation or criminal prosecution are preferred. Applicants must be able to handle all phases of litigation including discovery, motion practice, trials and appeals. Superior writing and oral communication skills are essential. The successful candidate should be able to work effectively with the public, private businesses, and the media with respect to consumer protection issues.

Application Process

Email applications to civil.recruit@alaska.gov (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.