Carson City or Las Vegas, Nevada

Posted Date

April 1, 2024

Contact Information

Heather Procter


Gross Salary: Up to $121,803.00 Employee/Employer Paid or $104,328.00 Employer Paid (DOE)

Duty Station: Carson City or Las Vegas with occasional travel, including out-of-state.

Position Status: Exempt (FLSA); unclassified position entitled to standard state benefits; serves at the will of the Attorney General. Employment contingent upon successful background check.


Position Summary: This attorney position represents the State of Nevada in post-conviction proceedings in federal and state court. Primary duties include drafting legal briefs, conducting legal research, and presenting oral arguments in federal and state trial and appellate courts.



Minimum Education And Background: Graduation from accredited law school and licensed in Nevada or eligible for limited practice certification. Must possess valid state driver’s license at time of appointment.

Preferred Experience: Preference to those with current or recent experience in reviewing a case and drafting appellate briefs and presenting oral arguments. A working knowledge of federal and state criminal/habeas statutes, rules of evidence, local court rules and appellate procedure is a plus.

Skills Required: Must possess strong written and verbal communication, planning, prioritizing, and executing timelines without supervision. Must exhibit professionalism, organization, self-motivation, punctuality, and leadership skills.

Physical Demands: Mobility to work in typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and travel. Ability to read printed materials and computer screen; to hear and speak to communicate in person and virtually and over the telephone; to speak in clear and understandable manner. Reasonable accommodation available for some physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals upon request.

Benefits of Position Include:
•Dedicated mentor to assist with federal and state habeas training
•Once assigned a case, follow that case to completion
•Oral arguments in federal and state court, including Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
•Work largely independently once trained
•1 year to pass Nevada bar if barred in another state
•Student loan forgiveness after 10 years ofpublic service
•Teleworking capability
•Compressed work schedule option
•Work-life balance
•Public service/community involvement
•Retirement accrual after vesting
•Paid vacation, sick and family leave
•Medical/dental/life insurance

This announcement lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. A successful applicant is expected to develop job-specific skills and perform additional job-related duties as assigned.

Application Process

Send cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to Chief Heather Procter at

1 The State of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building diverse, inclusive, and innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.