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Assistant Attorney General

Boston, MA

Position Requirements: Applicants must have demonstrated experience working directly with or on behalf of members of the public, especially from historically marginalized communities. We seek an individual who can understand diverse perspectives and interact with constituents and community members with empathy and sensitivity. Experience with case intake, investigation, mediation, and litigation is helpful. Prior experience in civil rights or related areas of law preferred. Must be a member of the Massachusetts bar or have a pending application for admission.

In addition to possessing strong writing, research, advocacy, and communication skills, applicants must also have the ability to oversee multiple complex and challenging matters and must have demonstrated sound judgment and decision-making skills. Applicants should have some experience with public speaking. Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with others, including other attorneys and staff.

Fluency in a second language, especially Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), or Haitian Creole, is preferred.

We seek an individual who is highly motivated to work in the public interest. Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to social justice are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a connection to the people and communities we serve, and an interest in supporting a respectful and inclusive work environment.

Position Type: Full-Time/Exempt Salary: Salary is based on JD year and experience. 

Application Process: To apply for this position, visit the AGO website at to register and create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application. Candidates may only apply directly using the AGO’s online Employment and Recruitment jobs portal. 

Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will gladly assist applicants who are in need of an accommodation. 

For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041. 

Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to: Rose Woods, Administrative Assistant Civil Rights Division (617) 963-2345

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