The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General

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Assistant Attorney General

Boston, MA

Primary Duties

The Assistant Attorney General will work directly with cities and towns in the Northeastern portion of the state, as well as Northern Worcester County, using both litigation and nonlitigation tools to renew abandoned and blighted properties, creating safe and habitable homes. The AAG will work with local officials to develop strategies to prompt delinquent or absentee owners to repair and rehabilitate residential properties that pose dangers to the public, participate in property inspections and code enforcement activities, and act as lead attorney in receivership actions. This position requires an ability to interact with a variety of members of the public, including court staff, public officials, property owners, neighbors, and other members of the communities we serve. In addition, this position will require a significant amount of court appearances.

Position Requirments

Two to five years of full-time legal experience, including civil trial experience, is preferred. Strong analytical, organizational, writing, and oral advocacy skills are essential. Must be able to travel to communities across the Northeastern region of the Commonwealth and Northern Worcester County, and regularly appear in court in Lawrence and Worcester. We seek an individual who can work both independently and as part of a team, and is committed to practicing law in the public interest. We seek an individual with an interest in and ability to relate to people from a broad spectrum of backgrounds. Must be a member of the Massachusetts Bar with a valid Massachusetts driver’s license. 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.


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:

Amber Villa, Chief

Neighborhood Renewal Division (

617) 963-2452

The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General’s Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

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