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Assistant Attorney General

Springfield, MA
Full-time

Attorney General Maura Healey is looking for an attorney dedicated to serving the public’s interest who will join her Western Massachusetts Regional Office (Springfield) as an Assistant Attorney General for its Government Bureau, with primary responsibilities within both its Administrative Law Division, and its Trial Division. Attorneys from diverse personal and professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Government Bureau represents over 100 state agencies, the Governor, state constitutional officers, and other state officials in a broad range of civil litigation.

Primary Duties

Within the Administrative Law Division: The defense of constitutional and other legal challenges to state statutes and regulations; suits that challenge the implementation of state policies and programs; and actions for judicial review of the decisions of state administrative agencies. The Administrative Law Division also initiates litigation on behalf of state agencies, where necessary, to support their programs or assist their regulatory activities.

Within the Trial Division: The representation and defense of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, its agencies, and employees in a wide variety of civil lawsuits, including tort, contract, eminent domain, employment, and civil rights cases.

The successful candidate will maintain a significant active caseload and will assume responsibility for all phases of litigation, including jury and bench trials, mediations, appellate advocacy, discovery, and motion practice in both the Superior and Federal Courts.

Position Requirements

Litigation experience, including the ability to independently handle complex litigation in the trial and appellate courts, is necessary for the successful applicant. At least five years of litigation experience is preferred. Applicants should also have a strong interest in public service and in working in a collaborative and supportive fast-paced public sector law office. The breadth of an applicant’s experiences and commitment to public service will be considered, together with the applicant’s written and oral legal-analytical skills and familiarity with constitutional law, administrative law, civil procedure, and appellate procedure. An applicant must be a member of the Massachusetts bar and the bar of the USDC of Massachusetts (or be willing to become a member of the federal bar upon hire.) 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

Salary is based on J.D. year and experience.

Application Process

To apply for this position, visit the AGO website at www.mass.gov/ago/employment to register, 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

Samantha Ross, Managing Administrative Assistant

Western Mass Regional Office

(413) 523-7741

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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