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ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL

PUBLIC PROTECTION & ADVOCACY BUREAU

CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION

Attorney General Maura Healey is looking for an attorney to review, investigate, and prosecute civil rights cases in state and federal courts. The Assistant Attorney General could be located in Boston, Worcester, or Springfield (the selected candidate’s preference will be considered) and will be part of the Attorney General's Civil Rights Division.  The Civil Rights Division investigates and prosecutes statutory and constitutional civil rights violations in areas such as housing, public accommodations, employment, education, immigration, health care, criminal justice, and marriage and family rights.  These cases involve challenging and complex enforcement initiatives, coordination with other state agencies and federal authorities, policy development, and close work with community and advocacy groups.

Primary Duties: The Assistant Attorney General will review and mediate complaints from members of the public; investigate cases, pursue settlements, and bring litigation; and conduct outreach with community and advocacy groups, including through speaking engagements and attendance at community meetings.  This Assistant Attorney General will be particularly involved in the Division’s intake process and participating in and overseeing support staff and interns in investigating, researching, and mediating consumer complaints relating to civil rights issues.  The Assistant Attorney General’s job duties may require occasional travel, as well as attendance at events outside of regular work hours.

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 www.mass.gov/ago/employment 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. A cover letter and resume must be provided to complete your application.

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

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.

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL

PUBLIC PROTECTION & ADVOCACY BUREAU

CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION

Attorney General Maura Healey is looking for an attorney to review, investigate, and prosecute civil rights cases in state and federal courts. The…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 5, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 29, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Salary is based on JD year and experience.

Benefits

Generous employee benefits.

Generous employee benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

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

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

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
McCormack Building, 1 Ashburton Pl 18th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Human Resources Div

How to Apply

Application Process: To apply for this position, visit the AGO website at www.mass.gov/ago/employment 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. A cover letter and resume must be provided to complete your application.  

Application Process: To apply for this position, visit the AGO website at www.mass.gov/ago/employment to register and create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit…

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