Search

Job

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL

Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General


New
|
Published 25 days ago

December 14, 2020
November 29, 2020
Salary is based on JD year and experience.

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL

PUBLIC PROTECTION & ADVOCACY BUREAU/CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION

Attorney General Maura Healey is looking for an experienced attorney to investigate and prosecute civil rights cases in state and federal courts. The Assistant Attorney General will be located in the Boston office 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 conduct investigations; litigate cases in state and federal court; develop policy initiatives; review and mediate complaints from members of the public; review and draft amicus briefs and proposed legislation; and conduct outreach with community and advocacy groups, including through speaking engagements and attendance at community meetings. 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 should have a minimum of four years of civil investigation and litigation experience, preferably, including large-scale investigations and complex litigation. Prior litigation experience in the area of civil rights or comparable impact litigation is preferred. Must be a member of the Massachusetts bar.

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 or Portuguese, is very helpful.

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 Civil Rights Division interacts with individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds. We seek an individual with the ability to understand diverse perspectives and interact with constituents and community members with empathy and sensitivity. 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.

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 experienced attorney to investigate and prosecute civil rights cases in state and federal…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Four years of civil investigation and litigation experience, preferably, including large-scale investigations and complex litigation. Prior litigation experience in the area of civil rights or comparable impact litigation is preferred. Must be a member of the Massachusetts bar. 

Four years of civil investigation and litigation experience, preferably, including large-scale investigations and complex litigation. Prior litigation experience in the…

Location

Boston, MA

How to Apply

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.  

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…

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.