Assistant Attorney General
Public Protection and 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 Division investigates and prosecutes civil rights cases in areas such as education, employment, health care, reproductive rights, housing, credit/lending, public accommodations, and the enjoyment of individual civil liberties. 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.
Duties and Responsibilities: 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 general 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.
When applying for this position, you will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should explain your particular interest in working on civil rights issues.
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.
The deadline through which you may apply to this posting is May 25, 2018.
Inquiries regarding position and status may be made to:
Rose Woods, Administrative Assistant
Civil Rights Division
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.
Applicants should have a minimum of four to six years of civil litigation experience in both state and federal courts, preferably including complex litigation involving questions of constitutional or administrative law. 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.