Attorney General Martha Coakley is looking for an exceptional and highly motivated attorney to join her Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Office in New Bedford as an Assistant Attorney General to handle a broad range of civil litigation.

Primary Duties:  Responsible for affirmative civil litigation, including civil rights, consumer protection, the Office’s Abandoned Housing Initiative and other civil litigation. The civil rights litigation includes enforcement of state and federal civil rights laws in areas such as housing, public accommodation, employment, First Amendment, and hate crimes.  The consumer litigation includes enforcement of state and federal consumer protection laws from investigation through trial.  The Abandoned Housing Initiative enforces receivership actions against homes left abandoned as a result of foreclosures.  Civil litigation may also include representing the Commonwealth in tort, contract and administrative law claims.  Responsibilities may include speaking at training programs and participating in community outreach projects.  The Assistant Attorney General’s primary focus will be in the Southeastern Massachusetts region but at times may work directly on matters with members of the Attorney General’s other offices. 

Position Requirements:   Three to five years of full-time legal experience, including civil trial experience, is preferred. Strong analytical, organizational, writing and oral advocacy skills are essential. You must be a member of the Massachusetts Bar with a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.

Bureau/Division:          Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Office

Supervisor:                  Steve Marshalek, Southeastern Massachusetts Division Chief

Salary:                         Commensurate with experience; to be discussed at time of interview

Apply by submitting cover letter & resume to:                       

                                                            Pamela A. Spang

                                                            Recruitment and Hiring Coordinator

                                                            Office of the Attorney General

                                                            Human Resources Office

                                                            One Ashburton Place, 18th floor

                                                            Boston, MA 02108


Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to:


                                                            Steve Marshalek, Southeastern Massachusetts Division Chief

                                                            (508) 742-4511


This Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

The Office actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce.