Primary Duties: Serve as primary attorney in the office defending the public in adverse title claims and seeking enforcement of the public’s rights in public land. Representation and defense of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, its agencies, and employees in other civil lawsuits, including tort, contract, eminent domain, employment, and civil rights cases. Maintain an active caseload, including assuming responsibility for drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, taking and defending depositions, preparing and arguing dispositive motions, and trying cases in the Land and Superior and Courts.
Position Requirements: Minimum 5 of years of relevant civil litigation experience is required of all candidates. Significant experience handling real estate litigation preferred. Strong academic credentials as well as excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Seeking individuals who are highly motivated and who desire to work in a fast paced public sector law office. Prior legal experience in at least one of the following substantive areas is preferred : personal injury, contracts, eminent domain, civil rights, or employment matters. Valid Massachusetts driving license is required. Individual must be a member of the Massachusetts bar.
Bureau/Division: Government Bureau/Trial Division
Supervisor: Helene Kazanjian, Division Chief
Salary: Commensurate with experience; to be discussed at interview.
Application Process: Internal candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to Pamela Spang, Recruitment and Hiring Coordinator, at Pamela.Spang@state.ma.us OR by applying online through the AGO’s Employment and Recruitment website. To apply online, visit the website via this link to register, create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application. External candidates may only apply online using the AGO’s Employment and Recruitment website.
Inquiries regarding position and status may be made to:
Helene Kazanjian, Trial Division Chief