The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking two qualified attorneys to work in the Criminal Appeals Section of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Division primarily handling criminal appeals and habeas corpus litigation.  We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, work-life balance, and an attractive compensation package inclusive of paid time off, paid holidays, health/dental/life insurance, retirement and more.

 

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL (00193, 00268)

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

CRIMINAL JUSTICE & PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION

CRIMINAL APPEALS SECTION

 

DUTIES:  Responsibilities include representing the Commonwealth in criminal appeals in the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Virginia and in the Supreme Court of the United States.  In addition, this attorney will handle habeas corpus and other post-trial litigation at all judicial levels in both state and federal courts.  Some overnight travel will be required.  Duties also include advice and assistance on other matters related to criminal law and procedure, including legislative issues before the Virginia General Assembly.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  The candidate should have a good academic record, as well as demonstrated excellent legal writing, research and oral communication skills, and possess superior analytical ability, objectivity and maturity of judgment.  At least one year of experience as a licensed attorney is required and one to three years of judicial law clerk, trial or appellate experience is highly desirable.  Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and be admitted to the Virginia State Bar or eligible for admission.

 

SALARY:  Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

TO APPLY:  Please apply on-line at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com.  Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  To ensure timely consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

 

 

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