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Assistant Attorney General

Posted 2 years ago

Attorney General Keith Ellison is accepting resumes on a rolling basis from attorneys at all levels of experience who are interested in a career of public service and representing the government in significant lawsuits to help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity and respect. 

Assistant Attorneys General appear on behalf of the State of Minnesota in administrative, state, and federal district and appellate courts in a wide variety of case types.  The work of the Office of the Attorney General protects public safety, everyday consumers and workers, the environment, and the State and its various agencies and boards.  Attorneys can expect excellent litigation experience in handling their own cases and helping to build and create a better, safer, and more equitable Minnesota. 


Applicants should be committed to public service on behalf of all Minnesotans, have demonstrable litigation or law school experience, strong research, writing, and communications skills, good work ethic, character and judgement, and a strong professional drive. 

Why Work with Us  

The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison — one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices — has a clear mission: we help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect.  We are a dynamic group of dedicated professionals who could all work elsewhere but choose public service as a calling, and we’re actively building an internal culture that supports that calling.  

We offer a great benefits package!  The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long-term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.  

Service with the Office may qualify applicants to have part of their student loans forgiven under the federal student loan forgiveness program that applies to state government employees. (For more information, visit 


Cover letters, resumes, along with writing samples not to exceed 5 pages will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should detail your relevant experience, academic credentials, and preferred practice areas/divisions where you would like to be considered.  Please send materials to: 

Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
Attention:  June Walsh
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Suite 102 
St. Paul, MN  55155

Note:  The Attorney General’s Office greatly encourages, celebrates and values diversity. It is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or military status. If you need reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call June Walsh at (651) 757-1199 or (800) 627-3529 (Minnesota Relay).

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