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The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer. Our office strives to offer the most competitive benefits packages possible.  Those compensation packages include base salary, group health insurance, vacation time, sick time, 401k (ARDiamond), retirement (APERS) benefits, and student loan benefits (PSLF) to eligible employees.
State of Arkansas job applications will not be accepted in lieu of resumes.
Resumes received after the deadline will not be considered.

Currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

ASSISTANT SOLICITOR GENERAL – OFFICE OF SOLICITOR GENERAL
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL – STATE AGENCY DIVISION
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL – CRIMINAL DIVISION
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL – PUBLIC PROTECTION DIVISION
PARALEGAL – MEDICAID FRAUD DIVISION
LEGAL ASSISTANT – MEDICAID FRAUD DIVISION
TRANSCRIPTIONIST | LEGAL SUPPORT ASSISTANT – MEDICAID DIVISION
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL – SPECIAL PROSECUTIONS DIVISION
LEGAL ASSISTANT | PARALEGAL – CIVIL DIVISION


Details on positions can be found at the bottom of the page.

Apply by submitting required information and documents at one of the following options:

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin
Human Resources
323 Center Street, Suite 200
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
positions@arkansasag.gov
Fax: 501-682-3439


Employment Application

  • Cover letter should include position applying for and salary requirements. (.pdf, .doc, or .docx file requested)
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 600 MB.
  • Please attach your resume (.pdf, .doc, or .docx file requested)
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 600 MB.

ASSISTANT SOLICITOR GENERAL – OFFICE OF SOLICITOR GENERAL

Join an elite team of lawyers at the forefront of Arkansas’s legal landscape. Our Office offers a dynamic, fast-paced environment where cutting-edge legal issues are debated and litigated daily. If you’re a brilliant, talented lawyer passionate about the law and looking to make a significant impact, this is the place for you.

**Position Overview**:

As an Assistant Solicitor General, you’ll play a key role in representing Arkansas in appellate litigation, shaping the future of our state’s jurisprudence. You’ll work alongside some of the brightest legal minds in the state and across the nation, tackling complex cases that matter to our citizens, our state and the nation’s future. 

**Key Responsibilities**

  1. Represent Arkansas in appellate courts, including the Arkansas Supreme Court, Federal Appellate Courts and potentially the U.S. Supreme Court. Immediate opportunity to argue in the Eighth Circuit and the Arkansas Supreme Court. 
  2. Research, draft, and present persuasive appellate briefs and oral arguments.
  3. Collaborate with the Solicitor General and other Assistant Solicitors General to determine strategic approaches to cases.
  4. Advise and consult with other Attorney General Office divisions on appellate issues, including strategic and critical litigation at the trial level.
  5. Stay updated on significant legal developments and provide insight to the Solicitor General and Attorney General Tim Griffin on potential implications for the U.S. and Arkansas.
  6. Participate in moot courts and provide feedback to colleagues preparing for oral arguments.

**Qualifications**:

  1. Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
  2. License to practice law in Arkansas or ability to obtain a license quickly.
  3. Proven experience in appellate litigation; clerkship experience is a plus.
  4. Elite writing, research, and oral advocacy skills.
  5. Exceptional academic record: Attendance at a top-ranked law school and experience from a federal clerkship, national law firm, or public interest is strongly favored. 
  6. Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities.
  7. Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.

**Benefits**:

  • Competitive salary with state benefits in a state with the 4th lowest cost of living in the U.S. 
  • Opportunity for professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Chance to work on high-profile cases that shape Arkansas and the national legal landscape.
  • Dynamic and supportive working environment.

Alumni of the Office include:

  • A federal district court judge.
  • Lawyers working for a religious-liberty organization and D.C.-based law firm.
  • A U.S. Supreme Court clerk.

Current members of the Office include:

  • Former DC-based practitioners.
  • A former federal official.
  • Multiple former federal court of appeals clerks.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to positions@arkansasag.gov.

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL – STATE AGENCY DIVISION

The Office of Attorney General Tim Griffin is seeking to hire an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the State Agencies Division. 

Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Arkansas and should have significant experience with the Administrative Procedures Act and Freedom of Information Act. Knowledge of legal principles and practices relevant to administrative hearings, licensing, statutory interpretation, and agency rules is preferred. 

The attorney hired for this position will provide legal representation to the State of Arkansas’s agencies, boards, and commissions through their administrative processes and agency matters. Additional duties include providing director and agency attorneys education related to rule promulgation, Administrative Procedures Act, Freedom of Information Act, and employment law.

This position requires daily in-office presence and the ability to travel in and out of state overnight occasionally.  The applicant must be self-motivated to work collaboratively in a professional environment, exercise sound judgment, and communicate effectively. Assistant Attorneys General work under the supervision of Senior and Deputy Attorneys General.

Please submit a current résumé, a writing sample, and a cover letter that includes your salary requirement.

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL – CRIMINAL DIVISION

The Office of Attorney General Tim Griffin is seeking to hire an attorney to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division.  Come and be a part of a dynamic team that passionately works to see that justice is served in the final criminal review process.  This position offers research, writing, litigation, and oral advocacy opportunities.

Responsibilities include: preparation of responses to habeas corpus petitions in the United States District Courts and state courts; writing appellate briefs for the Arkansas appellate courts, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals; conducting evidentiary hearings in the federal district courts and state courts; and presenting oral arguments to the Arkansas appellate courts and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The position involves death penalty litigation.  Litigation experience and criminal law experience are preferred.  Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience. 

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL – PUBLIC PROTECTION DIVISION

The Office of Attorney General Tim Griffin is seeking to hire an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the Public Protection Division. 

Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Arkansas and should have significant motion practice, discovery, and deposition experience. Plaintiff’s class action work, antitrust, data privacy, knowledge of legal principles and practices relevant to the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, or other consumer protection statutes and regulations, and/or complex civil litigation experience are preferred.  Assistant Attorneys General in the Consumer Protection Division carry a significant caseload. Successful applicants must be effective managers of their time and able to prioritize and delegate tasks. 

The attorney hired for this position will provide legal representation to the State of Arkansas in matters involving deceptive business practices, data privacy, antitrust, and matters affecting the interests of consumers. Additional duties include providing consumer education to the public, working with other state agencies, drafting legislation, and engaging with businesses and industry to maintain high standards of honesty and fair business practices in the advertisement and sale of consumer goods and services.  

This position requires daily in-office presence and the ability to travel in and out of state overnight occasionally.  The applicant must be self-motivated to work collaboratively in a professional environment, exercise sound judgment, and communicate effectively.  Assistant Attorneys General work under the supervision of Senior and Deputy Attorneys General.

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and graduation from an accredited four year college or university and Juris Doctorate.  Licensed to practice law in the State of Arkansas.

Prefer at least 3-5 years experience in related field.

PARALEGAL – MEDICAID FRAUD DIVISION

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking to hire an experienced paralegal to join the dynamic team in the Medicaid Fraud Division. The Medicaid Fraud Division is a unique team in that it can prosecute both criminal and civil cases, including Medicaid fraud and false claims, as well as abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable persons. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of an associate degree with training in paralegal studies. All applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience as a legal assistant, legal secretary, or paralegal to be considered for the position.

All candidates should have experience drafting correspondence and discovery, maintaining electronic calendars for attorneys, and preparing documents for trail. All candidates must be able to proficiently use all basic computer programs including Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat Professional. Candidates should also have experience using the state and federal court’s filing systems.

All candidates must have verifiable experience successfully working with multiple attorneys in a fast paced and document intensive environment.  All candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the process of a lawsuit. The ideal candidate will have experience reviewing complaints and preparing responses to interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and requests for admissions.

LEGAL ASSISTANT – MEDICAID FRAUD DIVISION

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking to hire an experienced legal assistant to join the dynamic team in the Medicaid Fraud Division. The Medicaid Fraud Division is a unique team in that it can prosecute both criminal and civil cases, including Medicaid fraud and false claims, as well as abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable persons. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of an associate degree. All applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience as a legal assistant, legal secretary, or the equivalent to be considered for the position.

All candidates should have experience drafting correspondence, scheduling client meetings, and maintaining electronic calendars for attorneys. All candidates must be able to proficiently use all basic computer programs including Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat Professional. Candidates should also have experience using the state and federal court’s filing systems.

All candidates must have verifiable experience successfully working with multiple attorneys in a fast paced and document intensive environment.  All candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the process of a lawsuit. The ideal candidate will have experience reviewing complaints and preparing responses to interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and requests for admissions.

TRANSCRIPTIONIST | LEGAL SUPPORT ASSISTANT – MEDICAID DIVISION

The Attorney General of Arkansas Tim Griffin is seeking to hire a Transcriptionist / Legal Support Assistant to serve as a Transcriptionist / Legal Assistant in the Medicaid Division.  This position requires excellent transcription skills.  Responsibilities include transcribing all statements taken by the unit investigators.

The Transcriptionist / Legal Support Assistant may also be required to organize medical records for the investigators, answer the phone and perform other common clerical duties. Candidates must have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Excellent clerical skills including typing, data entry, and organizational skills.  Familiar with the Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to learn and use new databases and case management systems. Must have Transcriptionist experience. Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience.

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL – SPECIAL PROSECUTIONS DIVISION

The Office of Attorney General Tim Griffin is seeking to hire an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the Special Prosecutions Division.

The Assistant Attorney General will work under the direct supervision of the Deputy Attorney General over the Special Prosecutions Division (SPD). This is a fast-paced position that involves coordinating with other highly-skilled individuals in the Office of the Attorney General to generate solutions to issues that arise in the criminal justice field. Attorneys work side by side with Special Agents in the Special Investigations Division (SID). SID is responsible for investigating cybercrimes, human trafficking, organized retail crime, election fraud, and public integrity. Both SPD and SID often work hand in hand with local, state, and federal partners in operations, training, and investigations. Special Prosecutions Attorneys assist with legal matters related to ongoing investigations, including reviewing search warrants and issuing subpoenas. Additionally, our attorneys litigate cases originating from our office as Special Prosecuting Attorneys.  Our attorneys also coordinate with local prosecutors around the State to assist in local prosecutions when requested as a special prosecuting attorney.

Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Arkansas and should demonstrate outstanding abilities in legal research, writing, and trial advocacy. They should have a history of producing work that is thorough, accurate, and timely.  Candidates should show a commitment to being a lifelong learner who is always growing in knowledge, communication skills, and interpersonal abilities. More than two years prosecutorial experience is required.

The attorney hired for this position is responsible for advising the Special Investigations Division Special Agents in legal matters. They will assist or serve as Special Deputy Prosecuting Attorney throughout the State. They will research cases and statutes related to investigations or prosecutions.

This position requires daily in-office presence and the ability to travel in and out of state with overnight stays occasionally. The applicant must be self-motivated to work collaboratively in a professional environment, exercise sound judgment, and communicate effectively.

LEGAL ASSISTANT | PARALEGAL- CIVIL DIVISION

The Attorney General of Arkansas Tim Griffin is seeking to hire a Legal Assistant/Paralegal for the Civil Litigation Division.

The Civil Litigation Division is responsible for litigating on behalf of the State’s interests in Arkansas State Circuit Courts, Arkansas State Claims Commission, and Federal District Courts, as well as briefing appeals to the Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Some of the duties and responsibilities as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal are meeting with attorneys, clients, and other professionals to discuss assigned cases or projects. Drafting legal documents including routine pleadings and motions, affidavits, and discovery. Researching and analyzing statutes, regulations, legal articles, judicial decisions, and other legal sources; providing a written analysis to attorneys. Interviewing clients and witnesses and preparing summaries of their statements. Prepares, organizes, stores, and retrieves case files, which may include evidence, exhibits, depositions, pleadings, and other items. Assists attorneys with trial preparation, which may include attending trials and hearings. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Candidates should have experience drafting correspondence, scheduling meetings, calendaring deadlines, maintaining files, and arranging virtual and telephonic meetings. Candidates must be able to proficiently use all basic computer programs including Microsoft Suite and Adobe Acrobat Professional. Candidates should have excellent verbal and written skills, interpersonal skills, and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. Candidates should also be familiar with the state and federal courts’ filing systems.

Candidates must have verifiable experience successfully working with multiple attorneys in a fast-paced environment.  The ideal candidate will have experience reviewing documents for filing, experience working with outside printers and vendors, and experience handling travel arrangements and reimbursements, and be detail oriented. 

Candidates must have at least an associate degree in Paralegal Studies or related field required, bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies or related field preferred. Paralegal certificate preferred. Some related experience preferred. When applying, please email a current resume with a minimum salary requirement, three professional references, and a cover letter