Public Protection Attorney

The Public Protection Department is seeking to hire an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant Attorney General to provide legal representation to the State of Arkansas in matters involving utility dockets filed with the Public Service Commission and environmental issues affecting the State. Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Arkansas and should have a minimum of three years of post law school practice experience or the equivalent. A background in utilities or environmental law is preferred, although not mandatory.

To apply, submit a resume, writing sample and cover letter that includes salary requirement by 5 p.m. on February 28, 2020.

Civil Department Legal Assistant

All applicants for the Civil Department's legal assistant position must have significant paralegal experience to include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and five years of experience as a legal secretary, legal assistant or paralegal to be considered for employment. Additionally, applicants must have experience handling correspondence, calendaring, electronic filing, and propounding and organizing discovery for multiple attorneys.

The successful candidate must have advanced computer skills and the ability to prepare and finalize basic pleadings. All applicants should know how to create templates for pleadings and briefs for the Arkansas Appellate Courts and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Some experience with electronic filing, fax filing and trial-based software is preferred. All applicants must be able to type, edit and proofread documents.

To apply, submit the following items by 5 p.m. on March 13, 2020.

  • resume and three legal references;
  • copy of college transcript;
  • copy of paralegal certification (if applicable); and a
  • cover letter that includes salary requirement.

The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.

State of Arkansas job applications will not be accepted in lieu of resumes.

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

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
Human Resources
323 Center Street, Suite 200
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Fax: 501-682-3439


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