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Attorney General job description

An Attorney General is a professional who serves as the counselor to state government agencies and legislatures to represent the interests of the public. 

Use this Attorney General job description to advertise your vacancies and find qualified candidates. Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs.

Attorney General responsibilities include:

  • Representing the state and state agencies before state and federal courts 
  • Issuing formal opinions to state agencies 
  • Acting as public advocates in areas such as child support enforcement, consumer protection, antitrust, and utility regulation

Job brief

We are looking for an Attorney General to join our team and represent the interests of our state by serving as an advisor to state legislators and other public officials. 

Attorney General responsibilities include enforcing federal and state laws, providing legal counsel in federal cases, and interpreting laws that govern various state and federal institutions. 

Ultimately, you will work directly with legislators and other government officials to help interpret laws and represent the interests of the public. 


  • Supervise and direct the administration and operation of the offices, boards, divisions, and bureaus that comprise the Department
  • Furnish advice and opinions on legal matters to the President and the Cabinet and to the heads of the executive departments and agencies of the government, as provided by law
  • Make recommendations to the President concerning appointments to federal judicial positions and to positions within the Department, including U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals
  • Represent or supervise the representation of the United States Government in the Supreme Court of the United States and all other courts, foreign and domestic, in which the United States is a party or has an interest as may be deemed appropriate
  • Perform or supervise the performance of other duties required by statute or Executive Order

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as an Attorney General or similar role
  • Experience practicing law based on the state or federal jurisdiction 
  • Receive an appointment from the state senate as required by local laws
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as an Attorney General

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