Washington State Paralegal Association

Legal Assistant - Washington State Attorney General - WA

06/22/2022 7:00 PM | Anonymous

Join an agency whose work impacts the lives of every resident of Washington State.
The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) touches the lives of every resident in this state.  We serve more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor.  The Office is comprised of nearly 700 attorneys and 800 professional staff, all working together to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to Washington state officials, agencies, and entities.  This includes:

  • Economic justice and consumer protections (safeguarding consumers, protecting youth, seniors, and other vulnerable populations)
  • Social justice and civil rights (addressing discrimination, environmental protection, and veteran and military resources)
  • Criminal justice and public safety (investigative and prosecutorial support, financial crimes)
  • And much more!

Our agency also has national reach, representing the State of Washington before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals and trial courts in all cases that involve the state’s interest.  If you want to make a difference, we may be the perfect fit for you!   Learn more about the AGO here.  

Commitment to Diversity
Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO

One recent measure of the AGO's commitment to diversity can be found in its nomination for Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network's "Outstanding Agency Award" in 2019.  Our commitment to employee wellness is reflected in earning the 2021 Zo8 Washington Wellness Award.

Position Information

The Washington State Office of the Attorney General has multiple vacancies throughout the state. You may select the location(s) for which you wish to be considered by submitting a single application. 

Click here for additional information and the application: Legal Assistant 3

What does a Legal Assistant 3 do?

A Legal Assistant 3 is the backbone of our legal support staff! They are the senior level of our Legal Assistant series, not only providing expert services in supporting division attorneys but also training, leading and mentoring lower level staff to assist in their career growth.

Our Legal Assistants enable their assigned attorneys to focus on the clients' needs. They perform complex legal support functions that may include:

  • Serving as a divisions critical events reader applying court rules
  • Applying specialized knowledge of various court rules related to legal practice subject matter and court filing procedures
  • Independently composing correspondence for attorney's signature
  • Conducting legal research on specific issues
  • Providing assistance to attorneys during trial
  • And so much more! 

We wouldn't be the best public law office in the nation without you!


Option 1: High School diploma or equivalent and four years of experience in a legal environment in support of an attorney, administrative law judge(s), review judge(s) or equivalent;
Option 2: One year as a Legal Assistant 2;
Option 3: A two-year degree in Legal Secretary Studies, Paralegal Studies or related field of study plus 2 years of legal office experience. A Bachelor's degree may substitute for the Legal Secretary or Paralegal degree.

Submit your application to multiple vacancies with a single application here: Legal Assistant 3

For additional information, contact Judith Vandergeest or by phone (360) 586-7691.

Washington State Paralegal Association
19540 International Blvd., Ste. 105
SeaTac, WA 98188



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