WASHINGTON STATE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
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.
The Washington State Office of the Attorney General has multiple Paralegal 1 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: Paralegal 1
What does a Paralegal 2 do?
Paralegal 1s, under the supervision of an assistant attorney general, performs paralegal work (e.g., analyzing facts, composing initial drafts of documents and pleadings, interviewing witnesses, etc.) on assigned cases or projects at an entry level. These positions possess sufficient knowledge, training and experience to perform work which, absent the paralegal, would for the most part be performed by an assistant attorney general.
Typical may include, but are not limited to:
- Apply legal and/or strategic criteria in developing and organizing litigation, investigation and research files and related documents; monitor case progress;
- Perform legal research using both manual and electronic means to gather, analyze, and shepardize information relevant to litigation regarding specific topics, statutes, case law, court rules, and legislative history;
- Schedule and prepare questions for depositions; summarize deposition content;
- Draft interrogatories, requests for documents and responses to same;
- Identify, compile and select documents and exhibits for discovery and trial;
- Take notes at depositions and/or trials;
- May testify at hearings and/or trials;
- Collect, organize and analyze factual information and documents related to litigation, potential litigation, or legal services to an agency/institution client; and
- Negotiate, under close supervision, claims with recurring or readily identifiable legal concepts or simple fact patterns; or claims of moderate monetary impact.
Paralegal 1 positions located in King County receive an additional 5% King County location pay stipend.
Option 1: Two years’ experience as a paralegal;
Option 2: Graduation from an accredited two-year paralegal course;
Option 3: Graduation from an accredited four-year college and completion of a nine-month paralegal program or one year paralegal experience.
Option 4: Three years’ experience as a legal secretary and 30 quarter or equivalent semester hours in non-secretarial legal courses which are normally part of a paralegal course at a college or community college.
Submit your application to multiple vacancies with a single application here: Paralegal 1
For additional information, contact Judith Vandergeest or by phone (360) 586-7691.