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The University of Arizona
James E. Rogers College of Law

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Job Posting--West Virginia Solicitor General's Office

The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office is accepting applications for positions in the Solicitor General group, including a junior/mid-level attorney and a mid- to senior-level attorney.  Excellent writing skills required; clerkship and appellate/administrative law litigation experience preferred.  Must be eligible to waive into the West Virginia Bar or be willing to sit for the West Virginia bar exam.  Positions are based out of Charleston, WV with some geographic flexibility within the State. 

All attorney in the SG group gain significant appellate, administrative, and general litigation experience.  The group practices at all levels in state and federal courts, including before the Supreme Court of the United States.  Attorneys in the group can expect oral argument experience in the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, as well as opportunities to present argument or second chair in federal appellate courts. 

The group is a small team, with all attorneys taking primary responsibility for their maters and contributing at highly substantive levels.  Responsibilities include primary drafting for major appellate briefs and administrative comments; coordinating multi-state efforts for amicus briefs and multi-state litigation; researching and drafting Attorney General Opinions; and researching and providing strategic advice on high-profile matters to the Attorney General and other constitutional officers. 

Applicants should submit their resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter to [email protected].  Any questions about the position may be directed to Solicitor General Lindsay See at [email protected]

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