Attorney Opportunities

Deputy Attorney General II/III – Tax Litigation Unit - Civil Law Division: Harrisburg (00114064)

An employee in this class provides varied legal services and advice on state and local tax matters of moderate or significant scope and complexity.  Work involves appellate litigation – representing the Commonwealth in state and local tax appeals filed in Commonwealth Court. The duties of this position involve all aspects of handling tax appeals including evaluating each appeal, determining the proper course of action, and working to a final resolution of each matter.  The successful candidate must possess excellent oral communication and writing skills and strong organizational skills to effectively manage a heavy caseload.  As a Deputy Attorney General II (DAG II) gains experience, work is performed with more independence.  A Deputy Attorney General III (DAG III) will work independently on most matters.
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Deputy Attorney General III – Bureau of Consumer Protection - Public Protection Division: Harrisburg (50381361)

An employee in this position provides varied legal services and advice on matters relative to the enforcement of the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, as well as other applicable consumer protection related laws and regulations.  A Deputy Attorney General III works independently on most matters to perform advanced professional work rendering legal services of a complex nature in cases of particular significance.  Work involves the entire spectrum of the legal process from legal analysis and enforcement actions to pre-trial and trial preparation, extensive motions practice, and related court appearances.
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Civil Litigation and Impact Litigation Sections – Honors Fellowship Attorney 2019 - Civil Law Division: Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia (20190602)

The Litigation Section represents the Commonwealth and its agencies, officials, and employees in a wide variety of lawsuits, usually in federal court, most of which concern the constitutionality of state statutes, the operation of state programs, the conduct of state law enforcement officers, the administration of state prisons, or the employment practices of state agencies. The Impact Litigation section represents the Commonwealth as a plaintiff in civil litigation and related matters involving issues of significant state and national importance, including matters regarding policies and actions of the federal government.
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Criminal Prosecutions Section – Honors Fellowship Attorney 2019 - Criminal Law Division: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh (20190601)

The Criminal Prosecutions Section investigates and prosecutes a wide range of criminal cases, ranging from misdemeanors to complex corrupt organizations and conspiracies to first-degree murder cases wherein the death penalty sought.
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Fair Labor and Civil Rights Enforcement Sections – Honors Fellowship Attorney 2019 - Public Protection Division: Harrisburg (20190603)

This placement will split time between two sections in the Public Protection Division. The Fair Labor Section utilizes the civil and criminal resources of the Office of the Attorney General to investigate and pursue actions to end wage theft and discriminatory practices in the workplace; works in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Bureau of Labor Law Compliance and the U.S. Department of Labor; engages in policy actions; and conducts public outreach to educate workers and the public regarding workers’ rights. The Civil Rights Enforcement Section enforces, and conducts outreach on, state and federal laws that protect the right of Pennsylvanians to be free from unlawful discrimination related to: employment and independent contracting; housing, commercial property, and related financing; public accommodations (including educational institutions); and other aspects of life. The Section also has authority to obtain civil injunctions under Pennsylvania’s Civil Redress Statute against continuing acts of ethnic intimidation, in consultation with the local district attorney.
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