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Administrative Positions

The Attorney General's Office employs approximately 170 individuals in a wide variety of positions. Office policy is to utilize the state merit system to the fullest extent possible to meet staffing needs. Therefore, most positions require prospective employees to be listed on the state employment registers with the State Personnel Department

To inquire about administrative positions, please contact:

Kimberly Dyrendahl
Attorney General's Office
Administrative Services Division
(334) 353-1819

Legal Positions

The Attorney General's Office is the most diverse law firm in the state. As can be seen from the division description pages, attorneys in the office handle a wide range of legal issues, at both the trial and appellate level, as well as other types of legal work for the State. Our office periodically recruits attorneys who are willing to assist us in fulfilling our mission.

The office provides two types of legal opportunities -- Attorneys and Law Clerks. In most instances, our Chief Deputy, Alice Martin, screens and interviews applicants. Based on information collected during the interview process, employment recommendations are given to the Attorney General.

Attorneys
The office employs approximately 80 in-house attorneys and oversees the legal work of more than 100 attorneys across the state. The office has a number of division specialities ranging from criminal prosecution to civil constitutional defense to environmental law. All applicants must be members of the Alabama State Bar or are sitting for the bar exam.

To inquire about legal positions, please contact:

Karen Guthrie, ACP
kguthrie@ago.state.al.us
Executive Assistant to
Chief Deputy 
Attorney General Alice H. Martin
P.O. Box 300152
Montgomery, AL 36130-0152

(334) 353-4708

Summer Clerkship Program

Each year, the Attorney General’s Office takes into service approximately 30 law students for its summer clerkship program.  Students selected for the program spend six weeks in the Office during either the first or second half of summer.  Our clerks are assigned to one of the Office’s seven legal divisions, where they work side-by-side with division attorneys to gain experience with the unique work handled by “the State’s law firm.”

The Attorney General’s Office participates in on-campus interviews at Cumberland School of Law and the University of Alabama School of Law, and recruits from other law schools across the southeast via postings on career services management systems (such as Symplicity).  We also accept applications from students through our website. Previous clerk classes have included students from Cumberland, the University of Alabama, Vanderbilt, the University of Virginia, Emory, the University of Georgia, the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), and Tulane.

The dates for this year’s summer clerkship terms are as follows: 

  • Session I:   May 16, 2016 - June 24, 2016
  • Session II:  June 27, 2016 - August 5, 2016 

To apply for a clerkship with our Office, please email a copy of your resume, transcript, and a writing sample to clerkapp@ago.state.al.us.  The application deadline for the 2016 clerkship program is February 19, 2016. 

For more information about the program, contact: 

Laura Howell
lhowell@ago.state.al.us
Attorney General's Office
P.O. Box 300152
Montgomery, AL 36130-0152
(334) 353-1018