Career Opportunities

About the Office

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the State of Minnesota. The Office of the Attorney General represents the State of Minnesota on important legal matters that make a difference in the lives of our citizens and establishes and effectuates the legal policy for the State of Minnesota. The Office’s work involves significant and challenging constitutional, statutory, and enforcement matters.

Current Openings

Assistant Attorney General
Attorney General Keith Ellison is accepting resumes on a rolling basis from attorneys at all levels of experience who are interested in a career of public service and representing the government in significant lawsuits to help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity and respect.

Assistant Attorney General - Education Division
The Attorney General’s Office, recently recognized by the Star Tribune as a 2021 Top Workplace, seeks an experienced trial attorney to join its Education Division which is housed in the Solicitor General’s Section of the Office. The lawyer’s primary caseload will involve representing the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities in lawsuits and administrative proceedings.

Assistant Attorney General - State Agencies Division
The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is accepting resumes from experienced attorneys to join the State Agencies Division of the Office. Attorneys in the State Agencies Division represent a variety of State agencies including the Minnesota Departments of Health, Labor and Industry, Corrections, Human Rights, and Veterans Affairs.

Assistant Attorney General - Transportation Division
The Attorney General’s Office seeks an experienced trial attorney to join its Transportation Division which is housed in the Health & Safety Section of the Office. Attorneys in the Transportation Division primarily represent the Minnesota Department of Transportation (“MnDOT”) and other State agencies on matters involving land acquisition and use, highway construction, and contract disputes involving the construction and maintenance of highways, public buildings, and other infrastructure.

Consumer Analyst
The Office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is seeking qualified consumer analysts to assist the Office to improve access to justice, fairness and opportunity for Minnesota residents in a wide variety of matters including the following: debt collection, employment, utilities, medical billing, and housing. Analysts are primarily responsible for answering the Office’s Consumer Assistance Hotline and providing information to Minnesotans on a range of inquiries and assisting in resolving disputes when possible. This position also involves preparing responses to correspondence the Office receives from the public.

Criminal Appellate Attorney
The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is seeking an attorney with at least 10 years of experience practicing criminal law as a prosecutor, defense attorney, or appellate practitioner. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified professional to join a highly committed team that handles important public safety and legal matters for the State of Minnesota. Duties of the position will primarily include representing the prosecution in appeals of felony convictions in the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

Law Librarian
The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is accepting resumes from individuals with experience in library operations including development of law library resources, contract negotiation, and initiating and monitoring library services. This position will assist library users in locating and acquiring materials, including accessing, filing, and circulating digital and hardcopy materials; maintaining library systems and processes; training and advising users on systems and processes; and performing related work as required. 

Legal Secretary / Legal Administrative Assistant
The Minnesota Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the State of Minnesota and is currently seeking candidates to fill four full-time Legal Secretary/Legal Administrative Assistant vacancies in the Education Division, Transportation Division, Health &Teacher Licensing Division, and the Postconviction Division of the office.

The Attorney General’s Office greatly encourages, celebrates and values diversity.  It is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or military status.  If you need reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call June Walsh at (651) 757-1199 or (800) 627-3529 (Minnesota Relay).