Date Open: Immediately
Date Closed: Until filled
Title: Assistant Solicitor General
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Location: Oklahoma City, OK or Tulsa, OK
The Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General is currently seeking both junior and senior attorneys for our Solicitor General Unit. This is a unique opportunity for smart and dedicated attorneys to serve the public, appear before the highest courts in Oklahoma and the United States, and help establish precedent on the most important constitutional issues of our time.
The Solicitor General Unit represents the interests of the State of Oklahoma in appeals in state and federal court, including at the Oklahoma Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court. The Unit also litigates constitutional issues, such as the defense of state laws, in trial courts. The Solicitor General Unit plays a key role in the State’s interaction with the federal government, other States, and Native American Tribes, through litigation, amicus briefs, official letters, and cooperative efforts.
In 2021, the Oklahoma Legislature enacted House Bill 1236, which created within the Attorney General’s Office the State Reserved Powers Protection Unit. The new Unit will “monitor and evaluate any action by the federal government to determine if such actions are in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.” Attorneys in the Solicitor General Unit will work in this new Unit to challenge federal actions that unlawfully infringe on state prerogatives.
Duties for attorneys in these units include brief writing, presenting oral argument, managing cases, and working in teams on the State’s most important cases, and suggesting and pursuing ideas on proactive litigation to advance the State’s interests. The successful candidate will have outstanding legal judgment, excellent writing skills, and be able to effectively and professionally research, prepare, analyze and understand complex information and legal issues. Some travel will be required.
Applicants must be licensed to practice in the State of Oklahoma, or be willing to become licensed at the next available opportunity. Strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills are required. Clerkship experience is preferred, but not required.
All applicants must agree in writing to complete, and satisfactorily pass, a thorough background investigation by the Office of Attorney General.
How to apply:
A writing sample must accompany a resume to be considered. Please send resume and writing sample to [email protected] and indicate which particular position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.
The Oklahoma Office of Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer. All individuals are welcome to seek employment with the Oklahoma Office of Attorney General regardless of race, sex, color, age, national origin, genetic information, religion, or disability, so long as the disability does not render the person unable to perform the essential functions of the position for which employed with or without a reasonable accommodation. All employees of the Oklahoma Office of Attorney General are “at will” employees.