Attorneys – Solicitor General Division: The West Virginia Attorney General's Office is accepting applications for mid- and senior-level positions in the Solicitor General’s group. Excellent writing skills required; clerkship and appellate/administrative law litigation experience preferred. Must have an active West Virginia bar license or be eligible for state bar membership, and candidates should have 3+ years litigation experience (including clerkship(s)). Positions are based out of Charleston.
As the SG oversees all civil and criminal appeals involving the State of West Virginia, the SG group’s appellate-heavy docket spans all practice areas across the Office. The group also works on statewide and national matters involving federalism, matters of first impression, and other significant issues for the State. Attorneys 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 U.S. Supreme Court. Attorneys can expect oral argument experience in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, as well as some federal court opportunities. The group is a small team, with all attorneys contributing at highly substantive levels. Responsibilities include primary drafting for appellate briefs, dispositive motions, and administrative comments; drafting Attorney General opinions; and researching and providing strategic advice on high-profile matters to the Attorney General and other constitutional officers. More senior positions include editing responsibility and helping to develop and drive litigation strategy.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, list of references, and two writing samples (not edited by others or with a note explaining extent of edits) to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Assistant Solicitor General" in the subject line.
The West Virginia Attorney General is seeking qualified individuals to help ensure that the State of West Virginia, State agencies, and other entities receive top-flight legal advice and representation. As the State's law firm, the Office of the Attorney General has a duty to the people of West Virginia to meet the highest professional standards, maintain a commitment to excellence, and zealously serve the public.