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Deputy Solicitor General

Date Open:  Immediately                                  

Date Closed:  Until filled

Title:  Deputy 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 a senior attorney for our Solicitor General Unit.

Position Summary:

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. Attorneys in the Solicitor General Unit work to challenge federal actions that unlawfully infringe on the Tenth Amendment and other state prerogatives.

Duties for a Deputy Solicitor General include supervising other attorneys, brief writing, presenting oral argument, managing cases, working in teams for 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.

Qualifications:

Applicants need at least 5 years of legal experience. 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 and experience litigating complex legal cases at a high level 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.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.

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.