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Wisconsin Special Assistant Attorney General

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) is in search of a highly motivated and talented individual to join our Division of Legal Services (DLS) as a Special Assistant Attorney General. The selected candidate will work in the Public Protection Unit in connection with a legal fellowship sponsored by the New York University School of Law State Energy & Environmental Impact Center (State Impact Center). The fellowship is for a one-year term with a possible extension of an additional year subject to mutual agreement between DOJ and the State Impact Center. The Public Protection Unit enforces the laws that protect consumers and our natural resources. The Special Assistant Attorney General will work in the environmental section of the unit and will focus on environmental justice, clean energy, climate change and environmental matters of regional and national importance, including enforcing state environmental laws by prosecuting violations referred to the Attorney General by environmental regulatory agencies or requested by district attorneys. The Public Protection Unit also defends challenges to state agency environmental decisions.

This position will be funded by the New York University School of Law. Compensation for this position will be $90,000-$100,000 annually, depending upon qualifications.

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Madison, WI

Requirements and Qualifications

A qualified applicant should have a minimum of three years of experience practicing law and the following professional litigation experience: preparing and drafting pleadings, motions and briefs; participating in discovery, analyzing facts and evidence; planning litigation strategy; advising clients; negotiating settlements/dispute resolution; conducting motion hearings and other court proceedings; preparing witness testimony.

Additionally, a well-qualified applicant should have a combination of the following: litigation experience in environmental or conservation law issues; working knowledge of the federal or state administrative review processes and procedures.

Candidate must be a member in good standing with the Wisconsin State Bar at the start of the fellowship.

Job Details

A background check, including fingerprints, will be completed on applicants prior to selection.

This position may be eligible to work remotely or work a blended in-office and remote schedule.

Deadline to apply

The deadline to apply for this position is March 27, 2023.

How to apply

Submit your resume, letter of qualifications, and writing sample to Wisconsin DOJ Human Resources, Pamela Fredrick at [email protected]. Please put NYU Special Assistant in the Subject line of your email. Your writing sample should be a legal brief or memo, or several pages from a longer brief or memo, written entirely by you. Questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to Pamela Fredrick, Human Resources Specialist at [email protected]

The State of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.