Attorney Employment Opportunities
Within the Department of Justice, Attorneys are referred to as "Assistant Attorneys General" . These positions perform a variety of legal services, through counsel and representation, to the Legislature, Governor, state agencies, corporation counsel and district attorneys; provide enforcement of statutes under the Attorney General's jurisdiction; conduct legal research; draft legal documents; develop formal and informal opinions; and present/argue cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Attorneys are assigned to one of the following units that specialize in different substantive areas of law:
- Civil Litigation Unit
- Criminal Appeals Unit
- Criminal Litigation Unit, Antitrust Unit, Consumer Protection Unit, and Public Integrity Unit
- Environmental Protection Unit
- Medicaid Fraud Control and Elder Abuse Unit
- Special Litigation & Appeals Unit
- Consumer Protection and Antitrust Unit
Depending on the needs of the Department, recruitment may be focused either at an "experienced, journey level" or at a more basic "entry level". Candidates for any Attorney position must possess a law degree from an accredited law school and be eligible to practice law in the State of Wisconsin.
Starting salary is between $49,255 and $119,000 dependent on the candidate's background, training and experience.