Career Opportunities

For nearly 150 years, the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice, has served as the people's own law office and California's leader in law enforcement and crime prevention. While the department has taken on many challenges and new responsibilities over the years, DOJ employees have earned an outstanding reputation for meeting the highest professional standards, providing great service, and demonstrating courageous leadership and a commitment to excellence to the people of California.

Working for the Office of the Attorney General presents tremendous opportunities and challenges for its employees. If you are interested in pursuing interesting, exciting and satisfying work, if you think that service to your neighbors is worthwhile, and if you share our determination to make a better California, a better country and a better world, we invite you to join the very best and seek a career with the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice. More information about Getting a State Job.

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Attorney General’s Honor Program

The Attorney General’s Honors Program is a highly competitive, two-year program for recent law-school graduates and newly admitted lawyers who are committed to public service. Honors attorneys will work on substantive, high-impact legal matters of public importance, and will have the chance to help formulate the Attorney General’s policy initiatives. Participants will assume substantial individual responsibility for their work and will have the opportunity to gain courtroom experience and independently draft motions and pleadings.

Attorney General's Honor Program

Earl Warren Solicitor General Fellowship

One participant in the Attorney General’s Honors Program will be selected for a fellowship in the California Solicitor General's Office. As a fellow in this office, you will have the opportunity to work on appellate cases addressing constitutional questions and major public-policy concerns in diverse areas of civil and criminal law. We expect that the Warren Fellow will have the opportunity to argue at least one appellate case in state or federal court. Additionally, the Warren Fellow will advise the Attorney General on participation as an amicus curiae in high-profile cases. Applicants to the Solicitor General program must have clerkship experience with the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court or a Federal Court of Appeals.

Earl Warren Solicitor General fellowship

Exams and Openings

For all DOJ exams see Examinations. For all DOJ openings see Job Vacancies.