Assistant Attorney Generals or Assistant Attorneys work in several different offices at various levels of government. Assistant Attorney Generals are often hired to help district attorneys, state attorneys and public defenders. The exact duties that an assistant attorney general performs depend on whether they are working in a state attorney's, district attorney's or public defender's office. Generally, they conduct the necessary legal research, handle routine legal issues and argue cases for the plaintiff or defendant.
Becoming an assistant attorney general has extensive educational requirements. After completing your bachelor's degree you will have to take the LSAT or Law School Admission Test and complete three years of law school. You must pass the written bar exam to be licenced in the state in which you wish to practice. It takes a minimum 7 years of post-secondary education to meet the educational criteria for an assistant attorney general job. In addition to the education requirements, you must also be detailed oriented and organized and have strong communication, research and problem-solving skills.
At your interview for an assistant attorney general job, your interviewer will ask questions that will help them assess your legal knowledge as well as your research skills, oral and written communication skills and your attention to details. The best way to impress your prospective employer is to go for the interview well prepared. You can do this by practicing your answers to assistant attorney general mock interview questions.