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Experienced Attorneys
The Department of Justice offers a broad range of opportunities for experienced attorneys to work on many significant and complex issues that face our nation. Our lawyers work in virtually every area of legal practice.

The effectiveness of the Department's law enforcement and other legal responsibilities depends upon the continued recruitment and hiring of excellent and diverse legal talent. We recognize the need for attorneys of varied backgrounds and skills, and offer an inclusive environment that relies on diverse perspectives to ensure that we effectively serve the American people.

Select the Experienced Attorneys link above for information on eligibility and how to apply for a position, and for detailed information about experienced attorney hiring, contacts within the Department of Justice, field office locations employing attorneys, and component descriptions and practice areas. Select the link below for a current listing of opportunities for experienced attorneys at the Department of Justice. Links to general information on salaries, promotions, benefits, conditions of employment, and geographic areas of assignment are under Opportunities for Attorneys.

Entry Level Attorneys: The Attorney General's Honor's Program
The Attorney General's Honors Program is the Department's recruitment program for entry-level attorneys and is the only way the Department hires graduating law students. Judicial law clerks and full-time graduate law program (L.LM) students are also eligible.

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