Working at the Office of the Attorney General
Department of Justice
Employees are one of the Office of the Attorney General’s most valuable and valued resources. Joining the Attorney General’s team offers individuals unique opportunities.
In an atmosphere where we serve and protect New Mexicans, OAG employees are responsible for honorably carrying out the constitutional and statutory responsibilities of the Attorney General. We are proud of our employees, all of whom maintain the highest level of integrity as they perform their job duties.
We are committed to attracting and retaining the best and brightest in the workforce in order to support our mission of excellence.
At the Office of the Attorney General, we aspire to provide a positive work environment that respects all individuals and encourages excellent work performance and high morale. We provide comprehensive benefits that help employees achieve work life balance and strive to offer programs and services that promote the Office of the Attorney General’s commitment to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, diversity, and inclusion.
Current Job Openings at the Office of the Attorney General
If you are interested in an employment opportunity, see current job openings. You will need to submit your resume using the specifically identified Job Reference ID number.
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) provides year-round opportunities for law students interested in working for New Mexico’s largest and most dynamic public law office. The number of positions available depends upon current needs and available funding. Law clerks at the OAG often have diverse legal interests and may have the opportunity to work in a variety of different legal fields, including: administrative law, civil litigation and appeals, consumer protection, criminal prosecution and appeals, environmental protection and utilities law, Medicaid fraud, and other various areas of law and policy.
During the fall and spring academic semesters students may work in the office as volunteer clerks or through an externship to receive school credit. Those interested in an opportunity to receive school credit should discuss logistics with their academic and career service advisers. While the office works to house most semester positions in Albuquerque, it is possible that occasional travel to the Santa Fe office may be required.
The OAG’s summer law clerk program is focused on providing meaningful, substantive experience for particularly motivated law students. In addition to unique hands-on work experience the office provides law clerks with opportunities to engage in group discussions related to work in the office, speakers invited to share practical experience, social opportunities, and other activities to supplement their summer work experience. The office may provide a limited number of full-time paid summer law clerk positions as well as a limited number of unpaid volunteer or externship positions.
For University of New Mexico School of Law (UNMSOL) students interested in summer law clerkships, please apply through the UNMSOL On-Campus Interview program. For other year-round opportunities or for out-of-state applicants, please apply directly to the office. Application material can either be emailed to Valerie Gallegos at email@example.com with the subject “Law Clerk Program”; or mailed to:
Law Clerk Program
ATTN: Valerie Gallegos
Human Resources Director
P.O. Drawer 1508
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1508
- Cover letter
- Current Academic Transcript
- Writing Sample
- Three Professional or Academic References
Applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply early for best consideration. Program dates are approximate and may be subject to alteration.
|Semester||Program Dates (Approx.)||Best Consideration Apply By|
|Spring||January to April||November 1|
|Summer||May to August||February 1|
|Fall||August to November||June 1|
Questions / Contact
For more information regarding non-law student opportunities, contact Valerie Gallegos at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding law clerk opportunities at the Office of the Attorney General may be directed to Brian McMath at email@example.com.