State of Alaska

Department of Administration

Public Defender Agency

Alaska Department of Administration, Public Defender Agency
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Attorneys

The Alaska Public Defender Agency hires new lawyers and experienced trial attorneys to handle civil and criminal matters.

Positions are available in both urban and rural locations. The Agency has thirteen offices statewide, located in Anchorage, Barrow, Bethel, Dillingham, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Nome, Palmer and Sitka.

Judicial Law Clerks and J.D. Candidates

The Alaska Public Defender Agency hires third-year law students and judicial law clerks for criminal trial positions that are available in September of each year.

The deadline for applying for the fall positions is March 31st of each year. Interviews are conducted at the end of April.

Preference is given to applicants who have already passed the Alaska Bar or are planning on taking the July Bar examination. New hires who have not passed the Alaska Bar must gain admittance to the Alaska Bar Association within 10 months of starting employment.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample by email to Shana Valente, shana.valente@alaska.gov (907-334-4413) no later than March 31.

Experienced Attorneys

The Alaska Public Defender Agency hires experienced lawyers on an ongoing basis for available civil and criminal trial positions.

Applicants must be able to gain admittance to the Alaska Bar Association through reciprocity or examination within 10 months of starting employment. Criminal trial experience is preferred, but not required.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample by email to Shana Valente, shana.valente@alaska.gov (907-334-4413).