If you are fresh out of law school and are looking for a challenging career, why not consider a government attorney job? A government attorney job typically comes with good benefits, good pay, and can be a great stepping stone to something even better. Many people in the political arena, for example, started out as lawyers for the government. If the prospect of working in an interesting field with the benefit of gaining the expertise that may land you a spot in a major firm sounds good to you, look no further than the government attorney jobs that may be available in your area. Having experience at the government level is a big deal to large law firms, and if they recruit you from a government attorney job, you can almost name your own salary.
What Type of Government Attorney Jobs Are There?
The different aspects of government law have led to a wide variety of jobs being available for the law student looking for his first job
or the partially seasoned attorney looking for a change. It really depends on what level of government you choose. There are jobs at the state level, including attorney general and public defender positions, while federal-level jobs are quite interesting as they involve a lot of investigating for the Department of Justice or other federal agencies.
Meanwhile, if the idea of drafting legislation for the government appeals to you, or if helping to take care of the legal rights of disadvantaged people would be something you would be interested in, then a career as a government attorney could be just right for you.
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