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Honors Program

Honors Program

About the Attorney General Honors Program

In 2018, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced the creation of the Attorney General Honors Program, offering recent law school graduates and newly admitted lawyers the opportunity to begin their legal careers in public service. The two-year program allows participants to rotate through one of more of eight issue areas: civil rights; consumer financial protection; conviction review & innocence claims; data privacy & cybersecurity; environment; gun safety & gun violence; public integrity & corruption; and workers’ rights & labor enforcement.

Depending on their interests, the participants will be assigned to one or more of five divisions within the Office: the Division of Law (DOL), which brings civil enforcement actions and advises state agencies; the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), which prosecutes criminal cases; the Division on Civil Rights (DCR), which enforces state civil rights laws; the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA), which protects consumers and investors from fraud; and the Office of Public Integrity & Accountability (OPIA), which investigates corruption and works to strengthen confidence in our criminal justice system.

Honors Programs attorneys will have opportunities to help formulate policy and legal strategy, investigate cases, draft legal pleadings, negotiate with opposing counsel, and argue in court or before administrative bodies. In addition, the Honors Program class will attend workshops and training that will help develop their legal skills and introduce them to the full range of work performed by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.

Applications for the 2020 Honors Program class are due Friday, October 18, 2019.

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