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Office of the Attorney General

Deputy Attorney General
Appeals Division, General Criminal Appeals Section

The General Criminal Section handles all non-capital direct and post-conviction appeals from state trial courts, and is the largest practice section of the division. In the vast majority of cases the State is the appellee. A Deputy Attorney General (DAG) in the section is assigned a caseload and is responsible for representing the State’s interests within the guidelines and supervision of the office. The DAG is responsible for all aspects of the appeal: confirming deadlines and scheduling, motion practice, briefing, oral argument, and post-decision review and proceedings. All representation is done in conformity with the Rules of Appellate Procedure, division style and format office policy and practices, professional rules and expectations, and all other applicable laws, standards and guidelines. The DAG is primarily responsible for the cases assigned, until an appearance is withdrawn (by office and court leave) or employment is terminated. While the majority of cases find the State as appellee, a DAG may be assigned a state-initiated appeal with the additional responsibilities attending the perfection of the appeal under the rules. Other duties consistent with the division and section may be assigned. These may include prosecutor inquiries, assisting in other cases and proceedings (including civil cases), research projects, supervision of law clerks and interns/externs, and the occasional administrative assignment.

Superior research (Westlaw) and writing skills are expected, and persuasive written and oral appellate advocacy is essential.


  • Admitted to the Indiana Bar.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to relate effectively to both legal and non-legal individuals.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage a large caseload.
  • Ability to zealously advocate on behalf of the state.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Proficient in computer skills.

Interested candidates should send their resume via regular mail, email (as a Word document) or facsimile to the address or phone number shown above. The Office of the Attorney General is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Office of the Attorney General
Human Resources
Indiana Government Center South, 5th floor
302 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-7979 (fax)

Cass County

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

The Cass County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking a qualified individual for a position as full-time Deputy Prosecuting Attorney assigned to handle domestic violence and major felony (including drug cases).  Salary of $77,500 plus State benefits.  Greater consideration will be given to applicants with jury trial experience. 

Please submit resumes to:
Cass County Prosecutor's Office
Attn:  Lisa Swaim
200 Court Park
Logansport, IN 46947
or e-mail:

LaPorte County

Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys
Full Time and Part Time

La Porte County Prosecutor-Elect John Espar is seeking qualified applicants to fill several full-time and part-time positions as deputy prosecuting attorneys. Appointments will be effective January 1, 2015. Various assignments are presently available to meet the range of statutory responsibilities of the prosecuting attorney. Greater consideration will be given to applicants with demonstrated felony trial experience, as well as applicants with outstanding academic achievement, coupled with a highly motivated desire to acquire trial experience. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana at the time of appointment.

Compensation and responsibilities will be determined as professional staffing decisions evolve and appropriate consideration is given to the individual applicant’s experience and/or qualifications. Specific prosecutorial assignments remain fluid in a lateral transition to a new administration. A willingness to reside in La Porte County is preferred but not presently required. La Porte County is immediately south of Lake Michigan, borders Porter, St. Joseph and Stark counties, and supports a population of approximately 110,000.

Salaries will range between $43,000 and $66,000, plus county benefits.

Please send resume and letter of interest to:
John M. Espar
501 Pine Street
Michigan City, IN 46360-3330

Monroe County

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney/Misdemeanor

Monroe County Prosecutor Chris Gaal is seeking a deputy prosecuting attorney responsible for criminal prosecution of law offenders and for provision of legal services to county residents as required by statute and assigned by the prosecutor. Duties would include representing citizens of Monroe County and the state of Indiana for prosecution of criminal law offenders, including investigation and preparation of court cases and presentation of cases before the court; preparing and filing of pleadings, and performing related duties as assigned and/or required by law.

Qualifications require a doctor jurisprudence with license to practice law in the state of Indiana. Knowledge of and ability to apply federal, state and local laws and ordinances for preparation and prosecution of cases, as well as knowledge of standard legal procedures and practices of Monroe County Court. Ability to work with minimum supervision and in a team environment.

Salary: $48,176-$56,312. The deadline for applications is December 5.

Submit resume and references to:
Chris Gaal
Prosecuting Attorney
Justice Building
301 N. College Avenue, Rm 211
Bloomington, IN 47404

Shelby County

Child Support/Juvenile Deputy Prosecutor
Full Time

Shelby County Prosecutor-Elect Brad Landwerlen is seeking a qualified individual for a position as full-time Deputy Prosecuting Attorney assigned to handle Child Support and Juvenile prosecutions. The position will start January 1, 2015. The position will involve seeking/enforcing child support orders, and filing/prosecuting felony non-support cases, as well as working with police and probation on juvenile cases. Applicant may occasionally also have to take calls and occasionally respond to scenes/investigations evenings and weekends. Applicant must have a license to practice law in the State of Indiana. Experience prosecuting child support cases is required, with background in criminal/juvenile law a strong bonus. Willingness to relocate to Shelby County preferred.

Shelby County borders Indianapolis and has a population of approximately 45,000. We have 3 courts and our office has 6 attorneys, including the prosecutor and chief deputy.

Starting salary for the position will be $63,283 and up (depending on experience and qualifications), plus county benefits.

Please send resume and cover letter by November 28th to:
Brad Landwerlen
Shelby County Prosecutor's Office
407 S. Harrison St.
Shelbyville, Indiana 46176
(317) 392-6440
(317) 398-8847 (fax)

or email to:

Wayne County

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Full time

Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney Wayne Shipman has an opening for a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, responsible for prosecuting criminal charges filed in Wayne County Superior Court I. Salary: $68,421.

Send resume to:
Michael Shipman
Prosecuting Attorney
301 Main Street
Richmond, IN 47374

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Full time

Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney Wayne Shipman has an opening for a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, responsible for prosecuting criminal charges filed in Wayne County Superior Court 3. Salary: $64,300.

Send resume to:
Michael Shipman
Prosecuting Attorney
301 Main Street
Richmond, IN 47374


(Updated 11/24/14)

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