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Legal Careers Overview
GAO's Office of General Counsel (OGC) serves GAO and the Congress, following the federal dollar wherever it goes. The scope and depth of our legal expertise is unparalleled in the federal government.
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Attorneys at the Government Accountability Office describe the legal services they provide to support GAO’s mission, and the agency’s summer associate legal honors program.
OGC Vacancies for Attorney Positions
GAO attorneys provide legal advice and services, act as quasi-administrative law judges, serve as experts on federal appropriations law and are in-house counsel to GAO's management. To learn more about what GAO attorneys do, check out our Work That Matters page and our post on GAO's WatchBlog.
Entry-level attorneys join our two-year attorney development program, where you can start contributing immediately to GAO's work.
GAO provides a full range of benefits to all staff, including attorneys.
Occasionally, OGC may provide opportunities for unpaid externships to individuals who express interest. Externs must be students who are enrolled at least half-time in an accredited law school. Externs arrange with their law schools to earn course credit in exchange for working at GAO. If you are interested in an externship, please submit a resume, cover letter, transcript, and writing sample to LegalCareers@gao.gov. In your cover letter, please indicate when you are available for an externship (for example, "fall 2016" or "2016-2017 academic year") and any deadlines associated with your law school's externship program.