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Business Operations Careers at the FBI

Legal Careers

Legal professionals are exposed to all facets of FBI operations. Their knowledge and counsel are essential to FBI employees at every level.

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Our legal professionals provide services to the FBI workforce on a wide range of substantive areas and serve in various roles, working closely with intelligence, law enforcement, domestic and foreign government agencies, private sector partners and academia to support the FBI’s mission.

Examples of Legal Roles

  • Attorneys provide counsel to FBI investigative, intelligence, and administrative programs; help the FBI navigate a broad array of statutory, regulatory, and policy requirements; coordinate on arguments and strategy for litigation; develop and deliver legal training; and collaborate with legal professionals across the government and other sectors.

  • Paralegal specialists assist attorneys in conducting research, preparing legal pleadings, and reviewing and analyzing case material for various assignments.

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Qualifications and Eligibility

Minimum Qualifications

For all attorney positions, you must have the following:

  • A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; and,

  • Active membership in good standing of the bar in any U.S. jurisdiction.

Note: Qualifications and requirements may vary. For a complete list, please reference a specific job listing.


In addition to job-specific qualifications, you must meet all FBI eligibility requirements.


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Hiring Process

The hiring process consists of multiple phases. For attorney jobs with the Office of the General Counsel, the first step is to visit DOJ Careers Page linked above. For all other attorney jobs, the first step is to visit our application portal and create a profile.

Create a Profile

For more information and to see the process in detail, visit the hiring process section on our Eligibility and Hiring page.

Hiring Process

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Related Opportunities

Honors Internship Program

We encourage J.D. and L.L.M. students to apply for our Honors Internship Program.

Honors Internship Program

Special Agents

Legal professionals also have opportunities to experience a variety of careers within the FBI, including our special agent position.

Special Agents