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Recruitment to the Chief State Solicitor's Office

The CSSO comprises principally of solicitors, legal executives and an administrative staff. It is also staffed with specialist posts such as librarians, records managers and accountants.

External Recruitment

Entry to the Professional stream is at Solicitor level. Candidates must be enrolled as a solicitor in the State or expect to be enrolled or qualified in the State on or before a specific date.

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Entry to the Technical stream is at Legal Executive level. Candidates are required to have at least two years experience on legal duties in a solicitor's office and hold an approved diploma in legal studies.

Entry to the Administrative/ Clerical stream is at the general civil service recruitment grades of Clerical Officer or Executive Officer.

Recruitment competitions to the permanent posts listed above are undertaken by the Public Appointments Service on behalf of the Office. Interested candidates should view their website from time to time or the daily press for advertisements regarding these posts.

The code of practice for appointment to positions in the Civil Service and Public Service can be viewed here

Notices will appear from time to time on this website concerning vacancies for contract and locum positions.

The Chief State Solicitor's Office is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all.


Chief State Solicitor's Office, Osmond House, Little Ship Street, Dublin 8, Ireland.
Telephone: (+353 1) 417 6100
Fax: (+353 1) 417 6299

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