Recruitment to the Chief State Solicitor's Office

The CSSO comprises principally solicitors, legal executives and administrative staff.

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. 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 stream is at general civil service recruitment grades.

Recruitment competitions to most permanent posts are undertaken by the Public Appointments Service on behalf of this Office and are advertised on their website We also occasionally recruit under licence from the Public Appointments Service - advertisements for these posts appear on this website. The codes of practice for appointment to positions in the Civil Service and Public Service are available on the website of the Commission for Public Service Appointments.

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

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Chief State Solicitor's Office, Osmond House, Little Ship Street, Dublin D08 V8C5, Ireland
Telephone: (+353 1) 417 6100
Fax: (+353 1) 417 6299

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