Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood was not flashy. In fact, she largely let her resume do the talking.

“I’ve argued 20 cases in the Supreme Court, 21 cases for our state’s highest court, 33 cases in the Second Circuit,” Underwood told lawmakers during an hour-long session that amount to a job interview on Tuesday, “and I’ve closely supervised the work of attorneys for hundreds more.”

State lawmakers will decide in the coming days who will fill the job vacated by scandal-scarred former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

“Criteria is easy,” said Assemblyman Joe Lentol, a Brooklyn Democrat. “Someone who is qualified, someone who can do the job, somebody who is up to the task, who wants the job and has the credentials we deem necessary to be the attorney general of the state of New York.”

And at the moment, the leading contender is already sitting in the office: Underwood, the solicitor general who was elevated to the post only a week ago, after Schneiderman resigned in disgrace amid domestic violence allegations. Speaking to lawmakers for an hour on Tuesday in what amount to a job interview, Underwood pledged to continue the work of the AG’s office.

“Perhaps most important to me it means being a shield against discriminatory or otherwise unlawful action by the federal government that harms New York,” she said.

If appointed, Underwood would be a caretaker. She has pledged to not run for the job, steering clear of what is expected to be a crowded field of candidates.

During the interview, Democratic lawmakers asked broad questions about the AG office’s powers as well about specific issues. Republicans were more concerned with the politics of the office and what electoral ambitions Underwood may have with the office.

“I intend to continue the work the office is doing,” she told reporters after speaking with lawmakers. “I intend to bring cases or bring cases where the evidence and the law support it. That’s the job of the attorney general and I intend to do that to the best of my ability.”

Underwood said she would be able to be independent of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has praised her resume. Underwood is one of the first women to clerk at the Supreme Court and would be the first woman to serve as attorney general.

“I have a lot of experience of being independent, providing independent advice even to the person I work for and certainly clients and he would be a client,” she said.

Lawmakers will continue interviewing potential attorney general candidates for legislative appointment on Wednesday.

She was the first to speak of more than a dozen people who have submitted their names for the potential appointment by the Legislature.

Next after Underwood to speak with lawmakers about the appointment was Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, who is also vying for the job.

“If this panel decided to keep her,” he said of Underwood, “that would not be a bad decision.”