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Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Feb 18, 2021

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is one of the largest public-interest law firms in the country.  The Attorney General, along with her staff of 650+ attorneys, are charged with guarding the legal rights of New York’s more than 19 million residents, its organizations, and its natural resources, as well as defending actions and proceedings on behalf of the state and advising the Executive branch of state government. To further the spirit of this mission, the OAG is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion at all levels of its hiring. 

During the summer of 2021, the OAG will offer full-time, paid placements for law students who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a legal career in public service, government and/or law enforcement. There is limited funding for this program and the OAG’s goal is to provide hands-on learning opportunities to as many law students as possible during the Summer 2021 Program. 

We know that a number of law schools guarantee summer funding for students seeking public interest/service placements. We encourage you to confer with your school’s public interest/service career advisors or financial aid office for more information about available funding for public interest/service placements with a government agency, such as the OAG, and to consider applying for a Summer Public Service Fellowship at the OAG instead. Please click here to view the OAG’s Summer 2021 Public Service Fellowship posting.

 The OAG is seeking hardworking and talented law students who have excellent legal research and writing skills; fluency in other languages (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, etc.) in addition to English is a plus, but not required.  Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the OAG prior to submitting their applications by visiting theDivisions and Bureaus and Media sections of the OAG website.

Summer Program Experience

  • Placements are available within the Divisions of Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Social Justice, State Counsel, Appeals and Opinions, Regional Affairs and Executive.
  • Law students selected for the program will be placed with one of the divisions/bureaus in the main offices in either Manhattan or Albany, or to one of the smaller regional offices. The practice area of a bureau is generally reflected in its name.
  • The regional offices are full-service locations handling civil and criminal matters as well as state counsel matters in defense of New York State.
  • Selected law students assist attorneys in all phases of their work including, but not limited to legal research; drafting briefs, memos and pleadings; document review; responding to discovery requests; preparing for depositions and trials; and performing some clerical work. A key objective is for law students to finish the summer with a professional writing sample.
  • Students hired for the summer benefit from a hands-on learning experience and an exciting and dynamic professional environment where staff are working on innovative and impactful cases.

 Summer Program Details

  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Summer Program will operate remotely until the OAG determines that it is able to provide an in-person experience.
  • First year law students (1Ls) must wait to submit their application until they have received their first semester grades.
  • Law students hired for the program will work full-time (37.5 hours/week) for the 8 weeks of the program.
  • Law students will be hired as legal aides and paid the hourly rate of $17.39.
  • The program will run from June 7 – July 30, 2021. Students hired for the program must be available to work during these dates and for the entire 8 weeks of the program.
  • Applications will be accepted online and placements will be filled on a rolling basis.
  • Law students should only apply to those bureaus and/or regional offices that are of interest to them. Location preferences will be honored; however, bureau assignments may ultimately be made based upon the needs of the OAG.
  • Applicants must be available to meet by video conference for interviews.
  • Applicants must be eligible to be employed in the U.S.
  • To be eligible, applicants must be full-time day or evening students in good academic standing as defined by their law schools.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are being received online. To apply, please click the following link: LAB_NYC_PLS_SUM_2021

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on March 19, 2021

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Feb 16, 2021

The New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced prosecutor to serve as Senior Investigative Counsel in the newly created Office of Special Investigation (OSI). In June 2020, the New York State Legislature passed legislation codifying and expanding the Governor’s previous Executive Order, granting the OAG the jurisdiction to investigate and potentially prosecute incidents when a police officer or peace officer causes the death of a person. The Senior Investigative Counsel position provides a unique and exciting opportunity to join a team of experienced felony and homicide prosecutors, legal support staff, and detective investigators who are working together to enhance transparency, strengthen public trust in the criminal justice system, and engage and collaborate with external stakeholders and partners. This position will be based in Nassau and report to the Downstate Supervising Chief.

We are seeking a prosecutor with at least eight (8) years of experience. Candidates must have substantial grand jury and trial experience; experience investigating and prosecuting homicide cases and/or cases involving alleged law enforcement misconduct; excellent writing skills; and strong organizational, interpersonal communication and team work skills. Verbal and/or written proficiency in other languages (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, etc.) in addition to English is a plus, but not required. Prior experience working with and in diverse communities and doing community outreach is also a plus. Availability outside of normal business hours and for periodic travel is required.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

OAG employees serve more than 19 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are being received online. To apply, please click the following link:  OSI_NAS_SIC_3334

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on March 30, 2021.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Feb 16, 2021

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking experienced litigators to serve as Assistant Attorneys General in the New York City Litigation Bureau.  The Bureau represents and defends the State of New York and its agencies, officials and employees in federal and state courts in civil actions and proceedings involving civil rights, education, social services, public employment, public health, law enforcement, corrections, state finance, insurance, taxation, and other litigation matters arising out of state legislation, regulations, and operations.

The Bureau’s attorneys are assigned to Sections within one of three (3) Practice Groups, which are organized according to specific client agency groupings:

The Administrative and Regulatory Services Practice Group is comprised of three (3) Sections which principally represent and defend: (1) the State’s commercial and transportation agencies including, among others, the Department of Financial Services, Department of Taxation and Finance, Department of State, and Department of Motor Vehicles; (2) the State’s judicial, environmental and labor agencies including, among others, the Office of Court Administration, Board of Law Examiners, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Department of Labor, Division of Human Rights, and Workers Compensation Board; and (3) the State’s educational agencies including, among others, the State Education Department, City University of New York, State University of New York, and Higher Education Services Corporation.

The Health and Human Services Practice Group is comprised of three (3) Sections which principally represent and defend: (1) the State’s public health agencies including, among others, the Department of Health, Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, and Office of Professional Medical Conduct; (2) the State’s mental health agencies including, among others, the Office of Mental Health, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services; and (3) the State’s social service agencies including, among others, the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Department of Health, and Office of Children and Family Services.

The Law Enforcement Practice Group is comprised of two (2) Sections which both principally represent and defend the State’s public safety agencies including, among others, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Division of State Police, Division of Criminal Justice Services, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, and Office of Victim Services.

Across all three (3) Practice Groups, the Bureau’s attorneys are generalists who handle a wide variety of cases and substantive issues including constitutional challenges to statutes enforced or regulations promulgated by their client agencies; labor and employment litigation emanating from their client agencies’ role as employers; challenges to administrative decisions and determinations made by their client agencies under state law; and civil rights litigation, such as First Amendment retaliation, Fourth Amendment excessive force or Fourteenth Amendment due process claims, generated from their client agencies’ core functions.

The Bureau’s cases are often high profile, frequently present complex questions of constitutional law and statutory and regulatory interpretation, and generally have significant policy and financial implications for the State.  The Bureau, the largest within the OAG, offers a diverse and stimulating litigation practice with attorneys handling all phases of litigation from inception through trial and having frequent opportunities to appear in court.

Suitable candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • At least two (2) years of civil litigation experience in federal and New York state courts;
  • Superb legal analysis, legal writing and editing, and oral advocacy skills;
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills;
  • Excellent technological skills, including knowledge of and experience with various computer software programs and case management and electronic discovery platforms; and
  • Prior complex litigation and trial experience are preferred, but not required.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State.  Admission to the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York is preferred.   In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that OAG attorneys be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

OAG employees serve more than 19 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations.  We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies.  As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link:  LIT_NYC_AAG_3332

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter (You may address to Legal Recruitment);
  • Resume;
  • List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses;
  • Most recent transcript (if less than 5-years postgraduate); and
  • Provide two (2) writing samples; please upload these as one document using the field provided.

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Feb 11, 2021

The New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced prosecutor for the Public Integrity Bureau (PIB) in New York City.  PIB Investigates and prosecutes crimes committed by public employees, elected officials, candidates for public office, and people and entities that steal from the government.  Prosecutors with PIB handle complex, long term investigations into government corruption, fraud and abuse of authority. PIB investigates and prosecutes both civilly and criminally, from the initial allegation through to settlement, plea or trial. PIB consists of attorneys, investigators, auditors and analysts.

Applicants must have at least five (5) years of legal experience. The ideal candidate will have at least seven (7) years of legal experience, including at least five (5) years as a prosecutor, and substantial experience in developing and managing complex, document-intensive investigations. The successful candidate will also possess excellent writing skills and significant grand jury and trial experience. A background in government and policy is not necessary but is a plus.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the OAG be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

OAG employees serve more than 19 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link:  PIB_NYC_AAG_3328

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on March 24, 2021.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Feb 3, 2021

The New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking a dedicated attorney to serve in the Civil Rights Bureau in the New York City office. The Bureau enforces federal, state, and local laws that protect New Yorkers from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, source of income, or disability. The Bureau investigates and civilly prosecutes alleged patterns of unlawful discrimination in a variety of arenas, including employment, housing, education, criminal justice, voting, lending, and places of public accommodation. Some of the more recent matters handled by the Bureau targeted: access to education; equal employment opportunities and sexual harassment in the workplace; fair housing; fair lending and access to credit; immigrant rights; police misconduct; access by individuals with disabilities; the rights of the LGBT community; language access; religious rights; reproductive rights; and voting rights. The Bureau’s docket reflects its commitment to combating discrimination and its effects, ensuring equality of opportunity, and promoting inclusion across New York State. In addition to litigation, the Bureau engages in significant community outreach, public education, and other advocacy efforts.

The Deputy Bureau Chief will be a critical part of the Bureau’s leadership. The Deputy Bureau Chief will develop the Bureau’s enforcement strategies, particularly in the areas of education and employment, and help supervise twelve lawyers. The Deputy Bureau Chief will also be responsible for supervising support staff.

We are seeking a candidate with at least seven (7) years of complex civil litigation experience, preferably with a focus on civil rights. The candidate must also possess superb skills in organizational and interpersonal communication, legal writing and editing, oral advocacy, and teamwork. Experience in some or all of the following areas is preferred but not required: supervision of other lawyers; background or interest in education and employment discrimination cases; and development and management of complex investigations or impact litigation.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

OAG employees serve more than 19 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are being received via email. To apply, please submit your complete application to recruitment@ag.ny.gov. Applicants must indicate the position title and reference number (Deputy Bureau Chief, CRI_NYC_AAG_3327) in their cover letter and email subject line.

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on Friday, March 5.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter
    • You may address to Legal Recruitment
    • Please indicate the position title and reference number (Deputy Chief, CRI_NYC_AAG_3327)
  • Resume
  • List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
  • Writing Sample

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov

Application Deadline is March 5, 2021

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Feb 2, 2021

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced prosecutor to serve as the Bureau Chief of the Public Integrity Bureau (PIB). PIB investigates and seeks to vindicate the public's trust in honest government. When public servants engage in corruption, fraud or illegal behavior in the course of their public duties, the PIB may investigate or take enforcement action to restore the public's interest in honest government and the integrity of government officials at the state and local level. Specifically, PIB handles complex investigations into government contractors, public corruption, fraud and abuse of authority, from the initial allegation through final disposition. The Bureau consists of attorneys, investigators, auditors and analysts. Although PIB is part of the Criminal Division, PIB brings cases pursuant to both civil and criminal authority. The Bureau can also issue reports about its investigations and findings. This position is located in New York City.

The selected candidate will oversee the Bureau’s investigations, settlements and prosecutions, supervise all Bureau staff, and provide counsel to the Executive staff, as needed. Applicants must have at least ten (10) years of legal experience, including at least five (5) years as a prosecutor with grand jury and trial experience.  Applicants must also have investigative prosecutorial experience handling complex, long-term criminal investigations and will be expected to perform detailed oversight of investigations, meet strict deadlines and work hand-in-hand with our law enforcement partners across the state.  Supervisory experience and excellent writing skills are also required.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the OAG be citizens of the United States.

The annual compensation for this position is $168,984. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are being received via email. To apply, please submit your complete application to recruitment@ag.ny.gov.

Applicants must indicate the position title and reference number (Bureau Chief, PIB_NYC_BC_3326) in their cover letter and email subject line.

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on March 17.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter 
    • You may address to Legal Recruitment
    • Please indicate the position title and reference number (Bureau Chief, PIB_NYC_BC_3326)
  • Resume
  • List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
  • Writing Sample

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov

Application Deadline is March 17, 2021

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Feb 2, 2021

The New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced lawyer to lead its newly created Law Enforcement Misconduct Investigative Office (“LEMIO”). The Unit Chief position provides a unique and exciting opportunity to lead a first-of-its-kind statewide oversight body charged with identifying and addressing systemic police misconduct. LEMIO seeks to improve the effectiveness of law enforcement, promote public safety, protect the civil rights and liberties of New Yorkers, as well as enhance transparency and strengthen public trust in the in the criminal justice system.

The Office was created by the New York State Legislature in June of 2019 in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and its implementing legislation went into effect in April 2020. The Legislature’s intent was to create a “strong, independent office” which would improve the current police oversight structure “by providing broad jurisdiction, independence, and extra scrutiny where existing systems may be failing.”

LEMIO has a broad mandate to investigate “allegations of corruption, fraud, use of excessive force, criminal activity, conflicts of interest or abuse” as well as patterns and practices of police misconduct. LEMIO will be responsible for investigating complaints, examining departmental policies and procedures, and making recommendations for reform, including disciplinary action.

Suitable candidates for the UC position must possess the following qualifications:

  • At least six 6) years of legal experience;
  • Extensive knowledge of policing best practices, relevant police procedures, and reforms;
  • Experience investigating and/or litigating police misconduct is preferred;
  • Prior supervisory and leadership experience;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal communication, and problem-solving skills; and
  • A demonstrated commitment to public service.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State.  In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States.

OAG employees serve more than 19 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.

How to Apply

Applications are being received via email. To apply, please submit your complete application to recruitment@ag.ny.gov. Applicants must indicate the position title and reference number (Unit Chief, DSJ/LEM_NYC_UC_3325) in their cover letter and email subject line.

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on Friday, March 5.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter (You may address to Legal Recruitment)
    • You may address to Legal Recruitment
    • Please indicate the position title and reference number (Unit Chief, DSJ/LEM_NYC_UC_3325)
  • Resume
  • List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
  • Writing Sample

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov