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Assistant Attorney General – Division of State Counsel Litigation Bureau, NY State Office of the Attorney General

September 12, 2016 4:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Office of the New York State Attorney General’s Litigation Bureau in Albany is seeking experienced attorneys capable of handling significant and complex litigation. The Litigation Bureau represents the State of New York and its agencies and officers in state and federal courts in proceedings relating to civil rights, education, social services, public employment, public health, law enforcement, corrections, state finance, insurance, taxation, and other litigated matters arising out of state operations and legislation. Cases in the Bureau frequently present questions of administrative law, federal and state constitutional law, and statutory interpretation. Attorneys handle all phases of litigation, including trials. 

Suitable candidates must possess superior lawyering skills, including research, writing, and legal analysis. Trial experience is preferred. Some travel is required. 

Applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years civil ligation experience and be admitted to the New York State bar. Attorneys in the Office 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.

TO APPLY: Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on this link: LIT_AAG_ALB_3017; applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position.

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

  • Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment);
  • Resume;
  • List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses;
  • Provide (2) writing samples; please upload these as one document using thfield provided.
  • Law school transcript if less than five (5) years post-graduate (unofficial is acceptable)

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

Reference No. LIT_AAG_ALB_3017

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 Bureau via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

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