Minimum Qualifications This is an entry-level position. A Bachelor’s degree with strong credentials is required for the position. Additionally, the individual selected for the LSA position must have excellent organizational, time management, and multitasking skills. The ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information, excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and accuracy, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and social media, are also required. Successful candidates will be asked to make a two-year commitment to the position.
Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking a talented candidate for the position of Legal Support Analyst (LSA) in the Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit in New York City. The Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit was created in July 2015 in response to the issuance of an Executive Order by the Governor of the State of New York appointing the Attorney General as a special prosecutor “to investigate, and if warranted, prosecute certain matters involving the death of an unarmed civilian . . . caused by a law enforcement officer” and where “there is a significant question as to whether the civilian was armed and dangerous at the time of his or death.”
LSAs serve a critical role in the bureau and perform both investigative and paralegal functions. Specifically, LSAs are responsible for conducting investigative assignments such as drafting subpoenas, reviewing documents, searching law enforcement databases, analyzing phone records, and monitoring electronic surveillance. In addition, LSAs perform legal support tasks, such as processing documents to be turned over during discovery, preparing demonstrative exhibits, aiding Assistant Attorneys General in court proceedings, and testifying in the grand jury and at trial. Lastly, LSAs also conduct independent research assignments on issues that arise from specific cases in the docket. Please note that this is not an attorney position and LSAs do not typically conduct legal research. This is a full-time position that we are seeking to fill no later than this summer.
Additional Comments Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The OAG is an equal opportunity employer. If you wish to learn more about the OAG, please click here to visit the Bureaus Section of the website.
Salary commensurate with experience.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified in the “Notes on Applying” section, the “Application Due” date associated with this posting is not the last day applications can be submitted. Applications for this position will be accepted by the hiring bureau on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected; recruitment for this position can be closed or suspended at any time. For the most current information on available position vacancies, applicants are advised to review the Office of the New York State Attorney General website (www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings) or contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
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Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY
Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our website at http://www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings. Reference No. SIPU_LSA_NYC_6071
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)
• Writing Sample
• List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
For questions about a position with the OAG, the application process or assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at email@example.com or phone at 212-416-8080.
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