Minimum Qualifications Applicants must possess three (3) or more years of legal experience. This experience must include civil litigation, including discovery and motion practice, and relevant civil rights advocacy or litigation experience. Applicants must possess excellent research, writing, and advocacy skills. Fluency in a second language 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 Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.
Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking a dedicated attorney to serve as Special Counsel on Hate Crimes. The attorney will be responsible for enforcing civil laws that protect New Yorkers from crimes perpetrated against victims because of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability, or sexual orientation. The attorney will also be responsible for developing effective ways to combat hate crimes and hate groups through public education, outreach, and policy work.
Additional Comments 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.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY:
Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our website at http://www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings. The reference number for the position is CRI_NYC_SC/HC_3299.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter (You may address to Legal Recruitment)
• List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
• Most recent law school transcript (if less than 5-years postgraduate)
• Writing Sample
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
If you have questions about 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 email@example.com or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov.