Minimum Qualifications We are seeking an attorney with at least three (3) years of solid trial experience to defend the state and its employees in these actions, from commencement through trial. Trial experience is required, and the ability to manage a large caseload is essential. Strong legal research, writing, analysis, negotiation, oral advocacy and organizational 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 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’s (OAG) Buffalo Regional Office is seeking an experienced trial attorney to represent the State of New York and its agencies in the Court of Claims in a wide variety of litigation, including claims involving highway design, premises liability, unjust conviction, medical malpractice, breach of contract, and fleet claims involving State vehicles. The selected attorney will also be defending state employees in tort actions brought in State Supreme Court, and actions brought against them in federal court pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1983.
Additional Comments As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State through a wide variety of occupations. To learn more about Assistant Attorney General compensation, please click here. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. Additionally, the OAG offers a robust Workplace Flexibilities Program with multiple options for employees, including telecommuting (up to two days per week) and alternative work schedules.
Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you may be required to provide regular negative COVID-19 PCR test results at a frequency determined by the agency. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
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Legal Recruitment Bureau - 28 Liberty St
Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY:
Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website: https://ag.ny.gov/job-postings.
Reference No. BUF_AAG/CLAIMS_3521
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter
? You may address to the Legal Recruitment Unit.
? Indicate why you are interested in a position with the Buffalo Regional Office and what makes you a strong candidate.
• Writing Sample
• List of three (3) references
? Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
? Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
? Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
? Please note, your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the position.
If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.