Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years of post-graduate legal experience, demonstrated skills in legal research, analysis, and writing, a talent for oral advocacy, and an interest in thinking about the law. Prior criminal appellate experience or clerkship experience 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.
Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an attorney to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in Criminal Appeals and Federal Habeas Corpus (CAFHC). CAFHC represents the State in all appellate litigation arising from criminal prosecutions brought by the OAG, including cases brought by the Public Integrity Bureau, the Financial Crimes Bureau, the Organized Crime Task Force, and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. CAFHC also responds to federal habeas corpus petitions bringing constitutional challenges to state court convictions obtained by district attorneys throughout the state, as well as challenges to state parole determinations and other state action that results in custody. CAFHC provides advice and counsel on criminal matters to prosecutors and others throughout the Office. An Assistant Attorney General may expect to draft briefs, motions papers, and present arguments in all federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout New York.
Additional Comments OAG employees serve more than 20 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.
Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of full vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results at a frequency determined by the agency. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact Recruitment@ag.ny.gov.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Legal Recruitment Bureau - 28 Liberty St
Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY:
Applications are being received online. To apply, please click visit our careers website: www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings.
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Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter
? You may address to Legal Recruitment.
? Indicate why are interested in this position and what makes you the best candidate.
• Law school transcript, if less than five (5) years post-graduate (unofficial is acceptable)
• Writing Sample
• List of three (3) references
? Only submit professional references.
? Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
? Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov