Project Attorney

Office of the NYS Attorney General
Published
May 2, 2024
Location
Albany, Buffalo, New York City, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, and Westchester, United States of America
Category
Legal  
Job Type

Description

Division of State Counsel
Adult Survivors Act Unit
Project Attorney (24-Month Term Position)
Reference No. ASA_ PA_3672

Application Deadline is May 31, 2024
Multiple Positions Available in Albany, Buffalo, New York City, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, and Westchester
Applicants Must Have Immediate Availability

The Office of the New York State Attorney General is hiring a team of skilled Project Attorneys who have civil and/or criminal trial experience to join its Adult Survivors Act (ASA) Unit. The selected attorneys will be hired as Project Attorneys for a 24-month term with the possibility to extend for an additional 12 months. The Project Attorneys will ensure ASA claims made against the State of New York are properly litigated and defended in the Court of Claims. While the Project Attorneys will be assigned to handle cases in a specific region, they will work collaboratively as a statewide team to develop and apply consistent litigation strategies to facilitate the efficient and effective defense of these claims.

Project Attorney responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, handling all phases of litigation from inception through trial, including drafting pleadings and papers; motion practice (including analysis, research, drafting, and oral arguments); the full range of discovery (including interrogatories, paper/electronic document discovery, and taking and defending depositions); selecting and working with expert witnesses; negotiating settlements; trial preparation; and representing the State of New York at mediation and trial.

Applicants must have at least three (3) years of post-graduate legal experience that includes civil and/or criminal trial experience. Applicants must be prepared to engage in handling the defense of tort actions, from commencement through discovery, motions, trial, and disposition. Strong legal research, writing, analysis, negotiation, oral advocacy, and organizational skills are also required. Experience defending or prosecuting sexual assault cases, in a civil or criminal context, 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 OAG attorneys be citizens of the United States. A commitment to complete a two (2) year term is a condition of employment.
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 OAG attorney compensation, please visit the following page: https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/assistant_attorney_general_compensation.pdf. 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.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications must be submitted online. To apply, please click on the following link: ASA_ PA_3672
To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on May 31, 2024.

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

  • Cover Letter
      • You may address your letter to the Legal Recruitment Unit.
      • Please indicate your location preference: Albany, Buffalo, New York City, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, or Westchester.
      • Indicate why you are interested in a position with the ASA Unit and what makes you a strong candidate.
  • Resume
  • Legal Writing Sample
  • List of three (3) references
      • Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
      • For each reference, indicate the nature and duration of your relationship.
      • Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
      • Please note that 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 recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.

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