Overview

Job Description
The New York City Law Department is accepting applications from applicants who graduated law school in December 2017 or will graduate in 2018 for entry level Assistant Corporation Counsel positions to start in the Fall of 2018. These attorneys will perform basic legal tasks appropriate to their level of education and experience and, until admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, in a manner consistent with the Appellate Division practice orders. Depending upon the division to which they are assigned, they will draft briefs, pleadings and motions, perform legal research, take depositions, interview witnesses, draft contracts, draft legislation and make court and administrative agency appearances. Applicants may be placed in any division of the Law Department based on needs of the Law Department. Applicants selected to be in the Tort or Family Court Divisions may be placed in offices located in any of the five New York City Boroughs.

Minimum Qual Requirements
Applicants must have graduated from an ABA approved law school in December 2017 or in 2018. Applicants must sit for the first available administration of the New York State Bar Exam following graduation and must sit for the Multi-State Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) prior to commencing employment. Applicants must possess strong oral and written communication skills, and good interpersonal skills.


Residency Requirement
New York City Residency is not required for this position

Recruitment Contact
Recruitment Contact: Stuart Smith/ Director of Legal Recruitment

Recruitment Email: recruitmentlaw.nyc.gov

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