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ProfileEntry-Level Attorney The candidate will join the Labor and Employment Law Division. New attorneys joining the Labor and Employment Law Division after graduation are assigned their own caseload consisting of challenges to City administrative agency determinations, known as Article 78 proceedings, as well State court actions. Typically, Article 78 proceedings are made in response to a challenge by a City employee to an administrative decision made by a City agency, including the imposition of disciplinary charges, termination of employment or a transfer or reassignment within the agency. Litigating Article 78 proceedings provides new attorneys the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the policies and procedures of the Law Department’s client agencies and with New York State Court practice. New attorneys are also assigned State court actions, typically brought under the State and City Human Rights Laws alleging discrimination and/or retaliation. New attorneys work closely with supervisors on developing case strategy, but are ultimately responsible for handling their own cases on a day-to-day basis. In addition, new attorneys can expect to work with a senior attorney in the Division on cases brought in federal court in order gain exposure to federal court practice and applicable case law in advance of their admission to the Eastern and Southern Districts. This application should be used only by law students graduating between December 2017 and June 2018 and recent law graduates completing judicial clerkships in 2018.
Stuart D. Smith
Director of Legal Recruitment
The New York City Law Department
100 Church Street
New York City, NY 10007