Job Details

Assistant Attorney General

Company name

New York State Attorney General

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Aug 08,2019

Valid Through

Nov 21,2019

Posted on

Jun 09,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Assistant Attorney General
The candidate will join the Litigation Bureau. Will primarily defend the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) and the New York State Police, and their officers, in federal and state courts in civil actions involving constitutional and civil rights, as well as employment issues. Handle a large number of federal civil rights actions brought against DOCCS involving prisoners’ rights, and against the State Police for false arrest, including class actions and complex litigation concerning challenges to important governmental programs and policies in the corrections and criminal justice fields. Litigation addresses a wide range of issues, including first amendment rights of freedom of religion and speech, accommodation of mental and physical disabilities, and constitutional challenges to state statutes, regulations and policies. Handle all phases of litigation from inception through trial, and have frequent opportunities to appear in court. Also have an active docket of federal jury trials. Should preferably have 5+ years of federal and/or state court civil litigation experience, including experience handling civil rights or 42 U.S.C. § 1983 actions. Must have 2+ years of experience (including judicial clerkships, if any). Should be admitted to practice law in New York State.

Additional info

Reference No.: LIT_AAG/LEG_NYC_3230. Submit cover letter, resume, list of 3 references with contact information and email addresses, and writing sample.

Company info

Sandra Jefferson Grannum
Bureau Chief
Recruitment
New York State Attorney General
120 Broadway
New York City, NY 10271-0332
Phone: 212-416-8080

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