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ProfileStudent Legal Specialist The candidate will provides overall support to the Press Secretary, the Law Departmentâ€™s primary liaison with the media. Will support the Press Secretary in communicating sensitive and confidential City matters with the utmost discretion, judgment and professionalism. Under the guidance of the Press Secretary, tasks include: responding to media and agency requests about the Cityâ€™s legal matters. Searching and writing statements /press releases about breaking Court decisions and other legal developments. Developing talking points and quotes about Law Department cases for use by senior executive City staff. Notifying internal staff and other City stakeholders of Law Department matters in the press and related media inquires. Performing various administrative duties as needed, including maintaining a current press list and answering phones. Meeting critical deadlines occasionally in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and completion of 1- year evening law school study, or completion of one semester of day law school or completion of twenty law school credits and current matriculation and attendance at an accredited law school. Must currently be enrolled in a law school as a matriculated second, third or rising fourth year student.
The New York City Law Department
900 Sheridan Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451-3384