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Entrylevel Attorney

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The New York City Law Department

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New York City, NY

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May 15,2018

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Jan 11,2018
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Entry-Level Attorney The candidate will join Tort division. A first-year pre-trial attorney in the Tort Division generally spends three to four days a week in court and conducting depositions. Tasks include drafting affirmative and responsive motions; requesting document discovery; preparing discovery responses; making court appearances in both Civil and Supreme Courts for preliminary conferences, compliance conferences, and oral arguments on motions; and conducting depositions. First-year pre-trial attorneys also make appearances in Small Claims Court and negotiate Small Claims Court settlements. Also responsible for updating the Tort Division’s Intake Database and/or the Law Department's case management system with all activities conducted, summaries of discovery received, and deposition reports. At the end of their first year, pre-trial attorneys participate in an intensive trial training course. Recent law graduates who have judicial clerkships may apply as well for the entry class following the term of their clerkship. 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. Deadline : August 1.

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Stuart D. Smith
Director of Legal Recruitment
The New York City Law Department
100 Church Street
6th Floor,
New York City, NY 10007

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