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Agency Attorney Intern - Real Property and Legal Counsel The candidate will perform legal research and draft memoranda, legal responses, policy statements and other documents. Assist in reviewing, analyzing and drafting State and local legislation, policies, and agency rules. Assist in providing legal counsel to the agency's operational staff and serve as liaison with operational staff on matters being handled by the unit and by the Law Department. Assignment topics may include legal work relating to real property tax assessment and administration, property tax exemption, abatement and tax benefit programs, tax map and land records, real property income and expense filings and other areas as needed. Participate in division and agency projects. Research and draft responses to claims or actions filed against the agency as needed. With close supervision and direction, prepare petitions or cases for administrative hearings, such as real property income and expense penalty hearings or real property tax related hearings. Handle matters and participate in projects in any area as determined by the General Counsel or other Division manager. Must have graduation from an accredited United States law school as defined in the Rules of the New York Court of Appeals (Sections 520.3 or 520.5) or admission to the New York State Bar. Should preferably have experience with tax certiorari, assessment or real property tax exemption and abatement matters. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong research and writing abilities and a demonstrated ability to successfully balance multiple assignments and projects are needed. Demonstrated interest in public service and experience handling real property tax administration or related issues is also preferred.
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