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Assistant Attorney General

New York, NY
Full Time
Practice Areas: Civil, Criminal Job #: CLA/TS_NYC_AAG_3308 Exp.: 4 - 5 Years
The Claims Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in New York City is seeking an experienced trial attorney for the Torts Section. The Claims Bureau is a trial bureau that represents the State of New York and its agencies in the Court of Claims and its employees in New York State Supreme Court in a wide variety of litigation, including but not limited to premises liability, highway design, false arrest and imprisonment, labor law, contract, and motor vehicle accidents.

We are seeking a seasoned attorney with at least four to five (4-5) years of solid trial experience to defend the state in these tort actions, from commencement through trial. Civil or criminal trial experience is required; experience litigating personal injury actions is preferred but not necessary for those with extensive trial experience. Engaging in motion practice, and filing post-trial briefs, is integral to the work of the Torts Section, and thus, all applicants must have excellent research and writing skills. The ability to manage a large caseload is essential. Superior negotiation, oral advocacy and organizational skills are also required.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

OAG employees serve more than 19 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity

Closing Date: 1st December, 2020

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