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Assistant Corporation Counsel

New York, NY
Full Time
Job #: 438655 Salary: $94,883 - $94,883 Yearly
The General Litigation Division of the NYC Law Department seeks an experienced attorney to represent the City in federal and State court litigation challenging important programs in diverse areas including education, health care, public assistance benefits, prison conditions, foster care, campaign finance and election law. Many of the division's cases are brought as class actions in federal court and raise complex and novel issues of statutory and constitutional construction. Recent cases have involved: an equal protection challenge to proposed changed to the admissions criteria for the Department of Education’s specialized high schools; a challenge to the accessibility of court houses for disabled persons under the ADA; a claim by minority students in the City’s high schools that they have fewer opportunities to participate in team sports than other students. Division lawyers are responsible for their own caseloads and handle court conferences, oral arguments, discovery including depositions, the preparation of legal papers, and hearings and trials in their cases.

Minimum Qual Requirements
  • Applicants must have significant relevant work experience following graduation from an ABA accredited law school and must be admitted and in good standing in New York State. 
  • Ideal applicants should demonstrate substantial litigation experience, exceptional organizational abilities, strong legal writing and analytical skills, strong interpersonal skills and excellent judgment.

Closing Date: 2nd April, 2020

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