Appellate Division Third Department - Clerkship Opportunities
The NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department is now accepting applications for one-year judicial clerkships in the Court’s Law Research Department beginning this August, 2021. For more than half a century, the Court's Law Research Department has employed a rotating pool of Appellate Court Attorneys to assist the Court in its work. Clerkships with the Third Department's Law Research Department afford participants the opportunity to gain invaluable insight into the appellate process through the observation of oral argument, review of the Court's proposed decisions and extensive legal research and writing in a wide array of legal topics.
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Third Judicial Department, is seeking applications for a ONE-YEAR CLERKSHIP in the Court's Law Research Department, commencing in August 2021. The positions filled will be in either of the following titles and the titles utilized will depend, in part, on the qualifications of the applicants selected. Applicants should specify the position title or titles for which they wish to be considered.
POSITION TITLE: ASSISTANT APPELLATE COURT ATTORNEY
BASE SALARY: $74,478
QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited law school with an exceptional record of academic achievement such as being a memberof the law review, graduating in the top 10% of the class or graduating cum laude or magna cum laude, and admission to the New York State Bar within 18 months of appointment.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK: Assistant Appellate Court Attorneys receive on-the-job instructions in researching and analyzing legal issues and questions for the court and in performing other related duties. Assistant Appellate Court Attorneys serve in a confidential capacity and work under direct supervision in units located in the Appellate Divisions and the Appellate Terms of the Supreme Court.
POSITION TITLE: APPELLATE COURT ATTORNEY
BASE SALARY: $87,520
QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to the New York State Bar.
DISTINGUISHING Appellate Court Attorneys research and analyze legal issues and questions for the court and perform other related duties. They serve in a confidential capacity and work under supervision in units located in the Appellate Divisions and the Appellate Terms of the Supreme Court.
LOCATION: APPELLATE DIVISION, THIRD DEPARTMENT, Albany, New York.
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Competitive/Confidential - TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT
ASSIGNMENT: The individuals hired for these positions will research and analyze legal questions and issues, prepare preliminary reports and confidential memoranda, check for accuracy of citations, and perform other related duties as directed by the Chief Appellate Court Attorney.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties. Although a position is available and situated at a specific location, the appointee may be subject to reassignment to any position in the same title in this promotion unit dependent upon the needs of the Unified Court System. All applications received from this announcement may be used to fill any vacancies in this title that may occur in this court or agency within the next six (6) months. Special arrangements for the disabled may be
made by contacting this office at (518) 471-4801 prior to the interview. Position(s) available at the present time: 3
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply online at http://www.nycourts.gov/ad3/EmploymentOpportunities.html. Alternatively, interested persons may submit a resume, cover letter, law school transcript and legal writing sample and UCS-5 Application for Employment Form (obtainable from any administrative office in a court building or on
the web) to:
Robert D. Mayberger
Clerk of the Court
Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department
P. O. Box 7288, Capitol Station
Albany, New York 12224
APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THE EEO DATA COLLECTION FORM.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR RECEIVED BY: July 7, 2021
The New York State Unified Court System is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy and gender identity or expression), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation,