Appellate Litigation Fellowship - NYS OAG

2 weeks ago

The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Division of Appeals and Opinions is offering a two-year Fellowship in government appellate litigation in its New York City Office.  One Fellowship is available. The Fellowship is a compensated, full-time position for a college graduate who is considering whether to pursue a career in law or public affairs. A commitment through June 2023 is required. 

The Division of Appeals and Opinions handles civil appeals by and against the State of New York in all state and federal appellate courts, and prepares briefs for an active amicus curiae practice nationwide. Cases cover a wide range of issues, including constitutional and statutory public-law issues, employment, civil rights, torts, the environment, and agency decision making. We are seeking a bright, dynamic, hard-working, and motivated individual committed to public service. The selected Fellow will work closely with attorneys to prepare court documents and appellate records; finalize briefs, including highly detailed proofreading and cite-checking; organize case files; provide relevant legal and office support; and potentially work on special projects for the Division.

Applicants must have a BA or BS degree prior to start date. Excellent oral and written communication skills, hyper-attention to detail (e.g., proofreading and document production), organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks under pressure are required. Experience in a legal setting is a plus, but not required as a Fellow will receive extensive training.  This Fellowship is also open to law school students with at least two (2) full years remaining in an evening law school program. Availability for weekday overtime is required.

The annual salary for this position is $50,288 + $3,026 in location pay. 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.

How To Apply

Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link:  A&O_FEL_NYC_6180  

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To ensure consideration, your application must be received by close of business on August 31,2021.

Applicants must submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter
    • Please address to Legal Recruitment
    • Indicate why you are the best candidate for the position and your career aspirations
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
    • Please provide a sample that is between 7-10 pages in length (double-spaced, minimum 12-point type size) and demonstrates your writing and analytical abilities
  • List of three (3) references with contact information including email addresses
    • Provide professional and/or academic references, supervisory references are preferred
    • Indicate nature and duration of your relationship to each reference
  • Transcript
    • An unofficial transcript is acceptable

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have questions about a position with the OAG or the application process or if you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

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