Legal Fellow - The New York State Unified Court System
POSITION TITLE: LEGAL FELLOW
LOCATION: OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION Courts Outside of NYC
BASE SALARY: $74,478 + ($4,300 location pay in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland County) ($2,150 location pay in Dutchess, Putnam, Orange County)
CLASSIFICATION: NON-COMPETITIVE/CONFIDENTIAL - Temporary 1-Year Fellowship (renewable for up to one year)
QUALIFICATIONS: Receipt of a Juris Doctor degree from a fully accredited law school. Applicants must anticipate graduation from law school by August 2021, or have graduated no more than 3 years prior to May 2021.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The New York State Unified Court System is offering one year Legal Fellowships to recent law school graduates interested in pursuing a legal career in public service. Legal Fellows are assigned to work in judicial offices, assisting with legal research and writing. These assignments will offer valuable professional legal experience to new attorneys while also exposing them to judicial decision making and court operations. The Legal Fellows Program also will offer a special window into the justice system. Forums will be conducted for the Legal Fellows to meet with judges, elected officials, government appointees and public policy makers to learn about their work in public service as well as their individual professional experiences. Together with the Fellowship assignments, these forums will provide practical insight into the courts and professional opportunities in the legal system. One Year (12 months) Fellowships begin in September 2021. Fellowship opportunities will be available throughout the state. A comprehensive state employment benefits package will be available. Fellowships are renewable for one year at the discretion of the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are required to submit an application package to FHWilliams@nycourts.gov including: 1) Cover letter indicating preference of location 2) Resume 3) Law school transcript (unofficial copies will suffice) 4) Legal writing sample (unedited) 5) Two recent letters of recommendation from law school professors (if you have been practicing law following receipt of a J.D. degree, letters from legal employers may be substituted): Mary Lynn Nicolas-Brewster Executive Director, Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission Office of Court Administration 25 Beaver Street, Room 861 New York, NY 10004