New York Attorney General's Office
Poughkeepsie, New York

Posted Date

November 8, 2022

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment

Division of Regional Affairs
Poughkeepsie Regional Office
Assistant Attorney General
Reference No. POU_AAG_3524
Application Deadline is December 2, 2022

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced litigator to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the Poughkeepsie Regional Office. The Regional Office engages in State Counsel representation, involving the representation and defense of the State of New York and its agencies, officials, and employees in state courts in civil actions and proceedings involving public employment, public health, law enforcement, corrections, state finance, insurance, taxation, and other litigation matters arising out of state legislation, regulations, and operations. The Regional Office also engages in the defense of claims brought against the State of New York and its agencies in the Court of Claims. The Regional Office offers a diverse and stimulating litigation practice with attorneys handling all phases of litigation from inception through trial and having frequent opportunities to appear in court.

Applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years of litigation experience. Applicants must be capable of handling all phases of an investigation and litigation, from commencement through trial, and must have strong writing, analytical, organizational, negotiation and supervisory skills.

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.

As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State through a wide variety of occupations. To learn more about Assistant Attorney General compensation, please click here. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. Additionally, the OAG offers a robust Workplace Flexibilities Program with multiple options for employees, including telecommuting (up to two days per week) and alternative work schedules.

Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you may be required to provide regular negative COVID-19 PCR test results at a frequency determined by the agency. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact

Application Process

Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website: To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on December 2, 2022. Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following: • Cover Letter  You may address to Legal Recruitment.  Indicate why you are interested in a position with the Poughkeepsie Regional Office and what makes you a strong candidate. • Resume • Writing Sample • List of three (3) references  Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.  Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.  Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.  Please note, your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the position. If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.