Syracuse, New York

Posted Date

February 5, 2024

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment
recruitment@ag.ny.gov

Division of Regional Affairs

Assistant Attorney General—Binghamton or Syracuse

Reference No. DRA_AAG_3641

Application Deadline March 1, 2024

The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an attorney to litigate cases brought in federal court, including Section 1983 cases, discrimination cases, employment cases, and other federal cases brought against the State of New York, its agencies, and its employees. The selected attorney will be seated in the Binghamton Regional Office or Syracuse Regional Office and expected to handle matters venued throughout Central New York.

These cases present a myriad of questions on constitutional law, including in the areas of excessive use of force and deliberate indifference to medical care under the Eighth Amendment; Free Exercise of religion under the First Amendment; and procedural due process and Equal Protection under the Fourteenth Amendment. The attorney will handle all phases of litigation, including pleading, discovery, motions, and trials. In addition to Section 1983 litigation, the attorney may also be assigned a caseload of other regional office matters, including cases in the New York State Courts.

Applicants must have a minimum of four (4) years of litigation experience. Additionally, applicants must be capable of handling all phases of an investigation and litigation, from commencement through trial. Strong writing, analytical, organizational, oral advocacy, and negotiation skills are also required. Trial experience is a must and the ability to manage a large caseload is essential.

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 OAG 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 visit the following page: https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/assistant_attorney_general_compensation.pdf. 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.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online. To apply, please visit www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on March 1, 2024.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • You may address your letter to Legal Recruitment.
  • Indicate your location preference: Binghamton or Syracuse
  • Indicate why you are interested in this position and what makes you a strong candidate.
  • Resume
  • Legal Writing Sample
  • List of three 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 or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.  

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov