Rochester, New York

Posted Date

May 23, 2024

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment

Division of Regional Affairs

Rochester Regional Office

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. ROC_AAG_3689

Application Deadline is June 21, 2024

The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced trusts and estates litigator to serve as an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) in the Rochester Regional Office. The Regional Office represents the State, its agencies, officers, and employees in a wide range of federal and state court litigation, as well as handles consumer, charities, and social and economic justice matters.

Primarily, the AAG will represent the interests of charitable beneficiaries in Surrogate’s Court and Supreme Court proceedings involving trusts and estates with charitable interests; represent the interests of the State in proceedings involving estates administered by the Public Administrator and other estates with unknown beneficiaries; review fiduciary accountings; and review sales, mergers, and other transactions involving not-for-profit organizations. Additional duties will include representing the state and its agencies in state court litigation, including Article 78 proceedings.


  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in trusts and estates and civil litigation matters;
  • A working knowledge of New York State Supreme Court and Surrogate’s Court practice and experience handling contested court proceedings;
  • Excellent legal analysis, legal writing and editing, and oral advocacy skills;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills;
  • Comfort with and proficiency using technology to complete legal work, including knowledge of and experience with various computer software programs and case management and electronic discovery platforms; and
  • Applicants with prior complex litigation and trial experience are preferred.

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 OAG attorneys 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: 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

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on June 21, 2024.

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

  • Cover Letter
  • You may address your letter to the Legal Recruitment Unit.
  • Indicate why you are interested in this position and what makes you a strong candidate. You may wish to include information about what life experiences you will bring to the position that will enhance the OAG’s ability to better serve the diverse population of this state.
  • Resume
  • Legal Writing Sample
  • List of three (3) references
  • Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
  • For each reference, indicate the nature and duration of your relationship.
  • Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
  • Please note that 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.

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