Albany, New York

Posted Date

July 2, 2024

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment

Division of State Counsel

Real Property Bureau – Albany

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. RPB_ALB_AAG_3701

Application Deadline is August 2, 2024


The Real Property Bureau in the Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced attorney to join its Albany office as an Assistant Attorney General. The Bureau provides legal assistance to New York State agencies in connection with the acquisition and disposition of public land. Under the Eminent Domain Procedure Law, the Bureau represents the State in court proceedings involving disputes over the State’s title to land acquired for public use, and in actions contesting the amount of money the State is to pay in the condemnation of private property. The Bureau also defends or prosecutes property related cases which are venued statewide.

A strong candidate would have at least five (5) years of post-graduate civil litigation experience with some knowledge of real estate law. Knowledge of the eminent domain procedure law, quiet title proceedings, evictions, and encroachment proceedings are a plus. This position requires some travel throughout the state with an emphasis on handling eminent domain matters and trials in the Albany district of the Court of Claims.

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.

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 August 2, 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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