Division of State Counsel
Claims Bureau, Medical Malpractice Section – New York City
Assistant Attorney General
Reference No. CLA/MM_NYC_AAG_3643
Application Deadline is March 1, 2024
The Office of the New York State Attorney General’s Claims Bureau in New York City is seeking a trial attorney to defend Medical Malpractice cases. The Claims Bureau represents the State of New York and its agencies in the Court of Claims and its employees in State Supreme Court. The selected candidate will defend the State in medical malpractice actions, from commencement through trial, with post-trial briefs often required.
We are seeking a seasoned attorney with at least four to five (4-5) years of solid medical malpractice litigation experience, including trial experience, to defend the state in medical malpractice actions from commencement through trial. Applicants must have experience working with expert witnesses, e.g., retaining and vetting as well as preparing for, taking and defending depositions and trial testimony; the ability to read and understand medical records, and the ability to manage a large caseload. Excellent lawyering skills, including motion practice, legal research, writing, analysis, negotiation and advocacy, are also required. Candidates should also possess strong organizational skills. Medical malpractice trial experience is preferred although other civil or criminal trial experience will be considered.
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: 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.
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 why you are interested in this position and what makes you a strong candidate.
- Legal 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov