Admitted Attorneys

Admitted attorneys seeking a position at the Law Department must submit applications in response to advertised vacancies listed through the City's careers website.  A list of current vacancies for admitted attorneys can also be found on this website. 

You can read more about the Law Department's admitted attorney hiring practices in our frequently asked questions

Cover letters should be addressed to:

Stuart D. Smith, Esq.
Director of Legal Recruitment
New York City Law Department
100 Church Street
New York, NY 10007

Initial applications require only cover letters and resumes. Writing samples, transcripts, and references may be requested later in the process. Applications will no longer be accepted by regular mail or e-mail. Other questions may be submitted to:

In addition, admitted attorneys wishing to volunteer at the Law Department through their law firms for deposition or trial experience should reference the Law Department's Public Service Program