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. In addition, attorneys who would like to be notified as positions become available at the Law Department may input their contact information on our job notification listserv. The Law Department will retain email addresses for six months and will advise candidates of job postings during that time only.
You can read more about the Law Department's admitted attorney hiring practices in our frequently asked questions. To learn more about the Law Department's legal divisions, you can read the descriptions of the divisions or the Office's Annual Reports. In addition, you can reach out to Law Department attorneys who have volunteered to be contacted by applicants interested in learning more about our work through our Law Department Ambassadors page. Any other questions can be directed to the Law Department's Attorney Recruitment Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.