FAQs

What are the minimum qualifications required for all OAG attorneys?

Attorneys hired by the OAG are appointed as Assistant Attorneys General. In order to be so appointed, the attorney must be a U.S. citizen, a NYS resident and a member of the NYS bar in good standing. Attorneys not resident in NYS or admitted to the NYS bar are welcome to apply with the understanding that these are conditions of employment that must be met. Please contact Legal Recruitment if you have any questions.


What constitutes a complete application for an attorney position?

Resume, cover letter indicating the position(s) and reference number(s) and/or bureau(s) of interest, law school transcript (if less than five (5) years out of law school), writing sample and three (3) references. Please click here to learn more about the application requirements for attorney positions.  Applications must be submitted online via the link provided in the job posting unless otherwise indicated.


What constitutes a complete application for an investigator or legal support analyst position?

Resume, cover letter indicating the position(s) and reference number(s) and three (3) references. Please click here to learn more about the application requirements for these positions. Applications must be submitted online via the link provided in the job posting unless otherwise indicated.


If I am interested in several attorney positions, must I submit a separate application for each one?

Yes. You must submit a separate application for each job.  Applications must be submitted online via the link provided in the job posting unless otherwise indicated.  Please click here to learn more about the application requirements for attorney positions.


Does the OAG hire students to work during the school year?

Yes.  The OAG hires mostly law students during the school year but there are also opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.  Student positions are usually volunteer internships or externships for course credit. All open student positions are posted on our website and applications are accepted online.  Applicants must be prepared to upload their cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript and three (3) references online. Please click here to view the currently available student positions.


Does the OAG hire students to work during the summer?

Yes.  Applications are accepted for the Summer Law Internship Program from law, undergraduate and graduate students.  Applications are accepted online when posted.  Applicants must be prepared to upload their cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript and three (3) references online. Please click here to view the currently available student positions.


Does the OAG have paid employment opportunities for recent, post-graduate law students?

Yes.  However, please note that the majority of the attorney positions require a minimum of two (2) years of experience.  Please refer to a specific job posting for the required qualifications.


What types of volunteer opportunities does the OAG offer for attorneys and post-graduate law students?

Attorneys that have been admitted to the New York Bar, are residents of New York State and are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply to be a Volunteer Assistant Attorney General (VAAG).  A VAAG will be allowed to represent the interests of the Office and the State at meetings and in court.

The OAG also accepts applications from attorneys and post-graduate law students who have not been admitted to the New York Bar, are not residents of New York State and/or are not U.S. citizens to work as volunteers.  Unlike VAAGs, volunteer attorneys will be unable to represent the interests of the Office and the State in court.  Volunteer attorneys provide critical legal support to Bureaus and are integral to the successful development and execution of cases.


May I submit an application for future consideration when no current vacancies are available in bureaus that are of interest to me?

Yes, the OAG accepts applications to be stored in a resume collection (RC) that will be reviewed by bureaus when position vacancies become available in the future. Please be aware that submission of an application to the RC is neither an application for a specific position nor a guarantee of consideration for a specific position or employment. Contributors to the RC are urged to continue monitoring the OAG jobs page for new positions and to apply as opportunities become available. Please click here to view the available RC positions.


How do I submit an application to the OAG?

Each posting for a position in the OAG will indicate how to apply for that position. Application requirements for a specific job will be outlined in the “How to Apply” section of the posting.  All applications for exempt jobs must be submitted online for a specific posting. Please click here to learn more about the application requirements.


What should I do if I am unable to submit my application online or have questions about the application process?

For attorney, volunteer attorney, student and other professional and legal support positions, please contact the Legal Recruitment office at 212-416-8080 or via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov.

For investigator positions, please call 518-776-2500 or email investigator.jobs@ag.ny.gov.


I worked for the OAG as a law student and need an employer's affidavit for admission to the bar. Who do I contact for this affidavit?

Please contact the Human Resources Management Bureau.


I am a former Assistant Attorney General/Assistant Solicitor General and I need employment verification. Who do I contact?

Please contact the Human Resources Management Bureau.

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