The New York City Law Department is one of the largest and most diverse law offices in the country, with approximately 1,000 attorneys and over 880 professional support staff serving in 16 legal practice areas and numerous administrative support functions. The Law Department offers its employees real world legal experience, an unusual level of independence and responsibility as well as the chance to work on interesting matters of public importance. All the work of the Law Department shares the mission of promoting justice while serving the people of the City of New York -- whether it be working towards the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders, promoting economic development, defending the environment or zealously advocating for the City's interests in state and federal court civil actions. Whether you make the Law Department your life's work or just one stop in a longer career, the Law Department can offer a uniquely fulfilling professional opportunity.