Lawyers & Law Students

The Law Department seeks talented and motivated attorneys and support professionals who are committed to serving the City and developing their professional skills. The Law Department also offers numerous internship opportunities for law students to work with the office and learn more about its practice. 

In accordance with the National Association for Law Placement’s (NALP) “Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process,” the Law Department will continue to abide by the NALP Timing Guidelines in place prior to the December 2018 amendments.  Thus, during the fall recruitment season, offers of employment made to current law students prior to December 15 will be kept open for 28 days, or until December 31, whichever is earlier.  Offers made to law students after December 15 will be kept open for two weeks.  Offers of permanent employment made to second year law students who interned in our summer program will be kept open until October 1.  As always, we will make every effort to accommodate reasonable requests for extensions.  Where law schools have adopted timing guidelines for their students that differ from the former NALP timing guidelines, we will make every effort to abide by those guidelines to the extent we are made aware of them by the school or the applicant.

Information for Current Law Students

Information for Recent Graduates

Information for Admitted Attorneys

Information for Support Professionals

The Law Department is an equal opportunity employer that bases its hiring decisions on merit and fitness, as required by the New York Constitution and the New York Civil Service Law. The City's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy requires that employment decisions be made without discrimination prohibited by federal, State, or local law based on race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (including gender identity), disability, age, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, or status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking.