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Assistant Corporation Counsel, Tort Division

Assistant Corporation Counsel, Tort Division

Posted on: 04/03/2024
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required


Tort: New York

$82,891.00 – $162,267.00

Job Description

The NYC Law Department is accepting applications from admitted attorneys for the Tort Division to handle sensitive personal injury matters from inception to resolution.

Responsibilities include: conducting statutory hearings and depositions; drafting pleadings, affirmative and responsive motions, and discovery responses; requesting document discovery; conducting preliminary conferences, compliance conferences, settlement and TAP conferences, and argument on motions; participating in the Tort Division's trial rotation program and second-chair opportunities, which includes the investigation and preparation of all aspects of trials, completing factual and legal research, securing relevant evidence, developing trial strategies, interviewing and preparing witnesses, drafting motions, jury charges, trial and post-trial motions and memoranda, and negotiating settlements.

To apply, please upload your cover letter, resume, writing sample and a list of three references with contact information as one document under “resume.”

Recruitment Contact: Lillian Evans / Director of Recruitment recruitment@law.nyc.gov

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be admitted and in good standing in New York State. Applicants should have substantial legal experience; demonstrated exceptional organizational and supervisory abilities; strong legal analytical skills; solid knowledge of municipal tort law, the CPLR, and evidentiary issues; solid knowledge of and experience in personal-injury-case evaluation and valuation of injuries; strong interpersonal skills; and excellent judgment. Trial experience is a plus, but not a prerequisite.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/
Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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Assistant Corporation Counsel, Tort Division

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100 Church St., N.Y.

  1. Legal Affairs