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Assistant Corporation Counsel, Workers' Compensation

Assistant Corporation Counsel, Workers' Compensation

Posted on: 04/12/2024
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required


Workers Comp

$75,677.00 – $106,655.00

Job Description

The New York City Law Department is accepting applications for an attorney position in our Workers’ Compensation Division. The division represents the City of New York and related entities at administrative hearings before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. Division attorneys manage and litigate matters involving City employees whose claims for benefits are pending before the Workers’ Compensation Board. They appear at hearings and trials before administrative law judges on a daily basis. They conduct investigations and legal research in preparation for hearings and evaluate the merits of claims. They regularly cross-examine fact witnesses as well as all types of medical experts. Cases involve a wide variety of medical conditions, from de minimus to life threatening. Legal issues cover a broad spectrum, including compensability and coverage under the Workers’ Compensation Law, timely claim filing, questions of causation, medical disability, need for treatment and entitlement to wage replacement. Attorneys research and write appeals to the Commissioners of the Workers’ Compensation Board and the Appellate Division.

Applicants must be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. Applicants must either be (1) admitted to practice law in the State of New York or (2) have passed all three exams required for New York Bar admission (the UBE, NYLE and MPRE) and be in the process of becoming admitted. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written advocacy skills, the ability to manage a large case load, and the ability to think and respond quickly.

To Apply:
Please click on the "Apply Now" button. Please upload your cover letter and resume as one document under “cover letter” and upload your writing sample and a list of the names and contact information for three professional references as one document under “resume.”

Recruitment Contact: Lillian Evans
Recruitment Email: recruitment@law.nyc.gov

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, Workers' Compensation

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350 Jay St, Brooklyn Ny

  1. Legal Affairs