FAQs

  1. Is admission to the NYS bar required for all OAG attorneys?  Yes.  If you are not admitted to the NYS bar at the time of your application, you must sit for the next NYS bar exam or otherwise be eligible to be admitted.

  2. 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 submitted to the Legal Recruitment Bureau.

  3. What constitutes a complete application for an investigator or legal support analyst position?  Resume, cover letter indicating the position(s) and reference number(s), academic transcript (highest education level achieved or current enrollment), writing sample and three (3) references submitted to the Legal Recruitment Bureau.

  4. If I am interested in several attorney positions, must I submit a separate application for each one?  No. You may indicate multiple positions for which you are applying in one application.

  5. 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. Click here for Resources/Job Opportunities .

  6. 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 student.  Applications are accepted online when posted.  Applicants must be prepared to upload their cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript and three (3) references online. Click here for Resources/Job Opportunities.

  7. How do I submit an application to the Legal Recruitment Bureau?  Each posting for a position in the OAG will indicate how to apply for that position.  Currently, applications for student positions are being accepted online.  Applications for all other positions should be submitted to the Office of the NYS Attorney General, Legal Recruitment Bureau, 120 Broadway, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10271 by mail or email to  Recruitment@ag.ny.gov.  Submission via email is preferred.

  8. 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 Bureau of Human Resources.

  9. I am a former Assistant Attorney General/Assistant Solicitor General and I need employment verification. Who do I contact?   Please contact the Bureau of Human Resources.

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