The New York State Office of the Attorney General just announced their new Attorney General’s Fellowship Program.
What: A two (2) year, post-graduate fellowship opportunity for six (6) law graduates who will participate in a training and mentorship program designed for new attorneys, which includes placement in a specific bureau or regional office. Fellows will receive hands-on legal experience by assisting with the OAG’s work including investigations, affirmative and defensive litigation, public education and community outreach.
Who: Eligible applicants are current law students who will graduate by June 2022. Applicants who are members of groups underrepresented in attorney roles, which include but are not limited to Black, Latinx, Indigenous American, Asian and Pacific Islander persons; women; persons with disabilities; and LGBTQ+ persons are particularly encouraged to apply.
When: Applications will be accepted from September 20 through October 29 with offers extended in December. The fellowship program will begin in September 2022 and end in August 2024.
Other Program Details:
- Fellows will receive an annual salary of $63,714, plus a comprehensive benefits package.
- Admission to the New York State Bar is a condition of continued employment. Selected Fellows will be required to sit for the next offered New York State bar exam after their graduation date. The Fellow may begin their fellowship while awaiting their bar exam results and admission to the bar.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must reside in or intend soon to become a resident of New York State.
- A current OAG attorney who has experience supervising law students and/or junior attorneys will be hired to coordinate the fellowship program and mentor fellows.
- At the end of the fellowship term, fellows will receive priority consideration for available AAG vacancies.