The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Third Judicial Department, is seeking applications for ONE-YEAR
CLERKSHIPS in the Court’s Law Research Department, commencing in August 2016. The positions filled will be in
either of the following titles and the titles utilized will depend, in part, on the qualifications of the applicants selected.
Applicants should specify the position title or titles for which they wish to be considered.
POSITION TITLE: ASSISTANT APPELLATE COURT ATTORNEY
BASE SALARY: $68,803
QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited law school with an exceptional record of academic achievement
such as being a member of the law review, graduating in the top 10% of the class or graduating cum laude or magna
cum laude, and admission to the New York State Bar within 18 months of appointment.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK: Assistant Appellate Court Attorneys receive on-the-job instructions in
researching and analyzing legal issues and questions for the court and in performing other related duties. Assistant
Appellate Court Attorneys serve in a confidential capacity and work under direct supervision in units located in the
Appellate Divisions and the Appellate Terms of the Supreme Court.
POSITION TITLE: APPELLATE COURT ATTORNEY
BASE SALARY: $80,857
QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to the New York State Bar.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK: Appellate Court Attorneys research and analyze legal issues and
questions for the court and perform other related duties. They serve in a confidential capacity and work under
supervision in units located in the Divisions and the Appellate Terms of the Supreme Court.
LOCATION: APPELLATE DIVISION, THIRD JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, Albany, New York
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Competitive/Confidential – TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT
ASSIGNMENT: The individuals hired for these positions will research and analyze legal questions and issues,
prepare preliminary reports and confidential memoranda, check for accuracy of citations, and perform other related
duties as directed by the Chief Appellate Court Attorney.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work
performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title, and
every position does not necessarily require these duties. Although a position is available and situated at a specific
location, the appointee may be subject to reassignment to any position in the same title in this promotion unit
dependent upon the needs of the Unified Court System. All applications received from this announcement may be used
to fill any vacancies in this title that may occur in this court or agency within the next six (6) months. Special
arrangements for the disabled may be made by contacting this office at (518) 471-4701 prior to the interview. Position
(s) available at the present time: 10 .
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to
apply online at http://www.nycourts.gov/ad3/EmploymentOpportunities.htm Alternatively, interested persons may
submit a resume, together with a cover letter, legal writing sample and law school transcript, to:
Robert D. Mayberger
Clerk of the Court
Appellate Division, Third Department
P.O. Box 7288, Capitol Station
Albany, New York 12224
APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR RECEIVED BY: September 14, 2015