NY AG Civil Rights Fellowship

June 29, 2016

We are writing from the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office.  Our office handles a variety of complex civil rights matters.  Our Bureau offers opportunities for recent graduates to work on some of the most significant, complex and cutting-edge civil rights problems that we face today.  Lawyers in the Civil Rights Bureau manage a docket that reflects our commitment to broad civil rights enforcement.  I write to encourage your third-year law students and recent graduates to apply for a year-long Civil Rights Bureau Fellowships with our office.  The Civil Rights Bureau Fellowship is uncompensated. Candidates with law school public interest fellowships, deferred law firm associates, as well as those who may not have outside funding, are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals can apply at this link: APPLY.

The Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office works to promote equal justice under law and seeks to enforce the civil rights of all New Yorkers.  The Bureau enforces laws that protect all New Yorkers from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, source of income or disability. Using federal, state, and local civil rights laws, such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Fair Housing Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other landmark laws, the Bureau investigates and prosecutes discrimination in a variety of areas.

Recent cases handled by the Bureau have helped to promote voting rights, access to fair housing and lending opportunities, access to equal employment and educational opportunities and equal access for individuals with disabilities.  In addition, the Bureau has worked to combat immigration services fraud, discrimination and harassment in the workplace and police misconduct.  The Bureau seeks to lift barriers faced by persons based on sexual orientation, language ability and criminal conviction status.  The Bureau’s goal is to combat discrimination faced by all New Yorkers, particularly among the most vulnerable individuals in our state. The work of our office reflects our commitment to combating discrimination and its effects, ensuring equality of opportunity, and promoting inclusion.

The Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability and is committed to workplace diversity. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The Bureau also engages in community outreach activities to educate the public about civil rights issues. Please find more information about the Civil Rights Bureau’s recent accomplishments here:  http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-releases/93.  Additional information about the Civil Rights Bureau can be found here: http://www.ag.ny.gov/bureau/civil-rights.

 

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