The NYSED Office of Professional Discipline investigates and prosecutes cases involving professional misconduct committed by licensees from more than 50 different professions. The Prosecutions Division works with investigators and board members, negotiates settlements, drafts memos and briefs, and represents the office at conferences, proceedings and hearings.
Legal interns should be current law students who will be conducting legal and factual research and analysis of professional misconduct matters that occurred in other states. The interns will be drafting memoranda summarizing the facts, procedural history, legal issues and the applicable rules and laws. The position will involve working closely with a prosecuting attorney who will discuss and review the work. There will also be some opportunity to assist with hearing preparation, observe hearings, help draft pleadings and appear at settlement conferences. Students might possibly be able to appear at hearings as well, under a practice order with the New York Courts.
Interns will develop skills in factual and legal analysis and the work will involve a significant writing component. They will be serving the public, working as part of a collaborative effort for a NYS government agency. The students will be able to observe and assist staff attorneys at times as well.
Any law student with a background in any of the professions would be helpful but not necessary.
Monday through Friday specific hours to be determined depending on intern’s academic schedule.
Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume, transcript (student copy is acceptable), and completed internship application to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include the Assignment Number (OP-SU21-2) in the subject line of your email to reference this assignment.
Karen Eileen Carlson