Student Legal Specialist for Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division
The Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division of the NYC Law Department seeks applications from current law students for  a student legal specialist position.  Under the supervision of an attorney, student legal specialists in the Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division assume direct responsibility for a wide variety of breach of contract and lien foreclosure actions brought against the City of New York, its constituent agencies and entities.  Working pursuant to student practice orders of the Appellate Divisions, the person selected for the position will communicate with clients, conduct investigations, prepare pleadings and requests for and responses to discovery, draft and argue motions, and possibly conduct small trials.
Minimum Requirements:  Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and completion of one and one-half years of evening law school study or completion of two semesters of day law school, and current matriculation and attendance at an accredited law school.  Applicants must be able to work full time hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Preferred Skills: Excellent research and writing skills, and oral communication abilities.
Maximum tenure in this position is two to two and one half years or upon graduation from law school, whichever is sooner; employment is conditional upon continuance as a student in a degree program in law.
Residency Requirement:  New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Salary: $32,850.00 – $37,778.00 (Annual)
To apply,  please click the following link, click the “Apply Now” button, and upload your resume and cover letter in PDF format.
You will receive an email confirmation if your application goes through properly. 
Please contact the Law Department’s Recruitment office if you have questions about this position at

Save The Date- Lecture by Author Catherine Duggan

Week of April 14th- 18th, 2014

Author of The Loss Laws of Ireland

A superb new book explains Ireland’s ancient Brehon Laws in fine detail. Written by San Francisco attorney Catherine Duggan, who has studied the laws extensively, the book called The Lost Laws oflreland is available from in Ireland  [and].


As Duggan noted, the laws governed Ireland for over a millennium and she has synthesized much of the available scholarship in her new book.


“The laws are significant because they shed light on the complex sophisticated society of early

Irel:md that the laws reflect,” she says.




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Nelson Mandela

The Brehon Law Society mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, a freedom fighter, patriot, and leader who served as an inspiration to all oppressed peoples including those involved in the struggle for freedom in the North of Ireland. May his voice ring for eternity, quelling oppression wherever it may flourish. Forever in our hearts, we say, “Amandla Awethu.”

Sean Downes, President

NYC Brehon Law Society

December 6, 2013