Department of Law- Assistant Corporation Counsel

Department of Law- Assistant Corporation Counsel: Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the following job vacancy. Resume should be submitted to Kristen Smith, Corporation Counsel at

Department of Law

Assistant Corporation Counsel

The City of Syracuse Office of Corporation Counsel is seeking an attorney to handle a variety of general counsel matters for the City of Syracuse.  Responsibilities will include legal research, drafting of legal memos and contracts, legal analysis of the release of public records under the Freedom of Information Law, and general advice to various City operating departments.  The Assistant Corporation Counsel will work under the supervision of a senior attorney for most matters, but will be expected to independently handle a variety of projects in multiple areas of law.

The successful candidate must have superior analytical, writing and oral communication skills, and the ability to quickly master new and evolving areas of the law.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for public service.

The Office of Corporation Counsel offers a supportive, collegial environment without the pressures of billable hours and client marketing.  Attorneys are given wide autonomy to manage legal projects, but have a team of colleagues to offer support and guidance.


Must be admitted to the New York bar.  Recent law school graduates will be considered.

Must be a resident of the city of Syracuse, or must be prepared to relocate to the city of Syracuse.

The Affirmative Action Policy of the City of Syracuse is to provide equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, creed, age (18 and over), marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity or gender expression, sexual or affectional preference or orientation, or any other classified group within the protected class.  The City also complies with 31 CFR part 51.  If you have a disability for which you wish special accommodation to be made, contact the Department of Personnel at City Hall, Rm 312 at 315-448-8780.