Legal Support Analyst, Division of Criminal Justice, Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit

Posted: 04/11/18 | SHARE:


The New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking a talented candidate for the position of Legal Support Analyst (LSA) in the Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit in New York City. The Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit was created in July 2015 in response to the issuance of an Executive Order by the Governor of the State of New York appointing the Attorney General as a special prosecutor “to investigate, and if warranted, prosecute certain matters involving the death of an unarmed civilian . . . caused by a law enforcement officer” and where “there is a significant question as to whether the civilian was armed and dangerous at the time of his or death.” 

LSAs serve a critical role in the bureau and perform both investigative and paralegal functions.  Specifically, LSAs are responsible for conducting investigative assignments such as drafting subpoenas, reviewing documents, searching law enforcement databases, analyzing phone records, and monitoring electronic surveillance.  In addition, LSAs perform legal support tasks, such as processing documents to be turned over during discovery, preparing demonstrative exhibits, aiding Assistant Attorneys General in court proceedings, and testifying in the grand jury and at trial.  Lastly, LSAs also conduct independent research assignments on issues that arise from specific cases in the docket. Please note that this is not an attorney position and LSAs do not typically conduct legal research. This is a full-time position that we are seeking to fill no later than this summer.



This is an entry-level position.  A Bachelor’s degree with strong credentials is required for the position. Additionally, the individual selected for the LSA position must have excellent organizational, time management, and multitasking skills. The ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information, excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and accuracy, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and social media, are also required.  A two (2) year commitment is required for this position.

Application Instructions

Reference No. SIPU_LSA_NYC_6071

Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on this link: SIPU_LSA_NYC_6071applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position. 

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment);
  • Resume;
  • Unofficial college transcript;
  • Writing Sample; and
  • List of three (3) professional or academic references with contact information and email addresses.

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

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