Legal Career Opportunities with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employs skilled attorneys in various roles throughout the agency. Specifically, attorneys for DMV perform legal duties such as conduct traffic and safety-related administrative hearings, provide legal guidance to the agency and its numerous program areas, and represent the agency in various legal proceedings, among other key duties. Currently, DMV is actively recruiting candidates for the Senior Attorney and Motor Vehicle Referee Civil Service positions.

Click here to access the New York State Department of Civil Service’s Legal Specialties Continuous Recruitment Exam. As the flyer notes, attorneys who meet the minimum qualifications must complete the Legal Specialties Continuous Recruitment Exam. Once completed and scored by Civil Service, the attorney is placed on a Civil Service list that many New York State agencies, including DMV, use to recruit and hire attorneys to join their legal team. While the process to apply has a few steps, the rewards associated with a legal career in New York State Government make the exam process worthwhile.

If you have any questions, please contact Paula Gaylord at 518-486-9659.

Manhattan Community Board Applications Are Open Now!

Interested in what gets built in your community and how government works to deliver services in your neighborhood? Apply to join one of Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards.

Every Community Board has 50 seats which are filled for two-year terms by volunteers, who are selected by the Borough President and local City Council members. Half the seats are up for appointment or reappointment every year.

Community Boards get a seat at the table in high-stakes land use, real estate, and zoning negotiations, and they work directly with city agencies to influence how government services are delivered at the neighborhood level.

If you’d like to serve as a member of your Community Board, apply online here! You can also print the application and drop it off by mail or in-person. The deadline is February 8, 2019.

PALS Presents: Opportunities and Career Paths of U.S. Attorneys


You Are Invited to Attend a Career Panel & Networking Reception 

Opportunities and Career Paths of U.S. Attorneys
Thursday, March 6, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sponsored By:


Eleven Times Square
(Eighth Avenue & 41st Street)
New York, NY 10036
This panel will provide insight on the recruitment and selection process of Assistant United States Attorneys. The panel will also explore the skills gained and the benefits of practicing as a Federal Prosecutor.
The Honorable Margo K. Brodie
United States District Court Judge
Eastern District of New York
The Honorable Pamela K. Chen
United States District Court Judge
Eastern District of New York
Alphonzo Grant, Jr.
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley
Keisha-Ann Gray
Proskauer Rose, LLP

Orelia Merchant
Assistant United States Attorney 

United States Attorney’s Office

Eastern District of New York

Click HERE to RSVP
Registration ends on March 4, 2014 

PALS Mission Statement: 

PALS is dedicated to enhancing the skills and careers of minority law students and early career attorneys. PALS does this by offering customized mentoring, educational and professional development opportunities. PALS provides resources to augment the law school and employer training of, respectively, minority law students and beginning lawyers, and will continue to offer its services free of charge.

PALS is a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization

Providing Mentoring, Career and Skills Development for Minorities in the Legal Profession Since 1984