Paralegal Careers: New York

Cleary Gottlieb recruits paralegals who are graduates of  four-year colleges and universities with strong academic backgrounds.

Candidates should be detail-oriented, have excellent organizational ability, and possess strong written and oral communication skills. Because many of our clients are multinational corporations and international institutions, we actively recruit individuals with foreign language capabilities, particularly Spanish, Portuguese, German, French and Italian.

Our New York paralegal program is an essential element of the services we provide to our clients. The program is particularly well-suited for recent college graduates who are considering law school; we offer on-site Stanley Kaplan LSAT preparation classes at a discount. We also conduct on-the-job training designed to help integrate new paralegals into various practice areas by pairing them with experienced paralegals and lawyers.

In addition to recruiting paralegals at colleges, universities and regional college consortia, we welcome online applications. We expect candidates interested in our paralegal program to be willing to work in a position for at least two years before considering other opportunities.

If you are interested in joining the paralegal staff in our New York office, please view our Current Opportunities. Entry-level applicants should be prepared to submit a cover letter, unofficial transcript and writing sample along with a resume. For additional information, you can view our Paralegal Program brochure.

Disclaimer: Please note that no Cleary employee will conduct an interview via email, text messaging or Internet chat. You will never be asked to disclose personal information, except in the New York Cleary office to an employee of the firm.

Note to Employment Agencies: Please do not forward any unsolicited resumes. Cleary is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.

Equal Employment Opportunity: From its inception, Cleary has strived to maintain a friendly and collegial atmosphere that makes our offices a positive and supportive place in which to work. We believe strongly in the desirability of a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, where all of us observe the highest professional standards and treat each other with civility, respect and dignity. Consistent with these goals, the firm has a policy prohibiting any form of discrimination or harassment based on actual or perceived age, alienage or citizenship, ancestry, arrest or conviction record, color, creed, disability, domestic partnership status, gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, genetic predisposition or genetic carrier status, marital status, military status, national origin, partnership status, pregnancy, childbirth- and pregnancy-related medical conditions, race, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation or preference, status as a victim of domestic violence, status as a victim of stalking or a sex offense, unemployment, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. This policy applies to all employment-related matters, including recruitment, hiring, placement, assignments, training, compensation, promotion and termination.

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