June 16

Client Reviews

Law Office of Kevin P. Sheerin

May, 2021 – “Kevin Sheerin did an excellent job with my appeal. A straight shooter that gets you to the finish line with ease. Highly knowledgeable and thorough. Reasonably priced and worth every penny. I highly recommend his services!”
Daniel G.

March 23, 2021 – “I was found psychologically qualified after a second interview with the help of Kevin Sheerin… Thank you so much Kevin Sheerin…”
Vijay G.

February, 2021 – “Kevin Sheerin helped me prepare for a second interview which I passed! Always attentive, caring and responsive. Completely recommend!”
V.V.

February, 2021 – “Mr. Sheerin is by far the best…  I have had an overall great professional experience, and he never gave up hope for me… 1000% recommend!”
Emmanuel C.

January, 2021 – “I was on dreaded psych review for over a year and could not get an answer from my psychologist about anything. After waiting for such a long time I turned to Kevin and his team for help… Kevin was able to get me my NOPD and immediately… appeal it. After repeating the psychological I was found to be qualified to be a police officer. I’m now in the NYPD and happy with my career. If you hire Kevin you won’t regret it!”
Connor O.

August, 2020 – “My experience with Mr. Sheerin was great from start to finish. I contacted Mr. Sheerin when I first got my NOPD, and he got to work right away. With his help I was able to thoroughly prepare for my second interview with the NYPD, which was a success.”
Anthony R.

March 26, 2020 – “I received a NOPD from Department of Correction after being on psych hold for a whole year. Mr. Sheerin helped me out. In less than 6 months I was given a second oral psych and he continuously kept in touch with the department and informed me of the status. Decision was reversed, Very helpful law firm at a reasonable price…The communication is always on point, just a call or email away. Will review facts and discuss with you. Thank you for your help Mr. Sheerin and your staff. I can’t express how thankful I am…”
Charlie G.

March 24, 2020 – “Kevin helped me get my disqualification reversed after a second interview.”
Anne L.

March 23, 2020 – “If you’re reading… as to how to proceed with your disqualification… LOOK NO FURTHER… I contacted Mr. Sheerin and from the minute I walked in to his office I felt hope. He didn’t make me any promises but [said] that he would do his best to try and help me… He was very knowledgeable and made me feel at ease… His staff is very friendly and professional, always available to answer any questions… Regardless of the outcome… it is worth every… dollar so don’t hesitate and give them a call… I’ll update… how it turned out for me… Good luck everyone.”
Moreno B.

March 11, 2020 – “I was disqualified and got a second interview and prepared with Kevin Sheerin in his office and my disqualification was reversed.”
Jeff J.

February, 2020 – “Kevin helped me win my appeal. I am so glad I found him.”
C.H.

January, 2020 – “Thanks to Mr. Sheerin’s help, my medical disqualification was overturned by the NYC Civil Service Commission. Mr. Sheerin presented an appeal package and follow up letter to the commission that was concise and professional. I highly recommend Mr. Sheerin. His knowledge of the appeals process is extraordinary.”
John M.

February 2020 – “Kevin Sheerin and Dr. Robert Daley helped me win my appeal. Hands down the best people to go thru this every step of the way. They know exactly what to do and how to do it to get positive outcome. FIVE STARS all the way.”
A.G.

August, 2019 – “Extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful.”
Anthony E.

April, 2019 – “Kevin and his staff have been nothing but amazing. They guided me thru every step of my disqualification. They were always willing to answer every question and followed up frequently on the progress. I would highly recommend Kevin Sheerin…”
Gabriel V.

April, 2019 – “Kevin will give you a straight forward answer at the interview when you meet with him. He helped me to get on the job. NYPD (nopd). Thanks Kevin, very kindly appreciated it.”
Nyecon B.

April, 2019 – “If you are looking for answers and guidance regarding any Civil service job disqualification, I highly recommend Mr. Sheerin. He is a highly capable and honest attorney… with a great staff and reliable resources to solve your case… Mr. Sheerin, you are very knowledgeable, patient and reliable. Thank you for the time and dedication…”
Paola D.

April, 2019 – “Kevin helped me get on the job with his advice after 6 years of trying. Without his help, I wouldn’t be doing what I love !!! Thanks Kevin !!!”
Victor M.

March, 2019 – “After receiving a NOPD from NYPD I contacted Mr. Sheerin who worked with me on an appeal. Mr. Sheerin was able to get my disqualification reversed. Very happy and would highly recommend.”
Patrick M.

March, 2019 – “After…being wrongfully disqualified by the NYPD, I came across Kevin Sheerin and his team. Needless to say it was the best decision. He really took the time to handle the case and was there every step of the way… Thanks to Kevin, he was able to help beat this case and now I’m back on track to pursuing this as a career. Thank you again Kevin from the bottom of my heart!”
Freddy G.

April, 2018 – “Very helpful and stress free environment. Highly recommend Mr. Sheerin as an attorney.”
Robert M.

April, 2018 – “Very pleased with the service Mr. Kevin Sheerin provided. He got my character DQ reversed. I knew if I wanted to fight this I needed someone with experience for a reasonable cost. I definitely recommend him.”
J. Gee

Please feel free to contact Kevin Sheerin at:

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Call: 516-248-3494

Visit his website: www.sheerinlaw.com

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June 16

New York City Civil Service Law 1 in 3 rule

This is a short video about the New York City Civil Service Law Section 61, known as the 1 in 3 rule.

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If you have any questions about the 1 in 3 rule, please call me at 516 248 3494.

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Mr. Harvey Randall, NYS Civil Service law scholar and author of NY Public Personnel Law   https://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/ mentioned that the “three looks and you’re out” is a New York City specific rule and I thank him for that correction. 

The rule in New York City states:

Personnel Rules and Regulations of the City of New York

RULE IV – EXAMINATION PROCEDURES, VETERANS PREFERENCE, ELIGIBLE LISTS AND CERTIFICATION

SECTION I–GENERAL EXAMINATION PROCEDURES

4.7.4. Limitation on Certifications

No name shall be certified more than three times to the same agency head for the same or similar position unless at such officer’s request. However, only those who have been actually entitled to consideration for selection shall be charged with certification. For appointment to the position of police officer in the police, transit police, or housing police services, no name certified three times to one agency head shall be certified to another unless at such agency head’s request.

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June 15

NYPD Disqualification Appeals Lawyer

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If you received a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) in your email inbox you can appeal.  If you receive a NYPD psychological, medical or character/background disqualification, I offer a free consultation.  Please feel free to call 516-248-3494 or email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com to arrange for your free consultation.  Two factors are crucial in your disqualification appeal.  The first is following the appeal process.  The second is the facts of your case.

It is vital that you consult with someone experienced in this appeals process.  Appealing the NOPD on your own can cause you to miss out on critical opportunities to make crucial arguments that may turn the appeal in your favor.

I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 years. During that time I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you win your appeal too.

If you have questions and would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office, please do not hesitate to contact me at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Read my blog about Civil Service issues: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

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June 15

NYPD Oral Psychological Interview

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Candidates for NYPD and Nassau County Police Department and other law enforcement agencies may not be aware that the oral psychological exam can be rough.  The examiner, most often a Psychologist, can use an aggressive questioning pattern to find out if the candidate can handle confrontation.  The psychologist may also repeat previously asked questions to see if they are are going to be met with consistent answers. The candidate may think this is unfair, but t he best attitude is to be prepared for confrontation during the interview, and maintain your composure.

For more NYPD psychological disqualification information visit my website at www.sheerinlaw.com

What are the best tips for doing well on a NYPD Oral Psychological Interview?

  1.  Cooperate by arriving on time and dressing properly.
  2. Show respect for the psychologist by addressing them as “Doctor”, not Chief, Boss, Pal or Buddy, which will get you disqualified for showing disrespect during an interview.
  3. Realize that the interview can be aggressive and your answers will be challenged.  The psychologist may loop back and repeat prior questions to ensure you are being consistent in your answers.
  4. Be forthcoming because deceptive answers can be more damaging than revealing answers that you think may be problematic.
  5. At the end of the interview you will be asked to provide authorizations for your school, medical and other records, and if those documents contain information contradicting your answers, you can expect a bad result.

What can be expected in the NYPD psychological testing process?

The NYPD will give you a written exam consisting of hundreds of questions.  After the examination is scored you will be called to meet with a NYPD Psychological staff member for an oral psychological interview.

You may be asked questions about your answers given on the written exam, and you will be asked to explain your answers.

You will be asked questions about:

Education History
Work History
Driving History
Arrest History (if any)
Psychotherapy or medicines taken
Family and Relationships
Other relevant topics

You will also be asked to explain any issues that arise in any of the above topic areas.

You may be asked to provide authorizations for the Psychologist to get documents from schools or jobs, and you will have to provide them to complete the process.

You may receive notice that you have been placed on psychological review.  This review can take some time as other members of the NYPD team review your file.

Thereafter, you may receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification or NOPD stating that you have 30 days to appeal.

Please call me at 516-248-0040 if you have any questions about your NYPD psychological disqualification.

Candidates are sometimes surprised by the thoroughness of the psychological exam, including the written and oral components. Additionally, candidates can be shocked to learn how thorough the psychologist will be when investigating the following: school, work, interpersonal relationships, family relationships, legal issues, financial issues, substance use or abuse, alcohol use or abuse and mental health history.

The psychologist will request documents from as far back as pediatrician records, which often makes candidates wonder if the request is proper. Additionally, early psychotherapy records from childhood trauma or a parent’s divorce will be requested.

Often psychologists who counseled candidates in childhood may have closed their practice, discontinued work, retired, passed on or destroyed the records. Nevertheless, candidates must show that they made every effort to obtain the records, and prove that such efforts were made to the interviewing department psychologist.

If a psychologist receives records after the oral interview, the psychologist will review the records before making a final decision.

Attached is the international Association of Chiefs of Police Guidelines for Pre-Employment Psychological Evaluations. They are used by many Law Enforcement agencies.

Click here to check the attached document

Candidates should be aware that if there are any documents from their past that indicate some testing or illness, or issues regarding school discipline or expulsion, or work discipline or termination, these documents will be requested by the interviewing psychologist.

As a civil service appeals attorney with more than 18 years of experience, I have helped many NYPD candidates win their appeals. I can help you too.

If you have questions about your NYPD Psychological Disqualification or NYPD Oral Psychological Interview, and would like to schedule a free consultation at my office, please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Read my blog about Civil Service issues: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

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June 15

Reasons a Candidate May Receive a NYPD Psychological Disqualification

What can be expected in the NYPD psychological testing process?

The NYPD will give you a written exam consisting of hundreds of questions.  After the examination is scored you will be called to meet with a NYPD Psychological staff member for an oral psychological interview.

You may be asked questions about your answers given on the written exam and you will be asked to explain your answers.

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You will be asked questions about:

Education History
Work History
Driving History
Arrest History (if any)
Psychotherapy or medicines taken
Family and Relationships
Other relevant topics

You will be asked to explain any issues that arise in the above topic areas.

You may be asked to provide authorizations for the Psychologist to get documents from your schools or jobs, and you will have to provide to them to complete the process.

You may receive notice that you have been placed on psychological review.  This review can take some time as other members of the NYPD team review your file.

Thereafter, you may receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification or NOPD stating that you have 30 days to appeal.

I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 years. During that time I have helped many of my clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

If you have questions about your NYPD psychological disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation at my office, please do not hesitate to contact me at 516 248 0040.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Visit my website www.sheerinlaw.com

Read my blog about Civil Service issues: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

Facebook: Law_Office_of Kevin_P._Sheerin

Twitter: @DQLawyer

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