With substantial independence from supervision, Senior Attorneys serve in a confidential capacity and research legal questions and issues, organize investigations, prepare and present cases before administrative tribunals and courts, and perform other related duties. Senior Attorneys provide legal research and advocacy services in the Mental Hygiene Legal Services, attorney disciplinary committees, 18B panel administration, or other such units. They may also oversee a departmental law guardian program.
ASSIGNMENT: This position will be assigned to the Mental Hygiene Legal Service of the Third Judicial Department. The attorney hired for this position will provide direct representation and legal and non-legal advocacy services to mentally disabled persons within the Third Judicial Department. A valid driver's license and car are required.
BASE SALARY: $ 76,195
GENERAL INFORMATION: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties. Although a position is available and situated at a specific location, the appointee may be subject to reassignment to any position in the same title in this promotion unit dependent upon the needs of the Unified Court System. All applications received from this announcement may be used to fill any vacancies in this title that may occur in this court or agency within the next six (6) months.
Admission to the New York State Bar and two (2) years of service in the Attorney title; or Equivalent legal experience.
How to apply
All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a UCS-5 Application for Employment form (obtainable from any administrative office in a court building or on the web at www.nycourts.gov/careers/UCS5.pdf) and a resume by email to AD3Employment@nycourts.gov or mail to: Robert D. Mayberger, Clerk of the Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, P. O. Box 7288, Capitol Station, Albany, New York 12224. Special arrangements for the disabled may be made by contacting this office at 518-471-4801 prior to the interview.