The New York City Department of Correction has vacancies for Legal Coordinators. Under general supervision and with latitude to exercise decision-making and independent judgement, the successful candidates will be responsible for providing legal services assistance to pre-trial detainees and sentenced inmates in a correctional institution. The incumbents will provide inmates with information regarding current State and Federal statutes and case law; direct inmates to appropriate source materials so they may read laws and cases appropriate to their individual situation; instruct a basic legal research class and provide training in the drafting of various motions and writs; train inmates in legal research methodology, in accordance with an outline provided by the Director of Law Libraries; provide an overview of the criminal justice system; review law journals and other publications for information on current legal developments; direct inmates to appropriate forms to use in preparing legal documents; provide assistance in adapting forms for individual use; perform Notary Public or Commissioner of Deeds duties in attesting to legal documents prepared by individual inmates; ensure updated legal materials are incorporated in the library’s collection; conduct daily inventory; and perform related duties as assigned.
For City employees: Go to Employee Self-Service (ESS)-www.nyc.gov/ess and search for Job ID#: 235226 For all other applicants: Go to www.nyc.gov/careers and search for Job ID#:235226 Submission of a resume is not a guarantee that you will receive an interview. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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