• September 12, 2016 5:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION

    Housing Court Answers is a nonprofit organization committed to fighting for the rights of unrepresented litigants in Housing Court. Housing Court Answers provides information on landlord/tenant issues at information tables in NYC's five Housing Courts and for NYCHA tenants at 250 Broadway as well as through a hotline. HCA also works on policy issues surrounding Housing Court. For more information on our organization, visit our website at hcanswers.org.
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Borough Assistant will work at our information tables, located in all five borough Housing Courts, providing information and assistance to unrepresented people in eviction cases. The current opening is for an assistant to work primarily in the Queens Housing Court, providing information, referrals and assistance from our table on the second floor of 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard. This position will be a floating position and will fill in when necessary in other borough Housing Courts and our main office. Work also includes coordinating task force meetings and events, monitoring the Housing Courts to identify problems experienced by unrepresented litigants, and helping with telephone hotline. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm or 2pm and occasional afternoons ‐ must work 23 hours per week. Job location is in Queens, and occasional work in other Housing Courts and in our office in Lower Manhattan.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Commitment to social justice
    • Ability to work with the public in a stressful and chaotic setting
    • Experience with landlord/tenant issues, tenants’ rights, public benefits, and NYCHA rules and procedures
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong ability to work independently and collaboratively
    • Bilingual strongly preferred
    • community organizing skills preferred

    Benefits include health insurance for employee only, paid sick and vacation leave, and paid holidays. 23 hours per week with an annual salary of $24,342. Salary and benefits are negotiated through collective bargaining.
     
    TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to info@hcanswers.org with Borough Assistant in the subject.


  • September 12, 2016 5:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: September 30, 2016

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION

    Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled, or Disadvantaged of Western New York, Inc. (LSED), a nonprofit law firm located in Buffalo, New York seeks an attorney with 0-2 years of experience.  The attorney will handle cases involving landlord/ tenant disputes, evictions, housing code violations, powers of attorney and health care proxies. 

    QUALIFICATIONS

    We will consider recent graduates, but the candidate must pass the July 2016 bar exam.  Employees of LSED must have access to a vehicle and be available weekends and evenings, as needed.   A step one attorney on our scale starts at $51,381 and we have a generous benefits package, which includes health insurance (with cost sharing).

    Resume’s accepted until September 30, 2016.  Interview preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to access to justice for the disenfranchised.

    Buffalo has a low cost of living and many cultural and historical attractions.  It is on the Forbes list of Best Places for Businesses and Careers and their number one “Most Affordable City” in American in 2014.  Buffalo was the subject of Katie Couric’s “American Rising” series in January of 2016. 

    TO APPLY” Please send resume and cover letter to Jessica Fields, CPA, Esq.  jfields@lsed.org. Please include in your cover letter a statement regarding how you learned of this position.

    Legal Services for the Elderly is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, gays, lesbians, bi-sexual and transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • September 12, 2016 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) at Georgetown Law has announced that it is now accepting applications for its annual fellowship program in clinical legal education. CALS will offer one lawyer a two‑year teaching fellowship (July 2017‑June 2019), providing a unique opportunity to learn how to teach law in a clinical setting.

    At CALS, our two fellows and faculty members work as colleagues, sharing responsibilities for designing and teaching classes, supervising law students in their representation of clients, selecting and grading students, administering the clinic, and all other matters. In addition, the fellow will undertake independent legal scholarship, conducting the research and writing to produce a law review article of publishable quality.

    This fellowship is particularly suitable for lawyers with some degree of practice experience who now want to embark upon careers in law teaching. Most of our previous fellows are now teaching law or have done so for substantial portions of their careers.

    Since 1995, CALS has specialized in immigration law, specifically in asylum practice, and our docket focuses on presenting asylum claims in immigration court. Applicants with experience in U.S. immigration law will therefore be given preference. The fellow must be a member of a bar at the start of the fellowship period.

    The fellow will receive full tuition and fees in the LL.M. program at Georgetown University, and a stipend of at least $53,500 in each of the two years. On successful completion of the requirements, the Fellow will be granted the degree of Master of Laws (Advocacy) with distinction.

    TO APPLY: Send a resume, an official or unofficial law school transcript, a writing sample, and a detailed statement of interest (approximately 5 pages).

    The materials must arrive by December 1, 2016. The statement should address: a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the Clinic; c) your experience with asylum and other immigration cases; d) your professional or career goals for the next five or ten years; e) your reactions to the Clinic's goals and teaching methods as described on its website; and f) anything else that you consider pertinent.

    Address your application to Directors, Center for Applied Legal Studies, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Suite 332, Washington, D.C. 20001, or electronically tolawcalsclinic@georgetown.edu.

    Georgetown University is an equal oportunity affirmative action employer. We are committed to diversity in the workplace. If you have any questions, call CALS at (202) 662-9565 or email to lawcalsclinic@georgetown.edu.


  • September 12, 2016 4:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Office of the New York State Attorney General is seeking an experienced criminal investigative prosecutorial attorney to serve as an Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Organized Crime Task Force (OCTF), located in White Plains, NY. OCTF conducts long term criminal investigations related to drug trafficking, firearm trafficking, traditional Organized Crime, and other organized criminal activity. OCTF is comprised of dedicated attorneys, analysts, and investigators who are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of a myriad of criminal offenses.

    We are seeking an attorney with at least five (5) years of criminal prosecution experience, including criminal investigative prosecutorial experience. Applicants must have experience handling long term criminal investigations and will be expected to perform detailed oversight of investigations, meet strict deadlines and work hand-in-hand with our law enforcement partners. Extensive writing experience is required and the ideal candidate will also have experience with electronic surveillance.

    Attorneys in the Office must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States.

    TO APPLY: Applications must be received online. To apply, please click on this link: OCTF_WPL_ADAG_3056; applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position.

    Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

    • Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment)
    • Resume
    • List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
    • Writing Sample

    Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

    Reference No. OCTF_WPL_ADAG_3056

    If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

    For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov.

  • September 12, 2016 4:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an attorney with experience in real estate litigation to serve as an enforcement attorney for the Real Estate Finance Bureau (REF). REF is charged with the enforcement of Article 23-A of the New York General Business Law (the “Martin Act”) and governing regulations that relate to real estate securities, including syndications and cooperative interests in realty such as cooperatives, condominiums, timeshares, homeowner associations, and syndications. REF will also be addressing complaints of civil frauds in real estate such as tenant harassment.

    The Assistant Attorney General will represent the State in investigations and litigation to protect tenants and investors in real estate securities. The ideal candidate will be an attorney with excellent analytical, writing and communication skills. The candidate will also have strong organization skills and the ability to handle a diverse, fast paced, and high volume case load comprising investigations and affirmative litigation. In addition to the qualities above, the ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a demonstrated ability to jump-start investigations and litigation through identifying issues that lead to either settlement or prosecution of the claims. An understanding of the Martin Act and governing regulations and/or housing or real property litigation is preferred. We are also interested in considering applicants with experience working for/with any of the stakeholders in the real estate industry, including shareholder and tenant advocacy. The ideal candidate will also have between three (3) to seven (7) years of post-admission legal experience including a minimum of three (3) years of litigation experience.

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Investigating complaints from New York State residents around Martin Act violations and tenant harassment.
    • Developing facts, drafting complaints or petitions, and litigating cases in various courts under the Martin Act and tenant protection laws.
    • Developing ties with community groups and advocates in order to better understand the issues facing New York residents
    • Coordinating with review attorneys on investigations involving review matters.

    Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

    TO APPLY: Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on this link: REF_NYC_AAG_3063; applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position. Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

    • Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment);
    • Resume;
    • List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses;
    • Writing Sample; and
    • Transcript (if less than five years postgraduate)

    Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

    Reference No. REF_NYC_AAG_3063

    If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

    For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov.


  • September 12, 2016 4:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Office of the New York State Attorney General’s Litigation Bureau in Albany is seeking experienced attorneys capable of handling significant and complex litigation. The Litigation Bureau represents the State of New York and its agencies and officers in state and federal courts in proceedings relating to civil rights, education, social services, public employment, public health, law enforcement, corrections, state finance, insurance, taxation, and other litigated matters arising out of state operations and legislation. Cases in the Bureau frequently present questions of administrative law, federal and state constitutional law, and statutory interpretation. Attorneys handle all phases of litigation, including trials. 

    Suitable candidates must possess superior lawyering skills, including research, writing, and legal analysis. Trial experience is preferred. Some travel is required. 

    Applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years civil ligation experience and be admitted to the New York State bar. Attorneys in the Office must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States.

    TO APPLY: Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on this link: LIT_AAG_ALB_3017; applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position.

    Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

    • Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment);
    • Resume;
    • List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses;
    • Provide (2) writing samples; please upload these as one document using thfield provided.
    • Law school transcript if less than five (5) years post-graduate (unofficial is acceptable)

    Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

    Reference No. LIT_AAG_ALB_3017

    If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

    For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov.

  • September 01, 2016 9:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Lawyering Program at Cornell Law School seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position commencing in the 2017-18 academic year.  Lawyering faculty teach a section of the Lawyering course and after two years, also teach an upper-level, skills-related course.

    See full job post here.  Applications are due September 30, 2016.

  • August 10, 2016 10:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant Law Clerks are appointed in the Civil Term by Justices of the Supreme Court, are assigned to Judges designated as Acting Supreme Court Justices for one or more full terms, or are appointed by Justices in the Appellate Divisions, Court of Appeals, and NYC Surrogate’s Courts.1 They research and analyze legal issues raised in complex civil term motions and are responsible for preparing memorandums, drafting orders, opinions and verifying citations. Assistant Law Clerks are appointed to a one year clerkship, renewable twice, and are personally appointed by the Justice for whom they work and serve at their pleasure. 

    This position is assigned to Justice Ellen Gesmer. Duties include but are not limited to: researching and analyzing legal issues; drafting opinions and memoranda; and various administrative/clerical duties. 

    See full job post here.

  • August 10, 2016 10:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Court Attorneys research and analyze legal issues and questions raised in civil and criminal cases heard in trial courts or on appeal to certain County Courts. They also perform other related duties. Court Attorneys serve in a confidential capacity and work for the court under supervision in units located in special parts of the Supreme Court or in County and Surrogate's Courts in counties entirely within cities or in counties that have populations exceeding 400,000. 

    Preference will be given to candidates with Surrogate’s Court experience. 

    See full job post here.

  • August 10, 2016 10:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Chief Court Attorneys serve in a confidential capacity and are responsible for supervising a law department consisting of eight (8) or more subordinate court attorneys, including Principal Court Attorneys and/or Court Attorneys-Referee, in courts with a service population exceeding 400,000. They make assignments, review work product, develop policy, oversee all law department operations, research and analyze complex legal issues and questions for the court and perform other related duties. 

    See full job post here.

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