• September 13, 2016 10:30 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. 

    This position is with the Honorable Nora S. Anderson.  See full job post here.


  • September 13, 2016 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Court Attorney-Referees act as special referees and research and analyze complex legal issues and questions raised in civil and criminal cases heard in trial courts or on appeal to certain County Courts and may be responsible for supervision of court attorneys and support staff who are located in one or more courts situated throughout a county, judicial district, or department. They serve in a confidential capacity and work with substantial independence from supervision in units located in the Court of Claims or special parts in the Supreme Court or in County, District, Family, and Surrogate`s Courts in counties entirely within cities or in counties that have populations exceeding 400,000. 

    See full job post here.

  • September 13, 2016 10:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Commercial Division Law Clerks are assigned to work directly for a Justice in the Commercial Division. Responsibilities include: drafting decisions and orders, assisting Justices with discovery disputes, assisting with case scheduling conferences, assisting with the management of the Justice’s case inventory, reviewing and researching evidentiary issues before and during trials, drafting jury instructions and verdict sheets and performing other related duties. 

    See full job post here.

  • September 13, 2016 10:09 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.

    Judges who appoint an Assistant Law Clerk agree to forego the appointment of a Secretary and waive the right to such an appointment under section 36 of the Judiciary Law for the period of service for the Assistant Law Clerk. 

    This position is to clerk with the Honorable Ellen Gesmer Supreme Court Justice, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department.  See full job post here.

  • September 13, 2016 10:03 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.

    Judges who appoint an Assistant Law Clerk agree to forego the appointment of a Secretary and waive the right to such an appointment under section 36 of the Judiciary Law for the period of service for the Assistant Law Clerk. 

    This position is to clerk with the Honorable Carol Edmead in Supreme Court- Civil Branch, New York County.  See full job post here.

  • September 12, 2016 5:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to government procurement and constitutional law in particular and American public law generally. This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding government procurement and the U.S. Constitution in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk will be beneficial.

    The position’s primary focus is the broad area of government procurement and constitutional law. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of administrative law and budget and appropriations.

    The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars. The Legislative Attorney is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

    CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

    CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

    TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

    CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity.

  • September 12, 2016 5:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Provide immigration legal representation in a high-volume varied immigration legal practice, which includes family based petitions, motions, waivers, TPS, Asylum, NACARA, VAWA, U Visas, T Visas, Naturalization, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and related services.

    • Analyze legal issues to develop and implement legal strategy
    • Supervise, train and mentor staff attorneys, paralegals and interns/volunteers
    • Work with ED in developing proposals for funding,
    • Participate in the implementation and reporting of programs as well as the day to day operations of the agency
    • Maintain infrastructure for case management
    • Represent the agency in community forums and partnerships

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Juris Doctorate degree; admission to NYS Bar
    • Minimum 2 years of experience in immigration law
    • Comprehensive knowledge of immigration law
    • Experience in family court is a huge plus;
    • Strong case management, legal research, and legal writing skills required;
    • Experience supervising lawyers and/or law students preferred;
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills in English and Spanish required
    • Capacity to work independently and to develop creative solutions with minimum supervision.
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure
    • Demonstrated commitment and experience in public interest law as well as passion for social justice
    • Passion for social justice for immigrants required

    Applications should be sent to Jyoung@hispaniccoalition.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


  • September 12, 2016 5:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Cardozo School of Law’s Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic is interested in hiring an attorney as a Clinical Teaching Fellow for an anticipated opening sometime between October 2016 and January 2017. The fellow’s responsibilities would include a combination of the following:

    • work on deportation defense, or related cases, in the immigration, federal and state courts;

    • work on impact litigation and advocacy projects with immigrant community-based and national advocacy organizations;

    • supervision of clinic students on litigation and advocacy projects;

    • assistance in teaching and administering the clinic seminar; and

    • primary responsibility for the clinic docket during the summer session.

    The fellow would have significant autonomy to construct her or his own docket of relevant work in accordance with his or her interests and would have the opportunity to take part in the academic life of the law school. This position is ideal for candidates interested in the substantive areas of immigration or criminal law and/or candidates interested in careers in clinical teaching. Past fellows have generally had 1-5 years of practice experience.

    The Immigration Justice Clinic at Cardozo is an in-house year-long intensive live client clinic in which students represent immigrants in a variety of matters but primarily in deportation proceedings in the immigration courts and federal courts. In addition, students have the opportunity to represent immigrant community-based and national advocacy organizations engaged in impact projects on cutting edge immigration issues. The clinic’s docket focuses primarily on immigrants facing deportation because of encounters with the criminal justice system and more generally on immigration enforcement issues.

    You can learn more about the clinic under the “Learn About Our Work” link at http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/immigrationjusticeclinic. The clinic director, Peter L. Markowitz, a full-time member of the Cardozo faculty, will be responsible for mentoring, training, and supervising the Clinical Teaching Fellow. This is a one-year position with a potential one-year extension. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits will be provided.

    TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume and list of at least three references (ideally academic and professional) to: Linda Falk at linda.falk@yu.edu as soon as possible. Please put “IJC Fellowship” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis."

  • 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.


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