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:
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:
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 email@example.com or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov.
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:
Reference No. LIT_AAG_ALB_3017
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.
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.
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.
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.
Responds to regulatory inquiries and conducts internal investigations primarily for the Global Wealth and Investment Management businesses.
Individuals in this position typically have five plus years of experience since admission to the Bar.
- Respond to inquiries from Federal and State regulators, including conducting factual investigation, analysis and legal research, drafting responses, preparing and representing employees at testimony before regulators, negotiating regulatory matters on behalf of the firm, managing outside counsel, and interfacing with the business.
- Conduct internal investigations, including performing factual investigation, analysis and legal research, interviewing employees, recommending employment decisions, identifying risks to the firm and swiftly proposing and implementing remedial measures, managing outside counsel, and interfacing with the business.
- Analyze and advise the business on pertinent laws, regulations and firm’s policies, procedures and systems in order to minimize risk to the firm and to drive profitable and sustainable business growth.
- Provide advice and collaborate with support partners such as Compliance, Risk, Legal, Audit, Media Relations, Registration, and Human Resources.
Provides general legal counsel on litigation activities, excluding GBAM, as well as specific advice on products, services and certain legal actions. Reviews legal contracts and documents. Directly, or through staff, conducts legal research. May represent the bank in legal actions. Individuals in this position must be a member of the Bar.
Katharine Parker, chair of the City Bar’s Disability Law Committee and partner at Proskauer Rose, has been appointed to be a federal magistrate judge in the SDNY (pending completion of the background check). She will be hiring two law clerks probably to start in late October or early November. As part of her effort to attract the most diverse pool of applicants, we wanted to share this information with the affinity bar groups.
Specifically, Ms. Parker believes that good candidates may be litigation attorneys who have been practicing at a firm for a year or two (not right out of law school) and are looking to get the experience of being a law clerk for a year.
Interested attorneys can reach out to her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice is seeking a Supervising Attorney to join a dedicated team of managers, staff attorneys, paralegals and social workers in the Citywide Immigration Law Unit to supervise the Immigration Youth Project. The Unit is a recognized leader in the delivery of high quality legal services to immigrants in New York City and surrounding counties.
The Unit provides low -income New Yorkers with free comprehensive immigration services ranging from deportation defense to adjustment of status to Legal Permanent Residence and citizenship applications. The Unit specializes in the intersection between immigration and criminal law and works collaboratively with all practice areas to serve the Society’s diverse immigrant clients through a comprehensive service model. Unit staff represent immigrants before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), before immigration judges in removal proceedings, the Board of Immigration Appeals and in federal court on habeas corpus petitions and petitions for review, and on administrative and judicial appeals. Currently, the Immigration Law Unit is comprised of an attorney-in-charge, five supervising attorneys, twenty-eight staff attorneys, eight paralegals and three social workers, and is located at 199 Water Street in Lower Manhattan.
In this position, you will: directly supervise and mentor staff attorneys, paralegals, social worker and volunteers working with undocumented youth and unaccompanied minor children on the Juvenile and Priority dockets in immigration court, family court and before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; assist in monitoring and maintaining a high standard of representation and client service; analyze legal issues, develop legal strategy and supervise implementation of legal strategies; foster and encourage teamwork and communication; develop skills and knowledge of staff members, and coordinate staff training on issues relevant to child welfare work and immigration law; provide oversight to weekly Priority dockets; foster relationships with and respond to the needs of attorneys throughout Legal Aid, particularly to attorneys in the Juvenile Rights Practice and the Criminal Defense Practice; liaison with the New York State Family Courts and the New York Immigration Court; participate in Practice-wide management discussions and decision making; assist with the development, funding, implementation and reporting of programs; respond to client, community and staff concerns; and other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate must have: admission to NYS Bar; a minimum of five years legal practice preferred, with a background in child welfare strongly preferred; comprehensive knowledge of family law, immigration law, and experience litigating cases in family court, immigration court, and before the USCIS Asylum Offices; demonstrated commitment to and experience in working with vulnerable children, public interest law and civil legal services; experience in and/or commitment to advocacy on behalf of low-income people is strongly desired; experience supervising and mentoring others; excellent writing, analytical and organizational skill; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated commitment to policy advocacy and administrative reform; demonstrated leadership ability and commitment to work in and value collaborative team models. Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable, but not required.
TO APPLY: The Legal Aid Society is reducing its carbon footprint and therefore paper applications are not accepted. All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, references and the Applicant Information Form (http://www.legal-aid.org/info_form.html) electronically in a single PDF document by 7/31/16 to: Jobs-Civ@legal-aid.org and include the Job Reference Code: CIVIL-2016-012 in all correspondence and in the subject line of your email. If one or more of the required items are missing or if the application is not in a single PDF, your application will not be processed.
The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Women, People of Color, Gays and Lesbians, Transgender People, Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society, examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, and its projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world.
Vera’s Center on Immigration and Justice seeks a Program Associate to work in its New York office with its Legal Orientation Program (LOP).
The LOP was created to inform detained immigrants about their rights, and the immigration court and detention processes. Vera staff work with federal government partners at EOIR and nonprofit legal service agencies to provide detained people at 35 sites nationwide with basic information about forms of relief from removal, how to represent themselves in immigration court, and how to get legal representation.
Vera staff is responsible for managing service provider networks, including monitoring compliance with subcontracts, providing technical assistance, and conducting program evaluation.
The Program Associate will work closely with the Program Director and Associate Program Director in carrying out the following duties:
· Provide technical assistance to program sites in the form of site visits, on-site training programs, conference calls, individual consultations, and other means as appropriate;
· Conduct site visits of program sites (expect to conduct 6-12 site visits a year) and draft site visit evaluations;
· Plan and execute peer-to-peer on-site training programs for new LOP providers;
· Facilitate regular LOP check-in conference calls;
· Prepare and deliver webinars about LOP best practices, immigration law, and detention;
· Continuously identify promising practices among program sites and devise ways to disseminate information about such practices to encourage implementation elsewhere;
· Coordinate development and review of legal orientation materials (in English and Spanish) and provide meaningful feedback;
· Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports to government partners;
· Represent the Center in public speaking engagements and at professional meetings; and
· Assist on other projects as assigned.
Candidates must possess the following qualifications:
· A JD degree;
· Working knowledge of Spanish;
· A desire to effectuate change in partnership with government;
· Strong writing, research, communication, and facilitation skills;
· Ability to manage work on multiple projects effectively and efficiently; to work collaboratively on a team and manage projects independently; and to successfully balance travel responsibilities with office-based responsibilities;
· Willingness to travel outside of New York City frequently;
· A valid driver’s license;
· Experience with “know your rights” and other community education initiatives strongly preferred;
· Legal, government, or policy work experience strongly preferred;
· Knowledge of immigration, criminal justice, or other justice areas strongly preferred;
· Experience representing detained immigrants and a demonstrated interest in program administration and public policy strongly preferred.
TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, list of three references, and a brief writing sample (5 pages or less). Online submission is preferred.
However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to
ATTN: Human Resources / CIJ Program Associate recruitment
Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway, 12th Flr.
New York, NY 10279
Fax: (212) 941-9407
Please use only one method of submission (online, mail or fax).
No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.
Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.
For more information about Vera, please visit our website, www.vera.org
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