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.
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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.
This position is to clerk with the Honorable Carol Edmead in Supreme Court- Civil Branch, New York County. See full job post here.
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.
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.
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.
Applications should be sent to Jyoung@hispaniccoalition.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
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 email@example.com as soon as possible. Please put “IJC Fellowship” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis."
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with Borough Assistant in the subject.
Deadline: September 30, 2016
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.
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. email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov.
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