• March 07, 2016 12:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Admission to the New York State Bar and Two (2) years of service in the Associate Court Attorney title; or Eight (8) years of relevant legal experience gained after admission to the New York State Bar. 

    DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK: 

    Principal Court Attorneys serve in a confidential capacity and are responsible for overseeing the operations of special parts, terms or departments in courts with a service population exceeding 400,000. They assist the Chief Court Attorney or Supervising Court Attorney in formulation and implementation of office policy, supervision and administering the operations of a law department. Principal Court Attorneys research and analyze complex legal issues and questions for the court, may be designated to act as special referees and perform other related duties.

     ASSIGNMENT: 

    This position will be assigned to the Law Department of Surrogate Nora S. Anderson. The attorney will act in a confidential capacity to the Surrogate and will assist the Surrogate with trials and hearings and advise her with respect to orders and decisions. Duties include but are not limited to: assisting in the formulation and implementation of office policy, supervising and administering the operations of the law department; researching and analyzing complex legal questions and issues; conducting hearings; drafting memoranda of law; drafting decisions and orders; conferencing cases with attorneys for litigants and/or with litigants themselves; and providing legal assistance to the Surrogate. 

    GENERAL INFORMATION: 

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties. Although a position is available and situated at a specific location, the appointee may be subject to reassignment to any position in the same title in this promotion unit dependent upon the needs of the Unified Court System. 

    All applications received from this announcement may be used to fill any vacancies in this title that may occur in this court or agency within the next six (6) months. 

    Position(s) available at the present time: 1 .

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES: 

    All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a UCS-5 Application for Employment form  as well as a writing sample, contact information of three references and a resume by email to dsanabri@nycourts.gov or mail to: 

    DIANA SANABRIA 

    CHIEF CLERK NEW YORK COUNTY SURROGATE’S COURT 

    31 CHAMBERS ST - Rm 303 

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10007 

    APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THE EEO DATA COLLECTION FORM. 

    POSTING DATE: January 25, 2016 APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR RECEIVED BY: February 17, 2016

    POST ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 30602 POSITION TITLE: PRINCIPAL COURT ATTORNEY JG: 31 LOCATION: SURROGATE’S COURT, NEW YORK COUNTY BASE SALARY: $ 103,625 + $ 3,697 LOCATION PAY CLASSIFICATION: NON-COMPETITIVE/CONFIDENTIAL

    See original post here.


  • March 07, 2016 12:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: March 31, 2016

    The housing practice handles a broad range of individual and group tenant representation at the trial and appellate levels, including holdovers, nonpayment proceedings, administrative hearings, and affirmative litigation in State and federal courts. The Staff Attorney will also work with tenant associations, tenant organizers, community-based organizations, partner legal services agencies and pro bono attorneys, and conduct regular off-site intake for applicants for legal services. Applicants will be considered for one or more Staff Attorney positions in the following units:

    Housing Help Program (HHP)

    The Housing Help Program provides clients with legal and social services, with the dual objectives of preventing the immediate threat of homelessness, and stabilizing families over time to reduce the risk of homelessness in partnership with social services agencies. The HHP is structured as an early-intervention model targeting tenants from specific neighborhoods in either Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island; and screening and conducting intake when they are first sued in Housing Court, or need an affirmative case brought to preserve their housing and prevent homelessness. The positions will be located in either the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island Housing Courts. Staff may be asked to conduct regular intake with community-based organizations, in Housing Court, or at Single Stop sites.

    Tenant Rights Coalition (TRC)

    The Tenant Rights Coalition is an anti-displacement and tenant protection project focusing on supporting specific New York City communities facing rapid gentrification in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. The positions will be located in either the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island office. The Staff Attorney may be required to work in more than one community or borough depending on changing client needs and priorities; may be required to handle group tenant representation, bring affirmative litigation to enforce tenant rights and work with community or housing organizers; and may be asked to conduct regular intake with community-based organizations, in Housing Court, or at Single Stop sites.

    Borough-wide Tenant Defense and Eviction Prevention Practice

    This traditional eviction prevention practice is based in our neighborhood offices and handles a broad range of individual and group tenant representation at the trial and appellate levels, including holdovers, nonpayment proceedings, Housing Authority administrative hearings and State court appeals. The positions will be located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island office. The staff attorneys may also work with tenant associations, community-based organizations and pro bono attorneys to help obtain repairs and essential services, and conduct regular off-site intake for applicants for legal services. The staff attorneys may be asked to conduct regular intake from the Housing Court, at Single Stop sites or with other community-based partner agencies.

    In this position, you will: provide client representation in City, State and federal court proceedings, administrative hearings and affirmative litigation; provide client representation and advocacy with local, State and federal agencies; provide training, community outreach and education to individuals, local community-based organizations and housing advocates; be a policy advocate; coordinate and collaborate with other groups and organizations; represent the Civil Practice and Legal Aid in the community; promote the work of the office, the Housing Law Practice and the Civil Practice; work with pro bono lawyers and partner organizations; conduct off-site intake, including during evening hours; and other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate must have: admission to NYS Bar or pending admission; excellent written and oral advocacy skills; excellent organizational skills; the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team and manage a high volume of cases; demonstrated commitment to and experience in public interest law and civil legal services; the ability to coordinate and collaborate successfully with other groups and organizations; excellent organizational skills; proficiency in languages other than English is desirable, but not required.

    Application Process

    The Legal Aid Society is reducing its carbon footprint and therefore paper applications are not accepted. All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, current writing sample, transcript, references, the Applicant Questionnaire and the Applicant Information Form electronically in a single PDF document by 3/31/16 to: attorneyjobscivil@legal-aid.org and include the Job Reference Code: CIVIL-2015-073 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.


  • March 07, 2016 12:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    U.S. Senator Gillibrand seeks a Director of Outreach to work out the New York City Office.  Responsibilities include statewide outreach to New York leaders, organizations and agencies; track and provide policy analysis on key issues effecting Latino and Hispanic communities; forge strategic partnerships; execute grant and government program workshops; plan and execute events with the Senator in New York City.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must be self-motivated team players; able to exercise discretion; have impeccable interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Graduate degree and or at least 5 years professional experience preferred; past or current residency in New York and fluent Spanish speakers preferred. Senator Gillibrand’s office is an equal opportunity employer. 

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should send resume to jobs@gillibrand.senate.gov.


  • March 07, 2016 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The New York State Defenders Association is seeking a Staff Attorney for its Public Defense Backup Center. NYSDA’s mission is to improve the quality and scope of publicly supported legal representation to low income people. The staff attorney will provide consultation and legal research support to lawyers statewide who are representing individuals who are entitled to representation in criminal and family court proceedings under County Law article 18-b. The staff attorney will also be expected to work on Backup Center publications, prepare legal updates and practice guides, assist with and present training programs, analyze legislation and regulatory materials, and provide consultation, research support, and technical assistance to public defense providers around the state.

     Qualifications

    Applicants must be admitted to practice in New York, have a minimum of two years’ experience in criminal defense or adult family court representation, and have a demonstrated commitment to public defense and NYSDA’s mission. The ideal applicant will have: extensive knowledge of NYS criminal law and procedure, significant public defense experience, excellent writing and editing skills; strong research skills; technology and social media proficiency; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; and the ability to manage workload and meet deadlines. Spanish speaking a plus. Some travel required. Salary: DOE. NYSDA offers a generous benefit package.

     Application Process

    Please send a cover letter, résumé, three references, and writing sample to: Charles F. O’Brien, Managing Attorney, New York State Defenders Association 194 Washington Ave, Suite 500, Albany, NY 12210, or cobrien@nysda.org (subject line: Backup Center Staff Attorney). NYSDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


  • March 07, 2016 12:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey is seeking to immediately hire one (1) Full-Time Attorney and one (1) Part-Time Attorney for a grant-funded project to increase legal representation for abused, neglected and trafficked children in Cumberland and Salem counties.  The Full-Time Staff Attorney will represent child victims in child welfare, child custody and other family law proceedings, along with legal assistance and advocacy on education law matters.  The Part-Time Staff Attorney will assist the child victims in applications for immigration relief, including possible appearances before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and in New Jersey Family Court.  See below for more detail about each position and the links to apply. 

    Job Description

    Candidates for the Full-Time Child Abuse Staff Attorney position must be a New Jersey-licensed attorney in good standing.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year of experience in family law (preferably New Jersey family law), experience working with children or crime victims, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Bilingual proficiency (Spanish/English) is preferred, but not required.  The Child Abuse Staff Attorney will be dually-based at Rutgers Law School in Camden and at an office in Cumberland or Salem counties.  Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a car are also required.

    Salary is commensurate with experience.  The Full-Time Child Abuse Staff Attorney position qualifies for benefits. 

    Application process

    Any interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of references no later than April 15, 2016. For more information visit posting here.  


  • March 07, 2016 12:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: March 18, 2016

    Qualifications

    The Board of Immigration Appeals is looking for a new member. The prospective Board member should be a U.S. citizen, a licensed attorney with at least 7 years experience, and:

    - Comprehensive knowledge of the field of immigration law, including the Immigration and Nationality Act, regulations, and administrative and judicial case law, or the proven ability to become fully knowledgeable about a complex field of the law and to apply that knowledge to specific cases;

    - Excellent analytical, decision-making, and writing abilities;

    - Proven ability to manage cases; and

    - Proven ability or potential to serve as an effective and collegial decision-maker while dealing with a large caseload.

    So dust off that resume, start writing your supplemental statement, gather your most recent performance evaluation, and line up some letters of recommendation.

    Apply here. 


  • March 07, 2016 12:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    General Description

    The Immigrant Rights Clinic at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey, is seeking to hire a full time Staff Attorney / Fellow to start sometime in the summer or fall of 2016. The start date is flexible. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year, contingent on obtaining funding. The fellow will work under the supervision of Professor Anju Gupta, Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic.

    The fellow will work within the Immigrant Legal Services & Policy Project, an initiative funded by the Rutgers-Newark Chancellor’s Office, in collaboration with the American Friends Service Committee’s Immigrant Rights Program. The fellow will represent unaccompanied minors before the Newark Immigration Court or Newark Asylum Office or adults with children in the Newark Immigration Court’s priority docket and will train and support pro bono attorneys engaging in such representation. The fellow will also engage in outreach and education efforts around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs and may represent individuals seeking these forms of relief, depending on the outcome of pending Supreme Court litigation. The fellow will recruit and supervise student volunteers and will build relationships with community partners.

    Qualifications

    A J.D. and membership in a bar of any state (NJ bar membership is a plus, though not required)

    - Experience in immigration law, particularly experience handling SIJS or asylum cases;

    - Ability to work independently and as part of a team

    -  Strong written and oral communication skills

    - Fluency in another language is a plus, though not required

    This is a full time, 12-month position. The salary is $60,000 plus benefits through Rutgers University. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of references no later than March 15, 2016.

    Apply here.


  • March 07, 2016 12:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.

    Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and creativity, consumer privacy, open government, government surveillance, data security, data innovation, free expression and more. More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the fellows is outlined here.

    Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations and will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis, drafting reports and white papers, attending government and industry meetings and conferences, and participating in other advocacy activities.

    Qualifications

    We’re looking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

    - Demonstrated or stated commitment to Internet and technology policy

    - Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise

    - First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills

    - Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment

    Fellows will receive a stipend of USD 7,500 in 2016. Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization and will be subject to the academic schedules.

    Deadline: 12:00 midnight ET, Friday, March 25th. Individual host organizations will set exact start and completion dates, however, the timing will be early June through mid/late August.


  • March 07, 2016 12:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project in Buffalo, a legal services organization, seeks a fully bilingual Spanish-English Immigration Attorney with at least some experience in immigration litigation to handle a wide array of cases in removal proceedings, as well as other responsibilities under the several grants and contracts of the Immigration Program, including “know your rights” presentations at the detention facility in Batavia, NY.

    This is a staff attorney position under the supervision of the VLP Immigration Project's Supervising Attorney, Sophie Feal.

    Qualifications
    - is admitted to the New York bar or the bar of another state

    - has the means and willingness to travel between the Buffalo office and the federal detention facility in Batavia on a regular basis (a driver’s license is required)

    - has the ability and desire to litigate immigration matters in Buffalo and Batavia Immigration Courts, which includes strong oral and written advocacy skills, a willingness to work independently while also taking direction and operating as part of a team, and the organization required to juggle cases.

    - has the ability to immediately pick up an existing caseload of matters in removal proceedings

    - has the flexibility to handle and array of projects which may involve community education, legal orientations, preparing reports for funders, and mentoring pro bono lawyers

    - has an ability and desire to work with low-income immigrants from all over the world

    - is organized and capable of tracking his/her work carefully for the purpose of grant and contract reporting requirements.


    Application process

    Please send a resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in this position, and contact information for 3 references via email, sfeal@ecbavlp.com, or mail to: 

    Sophie Feal, Esq., 

    ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. 

    237 Main St, Suite 1000 Buffalo, NY 14203 


    VLP is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is based on experience. VLP is a non-profit agency with excellent fringe benefits including fully paid health insurance, a cafeteria plan for dependent care and parking costs, long term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous leave time. The work atmosphere is congenial, respectful and flexible.


  • March 07, 2016 12:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AUSAs have the opportunity to represent the interests of the United States in the United District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and, in performing this important public service, to exercise responsibility that is unparalleled in any other job that a litigator might undertake.  AUSAs immediately are assigned a challenging docket of cases in any of several units within each Division.


    Qualifications

    Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) and have at least one to two years of post-J.D. experience; possess superior oral and written communication skills, as well as strong character, judgment, and interpersonal skills; have demonstrated the capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. United States citizenship is required

    Salary

    Assistant United States Attorneys’ pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience.

    Travel

    Some travel both nation-wide and international may be necessary.


    Application Process

    Applications packages are available here.

    Please send your completed application package to:

    Ms. Terry Williams
    United States Attorney’s Office, SDNY

    One Saint Andrew’s Plaza
    New York, NY 10007

    No telephone calls please.  This is an open continuous announcement to fill current and future vacancies.   The position is open until filled


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