• January 20, 2019 9:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The upcoming edition of the Paralegal Association of New Jersey's quarterly newsletter, Perspective, is in the works!


    The Paralegal Association is seeking an author  who attended the Annual NJ Paralegal convention,  to write a brief recap of the 2018 convention to include in the Association's upcoming newsletter. 


    The article would only need to be a couple of paragraphs describing the attendee's total experience at the day long event including the benefits of the CLE seminars attended, the atmosphere, networking with other paralegals and the reasons the author attended.  


    The Association is hopeful the article will peak the interest of other paralegals persuading their attendance. The completed piece would need to be submitted by the end of January.


    The Annual New Jersey Paralegal Convention exposes attending paralegals to continuing legal education and networking opportunities even if they are not members of the Paralegal Association of New Jersey.


    This is an opportunity to connect with the Paralegal Association of New Jersey and its members furthering connections with other professionals in the legal field!


    Kindly contact Sarah M. Robinson, President,  at Info@NJPara.org if you are interested in participating. Submissions and/or questions should be directed to this address as well. 



    www.NJPara.org


  • January 20, 2019 9:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New York Innocence Project is seeking an attorney to come aboard as a 2-year Investigations Attorney to work with the litigation department to help define and establish the IP’s new non-DNA casework.  The Investigations Attorney will work with the Director of Post-Conviction Litigation to help create systems for identifying potential cases, and will mainly investigate and evaluate cases to determine whether the IP can take on representation.

    The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist the wrongly convicted who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. The Innocence Project's groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. Now an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the Innocence Project's mission is to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment. To learn more, please visit www.innocenceproject.org

  • January 20, 2019 9:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) is a 50-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to providing free, high-quality legal counsel in civil matters where basic human needs are at stake including: eviction and foreclosure prevention, domestic violence, disability, children’s law and advocacy, elder law, healthcare, consumer fraud and more. Our services support more than 545,000 poor and low-income families and individuals who cannot afford an attorney in our seven-county service area. With the gap separating those who can and cannot afford legal representation widening each day, we work to ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, regardless of their ability to pay. As the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services in the lower and mid-Hudson Valley (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan), LSHV is proud to have handled more than 15,500 cases impacting more than 36,000 household members including 14,000 children last year. LSHV has eight offices, a staff of 136, including 82 attorneys and 27 paralegals.


    Job Description Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Newburgh and/or Goshen offices for a fulltime staff attorney to work on housing matters. The attorney will serve low-income individuals and families with matters including eviction, unlawful lock-outs and habitability issues, in Orange and Sullivan Counties. Duties of the Position: intakes and individual case work, administrative advocacy and litigation, including appellate practice, and education and outreach efforts directed at community members, advocates and service providers. The person hired will also be expected to adhere to program and case handling standards, funder requirements, the highest professional standards, and be available as a resource to LSHV staff and access to justice communities.


    Qualifications • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar;
    • Two or more years of legal experience, including litigation, preferably with background in housing; • Understanding of the nature and dynamics of housing and benefits • Excellent people skills; • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders;


    Preferred • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program preferred; • Admission to Federal court • English/Spanish bilingual Salary: DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits.


    Please apply at our career center and include cover letter, writing sample and three references:https://lshv.org/get-involved/careers/


  • January 20, 2019 8:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    the following priority areas: Support for Families; Preserving the Home; Maintaining Economic Stability;
    Maintaining Safety, Stability and Health; and Serving Populations with Special Vulnerabilities
    Salary: $50,184 – $63,927 DOE; excellent benefits including limited loan repayment assistance for eligible
    applicants.
    Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    Any applications that do not have a cover letter, resume and writing sample will not be considered.
    To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org OR

    Responsibilities: The Attorney will be responsible for doing outreach, community legal education, advice, brief service and legal representation to elders living in Albany County (approximately .80 FTE) and Rensselaer County (.20fte). Case work for representation to elders will include consumer issues, wills and estates, housing, Social Security Disability, public benefits, including administrative hearings and issues involving elder abuse, grandparents’ rights, Medicare, Medicaid, long term care, nursing homes, EPIC and guardianship. Responsibilities include extensive off site intake, and monthly demographic and outcome reporting.


    Qualifications: 3-8 years’ prior legal experience or equivalent. Admitted to New York State Bar. Demonstrated commitment to providing high quality legal services to clients in a variety of civil matters. Must be willing to make a two year commitment to the Legal Aid Society. Must be able to communicate effectively with clients and staff, and work independently and efficiently. Ability to handle and advise on a wide variety and high volume of civil legal matters. Good computer skills including accurate and quick data entry. Must have car and clean, valid driver’s license. Prior relevant legal experience, ability to speak Spanish is a plus.


    Program Profile: The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York is a publicly funded law firm which provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals. Our current priorities include cases and matters in the following priority areas: Support for Families; Preserving the Home; Maintaining Economic Stability; Maintaining Safety, Stability and Health; and Serving Populations with Special Vulnerabilities


    Salary: $50,184 – $63,927 DOE; excellent benefits including limited loan repayment assistance for eligible applicants.


    Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 23, 2019


    Any applications that do not have a cover letter, resume and writing sample will not be considered. To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org

  • January 20, 2019 8:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The City of Chicago Department of Law is hiring. Please share the following job opportunity with your association/organization members, and any colleagues you think might be interested. Additional information can be found within the actual posting at www.chicago.gov/careers.  Applications must be submitted in accordance with the posting below. No email applications will be accepted.

     

    The City of Chicago is a diverse organization and welcomes diverse applicants.

     

    DEPARTMENT OF LAW – Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor, Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division

    Number of Vacancies:  1

    The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor directs attorneys in the Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division. The Division defends sworn and civilian police personnel and the City of Chicago in federal and state lawsuits. These lawsuits concern alleged civil rights violations or state law liability claims based on allegations of police misconduct or abuse of authority. Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division attorneys practice in both federal court and in the Circuit Court of Cook County.  They have a sophisticated and complex practice involving extensive motion practice, intensive discovery, settlement negotiations, and trial practice. The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor, working under the general supervision of the Division Chiefs and Deputies, handles and litigates higher exposure cases. In addition, the Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor has supervisory responsibilities of Assistant Corporation Counsel over all phases of their assigned cases throughout trial and post-trial motions, up to the appeal stage. The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor will also act as a trial partner as needed by the Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division.

    The following information should not be considered exhaustive. Interested applicants should read the full posting found at www.chicago.gov/careers (Job Number: 313576).

     

    Qualifications

    Graduation from an American Bar Association accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree in or before 2013 and admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705). 

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Ideal candidates will possess:

    • Five years of legal experience as a licensed attorney;
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil law;
    • Substantive knowledge and prior experience in the area of federal or state civil litigation;
    • Two or more jury trials;
    • Deposition experience;
    • Discovery experience, including expert discovery experience;
    • Superior writing, research and editing skills;
    • Ability to organize, prioritize, monitor, and control workflow deadlines;
    • Exceptional client counseling skills;
    • Exceptional supervisory skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with and motivate others; and
    • Demonstrated ability to exhibit leadership and initiative on assigned tasks.

     

    Application Process and Materials

    There is a two-step application process for this position.  All application materials are due on or before January 28, 2019.

    Step One:  You must submit an on-line application along with your resume at www.chicago.gov/careers by January 28, 2019.

    Step Two: In addition to the on-line application, and regardless of whether such materials were uploaded with your on-line application, the following materials must be submitted in hard copy to City of Chicago Department of Law’s Legal Recruiter, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1640, Chicago, IL 60602:

    • Cover letter that (1) includes the position title and job number as noted on the posting; and (2) specifically identifies how you meet the minimum qualifications and have the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above;
    • Resume;
    • Law school transcript (official or unofficial);
    • Two writing samples; and
    • Current printout of your attorney registration status from the Illinois ARDC website at www.iardc.org (or your admitted state bar's equivalent).

     

    Failure to submit all materials will result in your application not being considered for the position.

    NOTE REGARDING SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS: The foregoing materials must be submitted in person (interoffice delivery of application materials will not be accepted) or received via U.S. Mail or another similar mailing method (e.g., FedEx, UPS, DHL) at the address noted above on or before January 28, 2019; late submissions shall result in your application not being considered for the position.  Should you wish to confirm receipt of your materials, please use a traceable delivery method.

    NOTE REGARDING ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Please do not submit references with your hard copy materials.  Please do not send to us any materials other than those we have specifically requested above.  Submission of references and/or additional materials with your hard copy materials other than what is specifically requested above shall result in your application not being considered for the position.

    Please note that the submission deadline for BOTH the online application and the hard-copy material is January 28, 2019.

    NOTE REGARDING QUESTIONS: If you have any questions regarding how to apply, please contact the Department of Human Resources.  Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, the Recruiting and Personnel Sections in the Department of Law are not able to take or return emails or phone calls seeking any information pertaining to the position or the process.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

    Thank you for your interest in the City of Chicago Department of Law.


  • January 20, 2019 8:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Location: Uniondale, NY

    Rivkin Radler LLP is seeking an associate with 1-3 years of experience for our No Fault (PIP) defense litigation practice to join our Uniondale, Long Island office.  


    Responsibilities include:
    • Handling and managing litigation files from inception through trial. 
    • Preparing motions and memorandums of law. 
    • Preparing pleadings, discovery, demands and responses. 
    • Drafting reports and provide file analysis
    • Court and arbitration appearances

     Congenial fast paced environment, we offer competitive salary and benefits. EOE

    https://www.irecruit-us.com/jobRequest.php?OrgID=I20150622&RequestID=55896fd7d8243


  • January 20, 2019 8:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please see attachment for posting here -->  CMS Supervising Atty Removal Defense Dec 2018.pdf

  • January 20, 2019 8:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New York State Senate Transition Job Announcement: 
    Policy, Legislation, and Finance Open Resume Call

    The NYS Senate Democratic Conference is seeking applicants to fill a number of positions as part of the transition process for the newly elected Democratic Majority. The positions to be filled will work in areas of policy, legislation, and/or finance. Each position may be responsible for performing the following:

    ● Providing legal, policy and/or financial analysis and central staff support, for the Senate on matters referred to one or several standing committees;
    ● Making oral presentations regarding relevant bills under consideration by the state Legislature;
    ● Drafting memoranda analyzing policy initiatives and state legislation;
    ● Preparing briefing materials in one or several policy areas for members of the Conference;
    ● Assisting Senators in preparation for public hearings, roundtable discussions, forums and other public meetings and events;
    ● Tracking related legislation active in the state Assembly; and
    ● Networking with relevant advocacy and constituency groups.

    Strong writing and oratory skills are required; legislative experience is preferred. Please state in your cover letter your preferred areas of expertise and envisioned role with the Senate. All candidates are expected to either live in the Capital Region of New York (Albany), or commute and work in Albany for a substantial amount of time in a given year. Candidates should state within their cover letters whether they intend to live in the Capital Region.

    Salary shall be commensurate with experience.

    To apply, please send resume to the Hiring Coordinator at NYSenateDemsJobs@gmail.com.


    Received Nov.20 2018

  • December 03, 2018 3:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The law firm of Krieger, Wilansky & Hupart is located in Bronx County and specializes in personal injury matters.  They are looking for a recent law student graduate (already admitted) to hire as a new associate.

    Inquiries can be directed to Harvey Krieger via email, hwkrieger@kwhlawfirm.com.


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