The Criminal Justice Act/Pro Bono Committee is accepting applications for the Second Circuit’s Pro Bono Panel. The deadline is April 30, 2019.
Pro Bono Panel members will, at the Court’s invitation or on a litigant’s motion for appointment of counsel, represent pro se litigants in civil appeals that present issues of first impression, complex issues of law or fact, or potentially meritorious claims warranting further briefing and oral argument. Pro bono representation will be provided to litigants who would otherwise be unable to pay for counsel and are ineligible for the appointment of counsel pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act.
Cases in which pro bono counsel will be appointed cover a broad range of legal issues, including prisoner civil rights, labor and employment, discrimination, social security, immigration, and tax law.
Applicants must be admitted to and members in good standing of the Bar of the Second Circuit or have an admission application pending before this Court, and have at least three years of appellate litigation experience. Pro Bono Panel members will serve for a three-year term.
Pro Bono Panel members who were appointed by the Court in 2016 for a three-year term must submit a new application if they wish to remain on the Panel.
An application package must contain a resume, a written application and three writing samples, preferably appellate briefs on which the applicant was the primary author. These materials must be submitted to David Bober, Director of Legal Affairs, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 40 Foley Square, New York, NY 10007, by April 30, 2019.
For more information and to apply CLICK HERE.
The Mayor's Advisory Committee on Judiciary is seeking recommendations for Family Court Judge Alicea Elloras-Ally whose term will expire March 2, 2019.
Formal request can be found here.
Information can be sent to the Committee on any personal experience with these candidates regarding their judicial temperament, treatment of attorneys, litigants and court personnel, fairness, ethics, legal ability, industriousness, case management skills, knowledge of current substantive and procedural law, etc.
Please keep in mind that per the Committee's standards for accuracy and fairness, if any materially adverse information is presented, the Committee requests all available minutes of court proceedings demonstrating the facts in question. If minutes are unavailable, the captions of cases, docket numbers, dates of court proceedings, and a brief explanation of the issues deemed relevant to the Committee's evaluation should be listed.
All information should be sent to:
Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
The Mayor's Advisory Committee on Judiciary is seeking recommendations for incumbent judges for their reappointment to the Criminal, Family and Interim Civil Court.
The list of Interim Civil Court Judges whose terms will expire on December 31, 2018 can be found here.
The Latino Judges Association is now accepting applications for their 2018 Latino Judges Association Summer Internship program which will provide one law student with a very unique experience. For more information and application, click here
The application is due February 23, 2018 by 5 PM
The intern will be under the supervision of a Judge or Justice assigned to the New York City, New York State or Federal Court. The intern will rotate among the courts (Court of Appeals, Appellate Division, Supreme Court, Family Court, Criminal Court, Housing Court, Civil Court, Federal Court and/or Town Court) on a weekly to bi-weekly basis. The Internship will run from June 4, 2018 until August 10, 2018 and the student will receive a $2,500 stipend. The application is due February 23, 2018 by 5 PM and accompanying materials may be sent via e-mail to Hon. Joanne D. Quiñones at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to: Hon. Joanne D. Quiñones, Supreme Court, Kings County – Criminal Term, 320 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Better Balance is pleased to announce that they are hiring a Senior Staff Attorney based in New York City and a Staff Attorney based in Nashville, TN to add to their growing and dedicated legal team to support low-wage working families whose rights are under attack.
Please see the job descriptions for more details here.
To apply, please apply to job ID 312853 on NYCAPS.
City of New York
Job Posting Notice
Civil Service Title: ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL
Title Code No: 30112
Title Classification: Exempt
Business Title: Borough Chief, Brooklyn Office
Work Location: 350 Jay St, Brooklyn NY
Division/Work Unit: Family Court: Brooklyn
Number of Positions: 1
Job ID: 312853
The Family Court Division is currently seeking applicants for the positions of Borough Chief (BC) in the Divisions Juvenile Delinquency Unit for the Brooklyn office. The qualified applicants will be selected by Division Management. Duties may include: Acting as the chief legal, strategic, and policy advisor to borough operations and formulating legal and administrative policy for the borough office; Assisting in the development and implementation of Raise the Age and of borough and division-wide policies, procedures and protocols; working with Deputy Borough Chiefs and Assistant Borough Chiefs to create and implement office initiatives; Recommending legal and administrative policy to the Division Chief and Deputy Chief of the Family Court Division; Overseeing the Deputy Borough Chiefs and Assistant Borough Chiefs in the borough; Supervising the overall operations of the borough office, including supervising attorneys and their cases from referral through disposition both in and out of the courtroom, providing legal and strategic advice to attorneys on their cases; and assisting in the supervision of support professionals; Supervising borough litigation and working collaboratively with other managers who have litigation oversight; Overseeing delinquency intake operations to ensure cases are screened appropriately and charged appropriately and that case assignments are given to attorneys with the requisite level of experience for a particular case and training supervisors to properly make those assessments; Promoting case processing efficiency at every stage of the proceeding; Assisting attorneys with identifying, recommending, and referring matters for diversion and with negotiation of matters for pleas; Identifying training needs of both legal and support staff and collaborating with the Director of Training and Deputy Director of Training to pursue trainings in areas of need identified; assisting with training of staff; Promoting and implementing the boroughs community outreach initiative; maintain presence in community; Developing and fostering a positive and supportive work environment to increase morale and motivate staff; Ensuring that the facilities are adequately meeting the needs of the borough and that staff have a suitable work environment; Pro-actively researching and analyzing legal issues on difficult cases and challenging legal issues; Conducting case and transcript reviews; conducting courtroom observations and providing feedback to attorneys; reviewing written work; Preparing, analyzing, and utilizing statistical data; Writing, reviewing, and editing yearly performance evaluations for all staff; providing positive feedback to staff when appropriate; drafting, reviewing, and monitoring performance enhancement and action plans; Providing weekly reports to Division Management, communicating with Division Management promptly regarding major cases, significant legal, personnel and interagency issues; Representing the Division at interagency committee meetings and serving as a liaison to city and statewide agencies including but not limited to the NYPD, the Department of Probation and the Administration for Childrens Services; Attending and participating in borough operations and management meetings. This position may require working/availability in the evening hours.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
The successful candidate will have at least ten (10) years of relevant experience by November 2017, and a demonstrated knowledge of and experience in delinquency/criminal law. Other necessary qualifications include strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and leadership skills. Admission to the NYS Bar is required.
New York City Residency is not required for this position
Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document under resume and a writing sample under cover letter. The cover letter should be addressed to Aimee Sklar-Calogero, Chief of Staff to the Family Court.
Recruitment Contact: Stuart Smith Recruitment Email: email@example.com
Posting Date: 11/13/2017
Post Until: 11/27/2017
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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The Chief Administrative Judge is seeking comments regarding the New York State Courts Electronic Filing Program. Please see attached memorandum for more information here.
The Dominican Day Parade / Parada Dominicana NY Annual scholarship application period is now open! The Dominican Day Parade Scholarship is designated to assist students of Dominican ancestry to obtain a college degree.
You may access their application here. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2017, not later than 11:59 P.M. EST.
See full press release here.
The CityLaw Breakfast Series events are free, open to the public, and broadcast by Crosswalks cable television throughout the five boroughs. Fidel Del Valle, Commissioner and Chief Judge of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) will speak on Reforming OATH: Providing fairness and justice.
The event will take place on Friday, February 10, 2017, from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at New York Law School -2nd Floor Events Center, 185 West Broadway (between Worth and Leonard Streets), New York, NY 10013.
The event is free to attend but donations are welcomed.
You can register to attend event here.
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