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The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is accepting applications for the Court’s Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Panel. The Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Panel is authorized by Local Rule 33.1, and is governed by the Second Circuit's Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Panel Plan. Members of the Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Panel serve as volunteer mediators for counseled, civil appeals.
All applicants must be attorneys admitted to, and in good standing with, the Bar of the Second Circuit or the bar of a state within the Second Circuit. Applicants must have 10 years of legal experience and substantial mediation experience.
As explained in the Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Plan, the Panel's size is limited; therefore, the Court cannot appoint every qualified applicant. Membership will be on a three-year rotational basis, subject to a limit of two consecutive terms.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and this application to the Director of the Office of Legal Affairs and the Chief Circuit Mediator via email to email@example.com.
Applications must be received by May 1, 2019. Please use the subject line: Appellate Mediator Panel.
Housing Conservation Coordinators (HCC) is seeking attorneys to volunteer at our Monday night legal clinic. Attorneys admitted to the Bar of New York and in good-standing are eligible. We are seeking a volunteer attorney for each date marked "open." Your help is much appreciated.
April 8 - open
April 15 - open
April 22 - open
April 29 - open
May 6 - open
May 13 - open
May 20 -open
May 27 - Holiday
June 3 - open
June 10 - open
June 17 - open
June 24 - open
More about HCC's Clinic
Any New York City resident can visit HCC's legal clinic, regardless of income. Our volunteer lawyers explain basic legal rights and often refer visitors to other legal resources/agencies around New York City. The questions are primarily about housing and housing-related legal issues. However, while most visitors come for advice on housing-related matters, attorneys may field questions about other basic legal matters as well (employment, contracts, immigration, family law issues etc.). The Clinic is for 15-minute, informational consultations only. Visitors do not retain the volunteer attorneys.
The clinic starts at 7:00pm and ends roughly at 9:00pm (often earlier, depending on the number of visitors). To keep the clinic manageable, signup is limited to eight visitors. HCC's office is located on 10th Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Streets.
If you would like to volunteer or have questions please contact:
Senior Supervising Attorney
Housing Conservation Coordinators
777 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Tel.: (212) 541-5996
Fax: (212) 541-5966
Both new lawyers and experienced attorneys are welcome to attend and are awarded up to 21 free CLE credits (in addition to 10 pro bono CLE credits) in return for service in the Court’s pro bono programs.
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.
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