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.
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is joining forces with Catholic Migration Services (CMS), Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, and three major law firms to host a naturalization clinic providing free immigration counsel to individuals across New York City. The free full-day clinic, which will take place onSaturday, January 28th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams at 209 Joralemon St. in Brooklyn, will help registrants complete their naturalization applications, obtain fee waivers, and receive information about their immigration rights.
Individuals looking to register for the upcoming clinic should call our confidential hotline at 212-225-4400. See flyer HERE!
The Bronx Bar Association, the Bronx County Catholic Guild, the Bronx Family Court Bar Association, the Bronx Women’s Bar Association, the Dominican Bar Association, the Jewish Lawyers Guild, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association and the Puerto Rican Bar Association are happy to announce a series of one hour CLE programs in the first week of December in the Bronx Courts. One program will be held in the Bronx Hall of Justice (265 East 161st Street), one program will be held in the Bronx County Courthouse (851 Grand Concourse), and one will be held in the Bronx Family Court Courthouse (900 Sheridan Avenue). The “price” of admission of each program will be $10 and 5 canned goods, or $15 – the attendee’s choice. The proceeds from the programs will be donated to the Bronx Office of the Family Justice Center, a program of New York City government that combats domestic violence.
• DECEMBER 6 (TUESDAY) – DISCOVERY IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS presented by MARVIN RAY RASKIN, ESQ., THE BRONX HALL OF JUSTICE (265 East 161st Street, room 620) – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Graciously accredited by the Puerto Rican Bar Association.
• DECEMBER 7 (WEDNESDAY) – APPELLATE CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE CIVIL LITIGATOR presented by JOHN HIGGITT, ESQ., THE BRONX COUNTY COURTHOUSE (851 Grand Concourse, room 600) – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Graciously accredited by the Bronx Bar Association.
• DECEMBER 8 (THURSDAY) – DISCOVERY IN FAMILY COURT MATTERS presented by KEITH BROWN, ESQ., THE BRONX FAMILY COURT COURTHOUSE (900 Sheridan Avenue, 9th floor library) – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Graciously accredited by the Bronx Family Court Bar Association.
The Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary seeks recommendations concerning the qualifications of incumbent judges for reappointment for the Interim Civil Court Judges whose terms expire on December 31, 2016.
For more information on how to submit your recommendations to the committee directly, please click here.
The Committee on Attorney Professionalism administers the annual New York State Bar Association Attorney Professionalism Award. They are now seeking nominations to be presented during the NYSBA 2017 Annual Meeting in New York.
Nominations must be submitted no later than October 14, 2016.
For more information and nomination form click here.
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