TWO OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE WITH NYC LAW DEPARTMENT:
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW DIVISION
The Labor and Employment Law Division of the New York City Law Department seeks an attorney with a minimum of three years of litigation experience to defend the City in complex and challenging state and federal actions arising out of the City’s role as an employer. Division attorneys handle a variety of matters including First Amendment retaliation; gender, race, age and disability discrimination; civil service law issues; and wage and hour litigation.
Applicants must have at least 3 years of legal experience following graduation from an ABA accredited law school. Applicants must be admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
The successful applicant should preferably have experience in labor and employment litigation, with strong oral and written advocacy skills and the ability to work independently and manage a large caseload. Admission to practice in the Southern and Eastern District Courts of New York preferred.
The deadline to apply is October 14, 2017.
To apply, please click the following link https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ and search for Job ID 305747. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document under “resume” and a writing sample under “cover letter”.
The Appeals Division of the Law Department is seeking applicants for an Assistant Corporation Counsel position dedicated to representing the City of New York in child protection and juvenile delinquency appeals. This position will allow you to brief and argue a significant number of appeals in state appellate courts every year, and in two important areas.
First, in handling appeals involving child abuse, neglect, and other child protection issues on behalf of the Administration for Children’s Services, you can help promote the well-being of our City’s children and families. The work is vital: no responsibility is as critical as ensuring that children are safe and part of strong and stable families.
Second, in handling juvenile delinquency appeals on behalf of the presentment agency, you can help advance juvenile justice in our City, striking the balance between the need to protect the community with the best interests of the juvenile. Ensuring that this challenging and weighty work is done right is becoming only more significant as our state raises the age of criminal responsibility.
Working independently and collaboratively with experienced appellate attorneys, you will handle a significant docket of appeals covering both areas. The position offers an unrivaled opportunity to engage in high-caliber appellate practice while making a difference in the lives of our City’s children and youth.
Applicants should be committed to public service and eager to take on this challenging and important appellate work. Strong writing, research, and analytical skills are essential. You must also have graduated from an ABA-accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the New York State Bar, or be in the process of being admitted.
Prior appellate experience from practice or through an appellate clerkship, or experience with child protection or juvenile delinquency proceedings, is preferred but not required.
The deadline to apply is November 13, 2017.
To apply, please click the following link https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ and search for Job ID 305670. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document under “resume” and a writing sample under “cover letter”. At least one writing sample—preferably one written from an advocate’s perspective—is required, but feel free to attach up to three as one document.
New York City is an equal opportunity employer that bases its hiring decisions on merit and fitness, as required by the New York Constitution and the New York Civil Service Law. The City’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy requires that employment decisions be made without discrimination prohibited by federal, state or local law based on race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (including gender identity), disability, age, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, or status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking.
NYC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
CITYWIDE JOB VACANCY NOTICE
Civil Service Title: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MANAGER
Title Code No: 06765
Office Title: Director of Disability Access and Functional Needs (DAFN) and Legal Compliance
Division/Work Unit: LEGAL AFFAIRS
Work Location: 165 CADMAN PLAZA EAST BROOKLYN, NY 11201
Number of Positions: 1
Under the direction of the Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs and in coordination with the DAFN Coordinators, the selected candidate will, among a wide range of other duties, be responsible for the oversight of the activities necessary to successfully complete the implementation of a Federal Court Settlement Order. The settlement involves the enhancement of The City’s emergency preparedness plans and response and recovery activities related to special needs populations, which includes people with disabilities, older adults, people with access and functional needs and others that are vulnerable during an emergency. To accomplish this, the selected candidate will be responsible for:
• Legal compliance with the terms of the Settlement Order.
• Coordination with the DAFN Coordinators and all NYCEM units for scheduling so as to be in compliance with implementation dates within the Settlement Order.
• Working closely with all NYCEM units, many City Agencies and other partners to ensure remediation measures are being implemented timely and in legal accord with the Settlement Order.
• Resolve disputes that may arise between the parties to the litigation on the interpretation or implementation of the Settlement Order. Liaise with the Corporation Counsel’s Office as needed.
• Research and review of materials as applicable to emergency planning and response in the context of the special needs population.
• Track the progress, delays and/or barriers to compliance with the terms of the Settlement Order.
• Collect progress data from NYCEM and other agency DAFN personnel.
• Work closely with the DAFN Coordinators, writing and filing bi-annual progress reports with the Court, as well as other correspondence between the Parties.
• Provide general legal support to the NYCEM Legal Unit.
• Act as the Agency ADA Grievance Officer
The selected candidate will be responsible to staff the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during emergency activations and to work during non-business hours during emergencies. The selected candidate will also participate in drills and exercises and fulfill other duties as assigned by the First Deputy Commissioner. The selected candidate will assist with Ready NY presentations to external groups.
• Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related State and local civil rights laws and regulations pertaining to people with disabilities and knowledge of concerns of others who have access and functional needs, such as the elderly, children and non-
• Admission to the New York State Bar
• Extensive Federal legal experience
• Relevant experience in Compliance
• Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
• Superior knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and familiarity with Westlaw and/or Lexis/Nexis software.
Incumbent must remain a member of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
NOTE: New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency.
Current City Employees: Apply by providing resume and cover letter via Employee Self-Service (ESS). Go to Recruiting Activities–>Careers and search
Job ID# 296374
Non-City Employees/External Candidates: Apply by providing resume and cover letter via NYC Careers. Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search
and search Job ID# 296374
NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED.
POSTING DATE: 8/15/17
POST UNTIL: FILLED
-AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER-
Special accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities.
Litigation Associate Attorney- Insurance Defense
Lawmatch Job ID: 833
Company Name: Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale LLP
Practice Setting: Law Firm < 10 Lawyers
Job Function: Attorney
Required Exp. 4+Years
Job Type: Full-Time
Location(s): Mineola, NY United States
Job Expire Date: 10/11/2017
Job Admin. Contact* Gwen.Thibault@hrrvlaw.com
Havkins, Rosenfeld, Ritzert & Varriale, LLP, a growing litigation firm, is seeking attorneys for its Mineola office to begin immediately. Salary commensurate with experience. Congenial work environment. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, life insurance and 401K.
• Minimum 4 – 6 years experience
• Background in: insurance defense litigation including depositions, motion practice and court appearances in the five boroughs and Long Island
• Excellent writing and analytical skills
• Automobile liability and/or construction labor law experience a plus
Do not send writing samples.
Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
NYC Law Department Job Posting
The Assistant Corporation Counsel will be assigned to the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement (OSE), which is within the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice. OSE is responsible for coordinating enforcement efforts across City agencies to address quality of life issues including illegal conversions of apartment buildings into hotels, unlicensed massage parlors, lawless clubs, and trademark counterfeiting bazaars. OSE’s enforcement efforts span all five boroughs to address dangerous conditions at properties throughout the City that require a coordinated, multi-agency response. OSE staff members include fire prevention inspectors, building inspectors, investigators, police officers, deputy sheriffs, and attorneys.
The ACC’s duties range from providing counsel on investigative and policy issues to serving as lead litigator in complex civil litigation, and include the following responsibilities:
- Provides legal counsel to OSE Inspection Team, comprised of DOB and FDNY inspectors, NYPD officers, and Deputy Sheriffs regarding administrative enforcement issues related to inspections of buildings and structures with suspected safety concerns. Supports team investigations and enforcement actions by drafting and filing administrative warrants when inspectors have been denied access to buildings, or by drafting administrative subpoenas when additional investigations are necessary.
- Assists with in-depth investigation of complaints regarding illegal activities and dangerous conditions, and strategizes necessary enforcement actions, including filing affirmative litigation seeking injunctive relief and monetary penalties.
- In preparation for affirmative litigation, reviews and compiles complaints, administrative records from various City agencies and departments, inspection reports, notices of violations, administrative and judicial decisions regarding prior enforcement, arrest reports, and disposition records.
- Drafts litigation documents, including memos, correspondences, pleadings, motions, discovery requests and responses for civil enforcement actions. Consults with City inspectors, investigators, and other law enforcement personnel to prepare affidavits in support of motions and applications.
- Appears in Supreme Court or other courts for arguments, hearings, and conferences concerning substantive and procedural motions, as well as pre-trial discovery depositions and disputes and case settlement discussions. Negotiates resolutions of civil actions with defense counsels and then drafts stipulations of settlement. Ensures that injunctive relief provisions are complied with and that all necessary settlement payments are made.
- Process criminal summonses issued by OSE Inspection Team, assist in prosecution of violations before administrative hearing officers, prepares appeals of administrative decisions, and assist in defensive litigation against the City stemming from OSE enforcement actions.
- Collaborates with other all OSE team members in providing policy recommendations and legal research analysis, and coordinates with other City, State, and Federal Agencies, as well as public service organizations, to support the functions and interests of OSE.
- Prepares and responds to FOIL requests timely.Applicants must be either:
1. an admitted member in good standing of the New York State Bar, or
2. a member in good standing of any state bar and eligible to waive into the New York State Bar without examination.The ideal candidate will have:
1. two years or more of legal experience as an admitted attorney with experience in civil litigation, including preparing pleadings, court appearances, discovery practice, and taking depositions;
2. substantive legal experience related to nuisance abatement, housing, building and fire codes, trademark protection, adult use establishments, investigation, enforcement, or bringing affirmative litigation;
3. experience working with a team of investigators and inspectors; and
4. demonstrated commitment to a public interest legal practice.Substantial non-legal experience in relevant fields – especially in housing, building and fire codes, or investigations – will be considered in lieu of the preferred two years of legal experience. Proven ability to work both alone and collaboratively is a plus.Please click the following link https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ and search for Job ID 305093 to apply for this position. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document under “resume” and a writing sample under “cover letter”.
Small law firm in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY is looking to hire an associate with at least 1 year working litigation experience or recently admitted. I am a solo practitioner and have a staff of 3 people. We practice in the areas of Immigration law, Matrimonial/Family, Social Security, and Real Estate. Will train. The candidate must drive. Russian or Spanish proficiency is preferred. NY State Bar Admission is required.
To those attorneys interested (maybe you have a friend or a relative who is looking), please email me at email@example.com if interested.
JOB TITLES: Senior Staff Attorney, Microenterprise Project
Staff Attorney, Microenterprise Project
Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) seeks 1) a full-time Senior Staff Attorney and 2) a full-time Staff Attorney to help launch and lead our Microenterprise Project’s Commercial Leasing Assistance Program (C.L.A.P.) We are looking for lawyers with experience in commercial leasing, enthusiasm for launching a new program, and a commitment to helping New York City’s neighborhoods thrive. VOLS’ Mission: VOLS’ mission is to leverage the good will, talents, and resources of large law firms to provide pro bono assistance to low-income New Yorkers. In our Microenterprise Project, VOLS’ staff and a network of law firms and volunteer lawyers serve this mission by providing crucial legal assistance to small business owners and low-income entrepreneurs in areas such as commercial leasing, intellectual property, contracts, and business formation.
The Microenterprise Project Staff Attorneys will have an exciting opportunity to work with our Microenterprise Project Director to strengthen New York City’s neighborhoods by expanding the Project’s capacity to provide legal assistance on commercial leasing and related matters.
- Assist the Microenterprise Project Director with all aspects of the launch and growth of this exciting new way to serve New York City’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.
- Provide excellent transactional legal assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs, with an emphasis on commercial leasing issues.
- Develop in-house contracts, forms, and educational materials for program use.
- Support pro bono efforts by assisting with placing matters with volunteers and co-counseling matters with volunteer lawyers
- Collaborate with NYC Small Business Services, the contracting agency, and with two other legal services organizations on the C.L.A.P.
- Conduct outreach, including facilitating educational workshops and conducting brief advice clinics and intake screenings
- Using LegalServer, VOLS’ case-management database, maintain complete and current data on Microenterprise Project clients and activities
- Meet case and contract reporting deadlines. Strengthen the Microenterprise Project’s relationships with community organizations
- Work with Microenterprise Project Director to publicize the project’s work and accomplishments through social media and the press.
- Support VOLS’ fundraising efforts by assisting with grant/contract reports and proposals and attending networking events.
- (Senior Staff Attorney) Supervise a staff attorney
- J.D. and an attorney admitted and in good standing in New York State
- At least two (2) years of prior experience providing lease-related services to small businesses in New York City, including reviewing, drafting, and negotiating commercial leases. The Senior Staff Attorney is expected to have at least five (5) year of prior experience.
- Demonstrated experience providing direct client legal representation
- Knowledge of the commercial leasing landscape for small businesses in New York City
- Experience working in fast-paced, high volume case setting with extensive client contact
and experience handling cases from intake to closing
- Experience working with low- to moderate-income individuals and/or small business
- Excellent writing skills
- Experience litigating commercial landlord-tenant cases, a plus
- Fluency in Spanish preferred, but fluency in another non-English language, a plus
- Strong organization, documentation and recordkeeping skills
- Strong oral communication and interpersonal skills with persons of varying degrees of knowledge and understanding in leasing matters
- Demonstrated commitment to advocacy and quality client service
- Efficiency in time management and balancing competing priorities
- High skill and comfort level with basic Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and case management software
- Ability to work well under pressure with clients facing daunting time-sensitive situations
- Professionalism and collegiality
- Ability to work as a team with other Microenterprise Project staff and independently, as well.
Salary will be competitive and will depend on experience. The range for these positions is $60,000-$85,000.
VOLS offers an excellent benefits package, including health, life, and disability insurance, a retirement plan to which VOLS contributes, and the option to contribute to a 403(b) plan. We also provide 25 days of paid vacation and 12 days of paid sick leave annually.
How to Apply
To apply for the Staff Attorney positions, please email your cover letter and resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Application for Microenterprise [Senior Staff Attorney or Staff Attorney].” Please review our website www.volsprobono.org, and in your cover letter, provide a brief explanation of your personal or professional interest and/or experience as it relates to VOLS’ work. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so you should apply as soon as possible. No phone or email inquiries, please. VOLS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, sex, religion, or any other prohibited category.
POSITION: Attorney – Trust & Estates
LOCATION: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
A fast-paced law firm in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with practices in Elder Law and Trusts and Estates seeks a full time attorney with at least 5 years of experience.
Qualified candidate must be independent, able to supervise paralegals and manage the department. The candidate must be able to multitask and meet deadlines. Flexible to travel between offices, court appearance required.
Qualified candidate must have experience with probate/administration proceedings, guardianship and estate and trust accounting and estate tax returns. Knowledge of HotDocs, Excel and Lacert is a plus.
Wilson Elser, are seeking some employees – see PDFs below for more information
Associate Attorney Sought by Boutique Matrimonial and Family Law Firm
Established and well known matrimonial and family law firm, Goldberg & Cohn, LLP, in Downtown Brooklyn on Court Street, is seeking a NYS admitted attorney to join our team at this time.
Requirements include that you be admitted to practice in New York State, and have a core level of experience working in a family law firm.
Practice includes matters before the Supreme Court and Family Court throughout the five counties, along with drafting of agreements pertaining to matrimonial and family law including separation, pre-nuptial, post nuptial and parenting.
Desired / Duties include and related to:
Extensive motion practice including Orders To Show Cause
Four way conferences
Child Support and Visitation
Superior Writing Skills
High level of legal research and cite checking/blue booking
Provide essential support to senior attorneys
Ability to negotiate
Ideal candidate will be able to handle heavy Court calendar, balance every day workload and be able to multi-task. In addition, we seek someone who is truly motivated to learn about the ins and outs of a diverse family law practice with a multitude of clients. Be able to hit the ground running and to adjust to changing priorities; and be a self-starter with developed analytical abilities.
Please reply with resume, cover letter and writing sample (both legal and correspondence) to Marc Jay Liebman, Office Manager via email to email@example.com or by fax to: (718) 858-2101.