Career Opportunities


The Hartford has two current openings for the NYC region. Please see the below links for more information.

Senior Staff Attorney-Insurance Defense-Long Island/Lower Hudson Valley/NYC, NY

Senior Staff Attorney-Insurance Defense-New York City, NY

To apply, please visit https://www.thehartford.com/careers


The Special Federal Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department seeks an admitted attorney with three years or more of litigation experience to defend the City and its officials in civil rights cases brought in federal court in which police, district attorney or correction officer misconduct is alleged. These cases arise from contact between citizens and law enforcement officers in three contexts: police operations, the prosecution of criminal proceedings, and the custody of arrested individuals in the City’s detention facilities. Suits are typically brought by those who believe their constitutional rights were violated in the course of an arrest and subsequent prosecution, or on account of events in City jails.

Most division attorneys handle their own caseloads, and are responsible for litigating cases from start to finish, including drafting pleadings, engaging in motion practice, taking and defending depositions, and conducting federal court jury trials.

Applicants must have a minimum of three years of legal experience following graduation from an ABA accredited law school, preferably in federal practice, municipal liability, constitutional or personal injury law. Applicants must be admitted to practice law in the State of New York and be admitted or eligible for immediate admission to the SDNY and EDNY. Applicants must have demonstrated strong legal writing and oral advocacy skills.

The deadline to apply is September 3, 2017.

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 297281: https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/psc/nycjobs/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=297281&PostingSeq=1&&&. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document under “resume” and a writing sample under “cover letter”.

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.


THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE TRIAL AND HEARINGS CITYWIDE JOB VACANCY NOTICE

Civil Service Title: Hearing Officer (Per Session)                               Level: Title Code: 95937
Office Title: Hearing Officer
Salary:   $47.56 – $51.27 .per hour
Bureau: Adjudications
Division:  OATH Hearings Division Tribunals
Number of Positions: 34
Work Location: Various locations City wide                                      Hours/Shift: Day shift – 17 hrs/week

JOB DESCRIPTION

A Hearing Officer (per session), under the direction of a Managing Attorney, conducts hearings and writes decisions in cases involving alleged violations of local laws and the rules of the City of New York or other laws or rules within OATH’s Hearings Division Tribunal jurisdiction. These areas of jurisdiction include, but are not limited to, violations involving cleanliness of the streets; disposal of waste; street vendors; restaurant, public health and environmental sanitation cases brought under the New York City Health Code; use of parks property; air, noise and water pollution cases; the Building and Fire Code violations; violations of consumer protection laws; violations of the laws and rules governing taxi, limousine, para-transit and commuter van services; and violations of the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA). When assigned to appeals unit, Hearing Officers assist in the review and preparation of appeals decisions.

QUALIFICATION   REQUIREMENTS

  1. A license to practice law in the State of New York, which must be maintained; and
  2. Three years of recent satisfactory relevant legal experience subsequent to admission to the

NOTE: No incumbent shall work more than 17 hours per week in any two consecutive weeks, or more than 1,000 hours per year.

Preferred Skills

History of volunteerism, such as service in the AmeriCorps or Peace.Corps, is viewed favorably.

To Apply:

Applicant must be a New York City resident within 90 days of appointment. Interested candidates should apply online via NYC Careers on the NYC.gov website (http://www.nyc.gov/html/careers/html/home/home.shtml). In addition, a writing sample should be submitted to HROATH@oath.nyc.gov with the candidate’s name and JVN number noted in the subject line. No telephone calls. faxes or personal inquiries please. Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

For more information about OATH, visit us at: www.nyc.gov/oath

OATH and the City of New York are Equal Opportunity Employers


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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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
    owners
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience litigating commercial landlord-tenant cases, a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred, but fluency in another non-English language, a plus

Skills

  • 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.

Compensation

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
apply@volsprobono.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.

 


JOB TITLE:  Litigation Associate

 
   
Company Name: Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale LLP
Practice Setting: Law Firm < 10 Lawyers
Job Function: Attorney
Required Exp. 3+Years
Job Type: Full-Time
Location(s): Mineola, NY United States
Job Expire Date: 07/01/2017
Job Admin. Contact* Gwen.Thibault@hrrvlaw.com

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale, LLP, is seeking litigation associates for its Mineola office.  Salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates should have:

  • 4 to 6 years of liability litigation experience, including motion practice, depositions and court appearances in the five boroughs.
  • Automobile liability and/or construction labor law experience a plus.
  • Only candidates with relevant prior experience should apply.

TO APPLY:

Do not send writing samples.

Please send cover letter and resume to sendlawresumes@gmail.com


POSITION:      Attorney – Trust & Estates

LOCATION:    Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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.

COMPENSATION:   Competitive

If you are interested and qualified, please send a resume in a MS Word or PDF format to: mcoppola@gylawny.com or nbabb@gylawny.com.

 


NYCTA Transit Adjudication Bureau (TAB) seeks attorneys to serve as per diem hearing officers. The rate is $294.00 per 7 hour session. Qualified candidates must be admitted to practice in NYS for 3 or more years, and must be available to accept, on average, at least one assignment per week. Administrative/criminal law experience preferred. Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to Email: TAB.Hearing@nyct.com. No phone calls please.

 


Wilson Elser, are seeking some employees – see PDFs below for more information

Trial Associate Attorney – NYC Defense Litigation Associate Attorney – WP

Defense Litigation Associate Attorney – WP

Defense Litigation Associate Attorney – NY


NOTICE OF VACANCY: ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY
Schuyler County is seeking to fill the position of Assistant County Attorney. Candidates must have been admitted to, and be a member of good standing with, the Bar in the State of New York and must be legal residents of Schuyler or a contiguous (Chemung, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins and Yates) county upon taking office and remain so during the entire term of appointment.
Salary commensurate with experience plus excellent benefit package. All candidates must submit a Civil Service application, along with a resume, a writing sample and three (3) professional references. Information must be submitted to the Schuyler County Civil Service office. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Interested candidates may visit the Schuyler County website (www.schuylercounty.us) for the application form and job description -or- contact the Schuyler County Civil Service Office, 105 9th Street, Unit 21, Watkins Glen, New York 14891. Phone: 607-535-8190

 


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:

Judgment Rolls

Extensive motion practice including Orders To Show Cause

Court appearances

Four way conferences

Child Support and Visitation

Client Intake

Superior Writing Skills

High level of legal research and cite checking/blue booking

Provide essential support to senior attorneys

Document Production

Ability to negotiate

Deposition preparation

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 m.liebman@goldbergandcohn.com or by fax to: (718) 858-2101.