Assistant District Attorney- Albany County

Salary: Commensurate with experience

The Office of the Albany County District Attorney is seeking candidates to fill an Assistant District Attorney position in our Vehicular Crimes Unit.  Applicants should have experience prosecuting crimes including, DWI, AUO, and vehicular assaults.  Albany County residency and New York State bar admission are required.

Please send a resume and cover letter to: Dave Rossi, Chief Assistant District Attorney David.rossi@albanycountyny.gov

Senior Assistant District Attorney – Nassau County

Salary range $82,267 – $130,000, depending on years of experience.

The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office is seeking prosecutors with 5 or more years of experience.  Available bureau postings include, but are not limited to Court Court Trial Bureau, Vehicular Crimes Bureau, Special Victims Bureau, Appeals Bureau, and Felony Screening Bureau.

 

Assistant District Attorney – Dutchess County

Entry Level Salary: $67,000.00 with full benefits and vacation

The Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office is seeking candidates to fill two entry level Assistant District Attorney positions. The attorney will be assigned to Justice Courts or the D.W.I. Unit depending upon background, skill and office needs. All candidates must demonstrate exemplary ethics, sound judgment and an excellent work ethic. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to: Matthew A. Weishaupt, Chief Assistant District Attorney at 236 Main Street Poughkeepsie, New York 12601 or by email to mweishaupt@dutchessny.gov.

 

Assistant District Attorney-Sullivan County

Applicants must possess a JD degree, be admitted to the New York Bar and be a member in good standing; possess superior oral and written communication skills, as well as strong character and interpersonal skills; excellent opportunity for professional growth. Willingness to accept responsibility is essential. Opportunity to learn criminal practice, trial practice and appellate work. Salary $53,000 to $65,000 depending on experience. Mail resume to Sullivan County District Attorney, 414 Broadway, LHC Courthouse, Monticello, NY 12701 or email Susan.Landis@co.sullivan.ny.us

All new employees filling positions within Sullivan County Government must attest that their primary residence is within the geographic boundaries of Sullivan County within 6 months of appointment.

Assistant District Attorney-Livingston County

Salary Based on experience but approximately $55,000-$60,000

Description- Town and Village Justice Court position with opportunity for felony work. NYS Bar admittance required with experience preferred.

Please send cover letter, resume and references to Gregory J. McCaffrey, Livingston County District Attorney, 2 Court Street, Geneseo, New York 14454.

Assistant District Attorney-Cortland County

Salary: $64,871-$78925 (Salary above base may be available to current County employees only) Exempt Class, Full time with benefits.

Suggested Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a license to practice law in New York State. Residency requirements will be in compliance with 2005 local law #3. Pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check required.

Submit applications to: Cortland County Personnel/CS, 60 Central Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045-2746

607-753-5076

First Assistant District Attorney-Yates County

Salary: $69,000 – 80,000 commensurate with experience

First Assistant District Attorney needed immediately. Applicants must have at least 3 years of experience handling serious felony offenses and exceptional trial and oral advocacy skills. The position will encompass all aspects of criminal prosecution including, but not limited to local court appearances, grand jury, county court, motion practice, hearings, arraignments, and law enforcement training. Experience with PCMS is encouraged but not necessary. Salary range is between $69,000 and $80,000 depending on experience, plus benefits. There is a requirement that the individual reside within Yates County within a reasonable period of time after beginning work.

Contact: All interested applications must email a cover letter and resume to Tcasella@yatescounty.org

Assistant District Attorney-Saratoga County

$82,415 starting salary plus benefits

Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office seeks experienced candidates for an Assistant District Attorney position. The successful candidate should have a minimum of 2 plus years experience handling criminal cases, including experience with preliminary hearings, grand jury presentations and trial work. Duties and responsibilities will include vertical prosecution of a wide range of cases. Admission to the New York State Bar required.

Send resume, writing sample and cover letter to Karen A. Heggen, Saratoga County District Attorney, 25 West High Street, Ballston Spa, New York 12020 or to kheggen@saratogacountyny.gov

 

Supervising Assistant Special Prosecutor- Westchester County, NY

Minimum Qualifications:

Admission to the New York State Bar and a member in good standing with seven (7) years of post-admission experience as a criminal prosecutor before the Courts of New York State. Three (3) years of experience in criminal appellate work required. Experience supervising junior prosecutors is also required. Commitment to public service and excellent research/writing skills essential.

Duties Description:

Associate Counsel would serve as a Supervising Assistant Special Prosecutor in the Office of the Special Prosecutor/Inspector General and perform the following functions, including but not limited to:
•Conducting appeals related to criminal matters statewide including researching and writing briefs and arguing before the appellate courts of New York State. Supervising appellate work of junior attorneys.
•Review criminal investigations and make charging decisions. Draft and review charging documents, gather documentation, prepare witnesses to prosecute cases of abuse and neglect against vulnerable persons in New York State. Appear on criminal matters in local, county and supreme courts throughout the state. Prepare Grand Jury presentations and indict criminal defendants. Conduct criminal hearings and trials. Supervise Assistant Special Prosecutors including reviewing and approving charging decisions, conferencing cases, supervising Grand Jury proceedings and second-seating at hearings and trial. Under supervision, approving plea offers.
•Work closely with local district attorneys’ offices regarding cases being prosecuted by the local DA. Advise on charging considerations and collateral consequences unique to cases associated with calls of abuse and neglect made to the Justice Center’s hotline.
•Consult and advise Justice Center’s criminal and non-criminal investigators on pending investigations. Interview witnesses, including vulnerable persons to advise on the appropriate course of action for pending investigations.
•Participate in local and statewide task forces and organizations related to the criminal investigations and prosecution of persons charged with abuse or neglect of vulnerable New Yorkers. Conduct training on legal issues to law enforcement, prosecutors and advocacy organizations.
•Coordinate with counterparts in local DAs offices to advise and confer on matters that fall within each’s jurisdictional authority.
•Travel is required up to 60 % of time. Much of travel time focused on the Capital Region.

 

 

Preferred Candidate:

Candidates with five (5) or more years of work with special victims, sex crimes, child abuse or domestic violence are preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

 

Assistant District Attorney – Franklin County

Position will be filled either as an
Assistant District Attorney or as an Executive Assistant District Attorney

Assistant District Attorney – Franklin County Personnel Department is accepting applications for an Assistant District Attorney, located at the Franklin County District Attorney’s Department in Malone, NY. This position is an appointed position under the supervision of the District Attorney and will represent Franklin County Government on behalf of the District Attorney assisting with investigating and prosecuting individuals alleged to have committed a crime. Minimum Qualifications: Licensed to practice law in New York State and admitted to the NYS Bar (copy of admittance must accompany application). Applicant must be a Franklin County resident. Salary: $52,750 Interested candidates will need to submit a civil service application, cover letter and resume to the Franklin County Personnel Office, 355 West Main Street, Suite 428, Malone, NY. Application is available on the county website, www.franklincony.org. Last date to file all documentation is 9/27/17. EOE

The link below will take interested candidates to the civil service application.
http://franklincony.org/content/Departments/View/6:field=services;/content/DepartmentServices/View/162

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Executive Assistant District Attorney – Franklin County Personnel Department is accepting applications for an Executive Assistant District Attorney, located at the Franklin County District Attorney’s Department in Malone, NY. This position is an appointed position under the supervision of the District Attorney and will represent Franklin County Government on behalf of the District Attorney. The Executive ADA will provide extensive research, investigation and prosecution including but not limited to preparation of legal briefs, memorandum, in-court attendance, all legal meeting and hearings, meet with law enforcement, defense counsel, Grand Jury proceedings trial preparations and trials, etc. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a law institution of recognized standing, and three (3) years or more of experience in criminal and civil law; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Applicant must be a member of NYS Bar (copy of admittance must accompany application) and a Franklin County resident. Salary: Commensurate with experience. Interested candidates will need to submit a civil service application, cover letter and resume to the Franklin County Personnel Office, 355 West Main Street, Suite 428, Malone, NY. Application is available on the county website, www.franklincony.org. Last date to file all documentation is 9/27/17. EOE

The link below will take interested candidates to the civil service application.
http://franklincony.org/content/Departments/View/6:field=services;/content/DepartmentServices/View/162

Felony Domestic Violence Prosecutor – Rensselaer County

Energetic and busy office seeks an attorney to prosecute felony level domestic violence and sex crimes in Rensselaer County. Applicant must have experience dealing with domestic violence and sex abuse investigations, arrests, preliminary hearings, grand jury presentations, pretrial Motion practice, pretrial hearings and felony trials. Additionally, the position may require minimal local court practice and responsibilities. Salary is $70,000.00 based upon full-time 35-hour work week with available coverage for medical, eye and dental benefits. Additional benefits include vacation time, personal time, comp time, and retirement. Please send cover letter and resume to the attention of Joel E. Abelove, Rensselaer County District Attorney, Rensselaer County Courthouse, 80 Second Street, Third Floor, Troy, New York 12180 or by email at jabelove@rensco.com.

Felony Prosecutor – Rensselaer County

Energetic and busy office seeks an attorney to prosecute all felony level crimes in Rensselaer County. Applicant must have experience dealing with investigations, arrests, preliminary hearings, grand jury presentations, pretrial Motion practice, pretrial hearings and felony trials. Additionally, the position may require minimal local court practice and responsibilities. Salary to be negotiated based upon full-time 35-hour work week with available coverage for medical, eye and dental benefits. Additional benefits include vacation time, personal time and comp time. Please send cover letter and resume to the attention of Joel E. Abelove, Rensselaer County District Attorney, Rensselaer County Courthouse, 80 Second Street, Third Floor, Troy, New York 12180 or by email at jabelove@rensco.com.

Entry Level Attorney – Rensselaer County

Energetic and busy office seeks an entry level attorney to prosecute misdemeanor cases throughout Rensselaer County including Troy City Court. Applicant must have some experience in dealing with criminal cases, arrests, preliminary hearings, pretrial Motion practice, pretrial hearings and misdemeanor trials. Additionally, there will be opportunities for advancement to felony level work including grand jury presentations, pretrial Discovery and Motion practice and pretrial hearings at the felony level. Salary is approximately $50,000.00 based upon full-time 35-hour work week with available coverage for medical, eye and dental benefits. Additional benefits include vacation time, personal time, comp time, and retirement. Please send cover letter and resume to the attention of Joel E. Abelove, Rensselaer County District Attorney, Rensselaer County Courthouse, 80 Second Street, Third Floor, Troy, New York 12180 or by email at jabelove@rensco.com.

Assistant District Attorney – Cayuga County    

Salary -63,968-$70,000 range/retirement & benefits included (40 hours per week/full-time)

Location -Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office, 95 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021

Job Information-Major Responsibilities include criminal prosecutions, including felonies, hearings, motions, trials and appellate work. NYS Bar admittance required, experienced prosecutors preferred.

To apply, interested applicants should send resume w/cover letter to jmccormick@cayugacounty.us

Assistant District Attorney – Cayuga County

Salary     $56,191/retirement & benefits included (30 hours per week/full-time @ 35.88                                     per hour) Note: Possibly increase of hours and salary

Location-  Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office, 95 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021

Job Information  – Crimes Against Revenue Program (Grant Funded Position) – Major                                                 responsibilities include prosecution of various fraud-related crimes,  including felonies, hearings, motions, trials and appellate work. NYS Bar admittance required, 2-5 years of experience preferred.

To apply, interested applicants should send resume w/cover letter to jmccormick@cayugacounty.us

 

Assistant District Attorney – Chemung County  

The Chemung County District Attorney’s Office is seeking an Assistant District Attorney candidate to prosecute criminal cases. There is one full-time ADA position available for an immediate hire. The full-time position will involve handling all types of criminal cases.

Candidates with interest in trial and appellate work are highly encouraged to apply. The Chemung County District Attorney’s Office is located in Elmira, New York.

The salary for the position will be commensurate with experience. Medical/Dental/Retirement benefits are available. The full-time position may qualify for State and Federal student loan forgiveness programs. County residency is required.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Hon. Weeden Wetmore (District Attorney) 226 Lake Street Elmira, NY 14902, wwetmore@co.chemung.ny.us

Assistant District Attorney – Cayuga County

Salary – $56,191/retirement & benefits included (30 hours per week Note:  Possibly increasing to 40 hours per week)

Description –  Crimes Against Revenue Program (Grant Funded Position) – Major responsibilities include prosecution of various fraud-related crimes, including felonies, hearings, motions, trials and appellate work.  NYS Bar admittance required, 2-5 years of experience preferred.

To apply, interested applicants should send resume w/cover letter to jmccormick@cayugacounty.us

 

Assistant District Attorney – Hamilton County

Salary – Commensurate with experience.

Description – The Hamilton County District Attorney is now accepting applications for a full-time Assistant District Attorney for the Indian Lake Office. Must be licensed to practice law in New York State. Starting salary is $50,000 with excellent benefits.

Please send a resume and writing sample to Hamilton County District Attorney, PO Box 277, Indian Lake, NY 12842. For more information please contact Marsha King Purdue, Hamilton County District Attorney, by calling 518-648-5113.

 

 

Assistant District Attorney (Investigations Bureau) Richmond County

Salary – $67,500 – $73,500 depending on experience

Description – The Richmond County District Attorney’s Office is seeking 3 full-time admitted attorneys to perform prosecutorial duties in the Investigations Bureau. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, investigation and prosecution of long-term, complex criminal investigations, often involving wiretaps, that encompass narcotics, gang, conspiracy, organized crime, and white collar fraud offenses.

Qualifications – Proficient at Grand Jury presentations and drafting search warrants; experienced in long-term, wiretap investigations; detail oriented; strong writing skills; proficient in reviewing, organizing, and analyzing voluminous records, including telecom., financial, medical, and insurance. New York State bar admission and 4-7 years prosecutorial experience required.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume before February 22 to:

City employees www.nyc.gov/ess Job ID 229921

Non-City employees www.nyc.gov/careers/search Job ID 229921

 

Assistant District Attorney (Supreme Court Bureau), Richmond County

Salary – $67,652 – $82,000 depending on experience

Description – The Richmond County District Attorney’s Office is seeking one full-time admitted attorneys to serve as an ADA in the Supreme Court Bureau. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, investigation and prosecution of all forms of revenue crimes; interaction with members of legal staff regarding financial crimes and fraud, interaction with NYS Dept. of Fin. Services, NYC Dpt. of Finance, NYUPD and other agencies.

Qualifications – Three or more years of experience prosecuting financial crimes, strong analytical, organizational, written and communication skills, Grand Jury and trial experience; resourcefulness and ability to work independently and as part of a team.  New York State bar admission and 3 years prosecutorial experience required.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume before February 22 to:

City employees www.nyc.gov/ess Job ID 230912

Non-City employees www.nyc.gov/careers/search Job ID 230912

 

Assistant District Attorney (Criminal Court Bureau), Richmond County

Salary – $61,367 – $64,176 depending on experience

Description – The Richmond County District Attorney’s Office is seeking 2 full-time admitted attorneys or recent law graduates who have passed the Bar and are awaiting admission to perform prosecutorial duties in the Criminal Court Bureau. Primary responsibilities include the prosecution of misdemeanor offenses; drafting complaints, representing the district attorney at arraignments, pre-trial hearings, bench and jury trials.

Qualifications – Foreign language skills a plus; must be a New York resident.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume before February 22 to:

City employees www.nyc.gov/ess Job ID 230930

Non-City employees www.nyc.gov/careers/search Job ID 230930

 

Assistant District Attorney (Appeals Bureau), Richmond County

Salary – $68,000 – $80,000 depending on experience

Description – The Richmond County District Attorney’s Office is seeking one full-time admitted attorney for the Appeals Bureau. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drafting and arguing appeals in state and federal court.

Qualifications – Superior writing skills; experience in handling civil matters and state and federal court is a plus; ability to handle a diverse caseload.  New York State bar admission and 3-6 years of appellate experience required.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume before February 22 to:

City employees www.nyc.gov/ess Job ID 230937

Non-City employees www.nyc.gov/careers/search Job ID 230937

 

ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY-Jefferson County – This is a professional legal position in the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office that assists with the prosecution of criminal violations of law. The work involves responsibility for participating in the investigation, preparation and presentation of misdemeanor and felony cases in court. Salary: $60,308-$67,191, excellent fringe benefits including health insurance and NYS Retirement. Jefferson County residence required after appointment. Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a license to practice law in New York State. Send letter of application with resume, writing sample, and law transcript to: Jefferson County Department of Human Resources, 175 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Electronic submissions accepted at jchr@co.jefferson.ny.us. Or online at www.co.jefferson.ny.us EOE

 

The New York City Law Department

Director of Interagency and External Affairs

The New York City Law Department is accepting applications for the position of Director of Interagency and External Affairs in Family Court Division’s Juvenile Delinquency Unit.  The Juvenile Delinquency Prosecution Unit investigates juvenile delinquency matters that are referred to the office and prosecutes the matters where appropriate. Juvenile delinquency matters currently involve youth ages 7 to 15 who have been arrested for conduct that would constitute a crime if they were adults.  Effective October 1, 2018, the Raise the Age Legislation will go into effect raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York State.  In prosecuting juvenile delinquency cases, the Family Court Division’s Juvenile Delinquency Prosecution Unit seeks to ensure that those youth who commit delinquent acts are held accountable for their misconduct and receive appropriate services. The Family Court system is focused on rehabilitation.

The Director of Interagency and External Affairs will be assigned to the Central Management office and will manage the Division’s relationships with other city and state agencies that are involved in the juvenile justice system, including but not limited to:

  • Working with the Department of Probation, the Administration for Children’s Services, the NYPD, the Office of Court Administration and the Department of Education and enhancing collaboration with those agencies in furtherance of improving the juvenile justice system as well as case outcomes;
  • Representing the Division at high level interagency meetings focused on juvenile justice reform and will have citywide responsibility for implementing those reforms in the Division;
  • Focusing on priority areas such as the court process, alternatives to detention and placement, services for victims, disproportionate minority contact, and specialized populations such as LGBT youth;
  • Expending the Division’s relationships with community-based organizations and the Division’s mission, visibility and interests in the community;
  • Overseeing the Division’s community outreach initiatives;
  • Working with the media office in drafting press releases; and
  • Drafting and creating public education materials including fact sheets and brochures for school presentations and community events.

Candidate will also be a member of the Division’s central management team and may have general responsibilities related to the successful implementation of Raise the Age.

This position requires citywide travel and may require working/availability in the evening hours.

The deadline to apply is April 12, 2018.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The successful Applicant must be admitted and in good standing with the NYS Bar and have significant legal experience in criminal law or Family Court practice, following graduation from an ABA accredited law school.  Applicants must possess excellent judgment; exceptional organizational abilities; strong leadership skills; solid knowledge of municipal criminal law, the Family Court Act and strong interpersonal skills. Applicants must also be creative problem-solvers with the ability to recognize and respond to the wide range of legal, social and personal issues that often present themselves in the youth, families, court personnel, and community members with whom they will be engaged in the course of their work.

Preferred Skills

Applicants must have at least 10 years of legal experience, in the area of family and/or criminal law and must have prior supervisory and/or management experience.

Additional Information

The Director of Interagency and External Affairs will likely be based in Manhattan, but the location is subject to change based on space availability.

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 339610: 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=339610&PostingSeq=1&&.&.  Please click on the “Apply Now” button. 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 Division.

Deputy Director of Juvenile Justice Analysis and Outcomes

The Family Court Division of the NYC Law Department is seeking a Deputy Director of Juvenile Justice Analysis and Outcomes to join the Juvenile Delinquency Unit’s Central Management team. This position encompasses responsible work of varying degrees of difficulty and responsibility performed under the supervision of the Director of Juvenile Justice Analysis and Outcomes, and includes but is not limited to:

  • Researching, compiling, and analyzing data related to juvenile delinquency trends including criminal activity and investigations;
  • Reviewing data entry to ensure the accuracy of the information entered into the Law Manager system;
  • Participating in and preparing regular training sessions for both legal and support data entry staff as well as to assist senior management and borough offices with an understanding of the data collected in order to better utilize resources;
  • Preparing regular reports, charts, and PowerPoint presentations for senior management within the Division and the Law Department; and
  • Responding to requests for data from colleagues and staff.

The Deputy Director is a citywide position and the candidate will be expected to travel to the borough offices to review systems and conduct trainings and updates.  Candidate will also be a member of the Division’s central management team and may have general responsibilities related to the successful implementation of Raise the Age.

The deadline to apply is April 12, 2018.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must be admitted and in good standing in New York and have experience in either delinquency practice or criminal law with a minimum of four years of post-law school litigation experience.

 

Preferred Skills

Preferred candidates would have trial experience as well as organizational abilities, case management skills, strong legal analytical and writing skills, and the ability to work independently and take a proactive approach to his or her assigned work load. The candidate should be proficient in Law Manager, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other systems as well as be willing to continue their training in these areas.

Additional Information

The Deputy Director of Juvenile Justice will likely be based in Manhattan, but the location is subject to change based on space availability.

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 339603: 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=339603&PostingSeq=1&&.  Please click on the “Apply Now” button. 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 Division.

Deputy Chief of Staff

The New York City Law Department is accepting applications for the position Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Division Chief in the Family Court Division’s Juvenile Delinquency Unit.  The Juvenile Delinquency Prosecution Unit investigates juvenile delinquency matters that are referred to the office and prosecutes the matters where appropriate. Juvenile delinquency matters currently involve youth ages 7 to 15 who have been arrested for conduct that would constitute a crime if they were adults.  Effective October 1, 2018, the Raise the Age Legislation will go into effect raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York State.  In prosecuting juvenile delinquency cases, the Family Court Division’s Juvenile Delinquency Prosecution Unit seeks to ensure that those youth who commit delinquent acts are held accountable for their misconduct and receive appropriate services. The Family Court system is focused on rehabilitation.

The Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Division Chief will be assigned to the Central Management office and work directly with the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Division Chief on a wide variety of initiatives including but not limited to:

  • Monitoring initiatives at the borough level such as community outreach, the work of the Juvenile Justice Investigators, work regarding case processing time and work with disposition;
  • Assisting the Chief of Staff with Personnel-related issues including staffing, both support and attorney, leave issues including military and FMLA and timekeeping;
  • Assisting the Chief of Staff with citywide professional development and team-building event planning preparation;
  • Assisting with the implementation of the legal and support professional evaluations by ensuring deadlines are kept in the boroughs and that they are submitted in a timely fashion;
  • Working with Legal Recruitment to schedule and conduct interviews for summer honors interns, new attorney hires and lateral attorney hires;
  • Assisting with the drafting of job postings for both support and legal positions;
  • Assisting with hiring pools for support professionals by conducting interviews or by arranging for others in the Division to conduct interviews;
  • Meeting with boroughs and the Chief of Staff to determine hiring needs and staffing needs in each borough;
  • Submitting overtime requests for boroughs as needed;
  • Assisting with drafting budget/supply requests for community outreach events; and
  • Corresponding with the Division’s Personnel representative, the Division’s timekeeper, the Director of Human Resources, the Chief of Personnel and the Chief of Payroll and Timekeeping to discuss issues impacting the Division.

This position requires citywide travel and may require working/availability in the evening hours.

The deadline to apply is April 13, 2018.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The successful Applicant must be admitted and in good standing with the NYS Bar and have at least five years’ experience preferably in juvenile delinquency practice, Family Court, or criminal law, following graduation from an ABA accredited law school.
Applicants must possess excellent judgment; exceptional organizational abilities; strong leadership skills; solid knowledge of municipal criminal law, the Family Court Act and strong interpersonal skills. Applicants must also be creative problem-solvers with the ability to recognize and respond to the wide range of legal, social and personal issues that often present themselves in the youth, families, court personnel, and community members with whom they will be engaged in the course of their work.

Preferred Skills

At least 5 years’ experience in family court practice or criminal law.

Additional Information

The Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Division Chief will likely be based in Manhattan, but the location is subject to change based on space availability.

 

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 339614: 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=339614&PostingSeq=1&&&.  Please click on the “Apply Now” button. 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 Division.

 

Team Leader for the Juvenile Rehabilitation and Community Safety Team

The New York City Law Department’s Family Court Division is now accepting applications for the position of Team Leader for the Juvenile Rehabilitation and Community Safety Team in the Division’s Bronx Family Court office.

This team is responsible for implementing an enhanced community-based approach to the prosecution of acts of juvenile delinquency which are referred to our office and which originate in a specific geographic area of the Bronx.  The Team Leader will help supervise a team of attorneys and support professionals who will handle cases and issues that arise out of this specific geographical area of Bronx County.  The position presents a unique opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and expertise, form unique relationships and partnerships, direct specific resources to these cases, and to assist various stakeholders in addressing the issues outside of the context of particular cases.  As Team Leader, one would also gain significant supervisory and administrative experience.  It is an opportunity to incorporate a diversity of experience from stakeholders in the community to arrive at creative solutions that will enhance the outcomes of the youth, families and members of the community.

The Team Leader will be responsible for reviewing and analyzing delinquency statistics and related demographic data from that area. The Team Leader will strategize about how to reduce and prevent delinquency within the community, and will regularly attend community meetings, collaborate with law enforcement personnel, and create partnerships to better serve the community and youth who become involved in the juvenile justice system.  The Team Leader will be instrumental in incorporating an enhanced community based approach to the handling of acts of juvenile delinquency and for the community to have a deeper understanding of the mission of our work.  The overreaching goal of the program is that through this enhanced and concentrated work, the outcomes for the children, families and communities we serve will be enriched.

The Team Leader will carry a reduced caseload and appear in court regularly. The Team Leader will be responsible for the supervision, training and oversight of attorneys and support professionals in all aspects of the Division’s work.  This includes but is not limited to: (1) Interviewing victims, civilian witnesses and police officers during the investigation stage of the case; thereby determining whether the case will be filed or declined; (2) If the case can be filed in court, deciding whether diversion is appropriate; (3) If the case is filed, drafting depositions and filing petitions; (4) Preparing and conducting pre-petition detention hearings, which determine the custodial status of the youth pending the fact-finding hearing; (5) Conducting research and drafting and editing motions and other legal papers; (6) Preparing and conducting pre-trial hearings to determine the admissibility of evidence; (7) Preparing and conducting fact-finding hearings (similar to trials in adult criminal cases), which determine whether the juvenile committed the acts alleged; and (8) Preparing and conducting dispositional hearings, where it is determined what services would best ensure the rehabilitation of the youth and the safety of the community.

The Team Leader will hold regular case reviews, supervise court appearances, review and analyze transcripts of court proceedings, maintain statistics, contribute to evaluations and perform other administrative tasks.  In addition, the Team Leader will conduct regular outreach to the law enforcement and members of the community including seeking out and participating in community events/associations whose work directly affects the juvenile justice system in the area; and who would benefit from collaborating with our office to enhance outcomes. The Team Leader will report to an Assistant Borough Chief, Deputy Borough Chief or Borough Chief.

The deadline to apply is April 13, 2018.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must be admitted, be in good standing in New York, and have significant relevant experience by September, 2018. Other necessary qualifications include strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and leadership skills, as well as the ability to work independently.  Supervision experience, including first-chair supervision is beneficial.

Preferred Skills

The ideal candidate will have at least seven (7) years of relevant experience by September of 2018, and a demonstrated knowledge of and experience in juvenile delinquency practice and / or criminal law.

 

Additional Information

The applicants who are invited to interview must provide two writing samples and three references at the time of the interview. The positions are located at 350 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY and 900 Sheridan Avenue, Bronx ,NY.

 

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 339626: 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=339626&PostingSeq=1&&.  Please click on the “Apply Now” button. 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 Division.

 Director of Community Safety and Law Enforcement Collaboration

The Family Court Division is currently seeking applicants for the position of Director of Community Safety and Law Enforcement Collaboration.  The Director will be the Family Court Division’s primary liaison with law enforcement and district attorneys’ offices on community safety and justice initiatives.  The Family Court Division’s Juvenile Delinquency Prosecution Unit investigates juvenile delinquency matters that are referred to the office and prosecutes the matters where appropriate. Juvenile delinquency matters currently involve youth ages 7 to 15 who have been arrested for conduct that would constitute a crime if they were adults.  Effective October 1, 2018, the Raise the Age Legislation will go into effect raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York State.  In prosecuting juvenile delinquency cases, the Family Court Division’s Juvenile Delinquency Prosecution Unit seeks to ensure that those youth who commit delinquent acts are held accountable for their misconduct and receive appropriate services. The Family Court system is focused on rehabilitation.  Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Representing the Division at NYPD CompStat, Ceasefire and School Safety Division meetings for all boroughs as well as other law enforcement meetings, to enhance the Division’s knowledge of crime patterns and trends, gang activity and anti-gang strategies, and ensure the Division is participating in those meetings and initiatives to the extent consistent with the goals and purpose of the Family Court Act;
  • Attending Community Council meetings to provide coverage when boroughs are in need of assistance;
  • Working with boroughs and units to address gun violence;
  • Working with the Director of Juvenile Justice Analysis and Outcomes to review data to identify and address juvenile delinquency patterns;
  • Developing citywide strategies for the Division’s community outreach initiative, with a focus on geographical areas with a high volume of juvenile delinquency;
  • Coordinating borough community outreach efforts;
  • Working closely with the Director of Advanced Litigation Strategies and Trials to inform major case practice and develop trainings for staff with law enforcement personnel;
  • Coordinating the Division’s citywide incorporation of the Raise the Age law enforcement procedures of blind and double blind identification procedures, videotaped interrogations as well as body-worn camera evidence, social media and internet evidence including intelligence surrounding the dark web and other issues affecting the practice;
  • Collaborating with the Director of Advanced Litigation Strategies and Trials and the Director of Raise the Age Strategy and Planning on the coordination and expansion of the Division’s response to NYPD Juvenile Crime Desk notifications and other on-call responses pursuant to Raise the Age; and
  • Conducting trainings for law enforcement on juvenile justice issues and participating as a presenter in the NYPD Police Academy, District Attorney, federal, state and local law enforcement trainings.

This position requires citywide travel, and may require working/availability in the evening hours.

The deadline to apply is April 10, 2018.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must be admitted, be in good standing in New York, and have significant relevant experience by September, 2018. Other necessary qualifications include strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and leadership skills, as well as the ability to work independently.  Supervision experience, including first-chair supervision is beneficial.

Preferred Skills

At least ten (10) years of experience in juvenile delinquency practice and /or criminal law.

Additional Information

The Director of Community Safety and Law Enforcement Collaboration will likely be based in Manhattan, but the location is subject to change based on space availability.

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 339855: 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=339855&PostingSeq=1. Please click on the “Apply Now” button. 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 Division.

Deputy Unit Chief, Major Case Unit

The Family Court Division is currently seeking applicants for two citywide positions of Deputy MCU Chief whose primary responsibility will be to supervise major cases in the five boroughs of the NYC Family Court.  The Family Court Division’s Juvenile Delinquency Prosecution Unit investigates juvenile delinquency matters that are referred to the office and prosecutes the matters where appropriate. Juvenile delinquency matters currently involve youth ages 7 to 15 who have been arrested for conduct that would constitute a crime if they were adults.  Effective October 1, 2018, the Raise the Age Legislation will go into effect raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York State.  In prosecuting juvenile delinquency cases, the Family Court Division’s Juvenile Delinquency Prosecution Unit seeks to ensure that those youth who commit delinquent acts are held accountable for their misconduct and receive appropriate services. The Family Court system is focused on rehabilitation.  Qualified applicants will be selected by Division Management and will be assigned to either the Bronx or Brooklyn office with oversight responsibility for two or more boroughs.

 

The Deputy MCU Chiefs in the Juvenile Delinquency Unit will primarily assist the Unit Chief by providing litigation support to the boroughs on all major cases by advising on day-to-day operations, charging decisions, as well as legal strategies and the drafting and obtaining of search warrants. The Deputy Unit Chiefs responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Conducting case conferences and court observations, reviewing transcripts and leading borough-based and city wide case strategy meetings to advance the litigation skills and professional development of attorneys and supervisors in this area;
  • Conducting and participating in quarterly citywide MCU meetings;
  • Coordinating with other stakeholders and city agencies including law enforcement, child welfare, medical providers and victim service providers, while working with ACCs on their cases;
  • Attending various inter-agency and task force meetings;
  • Preparing and presenting trainings both within the Family Court Divisions and to other agencies and stakeholders;
  • Collaborating with the Division’s training unit to conduct trainings on legal developments, investigative techniques, advanced litigation skills, and changes in technology that impact the practice;
  • Working with and providing training on rapidly evolving technology including but not limited to DNA, social media and video evidence, body worn cameras, expert testimony, and brain science and trauma;
  • Overseeing either the Division’s on-call response rotation program or the MCU Second Chair Program where both may be part of the on-call response rotation for the Division; and
  • Working with the Director of Trials and Advanced Litigation Strategies on strategic planning for the unit and relevant legislative review.

 

The Deputy Unit Chiefs will report to the Director of Trials and Advanced Litigation Strategies, will be members of the Division’s central management team and may have general responsibilities related to the successful implementation of Raise the Age.  This position requires citywide travel and may require working/availability in the evening hours.

 

The deadline to apply is April 10, 2018.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must be admitted, be in good standing in New York, and have significant relevant experience by September, 2018. Other necessary qualifications include strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and leadership skills, as well as the ability to work independently.  Supervision experience, including first-chair supervision is beneficial.

 

Preferred Skills

The ideal candidate will have at least seven (7) years of relevant experience by September of 2018, and a demonstrated knowledge of and experience in juvenile delinquency practice and / or criminal law.

 

Additional Information

The applicants who are invited to interview must provide two writing samples and three references at the time of the interview. The positions are located at 350 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY and 900 Sheridan Avenue, Bronx ,NY.

 

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 339480: 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=339480&PostingSeq=1&&.  Please click on the “Apply Now” button. 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 Division.

Director of Training, Major Case Unit

The Family Court Division is currently seeking applicants for the position of Director of Training for the Major Case Unit (MCU). The Director of Training for the MCU will primarily work collaboratively with the Chief of the MCU as well as the Director of Training to develop and implement MCU-specific trainings, so that attorneys in the unit would be able to improve their skills in the area of these complex cases, including in the areas of victim/witness interviews, technology, scientific evidence and disposition. These areas of training include complex and unusual pre-trial suppression issues, medical evidence, drafting and obtaining of search warrants, preparation of expert testimony, and analysis of ballistics evidence. The Director of Training for the MCU would collaborate with the Chief of MCU and the Director of Training to develop an advanced trial advocacy program for unit members and supervisors to enhance and develop advanced trial techniques. The Director of Training for MCU would prepare for quarterly unit meetings and trainings as well as also work with other members of the MCU to formalize a second-chair program for junior attorneys who wish to gain entrance into the MCU which would entail additional trainings and a second-chair trial advocacy program. The Director of Training for the MCU will advise the Division about changes in the criminal law and juvenile justice practice pertaining to major cases as well as update and enhance existing training materials and develop new courses to include Raise the Age statutory provisions. This includes training on rapidly evolving technology including but not limited to DNA, social media and video evidence, body worn cameras, expert testimony, and brain science and trauma. Additional responsibilities may include circulating case law, providing case consultations, reviewing legislation, observing court proceedings, transcript review, conducting case reviews, and reviewing appellate briefs. This position may involve working/availability in evening hours. The Director of Training for MCU may also be part of the on-call response rotation for the Division.

 

The Director of Training will be required to travel citywide to train, conduct courtroom observations and attend meetings. The Director will work in conjunction with and report to the Unit Chief of MCU and Advanced Litigation. This position may require working/availability in the evening hours. Candidate will also be a member of the Divisions central management team and may have general responsibilities related to the successful implementation of Raise the Age.

 

 

The deadline to apply is April 10, 2018.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must be admitted, be in good standing in New York, and have significant experience in criminal law or Family Court juvenile delinquency law. Additionally, applicants should have a demonstrated interest in felony and major cases and must have strong oral and written communication skills, as well as litigation skills.

 

Preferred Skills

Candidates should have at least seven (7) years’ experience as of September 2018 in either family court or criminal law.

 

Additional Information

The office location of the Director will be flexible depending on space availability and the needs of the Division.

 

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 339484: 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=339484PostingSeq=1&&. Please click on the “Apply Now” button. 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 Division.

 

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