Job Postings

Listed below are open positions that NYWBA has been notified of. For additional openings, please navigate to WBASNY’s job postings here.

Assistant County Attorney, Schuyler County
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posted 2/21/17

AVP, Information Lifecycle Management, MetLife
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posted 2/21/17

Product Liability Associate, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a leading national law firm, is seeking an Associate with 1 – 2 years of litigation experience, a commitment to exceptional client service, top quality writing skills and strong academic credentials for its New York office. A background in product liability and the ability to excel in a fast paced challenging environment preferred.

This is an exceptional opportunity for candidates seeking a high level of responsibility in a diverse and progressive law firm environment. The Firm offers a competitive benefits package and opportunity for advancement. NY bar license required.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and a writing sample in confidence through the firm’s website (http://www.hinshawlaw.com). Please upload all required documents as one PDF attachment. Only resumes received through the firm’s website will be considered.
posted 2/21/17

Assistant Attorney General, New York State Office of the Attorney General
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posted 2/21/17

Attorney (Temporary Position), New York State Office of the Attorney General
Click here  to apply. Job Posting Code: CEFC_NYC_TA_3094
posted 2/21/17

Assistant Attorney General, New York State Office of the Attorney General
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posted 2/21/17

Affirmative Litigation Section Chief, New York State Office of the Attorney General
Click here to apply and for more information. Reference No. EPB_NYC_AAG/SC_3097
posted 2/21/17

Affirmative Litigation Section Chief, New York State Office of the Attorney General
Click here to apply and for more information. Reference No. EPB_ALB_AAG/SC_3096
posted 2/21/17

Assistant District Attorney, The Bronx District Attorney
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posted 2/21/17

Assistant Corporation Counsel, NYC Law Department
The New York City Law Department is accepting applications from admitted attorneys with a minimum of one year of litigation experience for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel (ACC) 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 involve youth ages 7 to 15 who have been arrested for conduct that would constitute a crime if they were adults.  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.

Attorneys in the Family Court Division’s Juvenile Delinquency Unit carry a caseload and are responsible for all aspects of the cases from referral to disposition.  This includes but is not limited to: (1) Interviewing victims, civilian witnesses and police officers, gathering and analyzing evidence, during the investigation stage of the case; thereby determining whether the case can be filed or must be 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) Preparing and conducting pre-trial hearings to determine the admissibility of evidence; (6) Preparing and conducting fact-finding hearings (similar to trials in adult criminal cases), which determine whether the juvenile committed the acts alleged; and (6) Preparing and conducting dispositional hearings.

The Family Court Division is ideal for attorneys with a passion for juvenile justice and the ability to investigate cases, analyze and then advocate for appropriate outcomes on a case-by-case basis, and conduct hearings and trials in a fast-paced environment with the ultimate goals of rehabilitation of the youth and the enhancement of the safety of the community.

The location for this position will likely be the Bronx Family Court Office, but the location is subject to change based on the needs of the division.  The successful Applicant must be admitted and in good standing with the NYS Bar and have at least one year of litigation experience, preferably in 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 evidentiary issues; 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.

The deadline to apply is February 17, 2017.

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 278817. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document under “resume” and a writing sample under “cover letter.”

Attorneys, Tort Division, NYC Law Department
The Tort Division of the New York City Law Department is seeking to hire attorneys to defend the City, its agencies and officials in tort cases brought in the New York State courts. The Division handles cases arising out of automobile accidents, trips and falls, interaction between citizens and law enforcement officers, and many other situations involving personal injury or property damage. Attorneys are expected to participate in all phases of litigation, including but not limited to pleadings, depositions, motion practice, court appearances and general discovery matters. The hired attorney will handle the pre-trial phrase of a full range of tort cases brought against the City. The hired attorney will focus on drafting and arguing affirmative and responsive motions, requesting document discovery, preparing discovery responses, conducting depositions and making court appearances in both Civil and Supreme Courts for preliminary and compliance conferences.

The current vacancies are in the Manhattan Tort office, but is subject to change based on the needs of the Division.

Applicants must be graduates of ABA approved law schools and either be admitted to practice in New York or be in the process of getting admitted. The ideal candidate should possess strong organizational, time management, writing, and oral advocacy skills. Prior municipal tort litigation and trial experience is preferred, but not required.

The deadline to apply is February 9, 2017.

Please click the following link to apply to JO 279151. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document under “resume” and a writing sample under “cover letter”.

Vetting Analyst, New York City Council
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posted: 1/24/17

Legal Intern, New York City Council
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posted: 1/24/17

E-Discovery Project Manager, The NYC Law Department

The E-Discovery Project Manager will work closely with E-Discovery Counsel, case teams, and service providers to develop and implement strategies to effectively handle data from collection through final review and production.  The Project Manager will engage in hands-on management of collecting, processing, loading, and producing electronic data and images to and from various litigation support systems.  The position requires a deep understanding of the requirements and practices of electronic discovery including the Electronic Discovery Reference Model and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  The position consists of mostly project management and technical work, rather than legal work.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage vendor activity; analyze, gather and write clear job specifications for vendors where data is outsourced and follow project throughout process
  • Assist with culling and analyzing data loaded into various e-discovery platforms (Relativity, Clearwell, Ringtail, Concordance, etc.)
  • Participate in all aspects of document production processing (conflict checking, preparing production, exporting production, formatting production according to specifications, meeting encryption requirements, burning/copying to media, coordinating shipping/delivery, etc.)
  • Perform stringent quality control checks of data and load files created internally or from vendors, adversaries, or other third party sources
  • Mastery of load file format and manipulation is essential
  • Provide group, individual, or customized training, application support and troubleshooting assistance to users of varied abilities and experience
  • Provide both written and verbal advice and best practices to legal teams and vendors
  • Write clear, concise directions and summaries to legal team members and provide timely status updates
  • Manage case data (copy to and from data shares, create data tracking logs, transfer data to and from vendors, agencies, experts, outside and opposing counsel)
  • Coordinate and assist with the collection, processing, review and production of data from mobile devices
  • Administer Concordance databases or databases created in other e-discovery tools available to the Law Department, such as Clearwell, Relativity, Ringtail, Logikcull, etc. (create, load, apply security, tag management, productions, etc.)
  • Perform various Clearwell related tasks (perform collections, create databases, create productions, and any other administrative database task)
  • Perform collections of various types of online content (social media, web sites, etc.)
  • Coordinate the creation of, or create batch files/scripts to efficiently complete tasks
  • Batch convert/manipulate files (images, PDFs, etc.)

Applicants must be graduates of ABA accredited law schools with experience in e-discovery technology or litigation support experience.  Applicants must also possess:

  • Understanding of the full EDRM lifecycle for both electronic and paper discovery, as well as e-discovery technology best practices
  • Advanced knowledge of e-discovery tools such as Relativity, Clearwell, Concordance / FYI, Ringtail, dtSearch, Robocopy
  • Advanced skills in databases, spreadsheets, and text editing tools
  • Experience in e-discovery database management and document review
  • Familiarity with various platforms and devices, ability to research and educate self with respect to Mac, tablets, mobile devices, etc.
  • Working knowledge of e-discovery processing tools (Nuix, eCapture, LAW, eScanIT)
  • Experience with computer forensic tools such as FTK or Encase desirable
  • Knowledge of advanced analytics and various TAR technologies is desirable
  • Familiarity with managed services or online hosting environments is desirable
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to train both one-on-one and small groups
  • Ability to prepare training materials
  • Strong attention to detail and quality control, even under pressure

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • At least 5 years of relevant litigation support or e-discovery experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience in a senior-level e-discovery technology or litigation support role

The deadline to apply is January 27, 2017.

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 277385
posted: 1/10/17

Assistant Borough Chief, Tort Division, Bronx Office, The NYC Law Department

Under the general supervision of the Borough Chief and the Deputy Borough Chiefs for Litigation Management, the Assistant Borough Chief for Vertical Case Management directly oversees the Borough’s vertical case management teams.

Duties include:

  • general oversight of vertical unit staff;
  • general oversight of the proper functioning of the verticals teams;
  • the training, supervision, and evaluation of vertical attorneys, clerical and support staff;
  • conducting regular meetings with management staff, vertical attorneys, and support staff;
  • drafting, reviewing, and monitoring performance enhancement and action plans;
  • writing, reviewing, and editing yearly performance evaluations for attorneys;
  • assisting in the development and implementation of borough and division-wide policies and procedures regarding vertical case management;
  • ensuring the proper preparation of their team’s vertical caseload;
  • reviewing, assigning, and editing written work, including pleadings, discovery responses, and notices to admit;
  • reviewing court orders, including but not limited to, motion decisions and preliminary conference and compliance conference orders;
  • conducting case reviews;
  • ensuring the proper handling of responsive and affirmative motions;
  • ensuring that note-of-issue reviews and summary judgment deadlines are met;
  • ensuring timely compliance with court-ordered deadlines;
  • ensuring the accurate data entry of litigation events;
  • recommending appeal recommendations;
  • identifying and retaining expert witnesses;
  • tracking significant litigation events within their team, including conference and motion appearances, note of issue and summary judgment deadlines, trial conferences and trial dates, discovery  conferences, oral arguments, and settlement and TAP conferences;
  • identifying, recommending, and referring matters for settlement;
  • interfacing with senior court personnel and Comptroller’s representatives;
  • general oversight of the processing of settlements;
  • negotiating settlements;
  • conducting settlement conferences;
  • assisting ACCs in the identification, recommendation, and negotiation of matters for early settlement;
  • interfacing with City agencies to obtain discovery and to schedule depositions of key witnesses;
  • regularly evaluating vertical case management processes and recommending and implementing changes to promote efficiency, productivity, and quality;
  • learning and applying electronic calendaring and management programs;
  • helping to ensure that vertical caseloads are flowing appropriately; and
  • ensuring that vertical case backlogs are not accumulating.

Please note that it is anticipated that the Bronx’s vertical teams will move to a permanent location within the Bronx in the future.  Until then, the teams office location will be at 100 Church Street with court appearances in the Bronx.

Applicants must possess substantial legal experience; demonstrated exceptional organizational, managerial, and supervisory abilities; strong legal analytical skills; solid knowledge of municipal tort law, the CPLR, and evidentiary issues; solid knowledge of and experience in personal-injury-case evaluation and valuation of injuries; strong negotiation skills; excellent interpersonal skills; and excellent judgment; trial experience a plus.

Deadline to apply February 8, 2017.

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 277699
posted: 1/10/17

Clerkships with the Honorable Dora L. Irizarry, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
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posted: 1/9/17