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STATE OF NEW YORK UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM
Published
July 9, 2024
Location
New York, United States of America
Job Type
Salary
$107,629 + $4,775 LOCATION PAY (NYC ONLY)

Description

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT STATE OF NEW YORK UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM PLEASE POST ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 1471

POSITION TITLE: ASSOCIATE COUNSEL

JG: 28

LOCATION: OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION DIVISION OF ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION NEW YORK, NY or CASTLETON-ON-HUDSON, NY BASE

SALARY: $107,629 + $4,775 LOCATION PAY (NYC ONLY) CLASSIFICATION: NON-COMPETITIVE/CONFIDENTIAL

QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to the New York State Bar; and One year of service in the Senior Counsel title; or Three years relevant legal experience, including up to 18 months pre-admission experience

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK: Associate Counsel research, prepare and analyze complex legal questions and issues concerning proposed administrative rules, legislation, and litigation. They advise judges and non-judicial personnel on the implications of procedures and programs, and perform other related duties. Associate Counsel also assist the Assistant Deputy Counsel in specialized areas of the law which relate to the development and implementation of court policies and the administration of the unified court system.

ASSIGNMENT: This position will be assigned to the Fee Dispute Resolution Program, Programs and Development Unit and will be responsible for implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the statewide Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program (FDRP) pursuant to Part 137 of the Rules of the Chief Administrative Judge. Each year, the FDRP provides approximately 500-1,000 arbitrations in attorney-client fee disputes prior to the matter being filed in court. Duties include but are not limited to: serving as counsel to and liaising with the Part 137 Administrative Board; overseeing the development and implementation of polices, standards, and procedures for monitoring FDRP contract budgets; providing technical assistance to Part 137 provider Bar Associations and Judicial District staff; collaborating with the ADR Division Training Coordinator to support Part 137 volunteer ADR training; partnering with ADR Division data staff to prepare, distribute, and analyze case data; preparing reports as required by Part 137 and the administrative board; leading trainings and outreach presentations; developing best practices for and supporting the Part 28 arbitration program, the summary jury and judge trials program, and other ADR initiatives, as well as researching and drafting legal guidance related to ADR topics. The ideal candidate will be trained and experienced with arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution, have ADR program design experience, legal research, and writing experience. Excellent writing and communication skills are required. Travel is required for this position.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties. Although a position is available and situated at a specific location, the appointee may be subject to reassignment to any position in the same title in this promotion unit dependent upon the needs of the Unified Court System. All applications received from this announcement may be used to fill any vacancies in this title that may occur in this court or agency within the next six (6) months. Position(s) available at the present time: 1 .

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a UCS-5 Application for Employment form (obtainable from any administrative office in a court building or on the web at www.nycourts.gov/careers/UCS5.pdf) and a cover letter and resume by email to [email protected] or mail to:

Lisa Courtney

Director, Division of ADR

NYS Office of Court Administration

25 Beaver Street Room 845

New York, NY 10004

APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY DATA COLLECTION FORM

POSTING DATE: July 5, 2024

APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR RECEIVED BY: August 2, 2024

The New York State Unified Court System is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy and gender identity or expression), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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