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Position Title: Program Coordinator
Department: City Bar Center for CLE
Position Reports To: Director/Deputy Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department Function

The CLE Department offers various types of programs for attorneys to update and continue their education in the law as well as earn required CLE credit. In addition to the approximately 130 discrete live programs, we offer live webcasts, online/on demand programs and DVDs/CDs.

The CLE Department is committed to providing quality; timely and relevant programs to both newly admitted and experienced attorneys to serve the Bar’s members and the Bar-at-large. The excellent quality of the programs is on the level of long-standing organizations whose sole business purpose is CLE, such as PLI and ALI CLE. In addition to New York, we are accredited in the States of California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Job Function
Assist with the coordination of CLE programs.

Major Activities

  • Assist staff attorneys with all the aspects of program coordination, including:
    • Corresponding with program faculty;
    • Confirming faculty information;
    • Setting deadlines for course materials and following up as necessary;
    • Obtaining copyright permission for articles submitted as necessary;
    • Assisting in organizing and sending materials for reproduction;
    • Taking faculty RSVPs for faculty meetings and lunches;
    • Acting as a liaison to Meeting Services, to ensure food, beverage and AV are provided at programs;
    • Sending marketing materials to faculty;
    • Acting as liaison to on-line providers providing them with assistance as necessary; and
    • Assisting with all aspects of customer service at programs, including setting up the registration desk, processing walk-in registrations, monitoring webcast links for participant questions and technical issues, distributing CLE certificates, ensuring that attendees and faculty members sign in/out and ensuring that the rooms are properly set up.
  • Work some evenings in connection with evening programs.
  • Take on additional responsibilities/special projects as needed.

Knowledge and Education

BA/BS or equivalent experience. Proficient in computer skills and data entry. Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail required.

Salary range is commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with salary requirement to:
New York City Bar Association
Attn: Director of Human Resources
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Position: Project Coordinator – Legal Assistance for the Self-Represented (LASR) and Legal Hotline
Position Reports to: Director and Deputy Director of LASR and the Legal Hotline of the City Bar Justice Center

Job Description:

The City Bar Justice Center (CJBC) is part of the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the New York City Bar, one of the nation’s largest bar associations. The City Bar Justice Center assists low income New Yorkers with civil legal problems who cannot afford an attorney. CBJC recruits, trains and mentors volunteer attorneys to provide advice and representation through a dozen projects assisting homeless families, disabled veterans, immigrants fleeing violence, microentrepreneurs, and consumers with debt facing bankruptcy or foreclosure. In addition, the City Bar Justice Center's telephone legal hotline provides referrals and brief advice to 1,000 people per month. The CBJC is conveniently located in an historic building at 42 West 44th Street in midtown Manhattan.

CBJC seeks a Project Coordinator for Legal Assistance for the Self-Represented (LASR), a unit of the Legal Hotline that provides limited unbundled legal services to pro se litigants who cannot afford an attorney. LASR seeks to give the self-represented the support they need to successfully protect their legal rights. The Project Coordinator will work with attorneys, volunteers and paralegals to provide LASR clients with limited advocacy and drafting assistance for issues such as uncontested divorces, child support issues, name change petitions, matrimonial and family law, landlord/tenant issues, debt collection, and employment law. The Project Coordinator will screen calls that come in through the Legal Hotline, interview potential clients who may need assistance, record their data, provide basic legal information under the direction of the Project’s case handlers, schedule appointments and help coordinate clinics. The Project Coordinator also will provide administrative support to the Director and Deputy Director, including but not limited to general administrative tasks such as running monthly statistical reports.

Knowledge and Education:

  • A college degree;
  • Outstanding verbal and writing skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Ability to analyze data and write reports;
  • Patience, understanding and affability on the telephone;
  • Flexibility of hours as some evening hours may be required; and
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

In addition, we require a two year commitment. Spanish language skills are a plus.

The City Bar Justice Center provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status. We pay commensurate with public interest salaries and experience and provide a generous benefits package. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and two references (including daytime telephone numbers) by mail or e-mail to:

New York City Bar Association
Attn: Director of Human Resources
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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