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Position Title: Program Coordinator
Department: City Bar Center for CLE (CLE Department)

About Us: The Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) Department of the New York City Bar Association, a non-profit organization, 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 offered every year, we offer live webcasts, online/on demand programs and DVDs/CDs. The CLE Department is committed to providing high quality, timely and relevant programs to both newly admitted and experienced attorneys to serve the Bar’s members and the Bar-at-large. In addition to New York, we are accredited in California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Job Description: The CLE Department seeks a Program Coordinator to assist attorneys with all aspects of the coordination of CLE programs. This is an entry-level position, with duties that include:

Major Activities:

  • 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 online providers, providing them with assistance as necessary;
  • 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;
  • Take on additional responsibilities/special projects as needed;
  • Flexibility of hours is necessary as some early morning and evening hours are required.

Knowledge and Education:

  • A college degree preferred;
  • Outstanding verbal, writing, and proofreading skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, as well as data entry skills;
  • Patience, understanding and affability on the telephone;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

This is an entry-level position with an annual salary in the low $30,000s and a comprehensive benefit plan.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to:
New York City Bar Association
Attn: Human Resources
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Email: [humanresources@nycbar.org]


Department: City Bar Justice Center
Position: City Bar Justice Center Part-time Hotline Attorney
Reports to: Director and Deputy of Legal Hotline

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. The CBJC is conveniently located in an historic building at 42 West 44th Street in midtown Manhattan.
CBJC seeks a 17.5 hour per week attorney for its Legal Hotline. The Hotline, created in 1997, offers legal information, advice and referrals to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford a private attorney or do not have access to legal representation. It assists over 1,000 callers a month on a range of civil legal issues, including matrimonial and family law, housing law, bankruptcy and debt collection, and public benefits.

The staff attorney will be part of a team of attorneys who answer questions and provide legal assistance to Hotline callers. This includes providing callers with legal information, advice, and referrals, and conducting some follow-up brief services, such as reviewing legal papers, helping clients write simple letters, making advocacy calls on behalf of clients, and helping clients prepare for a court appearance or strategize the next step in a legal matter.

We require at least three years experience, preferably in legal services, computer literacy, admission to the New York Bar, and excellent oral communication skills.  Fluency in Spanish is a must. In addition, we are looking for a person who is flexible, has high standards for the quality of legal work, enjoys and has had experience working as part of a team, is collegial, and is willing to assist in the supervision and training of staff, paralegals and volunteer attorneys. 

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. 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
Email: humanresources@nycbar.org