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Position: Veterans Assistance Project – Project Director
Reports to: Executive Director of the City Bar Justice Center

Job Function
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. 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.

The City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project seeks an experienced attorney to direct a pro bono project representing veterans seeking disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The attorney will recruit, train, and mentor volunteer attorneys and, in addition, will have an opportunity to build a more holistic practice regarding the eligibility of veterans for all types of benefits and handle a small docket of cases. The Veterans Assistance Project was launched in October of 2007and has grown to be the largest pro bono veterans disability law practice in New York State with 380 trained pro bono attorneys from over 70 law firms and corporations.

Knowledge and Education

  • Admitted to practice law in New York State and ability to become an accredited VA representative;
  • 7 or more years of legal practice experience.
  • Participation in a law school clinic or past legal services or pro bono experience representing low income people;
  • Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply;
  • Well organized and very strong technology skills;
  • Excellent client counseling, communication, and cultural competency skills;
  • Strong advocacy and writing skills;
  • Familiarity with military service, administrative law and medical terminology is desirable.
  • Experience in federal litigation desirable.

The City Bar Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer with competitive public interest salary and benefits. The position is available immediately. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, short legal writing sample and three references (including daytime telephone numbers) by email to:

Director of Human Resources
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
humanresources@nycbar.org


Postion Title: Executive Assistant
Department: Executive Director
Postion Reports To: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Job Function

  • Assist the President, Executive Director and other staff within the department in various aspects of their work.
  • Assume primary responsibility for special projects and assist in coordinating events.
  • Undertake research assignments on a wide range of issues; draft memos and correspondence.
  • Provide clerical and administrative support including but not limited to typing, filing, scheduling and photocopying.
  • Assist with screening and answering busy phones within the department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Education

  • BA/BS required.
  • Resourceful and flexible self-starter with excellent time management and prioritization skills who has the ability to work independently and manage a multiple reporting relationship.
  • Excellent communication (both written and oral), interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills required.
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel a must.
  • One plus year’s previous office experience preferred.

Salary range is commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to:

New York City Bar Association
Attn: Director of Human Resources
42 West 44th Street
New York, N.Y. 10036
E-mail: [humanresources@nycbar.org]


Position: Project Coordinator – Transactional Practice
Reports to: Directors of the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project and Foreclosure Project

Job Function
The City Bar Justice Center (CJBC) is 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. In addition, the City Bar Justice Center's telephone 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’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) provides legal assistance to low-income microentrepreneurs in the initial stages of structuring a company or strengthening an existing business. NELP organizes community-based presentations and legal clinics with other public service organizations and partners with many corporate legal departments and law firms to provide brief legal services as well as ongoing legal representation to entrepreneurs with their small business matters. CBJC’s Foreclosure Project provides legal assistance to low- and moderate-income homeowners facing  foreclosure, assisting them in obtaining loan modifications and other foreclosure alternatives, and representing them in foreclosure settlement conferences.

The Transactional Practice Coordinator will be responsible for the administrative work for these two projects as well as for community outreach. This involves making presentations at community organizations, organizing training programs and legal clinics, acting as liaison to law firm volunteers, and maintaining the client and volunteer database, running monthly statistics and answering phone calls. The Coordinator may also provide follow-up assistance to clients, write articles about the projects and develop self-help materials and other aids for clients and community workers.

Knowledge and Education
Qualifications include a college degree, demonstrated enthusiasm for public interest legal work, fluency in Spanish, strong computer and organizational skills, and an ability to interact with low income clients, volunteer attorneys and government employees. A two year commitment is required.

The City Bar Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. 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 e-mail to humanresources@nycbar.org or by regular mail to:

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


Position: Project Coordinator – Medical Legal & Life Planning Practice
Reports to: Directors of the City Bar Justice Center’s LGBT Advocacy Project and Elderlaw & Cancer Advocacy Projects

Job Function
The City Bar Justice Center (CJBC) is 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. In addition, the City Bar Justice Center's telephone 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’s LGBT Advocacy Project seeks to ensure that low income LGBT clients understand newly emerging legal rights and obtain free legal assistance when needed. The LGBT Advocacy Project focuses on low income youth and elderly LGBT people who are frequently isolated and underserved while at risk of forgoing basic legal rights to shelter, benefits, income and family matters and who have issues involving name changes, life planning, wills, and succession rights.

The Life Planning Initiative, a joint venture of CBJC’s Elderlaw and Cancer Advocacy Projects, provides seniors, cancer patients and cancer survivors with information and legal assistance on advance directives and end-of-life planning, including health care proxies, powers of attorney, living wills, simple wills and funeral options. In addition, the Elderlaw Project conducts monthly on-site legal clinics at senior centers where staff and volunteer attorneys provide advice and brief services to seniors on a variety of matters, mostly concerning consumer issues; and the Cancer Advocacy Project provides advice related to discrimination in the workplace, assistance dealing with insurance companies, and referrals for help with other health related legal issues.

The Medical Legal Life Planning Practice Coordinator will be responsible for the administrative work for these two projects as well as for community outreach. This involves making presentations at community organizations, organizing training programs and legal clinics, acting as liaison to law firm volunteers, and maintaining the client and volunteer database, running monthly statistics and answering phone calls. The Coordinator may also provide follow-up assistance to clients, write articles about the projects and develop self-help materials and other aids for clients and community workers.

Knowledge and Education
Qualifications include a college degree, demonstrated enthusiasm for public interest legal work, fluency in Spanish, strong computer and organizational skills, and an ability to interact with seniors, the LGBT population and other indigent clients, volunteer attorneys and government employees. Experience with public benefits advocacy is a plus and a two year commitment is required.

The City Bar Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. 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 e-mail to humanresources@nycbar.org or by regular mail to:

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


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
Email: [humanresources@nycbar.org


Position: Legal Referral Counselor Part Time
Department: Legal Referral Department
Report to: Director, Legal Referral Department

Major Responsibilities

  • Respond to high volume of calls from the general public and direct callers to attorneys and other legal sources.
  • Provide basic legal information to the public
  • Other duties when needed.

Knowledge and Education

  • Bilingual Spanish and admission in New York required.
  • Experience in clinical environment or private law offices with knowledge of civil law (e.g., negligence, landlord/tenant or matrimonial) as well as general legal procedures helpful
  • Excellent phone manner and communication skills.  
  • Basic PC skills.

If interested and qualified, please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources Department
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY  10036
Fax (212) 382-6769
e-mail: humanresources@nycbar.org


 

Position Title: VP Development and External Relations
Department: City Bar Fund
Position Report to: Executive Director, New York City Bar Association
FLSA Status: Exempt

In this position, the Vice President of Development and External Relations supports the board's fundraising activities and is a key fundraiser responsible for expanding and diversifying the base of support of the City Bar Fund, the charitable arm of the New York City Bar Association. The position requires the ability to sharpen and implement the organization's strategic development plan.

Job Function

Reporting to the Executive Director of the New York City Bar Association, the VP Development and External Relations, serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the City Bar Fund. In partnership with the ED (who oversees the 501(c)(3) City Bar Fund, the nonprofit organization related to the Association), this position is responsible for fundraising and development activities in collaboration with the directors of each program line. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build the City Bar Fund's visibility, impact, and financial resources. The VP Development also will implement and sharpen a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and institutional philanthropic support.

The VP Development will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $5M budget through the solicitation of major gifts, foundation and government grants, planned giving, special events, and corporate support.

S/he will expand and diversify City Bar Fund's donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the VP will work closely with the City Bar Fund board of directors (and its development committee) and support board members as they take on a more active fundraising role.

It is expected that the amount raised by City Bar Fund will increase in future years as the VP Development systematically and effectively strengthens the organization's overall fundraising capacity.

Responsibilities

  • Support and partner with the New York City Bar Association ED, the City Bar Fund program leaders, and board members on all major fundraising initiatives
  • Collaborate with senior staff counterparts to develop and implement the City Bar Fund's financial strategy
  • Actively work with the ED, Board, Development Committee and senior staff to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, government grants, etc.
  • Coordinate the fundraising activities of the City Bar Fund and its constituent units and assist the constituent units in their fundraising efforts.
  • Implement the fund development plans in accordance with ethical fundraising principles
  • Have primary responsibility for development and execution of all proposals; write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach
  • Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the City Bar Fund's fundraising priorities and those of its program areas
  • Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information
  • Oversee research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position City Bar Fund stay ahead of major funding changes or trends
  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders
  • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the City Bar Fund and its board
  • Promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the City Bar Fund
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors, especially City Bar members at all career levels
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program
  • Identify, develop, and mentor the development team

Education and Qualifications

  • At least five years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization and demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources) is preferred
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing relationships over time
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the City Bar
  • Management experience preferred
  • High energy and passion for the City Bar Fund's mission of mobilizing New York's legal community for good is essential
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement an annual strategic development plan
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time

 

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
Email: [humanresources@nycbar.org]

 


 

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