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Position Title: CLE Program Attorney
Department: City Bar Center for CLE
Position Report to: Director, City Bar Center for CLE
FLSA Status: 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 discreet 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

Develop unique programs and coordinate all aspects of CLE programs.

Major Activities

  • Work with City Bar Committees and outside faculty to develop, coordinate and administer 50+ CLE programs.
  • Develop a budget for each program, including marketing plan and related expenses, and assume responsibility for meeting or exceeding that budget.
  • Manage and work with outside vendors and consultants in a number of areas, including regarding the printing and mailing of program brochures, catalogues, calendars and program materials.
  • Develop and undertake co-sponsorships on programs with other bar associations, professional associations, law schools, trade associations and the like.
  • Develop the program schedule in coordination with the Director.
  • Create programming for a Professional Development Workshop Series for City Bar members and others.
  • Work some evenings in connection with evening programs.
  • Depending upon qualifications, may directly supervise and assume responsibility for the professional development of up to three staff members.
  • Take on additional responsibilities/special projects as needed.

 
Education and Qualifications

JD degree required. Experience in development of CLE programs, legal conference planning, attorney professional development or business development preferred. Must possess excellent communication skills, be detail –oriented and able to think proactively and work independently.

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: Tecca Williams, Director of Human Resources
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Email: humanresources@nycbar.org

 


 

Position Title: A/V Coordinator (Part-time or Full-time)
Department: City Bar Center for CLE
Position Report to: Director/Deputy Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department Function

The New York City Bar Association produces various types of programs, events and meetings, including those hosted by our Committees, or by the City Bar Center for CLE for attorneys to continue their education in the law, as well as a variety of outside groups who may rent our facility. Many of our programs require A/V assistance, including appropriate microphone and podium set-up, and laptops and screens for PowerPoint presentations; many of the events are audio and/or video recorded and some are webcast; and there are teleconferences and web conferences from time to time.

Job Function
Coordinate the A/V needs for all events at the New York City Bar Association.

Major Activities

  • Coordinate A/V needs for events, programs and other City Bar meetings, including:
    • Room A/V set-up as required by event and program hosts;
    • Providing technical assistance during events and programs;
    • Coordinating with Meeting Services Department, CLE Department and others to identify and plan for A/V needs; and
    • Coordinating with the outside A/V vendor and webcast partners for CLE programs.
  • Videotape events.
  • Edit video and audio.
  • Work some early mornings and evenings in connection with events and programs.
  • Take on additional responsibilities/special projects as needed.

Knowledge and Education

High School Graduate. College degree preferred. Proficient with A/V equipment including projectors, microphones, cameras. Advanced editing skills and experience a plus. Customer service-oriented and ability to work well with others. Exhibits excellent troubleshooting skills under high stress situations. Accomplishes assigned projects utilizing highly-developed communication, project management and time management skills.

 

Position available immediately.
If interested and qualified, please send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to:

New York City Bar
Attn: Human Resources Director
42 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Fax (212) 382-6769
E-mail:
humanresources@nycbar.org
EOE

 


 

 

Position: Committee Associate and Executive Assistant

Reports to: General Counsel and Director of Career Development and Committee Engagement

General list of responsibilities:

  • Schedule meetings, handle correspondence conduct research and provide assistance to the Association's President, General Counsel and Director of Career Development and Committee Engagement
  • Assist in coordinating the work of the Association's 160 committees including tracking, finalizing and distributing committee reports; planning programs; and providing administrative assistance to committees
  • Assist with committee membership administration
  • Assume primary responsibility for special projects, including the coordination of annual awards programs for deserving public service attorneys
  • Write newsletters and electronic communications re: committee-related issues
  • Help maintain committee webpages
  • Provide general administrative support; answering phone calls, including calls for the Ethics Hotline and from members and the public

 

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree
Excellent communication and computer skills
Experience in an office setting
Interest in law or in nonprofit organizations 

Position available January 2015. Salary Range mid 30's
If interested and qualified, please send cover letter and resume to:

New York City Bar
Attn: Human Resources Director
42 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Fax (212) 382-6769
E-mail: humanresources@nycbar.org
EOE


Position: Deputy Director of the Legal Hotline, reporting to the Director of the Legal Hotline

We are seeking an experienced attorney to serve as Deputy Director of the Legal Hotline to expand the brief services component of the Legal Hotline. Currently, the Legal Hotline is able to provide callers with brief advice that often is sufficient to meet those clients' needs. Some callers, however, need more help. This new component will assist those in need of extended brief services by: drafting, completing or responding to court papers, and/or strategizing with the litigants in order to level the playing field if the other party is using aggressive tactics; reviewing leases, contracts and court papers in order to offer proper legal advice on negotiations or to determine whether there is a meritorious defense or whether the client should offer to settle; or working with special needs populations such as the homebound, the disabled, senior citizens, people with caretaking responsibilities, shut-ins, limited English proficient people and others who often need extra assistance.

Responsibilities: The Deputy Director will be part of a team of attorneys who provide legal assistance to callers to the Legal Hotline. The Deputy Director will be responsible for the following:

  • Developing the expanded brief services component of the Legal Hotline;
  • Recruiting, training and supervising volunteers and interns to provide extended brief services to Legal Hotline callers;
  • Assisting on the development, launching and sustaining of an online intake system for the Legal Hotline;
  • Assisting the Legal Hotline Director in all aspects of supervision and management of the Legal Hotline staff and volunteers;
  • Tracking and reporting data; and
  • Answering calls to the Legal Hotline as needed.

Qualifications: We are seeking an experienced attorney who has:

  • At least 7 years legal experience, preferably in civil legal services;
  • Admission to the New York Bar;
  • High standards for the quality of legal work performed;
  • Experience in a high volume legal services or hotline setting;
  • The ability to work with low-income, pro se clients;
  • Strong technology skills and an interest in working with technology to enhance access to legal assistance from our Legal Hotline;
  • Fluency in a second language, preferably Spanish; and
  • Flexibility, collegiality and enjoys working as part of a team.

The City Bar Justice Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status. We pay commensurate with public interest salaries and provide a benefits package. Please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and two references (including daytime telephone numbers) to:

Georgiana Hsu-Luk
Director of Human Resources
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
GHsu-Luk@nycbar.org

 


 

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