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  • 15 Oct 2020 12:08 AM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

    Central Jersey Legal Service, Inc. seeks a full time Consumer/elder law attorney for its office in Elizabeth, NJ. Experience in Medicaid, Medicare, and Nursing Home Resident’s rights, debt collection and foreclosure defense preferred.

    Requirements: Commitment to serving low income community and keeping the promise of Justice for All; licensed to practice law in NJ; Legal Aid experience or other relevant experience; excellent interpersonal skills. Experience handling health-related public benefits including appeals to the OAL and App Div, and general litigation. Bi-lingual/multi-lingual a plus.

    Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matter to very low-income residents of Union, Middlesex and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. We are proud of our long history of a diverse workforce providing high quality legal assistance to our diverse populations of clients. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are an independent part of a network of civil legal aid providers. We provide continuing legal education to our attorneys and paralegals. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. We provide a generous benefits package and competitive salary. Free off-street parking. We are seeking to fill position listed above ASAP. Email resume, writing sample and references to jchapin@lsnj.org. 


  • 14 Oct 2020 11:56 PM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

    Job Description:

    Parker Ibrahim & Berg LLP (“PIB”) seeks to hire an experienced mid-level or senior attorney with broad litigation experience including exceptional drafting skills and courtroom experience to join our Trial and Class Action practice group in the Somerset, New Jersey office and working remotely.  PIB is a full-service national law firm that represents an array of corporate clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies, national banks, insurance, financial services and technology companies.  We have offices in New Jersey, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Orange County.

    Practice Description:

    The Trial and Class Action practice is comprised of outstanding lawyers with backgrounds in private practice, government and in-house who engage in the full panoply of the litigation practice including: motion practice, court appearances, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, discovery, depositions, oral arguments, trials and appeals.  The position is initially with our Consumer Financial Services and Commercial Litigation groups in which we focus on banking, consumer finance litigation and the representation of mortgage service provider matters, including contested foreclosures.  Our lawyers manage a high-volume of diverse cases with varying complexity and engage in every aspect of a matter from inception through resolution.  At PIB, motivated and capable attorneys are afforded opportunities to develop their skills through hands-on experience, increasingly challenging work and open access to mentoring partners.  PIB lawyers represent our clients’ interests in court regularly, and we distinguish ourselves in the courtroom with our clients and our opposing counsel through unrivaled preparation, professionalism and effectiveness.  At PIB, we offer a unique opportunity to learn the business of law from the many former in-house lawyers who understand what it means to be a valued and trusted extension of our clients’ legal departments.  To learn more:

    Qualifications:

    Candidates applying for this attorney position with PIB should have 3 or more years of comparable law firm or financial industry in-house experience.  Considering the current COVID-19 environment, candidates must be highly conscientious and motivated, fully willing and capable of being onboarded, trained, coached, mentored and collaborative in a fully remote environment using technology such as Skype, Zoom and MS Teams.  The right candidate must be able to demonstrate a history of excellent drafting skills, exceptional client relations and successful in-court-advocacy.  The right candidate must demonstrate a high degree of initiative, independence and motivation, capable of developing and following through on strategies to successfully resolve diverse and complex matters.  New Jersey & New York bar admission is required. 

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

    It is PIB policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic information, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.


  • 10 Oct 2020 2:58 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF) located in Trenton, NJ seeks compassionate and focused candidates for the role of Supervising/Staff Attorney of Immigration Legal Services (SA). Directing a small team of Legal Service Coordinators, the SA will lead and supervise the provision of immigration legal services (Naturalization, SIJS, DACA, TPS, Adjustment of Status, U and T visas, VAWA, and asylum cases) to low- and moderate-income clients of LALDEFs Welcome House Community Center in Trenton.

    This is a senior, full-time position. This position offers the right candidate an opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways to a growing organization that serves the needs of the immigrant community in Mercer County.

    Leadership and management responsibilities include:

    • Draft occasional legal briefings and represent asylum applicants in immigration court;
    • Supervise and review the work product of BIA accredited representative(s) and those seeking accreditation (both staff and volunteers), administrative staff, and legal interns in the LALDEF office in Trenton and at occasional community clinics;
    • Identify professional development opportunities and facilitate training for legal department staff, volunteers, and interns, as needed;
    • Stay apprised of developments in immigration law and communicate pertinent regulatory and legislative changes to LALDEF's staff, in a timely basis;
    • Draft and/or review content of all LALDEF forms and information materials for publication pertaining to Legal Services;
    • Develop and maintain relationships with other legal services and community-based organizations;
    • Foster connections to local law schools/universities to recruit legal interns; and
    • Collaborate with the Executive Director and/or grant writer in the writing of grant proposals, reports, and presentations to funders and potential funders and the preparation of the annual department budget.

    Requirements

    • A law degree from an accredited law school and admission to the NJ state bar required.
    • Command of written and spoken Spanish.
    • Willingness to commute to our Trenton, NJ office.
    • Two or more years of immigration law practice.

    Benefits

    Our salary range is between $55,000 and $60,000, based on experience along with some health benefits and the chance to make a real difference in the fight for immigrant rights


  • 15 Sep 2020 4:40 PM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

    About the Organization: The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist the wrongly convicted who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. The Innocence Project's groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. Now an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the Innocence Project's mission is to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment. To learn more, please visit www.innocenceproject.org.

    Job Summary: The Staff Attorneys in the Post-Conviction Litigation Department represent convicted individuals around the nation seeking to overturn their convictions based on evidence of innocence, including through post-conviction DNA testing. Staff attorneys work with a wide-range of forensic and other experts and investigators to re-investigate and litigate post-conviction innocence claims, with a heavy motion practice involving a variety of avenues for relief (including ineffective assistance of counsel, prosecutorial misconduct, false evidence, newly discovered evidence). In addition, the Staff Attorneys are clinical law teachers who select, instruct and supervise students participating in a year-long clinic associated with Cardozo School of Law. The Staff Attorneys work under the supervision of the Director of Post-Conviction Litigation, and work closely with a Paralegal, two to three clinic students, and with other members of the Legal and Intake departments. Staff attorneys collaborate across the project. They provide legal support to legislative efforts to reform the justice system, collaborate in strategic litigation efforts to broadly change legal standards, and join network efforts to train and support innocence attorneys throughout the country.

    This is a full-time position requiring 40 hours of in-office work per week, plus evening and weekend work as needed as well as frequent travel. A driver’s license is required.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Litigation:

    • Manage post-conviction docket
    • Craft litigation strategy
    • Direct post-conviction factual re-investigations
    • Write extensive motions & briefs in connection with client representation as well as amicus curie briefs
    • Negotiate with prosecutors
    • Conduct oral argument and evidentiary hearings
    • Communicate with Clients and family members regarding cases
    • Supervise paralegals
    • Work with social workers, and assist with post-release planning for exonerated clients

    Innocent Clinic:

    • Instruct and supervise clinic students from Cardozo School of Law who assist in representation of clients during the full year clinic at the Innocence Project
    • Teach select seminar classes
    • Interview and select clinic students annually
    • Assess performance and provide meaningful feedback throughout the year

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Minimum of four years litigation experience in criminal law, strong preference for experience in post-conviction, habeas corpus litigation, and/or complex federal court civil litigation and experience in conducting post-conviction factual re-investigations
    • Understanding of DNA testing
    • Knowledge of other forensic disciplines
    • Interest in legal education and teaching

    Key Competences:

    • Client-centered approach to legal representation
    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment at the same time as being collaborative
    • Excellent analytic and writing skills, and ability to construct cogent arguments
    • Great interpersonal and verbal communication skills
    • Honed organizational skills and the ability to prioritize cases
    • Interest in working with diverse range of people
    • Ability to assess work of students and paralegals, and constructively supervise their work
    • Enthusiasm for social justice and the work of the Innocence Project, including a demonstrated commitment to public interest

    Compensation & BenefitsThe salary for this position is competitive and the Innocence Project offers an excellent benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance, Flexible Spending Account, 401k plan with company-match, and paid Transitcheks.

    Workforce Diversity & Equal OpportunityThe Innocence Project considers the diversity of its workforce to be vital to our organization’s success in meeting its mission. We strongly encourage applicants from all cultures, races, educational backgrounds, life experiences, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, age, gender, and physical abilities to apply.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is our policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status, or any other category protected by law.

    Application Instructions: To apply, please visit Paycom. Upload your cover letter and resume as (last name. first name. cover letter/resume). Information submitted through this secure site is kept confidential. Due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to give applicant updates by phone.

  • 08 Sep 2020 12:58 PM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

    The Community Health Law Project seeks an experienced licenses Attorney for its North Jersey office located in Bloomfield.  Bilingual strongly preferred, for representation of low-income persons with disabilities and chronic health conditions.  Practice areas include evictions and other housing matters, public entitlements, family matters, consumer issues, and guardianships, among other civil law matters.  Experience in the area of immigration law is also a plus.  Salary negotiable.

    Send resume and references to Alma Yee, Esq., Managing Attorney, Community Health Law Project, 650 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 210, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 or via e-mail to ayee@chlp.org.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

  • 06 Aug 2020 2:14 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    Assistant General Counsel's primary focus will be providing advice, counsel, and representation in labor and employment matters. This position requires at least three years of relevant experience of increasing responsibility, with significant knowledge and experience in labor law and general employment law advice and counseling, including related union contract interpretation and disciplinary arbitration and administrative proceedings.

    Details are in the job posting at the links below. Applications must be made through the Rutgers web site (see link below) no later than September 15, 2020.

    https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/117158


  • 06 Aug 2020 2:09 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    Rutgers University Office of General Counsel.

    Associate General Counsel's primary focus will be overseeing and supervising the defense of the university and its employees in litigation and providing advice, counsel, and representation on a broad array of issues and matters facing the university. This position requires at least seven years of relevant experience of increasing responsibility, with significant knowledge and experience in employment litigation and general litigation, in both state and federal court.

    Details are in the job posting at the link below. Applications must be made through the Rutgers web site (see links below) no later than September 15, 2020.

    https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/117126






  • 16 Jul 2020 1:38 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    Hill Wallack LLP is looking for a New Jersey barred attorney with 2-5 years' experience in insurance defense, insurance coverage and/or tort litigation. Attorney will work side by side with partners in complex insurance first and third party litigation and provide support for trials, motion practice, hearings and other legal proceedings. Candidate must have a mature attitude and the ability to work independently and effectively with colleagues and clients in a remote setting. Candidate must have computer skills and be proficient in technology, legal research and other computer/web based data sources. Writing sample and references are required. Clerkship following law school is also preferred. Hill Wallack is an Equal Opportunity Employer and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Compensation commensurate with experience.


  • 26 Jun 2020 1:52 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    Litigation Associate - Newark

    Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., a full-service corporate law firm, with offices in New Jersey and New York, has the capabilities of a New York full-service law firm. At Sills Cummis & Gross, our goal is make sure you are exposed to high-profile cases and receive the necessary tools to exceed client expectations. Our attorneys are innovative, creative, and collaborative; giving you the platform to flourish in an environment where your ideas matter. When you join our group of attorneys, you will work alongside some of the best professionals in their field of practice who will mentor you and help develop your skills. The firm not only makes a commitment to our clients, we also make a commitment to our attorneys. If you are ready to join an engaging, inclusive firm where you will have the ability to shape your future, view our open positions and apply.

    Sills Cummis litigators represent multinational corporations, financial institutions and government bodies, often in complex and important matters. Our attorneys are active in pre-trial, trial and appellate matters in federal and state courts, as well as administrative litigation, grand jury investigations and arbitrations. Sills Cummis & Gross was named “New Jersey Litigation Firm of the Year” for 2018 by Benchmark Litigation. This is the second year in a row the Firm received this honor. The Benchmark Litigation awards in 2017 and 2018 come on the heels of Sills Cummis & Gross being named, in November 2016, “2016 General Litigation Department of the Year Winner, Midsized Firm” by the New Jersey Law Journal. The Department is also ranked by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2018 edition) in “Band 1” in New Jersey.

    Sills Cummis & Gross is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity in our workplace.

    Requirements

    1-4 years of commercial litigation experience

    Strong writing skills necessary to draft complaints, answers, discovery requests and responses,

    motions, and briefs

    Strong research skills and oral communication

    Qualifications

    Possess a JD from an accredited law school with a strong academic record

    Must be licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey

    Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to interact directly with clients


  • 19 Jun 2020 1:56 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    Introduction to Lawyering

    Job Posting – Adjunct Professor

    Seton Hall Law School seeks to hire an Adjunct Professor of Legal Practice to teach a section in our innovative Introduction to Lawyering course. The Introduction to Lawyering course is a full-year six credit course. The course covers legal writing, legal research, client interviewing, client counseling, negotiation, oral argument, and professionalism. The course is taught by doctrinal and legal practice professors in a coordinated and collaborative manner. The faculty member will be responsible for the following:

    * Teaching Introduction to Lawyering classes, either through in-person or remote class sessions.

    * Teaching twice a week during weeks when classes are scheduled for the day program, or if teaching in the weekend program, during each weekend session when classes are scheduled.

    * Meeting with students in individual and joint conferences to discuss writing assignments and interactive skills exercises.

    * Providing students with detailed written feedback on writing assignments and interactive skills exercises.

    * Attending Introduction to Lawyering faculty meetings to prepare for upcoming classes and activities.

    * Teaching several sessions at the Introduction to Lawyering Day at law school orientation.

    * Meeting with students outside of class time and conferences as needed to discuss assignments and other law school topics.

    * Working with the Director and other Lawyering faculty to create and revise the class exercises.

    * Other assignments consistent with the needs of the program.

    Most weeks the person in this position will be expected to come to the law school at least two days a week to teach classes, meet with students and faculty and fulfill other responsibilities, and will require several additional work hours from home. However, some weeks will require a more substantial time commitment.

    Qualifications: Seton Hall seeks individuals with stellar legal writing, interpersonal, and practice skills. Candidates must have 3-5 years of practice experience and excellent academic records. Teaching experience is preferred. Experience in higher education is a plus.

    Salary is $15,000 per semester.


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September 21, 2015

http://www.wglaw.com/Careers/Career-Opportunities

 

November 18, 2015

Rutgers University is conducting a search for Senior Vice President and General Counsel.  Information about the position can be found here:

http://www.academic-search.com/data/files/rutgersgcad.pdf  

http://www.academic-search.com/data/files/rutgersgcprofile.pdf 

 

 

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