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Employment Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in New York City, NY

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Company name

The New York City Department of Education

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General



Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Aug 21,2017

Posted on

Mar 06,2017

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Employee Relations Attorney Under the direction of the Office of Legal Services and working in close coordination with the Senior Advisor for Talent Management and Innovation, the candidate will serve as a legal representative of the Chancellor, performing sophisticated legal work on disciplinary matters and providing training and counsel to school leaders. The Attorney will focus on work related to disciplinary proceedings for pedagogues assigned to the Absent Teacher Reserve (ATR) pool. Perform related work. Act as Senior Advisor for Talent Management and Innovation; Director, Case Assessment and Review Unit; Executive Deputy Counsel; Superintendents; Principals. Handle legal issues and cases including recommendations concerning disciplinary charges, evaluating evidence, and advising school leaders of documentation needed for disciplinary charges. Manage legal cases that are complex and high profile in nature. As part of a team of attorneys, helps devise strategies for providing improved support and training to school leaders around evaluation and discipline, and for spurring the improvement or removal of poor performers. Provide support, counsel, and training to Superintendents, Principals, and their designees on disciplinary procedures, with an emphasis on documenting poor performance and misconduct of pedagogues in the ATR pool in preparation for disciplinary charges, where applicable. Assist the Director, Case Assessment and Review and Senior Advisor for Talent Management and Innovation in planning, implementing, coordinating, and monitoring Department programs surrounding ATR issues. Make recommendations to General Counsel and General Counsel’s staff on policies and procedures concerning discipline of pedagogues in the ATR pool. Admission to the State Bar and 3+ years of progressively responsible United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar required. 3+ years litigation experience required. Excellent research, analytical, and communication skills required. Ability: to rapidly learn provisions of applicable law and regulations; to write clearly and concisely required.

Additional info

Tracking Code: 12337

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The New York City Department of Education
52 Chambers Street
New York City, NY 10007