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Attorney in New York City, NY

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

May 04, 2021

Posted on

Jan 07, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY, United States
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Senior Counsel
Duties: Coordination with Case Managers and Case Expediters in multiple boroughs. Working with MOCJ to implement policy changes to reduce unnecessary incarceration. This includes developing a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system and assessing opportunities to safely decrease the incarcerated population through case expediting work. Liaising with senior staff of other state and city agencies, including the District Attorneys’ Offices, the Dept. of Correction, the Dept. of Probation, and the Office of Court Administration to address inefficiencies and resolve issues. The ideal candidate will also contact the defense bar and service providers on issues involving criminal case processing, and compliance with constitutional/statutory requirements. Expertise in interpreting and applying laws regarding concerning substantive and procedural legal obligations of criminal court players is required. Serving as a legal advisor to the staff of MOCJ. This includes participating in the creation and development of policies, procedures and programs on criminal justice legal matters and requires experience in developing document-intensive investigation, /reports and legal drafts – which will be recurring on a weekly basis and may also be on tight turnaround. In cases of legal challenge to City criminal justice policies or practices, working with the Corporation Counsel and agency counsel to develop strategic and appropriate defense. Collecting information regarding the reason for adjournments and recurring obstacles in resolving cases that fall under raise the age legislation.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must have 5 years of full-time professional experience working in a prosecutor’s or defender’s office, the court system or other substantial public or private concern engaged in day to day operations in criminal justice. Have deep understanding of legal issues, should also possess excellent writing skills and verbal communication skills. A juris doctorate degree from an accredited college/university. A deep knowledge of the criminal justice system, in particular, a familiarity with the criminal justice operations and actors in New York City youth parts and family court system is preferred. Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.

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