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ProfileAssistant General Counsel The candidate will work collaboratively with NYC Law Department attorneys on Article 78 proceedings involving OATH, review appeals of OATH decisions and offer legal analysis of those decisions as well as state and federal court opinions. Will help create and maintain a library of legal outlines and will review litigation positions for alignment with agency policy and due process objectives. Review policies and procedures and provide legal guidance to management. Providing research and analysis and legal memoranda relating to the substantive and procedural aspects of administrative law and the adjudication process, including issues involving due process and access to justice; Providing legal advice and policy and strategic guidance on administrative law and other legal topics to the General Counsel, executive staff, Tribunal staff, and the Clerk’s Office; Making appropriate legal recommendations concerning litigation and policy matters; Collaborating with the NYC Law Department to provide legal support to OATH; Monitoring and disseminating information about changes in laws to legal personnel; Participating in training for OATH Hearing Officers; and Performing Special Projects as requested by the General Counsel. Must have admission to the New York State Bar and good standing must be maintained for the duration of this employment; and Four years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work. Exceptional writing, research, analytical and organizational skills are required, as well as good communication skills.
Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings - OATH
40 Rector Street
New York City, NY 10006