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Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileAgency Attorney I The candidate interviews members of the public alleging claims of discrimination; engaging in pre-complaint interventions, investigations, and files complaints where appropriate. Investigates claims of discrimination made by members of the public and pattern or practice violations for potential Commission-initiated action. Negotiates resolutions of claims and drafts settlement agreements. Monitors compliance with settlement agreements. Represents Commission in mediation. Litigates cases from a threshold of determination of probable cause through and including referral to the hearings division. Represents the Commission before an Administrative Law Judge at conferences, and engages in discovery, including taking and defending depositions. Litigates cases at trial through and including issuance of an Administrative Law Judge recommendation and issuance of Commission order. Collaborates with the Commission’s Community Relations Bureau to provide trainings and to engage in coordinated approaches to rooting out systemic discrimination. Represents the Commission at community events, speaking engagements, and at bar associations.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have admission to the New York State Bar; and either "2" or "3" below. Should have 1+ year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne (30086). Strong relationships with organizations and groups serving diverse communities in the City and experience working with some of the following people and communities: immigrants; people of color; people with limited English proficiency; people living with HIV/AIDS; lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people; people with disabilities; people with accommodations issues related to pregnancy, disability or religion; and people with criminal or arrest histories is preferred. Familiarity with the NYCHRL is desired.
Job ID# 321256
New York City Commission On Human Rights
40 Rector Street
New York City, NY 10006