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Senior Counsel

Company name

LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Aug 09,2018

Posted on

Dec 27,2017

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Senior Counsel The candidate will manage complex litigation, will lead and manage existing cases pending in state and federal court, will participate in trial hearings, and will oversee all facets of the litigation process in coordination with appropriate firm staff. Must have substantive knowledge and experience on core civil rights statutes, precedents and their application; is knowledgeable with both federal and state statutory and constitutional law issues and principles, methods, materials and practices of legal research and writing. Should be able to argue clearly and logically in written and oral form; to define issues, perform legal research, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and make appropriate recommendations; to prepare clear and concise memoranda, summarize legal issues and precedents; and to effectively represent firm with the public, opposing and co-counsel, law enforcement agencies and other government institutions. Must be able to develop substantive knowledge as needed in new areas of focus within the broader civil rights/constitutional law umbrella. The candidate will be interviewing potential clients, engaging in fact-finding, and identifying potential legal claims and defenses based upon the facts presented; preparing retention letters; conducting legal research; reviewing and organizing discovery productions and document reviews; overseeing case management; ensuring compliance with procedural obligations and deadlines; drafting legal pleadings, memoranda, motions and other court filings for submission in cases pending at the trial court and appellate level; assisting in the selection of and preparation of expertreports and testimony; defending and deposing both expert and facts witnesses; arguing motions and appeals; performing direct and cross examination of witnesses as well as opening and closing statements at trial; and drafting and giving testimony before legislative bodies and other government commissions or entities in matters connected to our litigation priorities. Will be providing guidance, mentorship and leadership to junior attorneys, legal fellows and interns in the performance of any of the above or related tasks. The ideal candidate is committed to LJP’s mission and goals; is adaptable, efficient, and results oriented; is resourceful and innovative, with strategic vision to guide and frame LJP’s litigation and increase LJP’s legal docket; has the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; ability to handle high levels of stress satisfactorily, and congeniality with other employees, clients and outside counsel. serving as media-spokesperson for firm and liaison to the local community, performing the following functions: respond to press inquiries and participate in press interviews; appear and speak before community and education groups; and, participate in discussion panels in a variety of education and community settings. Must have have a strong record of commitment to public interest and civil rights issues and a 10+ years of post-bar admission litigation practice; NY State Bar License; experience in federal litigation practice; and good standing in state and federal courts. Bilingual Spanish/English is required.

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Company info

Silvia Orna
Director of Human Resources and Operations
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
99 Hudson Street
14th Floor
New York City, NY 10013-2815

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