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ProfileDeputy Borough Chief In Charge of Trials The candidate under the general supervision of the Borough Chief, manages and supervises the Borough’s trial calendar. Duties, as delegated by the Borough Chief, may include: oversight of the Borough’s trial attorneys and support professionals; training and supervision of the Borough’s trial attorneys and support professionals; supervising the trial part calendar and conferencing cases for settlement; assigning cases to the Borough’s attorneys and support staff for trial and/or trial preparation; updating the Borough Chief, Division Chief, Central Deputy Chiefs, Comptroller’s office, and others on the status of cases on trial; development and implementation of Borough policies and procedures; organization, attendance, and participation at regular meetings with the Borough’s personnel; attendance and participation at meetings with the Division’s management; reviewing and editing case analyses, jury charges, verdict sheets, motions in limine, and trial memoranda; assisting the Division’s senior negotiator in settling Borough matters; interfacing with agencies; interfacing with court personnel; maintaining Borough performance statistics; oversight of the Borough’s retention of expert witnesses; review and approval of pre-encumbrances prepared by the Borough.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have substantial legal experience, including substantial experience in personal injury trials; demonstrated exceptional managerial and supervisory abilities; strong analytical skills and a solid knowledge of municipal tort law, the CPLR, and evidentiary issues; strong negotiation skills; familiarity with settlement values of various personal injuries; excellent judgment; excellent interpersonal skills; facile with electronic legal and general research tools, and electronic calendaring and management programs.
Stuart D. Smith
Director of Legal Recruitment
The New York City Law Department
100 Church Street
New York City, NY 10007