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Assistant Corporation Counsel The candidate duties will include: general oversight of unit staff; supervision of the EBT desk, EBT clerk, and all EBT issues; general oversight of the proper functioning of the borough office; the training, supervision, and evaluation of staff attorneys, clerical and support staff; conducting regular meetings with management staff, attorneys, and support staff; interfacing with senior court personnel and Comptroller’s representatives; ensuring the efficient and timely operation of office procedures and programs, such as pre-trial and in-court settlement programs, the Intake Program, and RFA program; helping to ensure proper handling of responsive and affirmative motions; ensuring that note-of-issue reviews and summary judgment deadlines are met; general oversight of the processing of settlements; ensuring the proper handling of mail and efficient and current file room maintenance; ensuring the accurate data entry of litigation events; negotiating settlements; conducting settlement conferences; helping to ensure that borough’s highest-exposure cases are being prepared or settled; helping to oversee proper functioning of pre-trial parts; ensuring timely compliance with court-ordered deadlines; regularly evaluating office processes and recommending and implementing changes to promote efficiency, productivity, and quality; helping maintain library learning and applying electronic research and legal research tools; learning and applying electronic calendaring and management programs; helping to ensure that borough office caseload is flowing appropriately; and ensuring that case backlogs are not accumulating. Must have: substantial legal experience; demonstrated exceptional organizational, managerial, and supervisory abilities; strong legal analytical skills; solid knowledge of municipal tort law, the CPLR, and evidentiary issues; solid knowledge of and experience in personal-injury-case evaluation and valuation of injuries; strong negotiation skills; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent judgment; trial experience a plus. Deadline: 20 March 2018.
Send cover letter; resume and a writing sample. Job ID: 335964.
Company infoStuart Smith