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Family Law Associate
The candidate should have 3-6 years of experience. Should preferably have a working knowledge of the New York State Supreme Court system as well as Family Court. Admission to New York Bar Required. read more
Duties: Provide leadership to released representation program for unaccompanied children who have been released from ORR custody. Help oversee work with network of pro bono law firms and corporate partners, which trains and provides robust legal technical assistance to pro bono attorneys who represent unaccompanied children in immigration matters and related family law matters. Lead the development of pro bono training resources and local training curricul... read more
The candidate's duties include managing client issues, working closely with paralegal staff, drafting legal documents, and preparing for and conducting hearings, trials, and conferences. Should have knowledge and experience in a variety of family law matters held in Family Court and Supreme Court, including divorce, spousal maintenance, and QDROs.
The candidate will demonstrate strong initiative, ability to handle a high volume and diverse case load, top-tier writing and communication skills, and excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. Outstanding, team-oriented environment, with opportunity for long-term career advancement. Managerial and entrepreneurial skills a plus. Experience of 3 years (Required). Spanish (Preferred). Bar Admission (Required).
Associate Attorney - Divorce / Family Law
The candidate will be expected to manage a challenging caseload and handle cases from start to finish independently with tasks including, but not limited to: Court appearances in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester Counties. Legal research. Client and/or witness preparation and interviews. Legal drafting of correspondence, subpoenas, orders, discovery and motions; Conducting hearings and/or trials; Client con...
Staff Attorney - Family Unit
Candidate will represent clients in disputes over custody, visitation or paternity of children, spouse abuse and other family violence, child abuse or neglect, foster care and guardianship or adoption of a child. Will have direct responsibility for all legal components of cases, from the initial intake to the conclusion of the matter. Will become proficient in family law practice and work under the direction of a Supervising Attorney. J.D. Requ...
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The candidate will join firm for general practice, matrimonial and estate litigation/administration. Must be a self starter who can draft motions,agreements and discovery. Must have 5+ years experience.
Director, Family/Domestic Violence Unit
Duties: Work to support the unit’s existing advocacy efforts as well as be responsible for broadening the unit’s work. Provide hands-on supervision of attorneys of varying levels of experience, including second-seating trials and depositions. Provide trainings on a variety of DV and matrimonial-related legal subjects to diverse audiences. Handle a small caseload of matrimonial/domestic violence matters. Client outreach; developin...
Duties: Authoring of briefs for submission before the Board of Immigration Appeals and before the United States Court of Appeals; the authoring of motions for submission before the Board of Immigration Appeals; appearances at Master Calendar Hearings, Individual Hearings, and Custody Re-Determination Hearings before the Immigration Court; appearances at Asylum Officer Interviews, Adjustment of Status Interviews, Naturalization Interviews, and other appearances bef...
Staff Attorney - Family Defense Unit
Duties: Intakes and individual case work, litigation in state courts, including appellate practice, and education and outreach efforts directed at community members, advocates and service providers. Adhere to program and case handling standards, funder requirements, the highest professional standards, and be available as a resource to staff and access to justice communities.
Staff Attorney Family Defense Practice
The candidate responsibilities include : Work as part of CFR’s interdisciplinary legal teams (comprised of attorneys, social work staff, paralegals and parent advocates) to provide our clients with high quality legal defense and meet objectives such as keeping children out of foster care, shortening lengths of stay for children in foster care, promoting quality visiting arrangements and insuring that families receive services that a... read more
Duties: Criminal or family defense work, and/or impact and complex litigation experience at the trial and appellate levels to assist in holistic legal advocacy and litigation [with a demonstrated commitment to organizing and public education as key/essential features of successful legal work]. Working collaboratively with legal and programmatic team, external counsel, experts, and state-based advocates, the staff attorney will perform a variety of functions ... read more