Court Attorney Series – Family Court

8th Judicial District
Published
July 8, 2024
Location
Erie County, United States of America
Category
Legal  
Job Type

Description

ERIE COUNTY FAMILY COURT IS RECRUITING FOR ONE (1) POSITION IN THE COURT ATTORNEY SERIES. THE POSITION WILL BE FILLED IN ANY OF THESE TITLES AND WILL BE DEPENDENT ON THE QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE OF THE APPLICANT SELECTED.

POSITION TITLE: ASSOCIATE COURT ATTORNEY
JG - 30
BASE SALARY: $119,638
QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to the New York State Bar and Five (5) years of relevant legal experience, including up to 18 months of pre-admission experience.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK: Associate Court Attorneys research and analyze complex legal issues and questions and may be responsible for supervision of attorneys and support staff who are located in one or more courts situated throughout a county, judicial district, or department. They serve in a confidential capacity and work with substantial independence from supervision for judges or groups of judges in Supreme Court; County Court; Surrogate's Court; the Court of Claims; and Family Courts. Associate Court Attorneys may be assigned to judges designated as Acting Justices of the Supreme Court for one full term or less.

 

 

POSITION TITLE: SENIOR COURT ATTORNEY
JG - 26
BASE SALARY: $96,594
QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to the New York State Bar and Two (2) years of relevant legal experience, including up to 18 months of pre-admission experience.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK: Senior Court Attorneys research and analyze complex legal issues and questions and may be responsible for supervision of attorneys and support staff who are located in one or more courts situated throughout a county, judicial district, or department. They serve in a confidential capacity and work with substantial independence from supervision for judges or groups of judges in Supreme Court; County Court; Surrogate's Court; the Court of Claims; and Family Courts. Senior Court Attorneys may be assigned to judges designated as Acting Justices of the Supreme Court for one full term or less.

 

 

POSITION TITLE: COURT ATTORNEY
JG - 23
BASE SALARY: $82,198
QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to the New York State Bar; or Graduation from an accredited law school and admission to the New York State Bar within 18 months of appointment.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK: Court Attorneys research and analyze legal issues and questions and perform other related duties. They serve in a confidential capacity and under supervision for judges or groups of judges in Supreme Court; County Court; Surrogate's Court; the Court of Claims; and Family Courts. Court Attorneys may be assigned to judges designated as Acting Justices of the Supreme Court for one full term or less.

 

 

LOCATION: 8TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FAMILY COURT, ERIE COUNTY
CLASSIFICATION: NON-COMPETITIVE/CONFIDENTIAL

ASSIGNMENT: This position will be assigned to the Erie County Family Court. Duties include but are not limited to: researching and analyzing legal questions and issues; assisting with conferencing and case management audits; writing confidential legal memoranda; drafting confidential opinions; and conferring with lawyers on unusual or complex proceedings and reviewing legal documents filed in connection with such proceedings. Travel may be required.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties. Although a position is available and situated at a specific location, the appointee may be subject to reassignment to any position in the same title in this promotion unit dependent upon the needs of the Unified Court System. All applications received from this announcement may be used to fill any vacancies in this title that may occur in this court or agency within the next six (6) months. Position(s) available at the present time: 1.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a UCS-5 Application for Employment form (obtainable from any administrative office in a court building or on the web at www.nycourts.gov/careers/UCS5.pdf) and a resume and cover letter by email to 8JDHRApplications@nycourts.gov or by mail to:

SHION CHRISTIAN
HUMAN RESOURCES
8TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
92 FRANKLIN STREET
BUFFALO, NY 14202

APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY DATA COLLECTION FORM.

POSTING DATE: June 24, 2024

APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR RECEIVED BY: July 22, 2024

The New York State Unified Court System is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy and gender identity or expression), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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