POSITION TITLE: COURT ATTORNEY - REFEREE
LOCATION: 8th JUDICIAL DISTRICT, ERIE SUPREME & COUNTY COURTS
BASE SALARY: $122,603
QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to the New York State Bar and Three (3) years of service in the Associate Court Attorney title; or Eight (8) years of relevant legal experience gained after admission to the New York State Bar.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK: Court Attorney-Referees act as special referees and research and analyze complex legal issues and questions raised in civil and criminal cases heard in trial courts or on appeal to certain County Courts and may be responsible for supervision of court 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 in units located in the Court of Claims or special parts in the Supreme Court or in County, District, Family, and Surrogate`s Courts in counties entirely within cities or in counties that have populations exceeding 400,000.
ASSIGNMENT: Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: conducting hearings, taking testimony and reporting findings of facts to judge; researching and analyzing complex legal questions and issues; and writing confidential memoranda and drafting opinions. This position will assist primarily with matters pending in Supreme Court Integrated Domestic Violence and City Court Domestic Violence parts as well as Supreme Court matrimonial matters. This position will also assist with coordinating the IDV and DV Courts throughout the 8th Judicial District. Travel may be required throughout the 8th Judicial District.
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:
8TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
92 FRANKLIN STREET
BUFFALO, NY 14202
POSTING DATE: January 24, 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR RECEIVED BY: February 21, 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.