Principal Attorney

NYS Unified Court System, Appellate Division, Fourth Department
Published
May 31, 2021
Location
Rochester, NY
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Description

JG: 31
LOCATION: ATTORNEY GRIEVANCE, ROCHESTER, NY
BASE SALARY: $114,413
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Competitive/Confidential

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be admitted to the New York State Bar and have two (2) years of service in the Associate Attorney title; or equivalent legal experience.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK: Principal Attorneys serve in a confidential capacity in Mental Hygiene Legal Service, attorney disciplinary committees, departmental law-guardian offices, or other such units where they research legal questions and issues, organize complex investigations, prepare and present complex cases before administrative tribunals and trial and appellate courts, and perform other related duties. Principal Attorneys may also assist in selecting and training new staff, developing and implementing policies and procedures and in handling day-to-day administrative matters. They may also work with advisory committees, assist with planning and executing educational programs, assist with resolving administrative problems, and serve as director of a departmental law guardian office.

ASSIGNMENT: Duties include but are not limited to: reviewing allegations of misconduct by attorneys, organizing and supervising investigations, examining respondent attorneys and witnesses, preparing written reports and presenting cases before the Attorney Disciplinary Committees, preparing petitions charging professional misconduct, conducting evidentiary hearings before Judicial Hearing Officers, researching legal issues and preparing motions and legal memoranda, arguing motions and appeals before the Appellate Division, and lecturing regularly at Continuing Legal Education seminars on ethics.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to one of these titles. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the titles, 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) with a cover letter and resume to: Coleen M. Baldino, Human Resources, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, M. Dolores Denman Courthouse, 50 East Avenue, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14604

APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THE EEO DATA COLLECTION FORM. POSTING DATE: June 2, 2021 APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR RECEIVED BY: July 1, 2021

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.