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.
This position will provide representation of sex offenders alleged to be suffering from a mental abnormality in civil commitment proceedings, including trials. Duties also include but are not limited to: presenting cases before administrative tribunals and courts; researching and analyzing legal questions and issues and preparing confidential reports, memoranda, legal papers and briefs; interviewing litigants, witnesses and other parties to administrative and judicial proceedings, all dealing with mentally disabled clients; and drafting correspondence related to case inquiries. Extensive travel without reliance on public carriers is necessary for this position. More...
The Secretary will provide support for attorneys in litigation-intensive assignments regarding the confinement of sex offenders pursuant to article 10 of the Mental Hygiene Law, and the duties will include: typing draft pleadings and other draft documents for attorney review; assisting in finalizing motions and pleadings for submission to trial courts; assisting in scheduling adjournments and other communicationswith trial courts; organizing discovery documents; preparing trial books;processingrequests for payment of services involving expert witnesses, travel expenses and transcripts; and scanning, saving and filing documents. Secretaries must have the ability to type finished documents at the rate of forty-five (45) words per minute. Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, WordPerfect X3, MSWord, Excel and Adobe/Foxit (PDF) is desirable. More...
Principal Attorneys serve in a confidential capacity in Attorney Grievance 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. More...
All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a UCS-5 Application for Employment form and a resume to the address listed in the job announcement.
The Supreme Court of the Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department hears appeals from the state's trial courts located in the 22 Central and Western New York counties assigned to the Fifth, Seventh, and Eighth Judicial Districts.
The Appellate Division was created by the Constitution of 1894, is divided into four Judicial Departments, and has the power to review issues of both law and fact in civil and criminal matters.
Decisions of the Appellate Division are appealable to the New York State Court of Appeals, but the vast majority of appellate practice occurs at the Appellate Division level.
If you are considering a public service career, the New York State Unified Court System (court system) offers varied and rewarding career options, competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Once employed by the court system, you will also find many opportunities to advance your career.
The fundamental mission of the court system is to promote the rule of law and to serve the public by providing just and timely resolution of all matters before the courts. Integral to accomplishing its mission are the 16,000 dedicated Judges and non-judicial employees. As a team, they ensure the successful operation of the courts and deliver outstanding service to the public in one of the busiest court systems in the world.
Throughout New York State, court employees work in many interesting positions providing administrative and operational support in courtrooms and support offices in fields such as security, interpreting, reporting and legal and social services. Outside the courtroom setting, court employees provide professional support in fields such as technology, human resources, finance and management.