Current Opportunities

CHIEF ATTORNEY, GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE
Posted: Fri Aug 05 2022
Deadline: Fri Sep 02 2022

BUFFALO, ROCHESTER OR SYRACUSE | AG | Job ID: 54207

The Chief Attorneywill investigate, review and prosecute complaints of attorney misconduct within the Fourth Judicial Department; supervise three district offices; prepare the annual budget, and maintain and provide statistical reports to the Appellate Division. Familiarity with WordPerfect is preferred. The residence of the successful candidate will determine in which of the three districts the Chief Attorney’s office will be located. Extensive travel throughout the Fourth Department is required. More...

APPELLATE COURT ASSISTANT
Posted: Fri Aug 05 2022
Deadline: Fri Sep 02 2022

Rochester, NY | CLERK | Job ID: 54208

This position is located in the Civil Motion Department in the Clerk’s Office. Appellate Court Assistants must be able to extract and interpret relevant information from court papers in order to process documents. Duties include but are not limited to: typing and drafting correspondence, responding to telephone and written inquiries from the general public, attorneys, and litigants; typing and proofreading briefs and other written materials; reviewing filings for compliance with Court rules; sorting and distributing mail; entering computer data; covering switchboard and photocopying. This position requires excellent communication and organizational skills with attention to detail. Familiarity with civil law is preferred. Familiarity with current office productivity software, including WordPerfect, is also preferred. More...

ASSISTANT COURT ANALYST
Posted: Fri Aug 05 2022
Deadline: Fri Sep 02 2022

Rochester, NY | AFC | Job ID: 54209

Responsibilities include reviewing and auditing a high volume of vouchers for accuracy and compliance with the Attorney for the Children Programs Reimbursement Guidelines. Must be able to extract and interpret relevant information for input into a database; and be able to type and draft correspondence. Additional duties include assisting with administrative tasks associated with continuing legal education programs. This position requires excellent communication and organizational skills with attention to detail. Familiarity with current office productivity software, including WordPerfect, is also preferred. More...

ASSISTANT COURT ANALYST
Posted: Fri Aug 05 2022
Deadline: Fri Sep 02 2022

Buffalo, NY | AG | Job ID: 54210

This position will be in the Attorney Grievance Committee Buffalo office and will consist of general legal secretarial duties including but not limited to typing, dictaphone transcribing, sorting office mail and filing. The candidate will be responsible for screening visitors and telephone calls, preparation of legal pleadings, including petitions and memoranda, various reports and charts, and maintaining a database. The candidate will also provide general support for attorneys and investigators, prepare and process vouchers, maintain appointment calendars and arrange meetings. More...

DEPUTY CHIEF ATTORNEY
Posted: Tue Aug 30 2022
Deadline: Tue Sep 27 2022

Rochester, NY | MHLS | Job ID: 54212

The Deputy Chief Attorney assists the agency Director and Deputy Director in managing the day-to-day operations of the Mental Hygiene Legal Service, including formulating and implementing administrative and substantive policy; assistance with budgetary processes, selecting, training, developing, supervising and evaluating staff; assigning cases, research and legal work to attorneys; providing ongoing guidance and instruction; reviewing completed work; organizing major investigations; overseeing the preparation and final presentation of cases before administrative tribunals, trial and appellate courts; supervising the analysis of complex legal issues and the preparation of confidential legal memoranda, court papers and briefs; drafting correspondence related to case inquiries; negotiating with doctors, hospital administrators, and the NYS Office of Mental Health and NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities on behalf of agency clients; and resolving issues related to the physical office space occupied by staff. Excellent supervisory, interpersonal and communication skills are required, as well as the ability to handle sensitive matters in a confidential manner. More...

Application Procedure

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.

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About the Court

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.

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Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Starting Salary with Annual Cost of Living Increases and Longevity Bonus
  • Regular Work Schedule
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • 20 Paid Vacation Days in the First Year
  • 27 Paid Vacation Days by the Seventh Year
  • Excellent Retirement Benefits including New York State Pension and Deferred Compensation Option
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Professional Growth and Development

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