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  • 30 Nov 2020 11:04 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    Perth Amboy Personal Injury firm seeking attorney experienced in handling Workers’ Compensation and personal injury cases with an emphasis on fall down cases.

    Minimum 5 years experience. Salary commensurate with experience.

    Send resume and salary expectation to karzadi@courtlaw.com.


  • 30 Nov 2020 10:47 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    Gibbons P.C. is seeking an associate with 5 years of products liability experience to work in our New Jersey or New York office. New Jersey and New York admission required. Excellent writing skills and deposition experience required.

    Interested attorneys can call Sylvia-Rebecca (“Becky”) Gutiérrez for more information (201-306-3945).


  • 24 Nov 2020 9:56 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ), a statewide legal services organization, seeks a bilingual attorney (Spanish/English) to join our dynamic team. The attorney will join our housing team and will focus on eviction defense and housing stability for tenants across the state. VLJ’s mission is to improve the lives of economically disadvantaged adults, children and families living in New Jersey by empowering them with the tools, advice and pro bono representation needed to obtain fair and equal treatment within the legal system. To carry out its mission, VLJ operates 10 distinct pro bono programs. VLJ has 15 staff members, including 8 attorneys and a panel of more than 1,500 volunteers. More information about VLJ can be found at: www.vljnj.org.


    The staff attorneys will work on VLJ’s Tenancy Program, providing legal assistance to tenants facing eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing eviction crisis. The staff attorneys will manage a dynamic workload that includes both casework and program management tasks. Duties include conducting client intake, coordinating and staffing virtual and in-person legal clinics, recruiting, training and supporting pro bono attorneys, placing cases with volunteer attorneys, presenting legal seminars, managing client data and files, preparing reports, conducting outreach in the community, and representing clients in court proceedings across the state.

    VLJ seeks highly motivated attorneys with a demonstrated commitment to public interest law. Ideal candidates will have:

    • License to practice law in good standing in New Jersey
    • 2+ years of relevant experience
    • Insight into issues affecting our clients that will bring a new perspective to VLJ, which may be based on prior experience working in the area of housing instability, poverty, racial justice, or personal experience as a member of a historically marginalized group, or deep knowledge of a relevant body of law
    • Fluency in Spanish
    • Prior experience working in a legal services or community-based organization is a plus
    • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
    • Candidates should be detail-oriented, have the ability to work both as part of a team and independently and have the flexibility to attend morning or evening meetings/activities
    • Experience working in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required
    • Valid driver’s license, as some travel throughout New Jersey is required

    This position is funded for 1-year. VLJ offers an outstanding benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement account with employer contributions, paid holidays, and generous vacation and sick leave policies. Salary depending upon experience, with a minimum starting salary of $65,000.

    HOW TO APPLY

    To be considered for this position, send a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and a resume to vljpersonnel@gmail.com. Please include "Staff Attorney” in the subject line of your email.

    This position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Volunteer Lawyers for Justice is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. People of color, women, LGBTI+ people, people with disabilities, and other persons in underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • 20 Nov 2020 10:30 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF) – located in Trenton, NJ – seeks compassionate and focused candidates for the role of Supervising/Staff Attorney of Immigration Legal Services (SA). Directing a small team of Legal Service Coordinators, the SA will lead and supervise the provision of immigration legal services (Naturalization, SIJS, DACA, TPS, Adjustment of Status, U and T visas, VAWA, and asylum cases) to low- and moderate-income clients of LALDEF’s Welcome House Community Center in Trenton.

    This is a senior, full-time position. This position offers the right candidate an opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways to a growing organization that serves the needs of the immigrant community in Mercer County.

    Leadership and management responsibilities include:

    • Draft occasional legal briefings and represent asylum applicants in immigration court;
    • Supervise and review the work product of BIA accredited representative(s) and those seeking accreditation (both staff and volunteers), administrative staff, and legal interns in the LALDEF office in Trenton and at occasional community clinics;
    • Identify professional development opportunities and facilitate training for legal department staff, volunteers, and interns, as needed;
    • Stay apprised of developments in immigration law and communicate pertinent regulatory and legislative changes to LALDEF's staff, in a timely basis; 
    • Draft and/or review content of all LALDEF forms and information materials for publication pertaining to Legal Services;
    • Develop and maintain relationships with other legal services and community-based organizations;
    • Foster connections to local law schools/universities to recruit legal interns; and
    • Collaborate with the Executive Director and/or grant writer in the writing of grant proposals, reports, and presentations to funders and potential funders and the preparation of the annual department budget.

    Qualifications:

    • A law degree from an accredited law school and admission to the NJ state bar required.
    • Command of written and spoken Spanish.
    • Willingness to commute to our Trenton, NJ office.
    • Two or more years of immigration law practice.

    Please send a resume and cover letter as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to info@laldef.org. Please include two references (name, current position, email, and best telephone number.) Our salary range is between $55,000 and $60,000, based on experience.

    714-716 S. Clinton Avenue, Trenton NJ 08611

    Mailing address: PO Box 80, Princeton, NJ 08542

    Ph: (609) 688-0881 · Fax: (609) 964-1651 · E-mail: info@laldef.org · www.laldef.org

    About Us: The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.'s (LALDEF) mission is to promote the rights of all immigrants (with a focus on the Latin American community in the Mercer County area); facilitate access to health care, education, and legal representation; advocate for the integration of immigrants; and foster intercultural communication to strengthens our communities. In addition to compensation, we provide some health care as well as legal liability insurance.


  • 20 Nov 2020 10:07 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    Central New Jersey Law Firm seeks associate to work in thriving real estate practice. Prospective associate will work alongside Managing Partner and seasoned paralegals to manage a full caseload of more than 300 real estate closings a year. Associate can work remotely, but should be prepared to attend closings at offices in East Windsor, Perth Amboy, or other law/title company offices all over New Jersey. Must have the ability to work efficiently with a computer and solve problems directly with colleagues and adversaries on their own.

    Must be licensed to practice law in New Jersey and have legal work experience for the last two or more years. Experience with real estate closings or in the real estate industry in particular is a plus; fluency in Spanish is preferred. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE (with law firm or title agency) and excellent writing skills. Fast, independent and organized. Compensation commensurate with experience, performance, and contribution to the growth of the firm. Compensation can get generous and is entirely up to your drive for success.

    Please call Adam Elias, Esq. at (908) 930-0177 to learn more or email your resume to aje@eliasandgonzalez.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

    www.eliasandgonzalez.com

    Job Type: Full-time Associate.

    Pay: $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year




  • 15 Oct 2020 12:08 AM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

    Central Jersey Legal Service, Inc. seeks a full time Consumer/elder law attorney for its office in Elizabeth, NJ. Experience in Medicaid, Medicare, and Nursing Home Resident’s rights, debt collection and foreclosure defense preferred.

    Requirements: Commitment to serving low income community and keeping the promise of Justice for All; licensed to practice law in NJ; Legal Aid experience or other relevant experience; excellent interpersonal skills. Experience handling health-related public benefits including appeals to the OAL and App Div, and general litigation. Bi-lingual/multi-lingual a plus.

    Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matter to very low-income residents of Union, Middlesex and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. We are proud of our long history of a diverse workforce providing high quality legal assistance to our diverse populations of clients. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are an independent part of a network of civil legal aid providers. We provide continuing legal education to our attorneys and paralegals. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. We provide a generous benefits package and competitive salary. Free off-street parking. We are seeking to fill position listed above ASAP. Email resume, writing sample and references to jchapin@lsnj.org. 


  • 14 Oct 2020 11:56 PM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

    Job Description:

    Parker Ibrahim & Berg LLP (“PIB”) seeks to hire an experienced mid-level or senior attorney with broad litigation experience including exceptional drafting skills and courtroom experience to join our Trial and Class Action practice group in the Somerset, New Jersey office and working remotely.  PIB is a full-service national law firm that represents an array of corporate clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies, national banks, insurance, financial services and technology companies.  We have offices in New Jersey, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Orange County.

    Practice Description:

    The Trial and Class Action practice is comprised of outstanding lawyers with backgrounds in private practice, government and in-house who engage in the full panoply of the litigation practice including: motion practice, court appearances, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, discovery, depositions, oral arguments, trials and appeals.  The position is initially with our Consumer Financial Services and Commercial Litigation groups in which we focus on banking, consumer finance litigation and the representation of mortgage service provider matters, including contested foreclosures.  Our lawyers manage a high-volume of diverse cases with varying complexity and engage in every aspect of a matter from inception through resolution.  At PIB, motivated and capable attorneys are afforded opportunities to develop their skills through hands-on experience, increasingly challenging work and open access to mentoring partners.  PIB lawyers represent our clients’ interests in court regularly, and we distinguish ourselves in the courtroom with our clients and our opposing counsel through unrivaled preparation, professionalism and effectiveness.  At PIB, we offer a unique opportunity to learn the business of law from the many former in-house lawyers who understand what it means to be a valued and trusted extension of our clients’ legal departments.  To learn more:

    Qualifications:

    Candidates applying for this attorney position with PIB should have 3 or more years of comparable law firm or financial industry in-house experience.  Considering the current COVID-19 environment, candidates must be highly conscientious and motivated, fully willing and capable of being onboarded, trained, coached, mentored and collaborative in a fully remote environment using technology such as Skype, Zoom and MS Teams.  The right candidate must be able to demonstrate a history of excellent drafting skills, exceptional client relations and successful in-court-advocacy.  The right candidate must demonstrate a high degree of initiative, independence and motivation, capable of developing and following through on strategies to successfully resolve diverse and complex matters.  New Jersey & New York bar admission is required. 

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

    It is PIB policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic information, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.


  • 10 Oct 2020 2:58 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF) located in Trenton, NJ seeks compassionate and focused candidates for the role of Supervising/Staff Attorney of Immigration Legal Services (SA). Directing a small team of Legal Service Coordinators, the SA will lead and supervise the provision of immigration legal services (Naturalization, SIJS, DACA, TPS, Adjustment of Status, U and T visas, VAWA, and asylum cases) to low- and moderate-income clients of LALDEFs Welcome House Community Center in Trenton.

    This is a senior, full-time position. This position offers the right candidate an opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways to a growing organization that serves the needs of the immigrant community in Mercer County.

    Leadership and management responsibilities include:

    • Draft occasional legal briefings and represent asylum applicants in immigration court;
    • Supervise and review the work product of BIA accredited representative(s) and those seeking accreditation (both staff and volunteers), administrative staff, and legal interns in the LALDEF office in Trenton and at occasional community clinics;
    • Identify professional development opportunities and facilitate training for legal department staff, volunteers, and interns, as needed;
    • Stay apprised of developments in immigration law and communicate pertinent regulatory and legislative changes to LALDEF's staff, in a timely basis;
    • Draft and/or review content of all LALDEF forms and information materials for publication pertaining to Legal Services;
    • Develop and maintain relationships with other legal services and community-based organizations;
    • Foster connections to local law schools/universities to recruit legal interns; and
    • Collaborate with the Executive Director and/or grant writer in the writing of grant proposals, reports, and presentations to funders and potential funders and the preparation of the annual department budget.

    Requirements

    • A law degree from an accredited law school and admission to the NJ state bar required.
    • Command of written and spoken Spanish.
    • Willingness to commute to our Trenton, NJ office.
    • Two or more years of immigration law practice.

    Benefits

    Our salary range is between $55,000 and $60,000, based on experience along with some health benefits and the chance to make a real difference in the fight for immigrant rights


  • 15 Sep 2020 4:40 PM | Melinda Cox (Administrator)

    About the Organization: The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist the wrongly convicted who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. The Innocence Project's groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. Now an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the Innocence Project's mission is to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment. To learn more, please visit www.innocenceproject.org.

    Job Summary: The Staff Attorneys in the Post-Conviction Litigation Department represent convicted individuals around the nation seeking to overturn their convictions based on evidence of innocence, including through post-conviction DNA testing. Staff attorneys work with a wide-range of forensic and other experts and investigators to re-investigate and litigate post-conviction innocence claims, with a heavy motion practice involving a variety of avenues for relief (including ineffective assistance of counsel, prosecutorial misconduct, false evidence, newly discovered evidence). In addition, the Staff Attorneys are clinical law teachers who select, instruct and supervise students participating in a year-long clinic associated with Cardozo School of Law. The Staff Attorneys work under the supervision of the Director of Post-Conviction Litigation, and work closely with a Paralegal, two to three clinic students, and with other members of the Legal and Intake departments. Staff attorneys collaborate across the project. They provide legal support to legislative efforts to reform the justice system, collaborate in strategic litigation efforts to broadly change legal standards, and join network efforts to train and support innocence attorneys throughout the country.

    This is a full-time position requiring 40 hours of in-office work per week, plus evening and weekend work as needed as well as frequent travel. A driver’s license is required.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Litigation:

    • Manage post-conviction docket
    • Craft litigation strategy
    • Direct post-conviction factual re-investigations
    • Write extensive motions & briefs in connection with client representation as well as amicus curie briefs
    • Negotiate with prosecutors
    • Conduct oral argument and evidentiary hearings
    • Communicate with Clients and family members regarding cases
    • Supervise paralegals
    • Work with social workers, and assist with post-release planning for exonerated clients

    Innocent Clinic:

    • Instruct and supervise clinic students from Cardozo School of Law who assist in representation of clients during the full year clinic at the Innocence Project
    • Teach select seminar classes
    • Interview and select clinic students annually
    • Assess performance and provide meaningful feedback throughout the year

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Minimum of four years litigation experience in criminal law, strong preference for experience in post-conviction, habeas corpus litigation, and/or complex federal court civil litigation and experience in conducting post-conviction factual re-investigations
    • Understanding of DNA testing
    • Knowledge of other forensic disciplines
    • Interest in legal education and teaching

    Key Competences:

    • Client-centered approach to legal representation
    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment at the same time as being collaborative
    • Excellent analytic and writing skills, and ability to construct cogent arguments
    • Great interpersonal and verbal communication skills
    • Honed organizational skills and the ability to prioritize cases
    • Interest in working with diverse range of people
    • Ability to assess work of students and paralegals, and constructively supervise their work
    • Enthusiasm for social justice and the work of the Innocence Project, including a demonstrated commitment to public interest

    Compensation & BenefitsThe salary for this position is competitive and the Innocence Project offers an excellent benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance, Flexible Spending Account, 401k plan with company-match, and paid Transitcheks.

    Workforce Diversity & Equal OpportunityThe Innocence Project considers the diversity of its workforce to be vital to our organization’s success in meeting its mission. We strongly encourage applicants from all cultures, races, educational backgrounds, life experiences, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, age, gender, and physical abilities to apply.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is our policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status, or any other category protected by law.

    Application Instructions: To apply, please visit Paycom. Upload your cover letter and resume as (last name. first name. cover letter/resume). Information submitted through this secure site is kept confidential. Due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to give applicant updates by phone.

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November 18, 2015

Rutgers University is conducting a search for Senior Vice President and General Counsel.  Information about the position can be found here:

http://www.academic-search.com/data/files/rutgersgcad.pdf  

http://www.academic-search.com/data/files/rutgersgcprofile.pdf 

 

 

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