The American Mock Trial Association (AMTA), the governing body of collegiate mock trial, is hosting one of its qualifying competitions on March 17 and 18, 2018. in Central Islip, Long Island. AMTA is looking for attorneys to serve as presiding judges and scoring jurors for the mock trials, which will be held at the federal courthouse.
Attorneys can register to judge online here.
Although the PRBA is not coordinating this competition, we are helping our friends at AMTA with volunteer recruitment.
Thank you for your time and consideration. We hope to see you there!
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc. (AFC) seeks a staff attorney to obtain high quality,
appropriate educational services for underserved immigrant families. The attorney will primarily serve
immigrant families of children with special needs, including representation at special education
administrative hearings as well as participation in school meetings and school visits. The attorney will
also assist immigrant families with education-related issues including school enrollment, bilingual
programs, and bullying. The attorney will provide know-your-rights trainings to families, community
organizations and service providers. The attorney may also support ongoing policy advocacy efforts
focusing on English Language Learners, immigrant students, and language access in schools.
AFC is a not-for-profit organization that strives to ensure a high-quality education for New York
students who face barriers to academic success, focusing on students from low-income backgrounds.
AFC works on behalf of children and youth who are at greatest risk of academic failure due to poverty,
race, ethnicity, disability, homelessness, immigration status/limited English proficiency, or involvement
in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems. We use uniquely integrated strategies to advance
systemic reform, empower families and communities, and advocate for the educational rights of
Law degree required and admission to the NYS bar preferred;
1 – 3 years of legal experience preferred;
Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin language fluency strongly preferred;
Demonstrated commitment to AFC’s mission;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Experience working with immigrant, low-income and special needs communities, especially an
understanding of the cultural issues that often accompany language barriers;
Interest in and knowledge of educational issues and issues affecting children, low-income
families, immigrant communities, etc.;
Experience working with children and families;
Strong team player;
Knowledge and experience of community based agencies and youth and human services
Organizational skills, flexibility, initiative, maturity, and cooperative attitude.
How to apply
Send an email with “ISRP Attorney” in the subject line with a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and
contact information for three references to ISRPattorney@advocatesforchildren.org. Candidates should
highlight any personal or professional experience that demonstrates their connection to the populations
that AFC serves. Only candidates being scheduled for interviews will be contacted. The position is
available immediately, and resumes will be considered on a rolling basis. For more information on AFC,
The salary depends on experience and includes generous benefits.
AFC is an affirmative action employer that actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff and
especially encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse
sexual orientations, gender identities or gender expressions and persons of diverse socioeconomic
On behalf of the Government of Canada, which introduced new procedures for Governor in Council appointments worldwide in 2017, the Consulate General in Miami invites interested parties to apply for the position of Honorary Consul in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Title: Honorary Consul
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Honorarium*: $ 20,000 USD per year (*an honorarium is an ex gratia payment made to a person in recognition of his or her services)
Process no: 2018-MIAMI-01
Date posted: January 22, 2018
Closing date: February 22, 2018
Position tenure: Honorary consul appointments by Order in Council are valid for a period of three years. The term for the current Honorary consul will be ending in June 2018.
Summary of duties
These functions may include:
• consular assistance for Canadians
• development of commercial and economic relations
• advocacy on behalf of Canadian interests and priorities
• on occasion as required, providing political/economic reports
• passport and notarial services
• support during an emergency event (hurricane, etc)
• support the Consulate General of Canada in Miami in maintaining bilateral relations
• a local point of contact and resource for the Consulate
• administrative and logistical support for official visits
• representation at diplomatic, ceremonial, and public affairs events
To be considered for this process, please provide examples that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application.
- Be residing within 25 miles of San Juan, Puerto Rico most of the year (8+ months a year).
- Have a valid independent work authorization in Puerto Rico.
- Proficiency in speaking and writing in English
- Demonstrate a tangible connection to Canada:
- be a Canadian citizen with strong ties to Canada and/or if you are not a Canadian citizen you must have one or more of the following ties:
- are employed by a Canadian company
- were educated in Canada
- have family ties with Canada
- demonstrate some professional affiliation with Canada (ex., commercial ties)
Education and Experience
- A degree from a recognized university, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job related training and/or experience
- Experience in decision-making with respect to sensitive and complex issues
- Experience dealing with different levels of government
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- In-depth understanding of political, economic and social dynamics in Puerto Rico
- Well-connected and having a good standing in/with the local community
- Ability to be service-oriented
- High ethical standards and integrity
- Sound judgment
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in French, the other Canadian official language
- Proficiency in Spanish.
- Independent means and availability of a suitable location (e.g. office) where consular clients can access service during regular business hours (e.g. Monday to Friday)
- Special consideration may be given to increasing the overall gender parity in our US network of Honorary Consuls.
- Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status which includes a criminal and credit background check.
- You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment, as a term and condition. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.
- You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s website.
Consideration will not be given to candidates who:
- occupy any governmental position in their state of residence and/or
- may be unable to deliver the program due to other commitments
- are politically active
- may have a real, apparent or potential conflict of interest
The selection process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. Please note that failure to meet any of the Essential Requirements eliminates candidates from further consideration in this process. Only those applicants who meet these will be contacted by the selection committee for an interview or other form of assessment of the essential requirements.
The assessment may include an interview, reference checks and other tests that will consist of a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant’s knowledge, abilities, and personal suitability for the position.
How to apply
Apply by email to email@example.com and submit a resume and cover letter indicating the selection process number and how they meet all the essential requirements, no later than February 22nd, 2018.
FOR APPOINTMENT OF NEW MAGISTRATE JUDGES
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
(Available January 2019 and March 2019)
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois is seeking qualified
applicants for two full-time positions for United States Magistrate Judge for its Court in East St.
These full-time positions will replace the incumbents United States Magistrate Judge Stephen C.
Williams who leaves on January 1, 2019, and United States Magistrate Judge Donald G.
Wilkerson who retires on March 1, 2019. One position will be available on January 2, 2019, and
the other position will be available on March 2, 2019.
The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging and include:
* conduct most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases;
* conduct trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases;
* conduct various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from a district
* conduct trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants.
The basic authority of a United States magistrate judge is specified in 28 U.S.C. § 636.
To be qualified for appointment an applicant must
(1) Be, and have been for at least five years, a member in good standing of the bar of the
highest court of a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the
Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin
Islands of the United States, and have been engaged in the active practice of law for a
period of at least five years (with some substitutes authorized);
(2) Be competent to perform all the duties of the office; be of good moral character; be
emotionally stable and mature; be committed to equal justice under the law; be in good
health; be patient and courteous; and be capable of deliberation and decisiveness;
(3) Be less than seventy years old; and
(4) Not be related to a judge of the district court.
A merit selection panel composed of attorneys and other members of the community will review
all applications and recommend to the district judges in confidence the six persons it considers
best qualified. The court will make the appointment following an FBI full-field investigation and
an IRS tax check of the applicant selected by the court for appointment. An affirmative effort
will be made to give due consideration to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color,
age (40 and over), gender, religion, national origin, or disability. The current annual salary of the
position is $191,360. The term of office is eight years.
An application form and more information on the magistrate judge position in this court may be
obtained on the court’s website at www.ilsd.uscourts.gov. The form is also available from the
office of the clerk by contacting Justine Flanagan, Acting Clerk of Court, at (618) 482-9373.
Confidential applications (original plus 15 copies) must be submitted by applicants and must be
received by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018, to:
United States District Court
c/o Merit Selection Panel
“PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL”
750 Missouri Avenue
East St. Louis, Illinois 62201
In addition, please email a pdf copy of the complete application to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should read “PERSONAL AND
CONFIDENTIAL – Merit Selection Panel”.
All applications will be kept confidential, unless the applicant consents to disclosure, and all
applications will be examined only by members of the merit selection panel and the judges of the
district court. The panel’s deliberations will remain confidential.
Training for Volunteers to Provide Basic Consumer Debt Collection Legal Advice Volunteers are needed for the Bronx CLARO Program, an innovative pro bono program co-sponsored by the City Bar that provides limited legal advice to unrepresented debtor defendants with consumer debt cases. The program is designed to assist the high percentage of individuals who must defend themselves pro se in consumer debt collection litigation. Bronx CLARO clinics take place in Bronx Supreme Court on Thursdays, from 3pm to 6pm. Volunteers are invited to attend a January 29, 2018 training program, from 6pm to 9pm, at the Fordham University Rose Hill Campus, Cunniffe House 112 (parking available); 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx New York 10458.Three CLE credits will be offered for free to those who attend the training and volunteer six hours for CLARO in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, or Westchester by July 31, 2018.To register or for more information, please contact Wilma Tamayo-Abreu at email@example.com.
Monday, January 29, 6:00 – 9:00 pmFordham University Rose Hill Campus, Cunniffe House 112 (parking available); 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, New York 10458Cost: Free (must register)
LOVE TO SING? ARE YOU A LEGAL PROFESSIONAL (OR SOON TO BE)?
THEN AUDITION TO BE PART OF THE NEW YORK
CITY BAR CHORUS IN OUR 25TH SEASON!
We serve as a goodwill ambassador of the NYC Bar Association to bring the healing power of music to those
who cannot easily access it.
We sing sophisticated arrangements spanning musical theater, jazz, R&B, pop/rock, gospel & classical styles.
We perform at senior residences, nursing homes, centers for the visually impaired, cancer patient residences,
rehab facilities and at other notable events/venues (like ABA Annual Meetings).
We connect with like-minded legal professionals and create social and business networking opportunities
through music while giving back meaningfully to our community.
We rehearse about 3 Tuesday evenings per month, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, in midtown Manhattan.
If you practice or study law, work in a law firm, in-house corporate or government law department, court, law
school, legal non-profit or any other legal setting, whether as a lawyer or non-lawyer, and would like to join us,
please fill out our easy pre-audition survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBC2014AuditionSurvey.
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The Legal Aid Society, the nation’s oldest and largest social justice legal services organization, has immediate openings for dedicated, passionate Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys in the Criminal Defense Practice throughout the city. The Criminal Practice is the primary public defender in New York City, providing holistic, client-centered representation to over 200,000 people facing misdemeanor, felony, and homicide charges.
The Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney will provide zealous advocacy in all phases of a person’s legal matter from arraignments through hearings and trials, as well as other related proceedings, such as school suspension, DMV refusal, and asset forfeiture hearings. The Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney collaborates with attorneys and advocates in the Civil and Juvenile Rights Practices to avoid or mitigate any civil consequences arising from a client’s contact with the criminal system. The Criminal Defense Attorney also works with a team of investigators, social workers, and paralegals to provide clients the comprehensive, high-quality representation they deserve.
* Other duties as assigned
Candidates MUST HAVE:
* 5-20 years’ demonstrated commitment to public defense, social justice, and racial justice;
* New York State bar admission (or ability to waive into New York State from another jurisdiction);
* Experience as a first chair in felony hearings and trials;
* Knowledge of felony sentencing;
* Experience with direct and cross examination of expert witnesses; and
* Knowledge of relevant New York State laws including evidence laws, criminal and constitutional laws, statutory interpretation, and ethical principles contained in the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Only PDF documents will be accepted. If your document is not a PDF your application will not be processed. Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.
The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer — Women, People of Color, Gays and Lesbians, Transgender People, Veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org opens an email client application.