Attorney

On Call Counsel Published: March 13, 2020
Location
New York, NY
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Description

On Call Counsel is seeking an attorney with 2-7 years litigation experience for a contract to hire opportunity. The office location is downtown Brooklyn. In this attorney role, you will focus on settling pre-litigation matters in state court. Candidates must be admitted attorneys to the New York State bar.


Responsibilities:

• Investigate and respond to notices and/or due process complaints tasks include reviewing internal documents, interviewing staff, and conducting legal research.

• Perform legal research assigned and make recommendations.

• Make recommendations for case direction, including litigation, settlement, or referral for other resolution.

• Review administrative decisions.

• Negotiate, draft, and process stipulations of settlement regarding claims. Such tasks include: review of documents submitted by the opposing counsel and recommend appropriate settlement; researching state and federal case law and implications for settlement negotiations; negotiating settlement with opposing counsel; draft, review, and negotiate language for stipulations of settlements; coordinating and monitor the implementation of stipulated agreements; and review and negotiate claims for attorneys fees.

• Under supervision, prepare and try cases before an administrative hearing officer.

• Litigation tasks may include: selecting and preparing evidence, preparing legal strategies and arguments, preparing witness questions and preparing witnesses for impartial hearings, preparing briefs, motions, legal opinions, affidavits, memoranda, subpoenas, and/or other legal papers.

• Maintain appropriate records on cases filed for impartial hearings, respond to due process complaints, and determine the Departments obligations to parents and students pursuant to impartial hearing orders.

• Gather evidence and assist in researching issues

• Provide and review draft subpoenas, motions, legal research, memoranda, and documents.


Skills:

• Admission to the New York State Bar

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to understand provisions of applicable laws and regulations.

• Ability to write clearly and concisely.

• Litigation experience.

• Efficient legal research skills.

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