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Job Openings for Special Education Unit Attorney Level 2 At NYC

Posted on: 23 Oct 2019 153 views
: Special Education Unit Attorney
: New York City Department of Education
: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/
: $203,780.0
: 5

CSE - Special Education Unit Attorney (Level 2)

Compensation

: $115,716.67 - $203,780.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Legal

Location

New York, NY

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Key Relationships: The Special Education Unit Attorney works closely with the Special Education staff, including the Special Education Office, Committees on Special Education, the Office of School Support, the Public Schools, other offices that directly support the Public Schools, and the staff in the Office of Legal Services. Responsibilities Investigate and respond to ten day notices and/or due process complaints tasks include reviewing internal DOE documents, interviewing staff, and conducting legal research. Perform legal research assigned by Team Leaders and make recommendations. Confer with special education specialists, technical experts, and other attorneys, including parents' counsel. Make recommendations for case direction, including litigation, settlement, or referral for other resolution. Review administrative decisions. Negotiate, draft, and process stipulations of settlement regarding special education claims. Such tasks include: review of documents submitted by the Parent and recommending appropriate settlement; researching state and federal case law and implications for settlement negotiations; negotiating settlement with Parent or their counsel; drafting memoranda for submission to the New York City Comptroller's Office for settlement authority for proposed settlement; drafting, reviewing, and negotiating language for stipulations of settlements; coordinating and monitoring the implementation of stipulated agreements; and reviewing and negotiating claims for attorney's fees. May be assigned to analyze City, State, and Federal legislation and make recommendations accordingly regarding effects and implementation. Assist Team Leaders with training of Level I Attorneys and staff. Investigate and respond to ten day notices and/or due process complaints involving complex claims. 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. Work with the SEU Legal Associates to maintain appropriate records on cases filed for impartial hearings, respond to due process complaints, and determine the Department's obligations to parents and students pursuant to impartial hearing orders. Provide legal support to public school staff and non-attorney DOE litigators: Gather evidence and assist in researching issues for the Special Education Unit. Provide and review draft subpoenas, motions, legal research, memoranda, and documents. Qualification Requirements: Minimum Admission to the New York State Bar; and either "2" or "3" below. One year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne (30086). Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment. Note: In addition to meeting the minimum Qualification Requirements: To be assigned to Level II, candidates must have one year of experience at Assignment Level I or two years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment. 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.Salary Range: NAMinimum QualificationLess than 5 yearsAssociated topics: administrative assistant i, administrative assistant iii, aide, analyst ii, coordinator, information analyst, information technology, information technology support associate, information technology systems analyst, public relations specialist

 

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