Minimum Qualifications Admission to the New York State Bar and five (5) years of legal experience. Candidates with experience addressing Americans with Disabilities Act issues, or related experience in areas such as accessibility, discrimination and human rights are encouraged to apply.
Duties Description Assistant Deputy Counsel specialize in particular substantive areas of the law which relate to the development and implementation of court policies and the administration of the Unified Court System. They are responsible for assisting less experienced attorneys in Counsel's Office under the general direction of Deputy Counsel and Counsel to the Office of Court Administration. Assistant Deputy Counsel analyze complex legal issues and questions presented by proposed administrative rules, legislation, and litigation, advise judges and non-judicial personnel on the implications of procedures and programs, and perform other related duties.
Additional Comments The Assistant Deputy Counsel (Statewide ADA Coordinator) assists the courts in assuring access to court facilities and reasonable accommodations for court users who qualify under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The successful candidate will undertake the following duties and responsibilities: formulating policies and procedures regarding ADA accommodations for court users; providing legal advice and training to UCS personnel regarding ADA issues; overseeing other UCS personnel handling ADA issues; collaborating with UCS facilities managers to ensure provision of ADA-compliant physical spaces; creating and updating internal and external ADA websites, forms and other materials; participating in the work of the ADA Advisory Committee; responding to internal and external ADA inquiries; facilitating the provision of auxiliary aids and services for court users; researching, collecting, and analyzing data relating to accommodations and accessibility; and assisting in defense of litigation alleging disability discrimination.
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Notes on ApplyingAll interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a UCS-5 Application for Employment form (obtainable from any administrative office in a court building or on the web at www.nycourts.gov/careers/UCS5.pdf) and a cover letter and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION
25 BEAVER STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10004