80 South Swan Street
Duties Description The Assistant Counsel will assist in the implementation of the Hurrell-Harring v. New York settlement agreement (“HH settlement agreement”) undertaken by the Office of Indigent Legal Services (“Office”). The incumbent of this position will serve as HH Implementation Attorney – Caseload Standards in the Office’s HH Implementation Unit and report to the Chief Implementation Attorney, who works under the guidance of the Director of the Office of Indigent Legal Services (“Director”) and agency Counsel (“Counsel”). The incumbent will be primarily responsible for assisting in the development of caseload/workload standards and tracking of caseloads/workloads of attorneys in the five settlement counties who provide representation under Article 18-B of the County Law. The incumbent will work closely with three other subject area attorneys in the HH Implementation Unit; the HH Implementation Attorney – Counsel at First Appearance, HH Implementation Attorney – Eligibility Standards and the HH Implementation Attorney – Quality Enhancement to satisfy the planning, investigatory and reporting provisions of the settlement agreement as undertaken by the Office to improve the quality of mandated representation under article 18-B of the County Law.
Specific responsibilities also include:
• Evaluates and monitors the caseload/workloads of attorneys, including private practice attorneys, who provide representation under Article 18-B of the County Law for the counties named in the HH settlement agreement.
• Assists in ensuring that the caseload/workload of attorneys providing mandated representation in the settlement counties can be accurately tracked and reported quarterly, and that the tracking system used to track caseload/workloads in the settlement counties can be readily deployable across the state.
• Assists in the development of caseload/workload standards for each provider of mandated representation in the counties named in the HH settlement agreement, including representation in both trial- and appellate-level cases.
• Consults with the providers of indigent legal representation, county officials, judges and other interested entities to identify opportunities for implementing the caseload/workload standards developed by the Office.
• Monitors the progress of counties towards implementing the caseload/workload standards developed by the Office, including developing regular, periodic reports of such progress in accordance with the provisions of the settlement agreement.
• Makes recommendations to the Chief HH Implementation Attorney for improving and reporting of progress made by the counties, including improving the overall quality of indigent legal services in a cost-effective manner and creating innovative systems for assessing the adequacy of caseload/workload standards.
• Undertakes such other activities as may be requested by the Director and Counsel in furtherance of the Office’s overall responsibility to make efforts to improve the quality of indigent legal services representation under article 18-B.
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Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.