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Location New York - New York City
Job ID 37V8212277
Experience Level Junior Associate
Job Experience Min. 1 - Max. 2 Years
Education - Special Needs
New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks associate attorney with 1-2 years of experience in the area of special education law. The candidate will be responsible for independently managing a diverse caseload of special education matters, including representing parents of children with disabilities in impartial hearing administrative proceedings against the New York City Department of Education as well as in appealing decisions to the New York State Education Department Office of State Review. Will be meeting potential new clients for initial consultation and working with Owner of the firm to assess merits of potential new clients claims. Communicate with clients to understand their needs and concerns and determine how best to address them. Draft relevant notices, witness affidavits, due process complaints, and direct examination questions in preparation for Impartial Hearings. Negotiate with opposing counsel for possible settlement. Represent clients at Impartial Hearing administrative proceedings, including direct and cross examination of witnesses. Draft opening statements and closing briefs. Conduct legal research, draft and finalize stipulations of settlement. Prepare appeals to the Office of State Review. Assist in the management of paralegals and administrator staff in various pre- and post-litigation tasks, including Guiding paralegal on securing necessary documents/information from clients, providers. Interfacing with the Department of Educations (DOE) Bureau of Nonpublic Schools Payables (BNPSP) in ensuring that all settlements are properly implemented, with necessary disbursements made to parents/schools. Guiding support staffs work in interfacing with the DOEs Impartial Hearing Offices Implementation Unit to implement interim pendency orders and Findings of Fact and Decisions from Impartial Hearing Officer.
The candidate should have excellent organization, writing, and communication skills with strong attention to detail. Must be a motivated self-starter and resourceful. Must be highly organized and deadline oriented with the ability to organize multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
For a decade, this firm has been representing families and children with special needs. The firm offers representation and counsel in practice areas of early childhood planning, dealing with school districts, due process proceedings, remedies and relief, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution. The firm fosters a collaborative environment where everybody's ideas are heard.
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