Staff Attorney (Multiple Vacancies)

Rutgers University
September 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary 88210.
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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Staff Attorney (Multiple Vacancies)

Job Category Staff & Executive - Legal Department Sch of Law-Nwk, Dean's Office Overview

Rutgers Legal Clinics provide clinical education while boasting active legal services to the public. Rutgers Law School is a pioneer in clinical education with 16 active legal clinics across its two campuses in Newark and Camden. The legal clinics are a critical component to the legal education offered to our students and a vital component to the communities we serve. Our legal clinics are the pride of the Law School deeply tied to the social justice mission of our school. Our clinics have freed wrongfully imprisoned persons, assisted those seeking asylum, and protected domestic violence victims to name a few of their accomplishments.

Posting Summary

Rutgers Law School is a pioneer in clinical education and currently boasts 16 legal clinics across its two campuses in Newark and Camden providing free legal services to clients. Rutgers Law School seeks to staff our clinics with Staff Attorneys who will provide legal expertise in particular subject matter correlated to our legal clinics.

This position is responsible for and not limited to the following:

  • Provides civil legal service to clients and client groups including advice, negotiation, litigation, administrative advocacy, and appellate work, pursuant to program priorities and polices.
  • Provides representation to clients at court and administrative hearings.
  • Conducts factual investigations; researches law; prepares legal pleadings and other documents; conducts negotiations.
  • Works with pro bono counsel, staff, students, and others during investigation and litigation of cases
  • Maintains complete and accurate records and analyze data.
  • Maintains positive relationships with Rutgers Law School administration, faculty, staff, and students
  • Cultivates strategic relationships with individuals and entities, such as the New Jersey Courts, law firm pro bono departments, the New Jersey Office of Public Defender's, the New Jersey Attorney General's office, the Rutgers Law School clinics, and others, with the aim of enhancing the effectiveness of the specific legal clinic
  • Represents the clinic in research, publications and at national and regional conferences
  • Provides training to other legal advocates; prepares materials relating to these presentations.
  • Participates in committees, task forces, and working groups. Speaks to community groups, schools and others about legal rights and Rutgers Law School services; prepares materials relating to these presentations
  • Reviews and oversees the work product of support staff members, law graduates, and legal interns.
  • Develops specialized knowledge in substantive areas of specific law; acts as a resource for other staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Position Status Full Time Hours Per Week Daily Work Shift Work Arrangement

    Consistent with the current application of Rutgers Policy 60.3.22, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. The flexible work arrangements outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.3.22 are part of a pilot program that is effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2024. Therefore, there is no guarantee that this flexible work arrangement will continue beyond that date. Flexible work arrangements are not permanent, are subject to change or cancellation and contingent on the employee receiving approval in the FlexWork@RU Application System. Additional information may be found at https: //

    FLSA Exempt Grade 07 Position Salary Annual Minimum Salary 88210.000 Annual Mid Range Salary 111651.500 Annual Maximum Salary 135093.000 Standard Hours 37.50 Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC) Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Benefits

    Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to https:// Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https: // insurance.

    Seniority Unit Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month Position Pension Eligibility ABP


    Minimum Education and Experience

    · J.D. from an accredited law school · Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience

    Certifications/Licenses Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    · Demonstrated commitment to public interest law

    · Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    · Licensed attorney of the State of New Jersey or licensed in another state and committed to seeking NJ Bar admission. · Bi-lingual, multi-lingual.

    Equipment Utilized Physical Demands and Work Environment

    Work environment & location may vary dependent on case requirements; may require long hours, nights, and weekends.

    Special Conditions

    Posting Details

    Posting Number 23ST2061

    Posting Open Date 08/04/2023 Special Instructions to Applicants Regional Campus Rutgers University-Newark Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Newark City Newark State NJ Location Details

    Pre-employment Screenings

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre- employment screenings.

    Immunization Requirements

    Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

    Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: https:// discrimination-statement

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have a Juris Doctor from an accredited law school?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you a licensed attorney of the State of New Jersey or licensed in another state and committed to seeking NJ Bar admission?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • List of Professional References (contact Info)
  • Optional Documents

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