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Assistant Borough Chief, Manhattan Office, Tort Division

Assistant Borough Chief, Manhattan Office, Tort Division

Posted on: 02/17/2024
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required


Tort: New York

$106,655.00 – $170,000.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.

The Tort Division of the NYC Law Department is accepting applications for an Assistant Borough Chief position in the Manhattan Borough Office.

Job duties include: general supervision of unit staff; supervision of the EBT desk, EBT clerk, and all EBT issues; general supervision of the proper functioning of the borough office; the training, supervision, and evaluation of staff attorneys, clerical and support staff; conducting regular meetings with management staff, attorneys, and support staff; interfacing with senior court personnel and Comptrollers representatives; ensuring the efficient and timely operation of office procedures and programs, such as pre-trial and in-court settlement programs, the Intake Program, and RFA program; helping to ensure proper handling of responsive and affirmative motions; ensuring that note-of-issue reviews and summary judgment deadlines are met; 60 - Day case reviews with support staff; meet regularly with Legal management team; interface with City agencies to obtain discovery and to schedule depositions of key witnesses; ensuring the proper handling of mail and efficient and current file room maintenance; ensuring the accurate data entry of litigation events; identify, recommend, and refer matters for early settlement; negotiating settlements; conducting settlement conferences including holding quarterly blockbusters; maintain and litigate the Units property damage cases; managing all Civil Court matters and make Civil Court appearances as needed; serve as Units no-fault liaison; general oversight of the processing of settlements; helping to ensure that boroughs highest-exposure cases are being prepared or settled; helping to oversee proper functioning of pre-trial parts; ensuring timely compliance with court-ordered deadlines; maintain unit performance statistics, including the number and nature of matters accepted and disposed; regularly evaluating office processes and recommending and implementing changes to promote efficiency, productivity, and quality; helping maintain library learning and applying electronic research and legal research tools; learning and applying electronic calendaring and management programs; helping to ensure that borough office caseload is flowing appropriately; and ensuring that case backlogs are not accumulating.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be admitted and in good standing with the NYS Bar and be a graduate of an ABA approved law school. Applicants must possess substantial legal experience; demonstrated exceptional organizational, managerial, and supervisory abilities; strong legal analytical skills; solid knowledge of municipal tort law, the CPLR, and evidentiary issues; solid knowledge of and experience in personal-injury-case evaluation and valuation of injuries; strong negotiation skills; excellent interpersonal skills; and excellent judgment; trial experience preferred.

Preferred Skills

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Residency Requirement

Residency requirement does not apply to this position.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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Assistant Borough Chief, Manhattan Office, Tort Division

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233 Broadway

  1. Legal Affairs