Closing Date: 28th August, 2022
Applicants who previously applied need not reapply.
When you come to work for New Jersey Judiciary you will join an 8500-member strong TEAM that operates with the highest standards of independence, integrity, fairness and quality service. You will be engaged with work that has purpose, meaning and makes a difference in lives of the public we serve. We work hard every day to build the public’s trust and confidence in our court system, which includes issues such as bail reform, marijuana decriminalization and recovery court. Whether it be in a courtroom, an administrative office, a courthouse training room, an IT office or in the field, our Judiciary workforce is improving the lives of countless individuals and families every day. We honor the dignity and individualism of each member of our organization while fostering professionalism and continuous improvement in our work.
Salary: The salary range for this position is $102,888.78 to $152,479.97. For newly hired individuals, the starting salary will normally be at the minimum of the salary range. For current Judiciary employees, salary upon promotion or advancement will be an increase of 5% of base salary, not to exceed the maximum of the range, or the minimum salary of the band/level, whichever is greater.
The Judiciary offers a strong opportunity for growth.
The New Jersey Judiciary is seeking an experienced attorney with excellent administrative, analytical and litigation skills to serve as Deputy Director of the New Jersey Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection. The selected candidate should possess extensive experience or knowledge about law office management and skills in administrative, civil, and criminal laws. The candidate must have substantive experience in motion practice in state and federal courts and will be required to appear in all state courts, as well as in the federal district court for the district of New Jersey, bankruptcy, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. The selected candidate will serve as the lead counsel in the Fund's legal department and will handle jury trials with a concentration in the fields of collection and commercial law. In addition, the Deputy Director will oversee professional staff and their litigation, a field investigator as well as two internal investigators titled as administrative specialists. The Deputy Director will be required to travel for statewide court appearances and make presentations to judges to protect assets and appoint receivers.
Remote Work: The Judiciary currently offers a hybrid work schedule, and this position may qualify for up to 2 days of remote work outside of Judiciary buildings. To participate in this program, you will be required to have high speed home internet access.
Example of Duties
- Ensuring the efficient investigation and processing of all victim claims assigned to the candidate as well as those assigned to the staff attorneys.
- Make recommendations to the Director about the appropriate causes of action and proper course to follow in subrogation suits.
- Represent the Fund in all forums for recovery of money paid to victims.
- Maintain institutional awareness to advise the Director in matters of law and policy regarding the operation of the Fund.
- Serve as the representative of the Fund in its interactions with the bar and other associations and entities as appropriate as well as in the absence of the Director.
Graduation from an American Bar Association-approved law school and seven years of managerial experience, which shall have included responsibility for administrative operations; development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures; the practice of law as an attorney; and four years of supervision of professional staff.
License: Attorney-at-Law with a plenary license in the State of New Jersey and having Supreme Court Good Standing Status of Active.