The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an opening for an Attorney - Project Manager in the Labor and Employment Law Program (LEL) in the NYC Extension/Outreach Division.
The Project is part of the remedy in the Gonzalez v Pritzker class action case with the Census Bureau. The Project will provide educational information to African-American and Latino individuals who applied for positions with the 2010 Census and were sent a 30-day letter asking them to provide accurate information about their criminal records as a condition of being considered for employment. Cornell will acquire criminal records of class member respondents and educate them about their records and their legal rights, which may increase their employment opportunities.
The Project's staff of the Attorney-Project Manager and two Record Assistance Specialists (paralegals) will work directly with class members to provide them with individualized instruction on what their records say, what opportunities for remediation are available to them, what their legal rights in employment are, how to discuss their records with prospective employers, what legal resources are available to them, etc. Information to be developed will be provided via personal contact (in-person, telephone, Skype, etc.), in writing, and on our website via slides, presentations, videos, etc.
The Attorney is responsible for analyzing the criminal records of class respondents, triaging cases based on complexity, and developing and, with staff, delivering appropriate individualized instruction to each person via in-person, phone, and/or video conference meetings. Written materials will be prepared and distributed to each individual in the project.
The Attorney position is a non-tenure track academic term position with a three year initial appointment and reports directly to the Director of the Labor and Employment Law Program, who is an attorney (Project Director). The university title is Senior Extension Associate. The position may be reappointed on the basis of recommendations by the Project Director and Associate Dean, as well as available funding and work.
More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, http://www.ilr.cornell.edu.