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Clinic Administrator

School of Law

Clinic Administrator

  • 533246
  • Morningside
  • School of Law
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jan 13 2023
  • Grade 10
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $58,500 - $65,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director of the Law Clinic, the incumbent is responsible for maintaining and improving Clinic technology website content; planning, executing, and coordinating Clinic litigation activities; supporting Clinical professors and performing other administrative tasks identified by the Associate Director of the Law Clinic, including programmatic assistance for faculty related to their nonclinical responsibilities as members of the law faculty.

At the Columbia Law Clinics, students work with real clients with real problems.  The goal of the Columbia Law School clinical program is to provide outstanding service to its clients while supporting students who are beginning the lifelong process of becoming thoughtful, responsible and reflective lawyers. Students -- working under the close supervision of their clinical professors -- take on the weighty responsibility of providing effective representation to a wide range of clients in important and often sensitive matters. The Clinic Technology Administrator will assist the Clinic Staff team with the functioning of the clinic, including scheduling, client relations, mailing duties, and preparing and printing briefs 


Litigation and Other responsibilities include (80%):

  • Organize/coordinate and assist with the preparation of court documents, correspondence and pleadings, mailing, serving and filing.

  • Maintain litigation and correspondence files (paper and electronic).

  • Manage case management systems, and research sites like Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw and court filing databases like PACER.

  • Provide administrative support to Clinic instructors and students, including ordering texts, preparing teaching materials, copyright clearance, and client correspondence mailings.

  • Perform other Clinic administrative tasks identified by the Associate Director of the Law Clinic and other related duties.

  • Perform Clinical administrative tasks identified by the Director of Clinical Programs as needed.

  • Technology responsibilities include (20%):

  • Manage and oversee the revision of clinic website materials, such as viewbook and other printed marketing materials; as well as the experiential learning common application and electronic invitations to prospective students.

  • Serve as the liaison between the Office of Communications to create and design programs, posters, and other materials related to the Clinics.

  • Provide information technology (IT) and audio visual (AV) assistance to Clinic faculty, staff, and students.

  • Stay informed about and adopts new technologies to improve Clinic IT and AV programs to assist Clinic faculty, staff, or students; and create training materials.

  • Collaborate effectively with the administrative staff of the Clinical program and the information technology staff of the law school to meet any other Clinic IT or AV needs.

  • 12. Edit the Columbia Law Clinic website and update it with relevant photos and information from Faculty and Staff.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, minimum of 2 years of relevant experience. Excellent organizational, management, computer, iMac and PC proficiency, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required. Excellent proofreading skills necessary. Flexibility in work hours is necessary, as is willingness to learn and implement new technologies. Must have the capacity to work independently, work effectively with large numbers of people, and have the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines. Familiarity with court rules and procedures and experience with case management systems will be helpful. Must be able to work with diverse constituencies and support an inclusive work environment

    Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

    Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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