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Published
February 9, 2024
Location
New York
Category
Legal  
Job Type

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HIRING FULL-TIME, PERMANENT IN-House ATTORNEYS I Bronx Homeless Nonprofit I $100K I 1 yr Member of the NY Bar I Purpose Driven Career I Excellent Litigation & Trial Experience

 

Summary:

The successful candidate will provide culturally sensitive services to low-income clients facing eviction by representing them in the Bronx County court. 

 

Responsibilities: 

The In House Staff Attorney is responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Provide clients with counseling and assisting to ensure maintenance of housing;
  • Handle a full caseload of full representation non-payment and holdover proceedings in Bronx Housing Court and the NYCHA part;
  • Handle litigation before administrative agencies as necessary, including NYCHA termination hearings, etc;
  • Conduct outreach, including facilitating educational workshops and trainings;
  • Represent tenants at trial;
  • Prepare legal agreements, documents, motions, orders to show cause, etc;
  • Judge the merits and spot the issues of court cases that we are assigned by the court, the Department of Social Services, or self-referred;
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law and social justice.

 

GENERAL:

  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and in-service trainings; 
  • Maintain current and accurate documentation, progress notes, and data tools both physically and electronically;
  • Maintain Confidentiality;
  • Maintain a professional appearance;
  • Time management and prioritization;
  • Interacting with other departmental staff;
  • Perform general clerical duties;
  • Develop and maintain good communication with other programs and units within the organization to facilitate inter-agency referrals;
  • Provide coverage for other areas as directed/needed;
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • J.D from an ABA Accredited Law School;
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience required; 
  • 2 +years of experience with trial experience is a plus;
  • Litigation experience;
  • Familiarity with New York City housing law and public benefits;
  • Ability to handle stress and work in a fast-paced, high volume environment;
  • Experience providing client representation and handling a case from intake to closing;
  • Strong team building skills and ability to work individually;
  • Professional ethics and integrity;
  • Excellent communication, research, organizational and writing skills;
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues;
  • Experience working with low income individuals;
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required;
  • Strong time management skills;
  • Maturity, integrity and sound judgment;
  • Strong time management skills;
  • Maturity, integrity and sound judgment.

 

Pay:$100,000.00 - $100,000.00

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