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Published
May 17, 2024
Location
New York
Category
Legal  
Job Type

Description

Job Title: Staff Attorney 

Salary: $85,000

Schedule:

  • Hybrid
  • At least one day on-site
  • All court appearances in person (mandatory)

Location: Bronx, NY

Summary: 

Our client, a prominent Bronx-based nonprofit organization, is seeking a Staff Attorney to advance their mission of providing housing intervention and assistance services. The successful candidate will provide culturally sensitive services to low-income clients facing eviction by representing them in the Bronx County court.  

Responsibilities include:  

  • Provide clients with counseling and assisting to ensure maintenance of housing; 
  • Handle a full caseload of full representation non-payment and holdover proceedings in court; 
  • Handle litigation before administrative agencies as necessary, including 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: 

  • Passed the Bar exam and admitted to practice law in New York 
  • Awaiting bar admission or recently admitted attorneys will be considered; 
  • Experience is not required but is a plus; 
  • 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 is a plus; 
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required; 
  • Strong time management skills; 
  • Maturity, integrity, and sound judgment; 

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), marital or familial status, age, physical or mental disability, perceived disability, citizenship status, service in the uniformed services, genetic information, height, weight, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Applications from members of minority groups and women are encouraged.   

 

Pay:$0.00 - $85,000.00

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