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Published
February 8, 2024
Location
New York
Category
Legal  
Job Type

Description

Job Title: Supervising Attorney 

Salary: $123,000 

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 supervising attorney experienced in landlord-tenant law to advance their mission of providing housing intervention and assistance services. The Supervising Attorney will supervise a team of staff attorneys. The Supervising Attorney holds a leadership role, he/she is responsible for training and mentoring the legal. The Supervising Attorney needs to have strong management skills, experience in conflict resolution, and provide culturally sensitive services to low-income families of the Bronx. The Staff Attorney represents clients facing eviction in the Bronx County Court House (Housing Court).  

Responsibilities include:  

  • Strong leadership and management skills with the ability to supervise a team of about eight attorneys;  
  • Train, supervise and mentor staff; 
  • Prepare staff attorneys for appearance for full representation non-payment and holdover proceedings in Bronx Housing Court and the NYCHA part and appear with them as necessary; 
  • Oversee a weekly high volume, court-based intake process for Universal Access; 
  • Conduct outreach, including facilitating educational workshops and trainings; 
  • Manage referrals made to our agency;  
  • Review and revise 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; 
  • Respond tactfully to client, community, and staff concerns; 
  • Create and maintain a professional work environment that fosters excellent legal outcomes, effective teamwork, and clear communication; 
  • Reinforce and maintain staff accountability; 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community-based organizations, government agencies, elected officials and the courts; 
  • Participate with HRA working groups and other meetings regarding Universal Access; 
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus. 

General: 

  • 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. 

Qualifications and Skills: 

  • An attorney in good standing in New York State with 3-5 years’ experience including trial experience; 
  • Admitted to New York Bar, 
  • Litigation experience; landlord-tenant experience 
  • Familiarity with New York City housing law and public benefits;  
  • Ability to handle stress and work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment; 
  • 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.   

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