Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Date Last Verified

Sep 14,2017

Posted on

Aug 30,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General
Civil Rights >> Civil Rights
Apply for this job
 
Your Email:
Upload Resume:

 
36 hits

Profile

Staff Attorney - Disability Rights The candidate will provide legal services and engage in individual and systemic representation and litigation. Provide individual and systemic legal representation to ensure protection of the rights of individuals with mental illness. Analyze existing cases as well as other matters to determine if they present systemic issues which may be appropriate for the agency to address, and, with the Program Director, formulate strategies for their prevention, reduction or elimination. Investigate allegations of abuse and neglect. Monitor state and private facilities and service providers for abuse, neglect and compliance with federal and state laws. Draft investigative and monitoring reports. Consult with professionals such as attorneys, physicians, psychologists, therapists, educators, and others to identify options and barriers for individuals and groups. Assist people with mental illness in advocacy and systems change efforts including law reform litigation. Support the agency projects and initiatives that foster self-advocacy, and coalition building. Participate on task forces, coalitions, and committees, and conduct training and outreach activities. Be a member in good standing of the State Bar or eligible to waive in from another jurisdiction required. 5+ years of legal experience representing clients required. Demonstrated interest and commitment to public interest law required. Litigation experience required. Excellent communication skills required. Public interest, civil rights, or disability law experience preferred. Experience working with diverse populations preferred. Systemic litigation experience - in state and/or federal court preferred. Knowledge of the Protection & Advocacy system preferred.

Company info

Apply Now

Similar Jobs:

Staff Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Staff Attorney - Disability Rights The candidate will provide legal services and engage in individual and systemic representation and litigation. Provide individual and systemic legal representation to ensure protection of the r...
Senior Counsel
Newark, NJ
Senior Counsel Duties: Manage and implement a program of strategic legal and policy advocacy to expand racial and social justice in New Jersey. Will report directly to the Institute’s President-CEO. Work in partnership with th...
Staff Attorney
Paterson, NJ
Staff Attorney The candidate will provide legal assistance to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society. Prior Legal Services experience or a demonstrated commitment to legal assistance for the disadvantaged is ess...
Staff Attorney - Public Benefits and LGBTQ The candidate will litigate cases in state and federal courts and in administrative forums on behalf of recipients of public benefits and members of the LGBTQ community. The work will in...
Staff Attorney, U.S. Litigation The candidate will report directly to the Litigation Director and will work closely with other attorneys in the U.S. Legal Program. Under the supervision of our Senior Counsel and Senior Staff Atto...