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Litigation - General Attorney / Real Estate Attorney in Kew Gardens, NY

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Company name

Legal Aid Society of New York

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Real Estate
Litigation - General

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Kew Gardens, NY

Date Last Verified

Aug 19,2017

Posted on

Aug 01,2017

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Civil Practice Supervising Attorney, Housing Program The candidate will be responsible for the smooth and effective day-to-day operations of the Housing Program in the assigned office. Will also coordinate some grant projects, mentor and supervise staff, provide legal leadership, and prioritize legal issues. Participates in Practice-wide management discussions and decision-making and is responsible for maintaining relationships with other stakeholders in the legal, court, and service communities. Supervise staff attorneys, paralegals, and volunteers. Monitor and maintain a high standard of representation and client service. Maintain a reasonable individual caseload. Develop impact and/or affirmative litigation. Assist with the development, funding, implementation, and reporting of programs. Coordinate intake. Provide oversight of pro bono initiatives within the office. Respond to client, community, and staff concerns. Evaluate office needs and identify necessary resources to address the needs. Analyze legal issues, develop legal strategy, and supervise the implementation of legal strategies. Prepare and submit necessary grant reporting paperwork. Assist with planning and conducting citywide and statewide coalition meetings and task forces. Foster and encourage teamwork and communication. Reinforce and maintain staff accountability. Train and mentor staff. Evaluate conflicting demands and prioritize workload. Develop and maintain community support and relationships with community-based organizations, advocates, government agencies, elected officials, and the courts. Represent the Civil Practice in the community. Conduct community education, training, and outreach and promote the work of the office, the Housing Practice, and the Civil Practice and conduct off-site intake, including during evening hours as needed.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have 3+ years of legal practice. Admission to NYS Bar is essential. Excellent litigation skills and experience litigating individual and group cases in various forums, including State and federal courts are needed. Should have experience working with vulnerable populations, including but not limited to seniors. Supervisory, mentoring, and management experience preferred. Pro bono, government, public service, and academic experience will be considered. Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable.

Application deadline: August 31, 2017.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid Society of New York
120-46 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415