Job Details

Litigation - General Attorney in Brooklyn, NY

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Company name

Legal Aid Society of New York

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Brooklyn, NY

Date Last Verified

Sep 01,2017

Posted on

Aug 08,2017

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Civil Practice Supervising Attorney, Government Benefits Duties: Supervise, mentor, and train staff attorneys, paralegals, and volunteers. Represent clients in State and federal administrative and court proceedings. 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 fundraising for and development, implementation, and reporting of programs. Coordinate intake. 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. Evaluate conflicting demands and prioritize workload. Develop and maintain support and relationships with community-based organizations, advocates, government agencies, elected officials, and courts. Represent the Civil Practice and Legal Aid in the community. Conduct community education, training, and outreach, and promote the work of the office, the tax and consumer law practices, and the Civil Practice. Conduct off-site intake, including during evening hours as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Admission to the NYS Bar and federal courts (S.D.N.Y, E.D.N.Y., Second Circuit). 3+ years of legal practice preferred. Experience litigating in various forums, including State and federal courts. Capable of working in many different forums. Experience in government benefits strongly preferred. Excellent litigation skills and experience litigating individual and group cases. Excellent oral and written advocacy skills. Demonstrated commitment to and experience in public interest law, civil legal services, policy advocacy, administrative reform, and addressing fundamental issues of poverty and justice within a comprehensive civil legal services model of representation. Supervisory and management experience preferred. Demonstrated leadership ability. Grant-writing and fundraising experience. Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Commitment to exploring alternative approaches for legal practice. Ability to work in and value a collaborative team model. Pro bono, government, public service, and academic experience will be considered. Proficiency in languages other than English is desired.

Company info

Hiring Co-ordinator
Legal Aid Society of New York
120 Schermerhorn
Room 403E
Brooklyn, NY 11201