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Staff Attorney

Company name

Queens Legal Services (QLS)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Jamaica, NY

Date Last Verified

Nov 20,2017

Posted on

Oct 04,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney- Housing Rights Project The candidate will join a vibrant practice serving low-income tenants throughout the borough. Will provides a wide range of legal advocacy and assistance on behalf of low-income tenants, including advice, community education and litigation in local, state and federal courts. Will be based in our Jamaica, Queens, office but have a significant daily presence in housing court. Will be expected to work closely with community-based organizations and conduct regular off-site intake with our partners, as well as periodic evening and weekend outreach. In particular, we seek a candidate with the following: A demonstrated passion for social justice and commitment to working with low-income communities and communities of color to advance equality. Should have experience in housing and/or related advocacy. Should have excellent analytical, writing, communication and time management skills. Should have fluency or strong working ability in Spanish or Bengali strongly preferred. Should have experience working with and within diverse communities.

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