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Litigation - General Attorney in Manhattan, NY

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Company name

New York Legal Assistance Group

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Manhattan, NY

Date Last Verified

Nov 20,2017

Posted on

Aug 18,2017

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Staff Attorney The candidate will defend tenants in nonpayment and holdover eviction proceedings in Housing Court, bring Housing Part actions to remedy uninhabitable living conditions, provide counsel in administrative proceedings before various State and City agencies, Supreme Court actions, appellate litigation, impact litigation, and other affirmative litigation. Will also work with tenant groups and community-based organizations to conduct trainings and outreach, and prevent tenant displacement. Staff and conduct client intake; Perform legal research, draft legal memoranda, advocacy letters, and other legal documents; Litigate all phases of housing court cases and administrative proceedings, including negotiating and drafting stipulations, drafting pleadings and motions, conducting discovery, depositions, trials, and briefing and arguing appeals; Conduct outreach in communities where tenants’ rights are threatened, and train community and tenant groups on tenants’ rights; Maintain detailed records in a case management system. Should have admission to the New York State bar. Must have 1+ year of litigation experience, preferably experience representing tenants in New York City Civil Court, Housing Part. Fluency in Spanish, Russian, Haitian-Creole, or Bengali preferred; and Background in organizing or strong ties to NYC low-income communities preferred.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1048

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
New York Legal Assistance Group
450 West 33rd Street
11th Floor
New York City, NY 10001