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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileStaff Attorney The candidate will represent clients in summary eviction proceedings and at administrative hearings before Public Housing Agencies to contest terminations and denials in federally subsidized housing programs. Appellate work will be part of the practice, as will the opportunity to bring affirmative actions in State Supreme and Federal District Courts on behalf of clients under State and Federal antidiscrimination laws enacted to protect clients’ housing rights. Will provide advice and counsel to members of client community, and will be asked to engage in community outreach. Will include maintaining client and case data, time records and statistical information in the office's computerized case management system.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Nassau/Suffolk Law Services is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to low-income households. Expected to bring a commitment to the practice of civil rights for the client population we serve. Admission to the New York State Bar, or applicants who have passed the Bar Examination, awaiting admission, is necessary. Bilingual, Spanish and English, is a plus.