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Litigation - General/Commercial Attorney in Brooklyn, NY

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Posted on

Jun 11, 2021

Years of Experience

2-4 yrs required

Location

Brooklyn, NY, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Bilingual Staff Attorney, LEAP
Duties: Provide full-scope legal representation to community residents marginalized by poverty, including propounding and responding to discovery, conducting depositions, pre/post-trial motions, and trials; Represent tenants in administrative proceedings; Provide client advocacy with social service organizations, governmental agencies, and other third parties to obtain needed services, and benefits, as necessary; Provide clients with timely updates regarding any and all communications related to their cases and/or representation; Input and maintain accurate up-to-date case file and tracking information; Provide bilingual workshops to tenants and community residents on their housing rights; Attend community meetings and events; Attend staff and case strategy meetings; and, identify systemic problems that affect clients housing rights and address these challenges through affirmative litigation.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD degree and Admission to New York State Bar. 2-4 years of legal experience, with 1 year in housing court. Must be bilingual in English and Spanish, proficiency in writing in Spanish is strongly preferred. Have strong personal work ethic, and have the ability to organize and manage time efficiently, manage diverse activities, and meet critical deadlines with minimal supervision. Demonstrated passion for social justice and commitment to working with underserved communities. Have the ability to anticipate what needs to be done next. Display strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic and diverse team. Have excellent legal research, writing and communication skills. Ability to maintain an organized high volume case load. of Public Benefits/Entitlements highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and opposing counsel. Ability to work independently and collaborate with others as needed.

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