Job Details

Paralegal Housing

Company name

Legal Services NYC.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Sep 24,2019

Valid Through

Jan 07,2020

Posted on

Aug 17,2019

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Bronx, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Paralegal, Housing
Responsibilities: Work in Housing Unit’s Tenants Rights Coalition (TRC) as part of a team working on anti-displacement advocacy work in the Bronx, focused on supporting Bronx communities facing significant housing needs in light of rapid and potentially disruptive neighborhood changes and gentrification. Work in a fast-paced environment with housing advocates focusing on preserving affordable housing for low-income communities through representation of tenants in group cases, Housing Court eviction proceedings, other litigation and advocacy, and collaboration with community based organizations. Will be expected to work closely with tenants, lawyers, tenant organizers, tenant associations and community partners. Regular evening outreach and occasional weekend outreach will be necessary. Will be involved in many aspects of the work of the TRC, including conducting community education and outreach at off-site locations, providing litigation support in multi-plaintiff cases, and researching and investigating slumlords. Will also assist in the administrative work of the TRC which includes screening tenants for eligibility for our services, coordinating follow-up services including appointments, referrals, drafting client correspondence as well as interpreting.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: College degree or equivalent experience preferred; Experience entering and tracking information in electronic formats and running reports; Experience working with diverse low-income communities; Excellent computer skills; Excellent interviewing, writing, and communication skills; Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Strong organizational skills; Experience with housing law or landlord/tenant issues is a plus; and Spanish language fluency is strongly preferred.

Additional info

Job #48_2019. Send a cover letter, resume, names of 3 references, and one recent writing sample.

Company info

Sandra Sanchez
Legal Services NYC.
349 East 149th St.
10th Floor
Bronx, NY 10451

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