Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

May 04, 2021

Valid Through

Aug 17, 2021

Posted on

Nov 28, 2019

Location

Bronx, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Profile

Staff Attorney
The candidate will be responsible for defending individuals navigating proceedings related to barriers to obtaining housing, eviction from housing, loss of employment licenses, correcting criminal record errors, loss of public and disability benefits, forfeiture of property and government misconduct. Collaborating with immigration, criminal and family defense attorneys, advocates and social workers to assess and address client needs. Representing individuals in negotiations, administrative and judicial proceedings and trials, with a particular concentration in housing, employment, public benefits and forfeiture proceedings. Participating in community training and public education.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must be law graduate who will sit for the New York State Bar Exam in July, or admitted to practice in New York, with litigation experience. Experience working in and with racially and socioeconomically marginalized communities is necessary. Excellent oral and written advocacy skills are needed. Ability to speak Spanish proficiently is preferred.

Additional info

Job ID 2019-1410. Send a cover letter and resume.

Company info

Runa Rajagopal
Managing Director
The Bronx Defenders
360 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451

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