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Civil Practice Supervising Attorney, Housing Justice Program – Tenant Defense

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Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 27, 2021

Valid Through

Nov 09, 2021

Posted on

May 19, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Staten Island, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Real Estate
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Civil Practice Supervising Attorney, Housing Justice Program – Tenant Defense (Citywide)
Duties: Supervise staff attorneys, paralegals, and volunteers. Monitor and maintain a high standard of representation and client service. Collaborate and work closely with the Director of Housing Justice and the housing, benefits and grants management teams on all aspects of the citywide housing practice. Maintain a limited individual caseload. Develop impact and/or affirmative litigation. Assist with the implementation and reporting of programs. Coordinate intake. Provide oversight of pro bono initiatives within the office. Respond to client, community, and staff concerns. Analyze legal issues, develop legal strategy, and supervise the implementation of legal strategies. Prepare and submit necessary grant-reporting paperwork. Assist with planning and conducting citywide and statewide coalition meetings and task forces. Develop and maintain community support and relationships with community-based organizations, advocates, government agencies, elected officials, and the courts. Represent the Civil Practice and Legal Aid in the community. Conduct community education, training, and outreach and promote the work of the office, the Housing Practice, and the Civil Practice. Conduct off-site intake, including during evening hours as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Admission to the New York State Bar. 3+ years of legal practice preferred. Excellent litigation skills and experience litigating individual and group cases in various forums. Demonstrated commitment to addressing fundamental issues of poverty and justice within a comprehensive civil legal services model of representation. Knowledge in various practice areas within civil legal services practice. Excellent oral and written advocacy skills. Demonstrated commitment to and experience in public interest law and civil legal services. Demonstrated commitment to policy advocacy and administrative reform. Experience working with vulnerable populations, including but not limited to seniors. Supervisory, mentoring, and management experience preferred. Demonstrated leadership ability. Grant-writing and fundraising experience. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Commitment to exploring alternative approaches for legal practice. Ability to work in a collaborative team model. Pro bono, government, public service, and academic experience will be considered, but is not required. Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable, but not required.

Additional info

Ref #21-61. Send cover letter, resume and writing sample as a PDF.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid Society of New York
67 Targee Street
Staten Island, NY 10301

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