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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileLegal Fellow The Fellow will work on Latinos at Work (LAW) Workplace Justice Project addressing rampant workplace violations affecting low-income Latina/o workers in Long Island in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. Will provide an array of legal services targeting low-wage workers who have been victims of employment-related issues, such as: wage theft cases for immigrant workers involving unpaid or underpaid wages & tips, minimum & overtime wages, and prevailing wages; whistleblower and retaliation cases; workplace discrimination and harassment; workplace health and safety and workers’ compensation issues; paid sick leave; and complaints filed with the New York and United States Department of Labor and other governmental or law enforcement agencies. Under the direct supervision of the Deputy General Counsel, will provide legal services that include: brief advice and counsel; legal education; referral service; assistance in completing court and government agency complaint forms; representation in court and/or administrative proceedings; and representation in appeals or other complex matters. Will serve as a liaison to local community-based organizational partners, create bilingual legal information materials, and organize and conduct regular legal clinics and know-your-rights workshops. Will have the support and collaboration of members or legal team, including the Senior Legal Assistant who manages Intake hotline service; as well as the collaboration of our Communications Department to produce bilingual materials, handouts and event marketing to support the Fellow’s community engagement work.
Qualification and Experience
The Fellow must be a recent law graduate with a record of commitment to public interest and civil rights issues. Must have NY State Bar License and be in good standing in state and federal courts. Law graduates who have passed the New York Bar exam and are awaiting admission will be considered. Knowledge of constitutional law and civil rights issues and the ability to develop substantive knowledge as needed in new areas of focus within the broader civil rights/constitutional law umbrella. Should be energetic, self-motivated, and with high levels of emotional intelligence and empathy to work with vulnerable populations, mostly immigrants who suffer extreme workplace abuses; the Fellow possesses excellent interpersonal skills to develop bonds with the community and facilitate collaboration; is an optimist with the ability to work well independently and in teams; has ability to collaborate successfully with a broad and diverse range of communities and individuals; has strong organization skills; and, is able to manage several projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment. Bilingual Spanish/English is required.
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