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Staff Attorney – Housing Rights The candidate will help preserve decent and affordable housing for low income tenants, including families and single adults, through eviction defense, HP proceedings and affirmative litigation. Work in coalition with advocacy groups city- and state-wide on policy issues. Analyze and provide testimony on proposed housing-related legislation; works with tenant groups and community organizations, including conducting trainings; and communicates regularly with elected officials and the media. Conducting client intake; conducting legal research; drafting legal memoranda, advocacy letters and other legal papers; and litigating all phases of cases, including drafting pleadings, engaging in motion practice, conducting trials, and writing and arguing appeals. Conducting outreach to Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan communities, and training community and tenant groups on the rights of tenants and related housing and fair housing issues. Working with organizers and community leaders to develop and execute strategies to prevent tenant displacement. Staffing and conducting intake at off-site legal clinics (at community organizations, offices of elected officials, places of worship, sister organizations, in courts, and other places to accommodate clients). Inputting and maintaining detailed records in a case management system.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have admission to NYS Bar preferred. Minimum of one(1) year of litigation experience representing tenants in New York City, or with Section 8 and other subsidized housing preferred. Excellent research and writing skills. Ability to balance an active caseload and travel between the main office, possibly a satellite office, outreach sites and courts. Ability to staff clinics, attend tenants’ association meetings, and participate in other work-related events during evening hours from time to time.
Fluency in Spanish preferred.
Submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample by e-mail. Add "Housing Rights Staff Attorney” in the subject line.
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