Job Details

Staff Attorney, Housing Rights Project

Company name

Manhattan Legal Services, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

May 21, 2020

Valid Through

Sep 03, 2020

Posted on

Dec 04, 2019


New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Staff Attorney, Housing Rights Project
The candidate responsibilities include providing legal advice and counseling; case investigation; drafting legal documents; direct representation of clients in Housing and Supreme Court and administrative proceedings; filing affirmative litigation and appeals; and working closely with community-based organizations, as well as periodic evening and weekend outreach. Must have a J.D. from an accredited law school and excellent advocacy, litigation, analytic, writing, and leadership skills. All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to apply. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, conduct community outreach in low-income neighborhoods and demonstrate a commitment to social justice and working in low-income communities and communities of color to advance equity. Two positions require Spanish language proficiency; for the others, Spanish or Chinese language proficiency is preferred.

Additional info

Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Manhattan Legal Services, Inc.
55 West 125th Street,
10th Floor
New York City, NY 10027

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