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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
ProfileAttorney The candidate will develop, manage and supervise company’s systemic litigation. Working with the Supervising & Staff Attorneys, ensure ongoing development of litigation on issues that impact the clients. Oversee all company’s impact litigation activities, including investigation, research, discovery, motion pictures, trial work, and appellate practice. Review pleadings, briefs, letters, presentations, and other attorney work products. Maintain an active caseload of representation of cases in the areas of housing, public benefits and health care. Develop and expand collaborations with partner organizations and private firms in Western New York and across the country on litigation and other systems change efforts. Assist the CEO in developing and implementing company’s priorities, including the development of litigation strategies, budgets and resource development. Support and supervise a team of experienced and newer attorneys. Ensure high-quality representation by attorneys through regular case review, advocacy skills training, and other quality assurance mechanisms. Ensure company’s legal work incorporates best practices. Contribute to the development and implementation of organization policies and procedures related to litigation, representation and related matters. Assist in setting targets for attorney’s fees in the annual budget and lead the company staff in meeting those targets.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a Juris Doctor from an accredited law school; licensed to practice law in New York. A minimum of 8 years practicing law. At least one(1) year of experience in providing direct supervision of attorneys engaged in litigation practice. Experience in some or all of the following: foreclosure defense, disability law, consumer law, and health law including, but not limited to Medicaid, Medicare, the Americans with Disability Act and/or other federal or state laws impacting our target populations. Have the commitment to enforcing and expanding the rights of low income persons across New York through individual and systemic litigation. Strong analytical and strategic skills and experience developing litigation. Exceptional skills in drafting complex briefs, pleadings and motions, conducting depositions, and trial work. Passion about litigation and the use of litigation to improve the lives of older persons, persons with low incomes and persons with disabilities.
Submit resume and cover letter expressing the interest in and qualifications for the position.
Center for Elder Law & Justice (CELJ)
438 Main Street,
Buffalo, NY 14202