Job Details

Civil Practice Staff Attorney

Company name

Legal Aid Society of New York

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Valid Through

Aug 28,2019

Posted on

May 15,2019


Bronx, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Civil Practice Staff Attorney
The candidate will serve in the Disability Advocacy Project. Will represent clients who have been denied federal disability benefits and who have lost first-level administrative appeals through second-level administrative appeals to the Social Security Administration's Appeals Council and judicial review of final unsuccessful appeals in federal district courts. May also be responsible for representing clients in first-level administrative appeals before Administrative Law Judges. May be called upon to work with pro bono attorneys and to engage in other DAP activities and activities related to government benefits. Represent clients in city, state, and federal court proceedings, administrative proceedings, and in affirmative litigation. Train and engage in community outreach and education to individuals, local community-based organizations, and housing advocates. Engage in policy advocacy on behalf of clients. Coordinate and collaborate successfully with other groups and organizations. Represent the Civil Practice, the Disability Advocacy Project, and Society in the community. Work with pro bono lawyers. Conduct off-site intake, including during evening hours. Should have admission to the New York State Bar. Those applicants who have pending applications for NYS Bar admission or are sitting for the first scheduled NYC Bar exam following law school graduation will be considered. Experience in Social Security law preferred. Excellent written and oral advocacy skills are required. Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable.

Application Deadline: June 14, 2019.

Additional info

Ref. #: 19-94

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid Society of New York
1118 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451