Job Details

Supervising Attorney

Company name

Veteran Advocacy Project (VAP)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 21,2018

Posted on

Aug 01,2018

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Supervising Attorney Responsibilities: Supervise at small team of attorneys and advocates representing veterans in civil legal matters; ensure staff training, professional development, day-to-day operations and workflow; provide feedback and guidance on legal strategy and case management; Represent a modified caseload of clients in housing court and administrative hearings; Conduct intake, training, and special events at partner organizations’ sites; Provide telephone and/or written advice to clients as needed; Research legal issues, with a focus on housing law, public benefits, and VA benefits; Work with the team on case strategies and integration of services to meet clients’ needs; Track client information in our database, prepare reports for grants/funding sources, attend team meetings as well as strategic meetings with the director, perform administrative tasks related to the work.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree and current membership in good standing of the New York State Bar; 4+ years of experience in legal services; Experience managing a team; a strong work ethic and ability to take initiative; ability to organize and prioritize as a leader in a collaborative effort, while ensuring each team member is heard; Demonstrated proficiency in legal research; excellent analytical and critical thinking skills; Efficient and meticulous attention to detail and deadlines; Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work with people living with mental illness, substance use disorders, and traumatic brain injury; A commitment to serving all clients, without regard to discharge status or criminal justice involvement.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Veteran Advocacy Project (VAP)
40 Rector Street, 9th Fl.
New York City, NY 10006

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