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ProfileFellowship 2019 Fellows should have passion for achieving justice, advancing rights, and further empowering the lives of individuals with intellectual, developmental, or mental health disabilities. This fellowship provides the opportunity to join a statewide organization that works on systemic reform within NYS especially at the federal courts level. As the state designated P&A/CAP system for New York, advocates for the civil and legal rights for all New Yorkers with disabilities. The Fellow performs a wide range of duties, including the following: Analyze new and existing cases, as well as other matters, to determine if they present systemic issues which may be appropriate for company to address, and, with the Program Director, formulate strategies for their prevention, reduction or elimination; Act in accordance with identified Priorities and Goals of the Program; Consult with professionals such as attorneys, physicians, psychologists, therapists, educators, and others to identify options and barriers for individuals and groups; Maintain accurate, confidential files; Maintain accurate time records and client records, including accurate use of the client tracking database for company to meet its programmatic and fiscal responsibilities; Perform related tasks consistent with skills, abilities, and general responsibilities as required to support company, and other duties as assigned; Travel throughout New York State and outside of New York State as necessary to perform assigned job tasks.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have JD or law degree from an accredited law school or recent law school graduate sitting for the next available NY Bar exam. Preferred: Public interest, civil rights, or disability law experience; Experience working with diverse populations: Grant or other funding. Should have excellent communication skills. Must have relationship building skills. Should have strong organizational skills. Must have strong problem solving skills. Should have outstanding professionalism and ethical judgement.
Send resume of relevant experience; one (1) writing sample demonstrating issue analysis and legal writing skills; Preferably three (3) professional references with names and contact information.
Disability Rights New York
25 Chapel Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201