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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileStaff Attorney The candidate will work in legal department (which includes six attorneys, four paralegals, and support staff) and will: Participate in impact litigation and direct legal services across all of areas, with an initial focus on re-entry work, including: working with others to devise litigation strategies; conducting extensive legal research and drafting legal memoranda; engaging in informal advocacy and pre-litigation negotiations and settlements; assisting in each stage of litigation in federal and state courts; collaborating and working with co-counsel, other legal organizations, community based organizations, and those directly impacted; representing individuals in administrative proceedings; evaluating requests for legal assistance and investigating and developing potential cases; and participating in related communications activities; Conduct trainings and provide legal counsel to health and social service providers, government agencies, lawyers, and others working in the re-entry, HIV fields, and addiction fields; Develop print and web-based educational materials; Collaborate with other legal providers, advocacy groups, and directly impacted individuals by participating in task forces, coalitions, and committees, making presentations, and attending conferences, etc.; Oversee paralegals’, law students’, and support staff’s work on specified matters, including through “attorney on-call” duties; Participate in policy discussions to help shape policy agenda and limited policy advocacy related to litigation and legal services work; and Collaborate with staff in the legal, policy, communications, and development departments on issues related to mission. Should have J.D. and admission to New York State Bar (or candidate for admission) required. 1-2 years of litigation and/or legal services experience preferred; Familiarity with and passion for promoting re-entry and dismantling barriers to re-entry, seeking equitable practices for firm’s constituencies, ending mass arrest and incarceration policies, promoting a public health approach to addiction, securing and enforcing privacy rights, and interest in the broader aspects of systemic reform and its policy implications is essential. Experience in drafting pleadings, briefs, and/or handling discovery and document productions, etc. is preferred. Spanish language skills are preferred.
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Legal Action Center
225 Varick St
New York City, NY 10014