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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Admission to the bar of the State of New York or eligible for admission. Must have relevant interest, experience, skills and commitment. Spanish language ability is a major plus; willingness, desire, and ability to attend evening tenant association and community meetings are required. Have experience working in housing court, or other relevant public interest litigation experience; the ideal candidate would have one to four years relevant litigation experience; Cultural competence demonstrated through present or past residence in, or employment at organizations serving, our clients’ communities. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and local organizations. Experience working with low-income tenant groups, community organizations and/or coalitions. Have excellent legal writing, litigation and advocacy skills. Have excellent interpersonal skills. Effective communication skills, including the ability to work with people in desperate crisis. Ability to work independently with strong motivation, to manage a high case load, track case data, meet deadlines, and to be flexible. Computer proficiency sufficient to independently review and generate materials relevant to the position as well as track client information in our database, prepare reports for grantors, attend meetings, and perform tasks related to the work such as timekeeping and case notes. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and local organizations. Will be viewed favorably: Fluency in Spanish or Polish. Experience in housing law practice. Demonstrated ability to publish articles effectively advocating on behalf of clients.
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Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
80 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207