Job Details

Supervising Attorney-Housing and Public Accommodations

Company name

New York City Commission On Human Rights

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Nov 06,2019

Valid Through

Feb 19,2020

Posted on

Aug 06,2019

Salary

USD 95000 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required

Location

Jamaica, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Supervising Attorney-Housing and Public Accommodations
Duties : Supervising LEB attorneys and other staff conducting interviews with members of the public alleging claims of housing and public accommodations discrimination under the NYCHRL and investigating those claims. Supervising LEB attorneys and other staff in the investigation of housing and public accommodations complaints of violations of the NYCHRL. Supervising LEB attorneys in negotiating resolutions of claims of housing and public accommodations discrimination and drafting conciliation agreements. Supervising LEB attorneys in the litigation of housing and public accommodations cases before the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings from discovery and trial through and including issuance of an Administrative Law Judge recommendation and issuance of Commission order. Maintaining personal caseload of housing and public accommodations cases under investigation and prosecution. Working with attorneys and other staff to ensure that information provided in the public complaint process is used to identify systemic discrimination and repeat violations that may warrant Commission-initiated investigations. Monitoring compliance with LEB policy and procedures including those relating to recordkeeping and to filing. Working with the Commission’s General Counsel and Deputy Commissioners on statistics and reports related to the agency’s reporting requirements as well as guidance on compliance with the NYCHRL. Collaborating with the Commission’s Community Relations Bureau to provide trainings and targeted community outreach programs and to engage in coordinated approaches to rooting out systemic discrimination. Representing the Commission at community events, speaking engagements, and at bar associations. Advising the Commissioner on proposed legislation and other policy matters. Other responsibilities assigned by the Commissioner to help effectively and efficiently run the LEB.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification : Should have Admission to the New York State Bar; and 4+ years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any Bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work.

Preferred Qualification : 5+ years of litigation experience in anti-discrimination law, employment law, housing law, or other civil rights-related areas. Experience conducting discovery, reviewing documents and taking deposition or trial testimony. Strong relationships with organizations and groups serving diverse communities in the City and five years’ experience working with some of the following people and communities: low-income tenants, recipients of public assistance, immigrants; people of color; people with limited English proficiency; people living with HIV/AIDS; lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people; people with disabilities; people with accommodations issues related to pregnancy, disability or religion; and people with criminal or arrest histories. Familiarity with the NYCHRL. Fluency in a language other than English, preferably one common in New York City.

Additional info

Job ID: 404196

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
New York City Commission On Human Rights
153-01 Jamaica Avenue,
Room 203
Jamaica, NY 11432

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