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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileEviction Prevention Attorney The candidate will join the Preserving Affordable Housing team, working for and in collaboration with an extraordinary coalition of neighborhood organizations throughout the city and their tenant and community organizers in order to preserve and expand affordable housing for lower income residents of those areas, in the face of the rising tide of gentrification and tenant displacement throughout their neighborhoods. The work will involve representing individuals and families in court and before administrative agencies with advocacy based on legal research, drafting documents, pleadings, motions, and briefs with knowledge of legal procedures to effectively counsel clients and insure the best possible outcome in each case. Admission to the Bar of the State of New York is required. Should have 2+ years of experience working in housing court or other relevant litigation experience. Must have excellent legal writing, litigation and advocacy skills. Effective communication skills, including the ability to work with people in desperate crisis is needed. Should have 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 administrative tasks related to the work, such as timekeeping and case notes. Experience in housing law practice is needed.
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
80 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207