Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

The Bronx Defenders

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 10,2019

Valid Through

Dec 24,2019

Posted on

Jan 25,2019

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Bronx, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Family Law >> Family Law
Immigration >> Immigration
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Profile

Staff Attorney
Duties: Defending individuals navigating proceedings related to barriers to obtaining housing, eviction from housing, loss of employment licenses, correcting criminal record errors, loss of public and disability benefits, forfeiture of property and government misconduct. Collaborating with immigration, criminal and family defense attorneys, advocates and social workers to assess and address client needs. Representing individuals in negotiations, administrative and judicial proceedings and trials, with a particular concentration in housing, employment, public benefits and forfeiture proceedings. Participating in community training and public education.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Law graduates who will sit for the New York State Bar Exam in July, / admitted to practice in New York, with a minimum of 1-3 years of litigation experience. Experience working in and with racially and socioeconomically marginalized communities . Commitment to social justice, racial justice, and housing justice issues. Ability to think critically and quickly on their feet. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to work well independently and collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of lawyers and non-lawyers in criminal, immigration, and family practices. Excellent oral and written advocacy skills. Great interpersonal communication skills. Ability to speak Spanish proficiently.

Additional info

Job ID: 2018-1320. Send cover letter and resume.

Company info

Runa Rajagopal
Managing Director
The Bronx Defenders
360 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451

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