Job Details

Government Benefits Attorney

Company name

Manhattan Legal Services, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jan 12,2019

Valid Through

Apr 27,2019

Posted on

Jan 11,2019


New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Government Benefits Attorney
Duties: While representing low-income clients in various public benefits matters, will also work to continue to grow our public benefits practice, provide community education, and engage in public policy advocacy on public benefit issues. Will participate in our many workgroups focused on making institutional changes in agency practice that better serve benefits recipients in City and collaborate with other benefits units to initiate and continue systemic positive change. Interviewing clients, providing legal advice and counseling, case investigation, drafting legal documents, direct representation of clients in administrative proceedings, Civil
Court, Supreme Court and federal court, as well as working with community groups to coordinate and engage in outreach and education. Will be responsible for public policy advocacy.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must have a JD Degree from an accredited law school, excellent advocacy, litigation, writing and leadership skills, and be able to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and conduct community outreach in low-income neighborhoods. Demonstrated commitment to public interest law required. Two years of public interest lawyering in benefits required. Fluency or professional proficiency in Spanish or Chinese preferred but not required. Salary is determined by a collective bargaining agreement based on year of graduation.

Additional info

Job #69_2018. Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Manhattan Legal Services, Inc.
55 West 125th Street,
10th Floor
New York City, NY 10027
Fax: 212-348-4093

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