Job Details

Director, Disability Advocacy Project

Company name

Brooklyn Legal Services

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 03, 2020

Valid Through

Dec 17, 2020

Posted on

Jul 02, 2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Profile

Director, Disability Advocacy Project
Candidate will be responsible for working with staff to develop and implement a strategic vision for the Unit’s work. Will also devise creative, high impact advocacy strategies to address systemic barriers facing people with disabilities. Will supervise the Unit’s attorneys and paralegals on a range of litigation including administrative proceedings, appeals and affirmative litigation in State and Federal Court. Will also be responsible for strengthening relationships with community partners and elected officials; addressing systemic disability issues; and handling administrative and grant responsibilities. Will be expected to work collaboratively with and provide leadership for city-wide disability rights practice.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: An attorney admitted to the New York State Bar with: A demonstrated passion for social justice and a commitment to working with low-income communities and communities of color to advance equity; Excellent analytical, written, and communication skills; Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to provide supportive and consistent supervision to a diverse team of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff in a fast paced and high-volume practice; 5+ years of litigation experience; Admission to the federal bar or ability to be admitted quickly; and Demonstrated expertise in disability law and policy, or experience with complex litigation.

Additional info

Job #70_2019. Send a cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Brooklyn Legal Services
105 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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