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Staff Attorney, The Guardianship Project

Company name

Vera Institute of Justice

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Nov 26,2019

Valid Through

Mar 10,2020

Posted on

Feb 07,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Brooklyn, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney, The Guardianship Project
Duties: Drafting motions and other court papers. Appearing in court and administrative tribunals for conferences, hearings, and other proceedings. Representing clients and/or the agency in guardianship and collateral proceedings. Identifying clients’ legal issues as they arise and addressing them accordingly. Consulting with case managers and other staff as necessary to address issues facing clients. Preparing affirmations detailing services provided to clients. Assisting with preparation of court-mandated and funder-mandated reporting. Identifying legal and other issues relevant to guardianship and the populations we serve and strategizing with the Project team to address them. Representing the Project at relevant conferences and meetings to improve guardianship practices. Assisting with special projects as required.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree with New York State Bar admission or pending admission. Experience working with the elderly and/or people with disabilities desirable. Litigation experience is a plus. Strong interest in social justice for underserved populations. Ability to work with a diverse population. Strong written and oral communication skills. Creativity, flexibility, patience, and good sense of humor. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to work in a team environment. Must be willing to travel city-wide for appearances and hearings.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway
12th Floor
New York City, NY 10279

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