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ProfileStaff 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 clientsâ€™ 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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Vera Institute of Justice
New York City, NY 10279