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Min 2 yrs required
Oct 20, 2022
Feb 02, 2023
Sep 27, 2022
The candidate will provide direct representation to clients in family law matters in Family and Supreme Courts in all 5 boroughs. Conduct legal clinics at community based organizations. Staff the Legal Helpline with the Project’s other attorneys and project assistants. Advocate directly for clients with key stakeholders including but not limited to NYPD, District Attorney’s Office, Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), Human Resources Administration (HRA), and Division for Homeless Services (DHS). Conduct community-based trainings to potential clients. Co-counsel cases with project, Legal Center and probono attorneys. Supervise junior attorneys and law graduates on their legal cases. Refer clients to the appropriate in-house and external services and track the status of internal and external referrals. Foster and maintain relationships with community-based organizations (CBOs) that refer clients to the Helpline. Partner with the Director of Pro Bono Program in identifying cases that are suitable for representation by pro bono attorneys. Provide information regarding and assistance in completing Office of Victim Services crime victim compensation applications. Maintain accurate and updated records of current and potential clients in the agency’s electronic database; and Performing any other department or agency-related duties or special projects as directed by the Director and Deputy Director. Works closely with the Director and Deputy Director of the Center and all members of the Family Law Project, and other projects within the Legal Department. Should have a J.D. degree. Admission to the New York State Bar. Minimum of two years of relevant legal experience. Fluency in Spanish is required. Ability to work with diverse populations. Sensitivity to sexual exploitation, domestic violence, and other gender-related issues. Deep understanding of and ability to work well with people of diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Ability to multitask and prioritize. Strong ability to work independently. Excellent problem-solving skills. Excellent organizational skills. Strong communication skills; and Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Hiring CoordinatorSanctuary for FamiliesPO Box 1406Wall Street StationNew York City, NY 10268
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