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ProfileStaff Attorney - Housing The candidate will litigate cases in housing court, administrative forums, and other state and federal courts on behalf of people facing eviction, and in affirmative cases challenging agencies and actors who threaten residents' ability to obtain and retain affordable housing. The work will involve developing expertise in housing court practice, housing programs and subsidies, and public benefits. Will be expected to perform community outreach and provide legal information, advice, and counsel, both in clinical and informal settings. Will also be expected to perform trainings to other advocates, tenant associations, community members, and community groups. Experience in housing, landlord/tenant and or related advocacy is preferred. Should have a commitment to public service and an understanding of the legal problems and needs of the poor. The ability to communicate effectively with a low-income client community is required. Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills are needed. Fluency in Spanish or another language commonly spoken in the communities served is strongly preferred. Anticipated Start Date: September 2018. An earlier start date may be available for candidates with 2+ years of experience in NYC eviction defense practice.
Job #: 23-2018. Send cover letter, resume, at least 1 recent writing sample and the names of 3 references with 'Bronx Housing Attorney Position' in the subject line. No phone calls.
Bronx Legal Services
579 Courtlandt Avenue,
New York City, NY 10451