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Real Estate Attorney in Staten Island, NY

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 22, 2021

Posted on

May 21, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Staten Island, NY, United States
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Staff Attorney (Housing)
Duties: Provide direct legal representation and advice to the clients of Legal Services. Litigate cases in housing court, administrative forums, and other state courts on behalf of people facing eviction, and in affirmative cases challenging those who threaten residents’ ability to retain affordable housing. Regularly appear in court, persuasively advocate for clients, conduct interviews, draft motions, prepare for trial, and negotiate settlements.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree. Must be admitted to New York State Bar. Knowledge of, and experience in, landlord/tenant law preferred. Demonstrated commitment to poverty law and social justice work. Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills; ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment; excellent organizational skills. Ability to converse with clients in a language other than English preferred (Haitian/Creole, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, etc.).

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