Job Details

Housing Staff Attorney

Company name

Urban Justice Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 05,2018

Posted on

Feb 27,2018

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


New York City, NY
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Real Estate
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Housing Staff Attorney The candidate will provide direct legal representation to tenants in the area of landlord-tenant law, including civil proceedings in NYC Housing Court, affirmative litigation and New York City Housing Authority Administrative (NYCHA) hearings and appeals. Provide advice, counsel, and direct representation to clients in civil proceedings primarily in NYC housing courts on non-payment, holdover, HP Proceedings, and NYCHA administrative proceedings. Conduct legal intake and evaluate clients’ legal needs at SNP’s various legal clinics, including its Right to Counsel/Universal Access days at Bronx Housing Court. Provide training and technical assistance to community partners on topics related to landlord-tenant law. Must have admitted to the New York State Bar. Should preferably have 1+ year of litigation experience in landlord-tenant law. Excellent research, analytical, written, and oral communication skills are needed. Familiarity with New York City Housing Authority administrative hearings are preferred. Experience working with diverse populations is needed. Sound strategic judgment and the drive to originate and effectuate new campaigns is essential. A demonstrated passion for social justice and commitment to working with low-income communities and communities of color to advance equality is needed. Spanish fluency preferred The Safety Net Project is an equal opportunity employer is essential.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Urban Justice Center
123 William Street
16th Floor
New York City, NY 10038

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