Job Details

Staff Attorney Housing

Company name

Bronx Legal Services

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 06,2018

Posted on

Mar 14,2018

Location

Bronx, NY
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Real Estate
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Staff 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.

Additional info

Job #: 33-2018. 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.

Company info

Sylvia Figueroa
Bronx Legal Services
579 Courtlandt Avenue,
New York City, NY 10451
Phone: 718-993-6250
Fax: 718-993-8635

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