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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileStaff Attorney, Tenants' Rights Unit The candidate must be admitted attorneys or recent law school graduates who are passionate about public interest law and social justice and want to protect low-income tenants from eviction and homelessness. Handle a full caseload of full representation non-payment and holdover proceedings in Housing Court, which involves frequent motion practice, discovery and depositions, extensive communication with clients, intense negotiations with opposing counsel, and significant advocacy with outside agencies on behalf of clients. Handle litigation before administrative agencies as necessary, including NYCHA termination of tenancy proceedings, DHCR matters, and proceedings where clients’ Section 8 vouchers are being terminated. Participate in court-based intake and client and community outreach initiatives.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have admission to New York Bar (recent graduates who have completed housing internships while in law school will also be considered). Must have demonstrated commitment to public interest law and social justice. Should have excellent legal research and writing skills. Litigation experience is required. 1 year of experience representing tenants in NYC Housing Court is preferred. Fluency in Spanish, French, Russian, Haitian Creole, Bengali, or another foreign language prevalent in NYC is desired.
Requisition ID : 1091.. Send cover letter and resume.
New York Legal Assistance Group
450 West 33rd Street
New York City, NY 10001