Job Details

Pro Bono Fellowship

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Aug 16,2018

Posted on

Jul 26,2018

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required

Location

Newark, NJ
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Pro Bono Fellowship The Fellow will be a key member of the Firm’s thriving pro bono program in Newark, reporting directly to the Pro Bono Director and Office Managing Partner, and working closely with members of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Will focus on the rights and unmet legal needs of low-income tenants in Newark. Will use a variety of advocacy strategies to assist individuals facing eviction and/or living in substandard housing. Will: Represent tenants in housing court; speak publicly on issues related to housing rights; author articles on housing issues; conduct know-your-rights presentations; and train and partner with the Firm’s lawyers to provide pro bono services to low-income tenants in Newark in a variety of settings. Will work closely with community stakeholders and will have the opportunity to develop and implement new programs.

Qualification and Experience

The Fellow should be a motivated, public interest oriented lawyer who is committed to social justice and interested in addressing legal issues both in court and by attempting to influence public opinion through speaking and writing opportunities. will have 4+ years of experience, with 2+ years of experience representing tenants in eviction defense proceedings in New Jersey, and a strong connection and commitment to the City of Newark. Strong interpersonal skills, an interest in participating in speaking opportunities and writing for legal and general interest publications on social justice issues, and the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of audiences are necessary. Fluency in Spanish or another language commonly spoken in Newark is preferred.
Deadline: August 31, 2018.

Additional info

Send resume (up to 2 pages); Contact information for three professional references; Statement of Interest (1,500 words or less) addressing your interest in the position and responding to the following: What attracts to public interest law and, in particular, to practicing tenant-side housing law?; What experiences have working with low-income and/or marginalized communities and organizations?;Explain connection and commitment to the City of Newark. Explain what unique qualifications have to effectively serve low-income tenants in Newark. What interests most about this public service opportunity?

Company info

Christine Lydon
Director of Human Resources
McCarter & English, LLP.
100 Mulberry Street
Suite 4,
Newark, NJ 07102

Review:

"Solid Firm"

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Changing staff amongst the Senior attorneys would allow for more growth in knowledge and make up for the lack of advancement available.

Pros : This firm stands out for the fact that the Senior attorney like to give the new hires solid cases to work on. This shows a level of trust that is rare today.
Cons : Advancing in this firm is rare. The Senior associates like to make never-ending promises to keep their staff working on their cases.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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