Job Details

Housing Staff Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 11, 2021

Valid Through

Sep 24, 2021

Posted on

Nov 28, 2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Bronx, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Housing Staff Attorney - Civil Action Practice
Responsibilities: Advising, supporting and defending individuals navigating housing court and other housing-related proceedings and to overcome to barriers to obtain housing. Staffing Housing Court intake to provide representation to tenants in Housing Court. Advising and representing our community walk-ins with housing problems. Working across disciplines by collaborating with immigration, criminal and family defense attorneys, advocates and social workers to assess and address client and community member needs. Representing individuals in negotiations, administrative and judicial proceedings and trials. Participating in community training and public education.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must be admitted to practice in New York or have a pending admission to practice in New York, and demonstrate. Experience working in and with racially and socioeconomically marginalized communities. Commitment to social justice, racial justice, and housing justice issues. Ability to think critically and quickly on their feet. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to work well independently and collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of lawyers and non-lawyers in criminal, immigration, and family practices. Excellent oral and written advocacy skills. Great interpersonal communication skills. Ability to speak Spanish proficiently is preferred (ie: ability to independently interview and communicate with clients).

Additional info

Job ID: 2019-1392

Company info

Runa Rajagopal
Managing Director
The Bronx Defenders
360 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451

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