Senior Staff Attorney, Non-Citizen Client Project
The candidate will be reviewing pertinent criminal and immigration court client records to assess the immigration consequences of client convictions; Establishing and improving internal protocols for the office’s holistic representation of non-citizen clients; Providing support for and advice to other attorneys regarding the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and the general needs of our non-citizen clients;... read more
SENIOR STAFF ATTORNEY, REINVESTIGATION PROJECT
The candidate will advise clients as to all potential appellate options, and represent clients on direct appeal in the Appellate Division and the New York Court of Appeals, including case conferencing and strategy development, client communication and legal visits, brief drafting, oral argument, and leave applications; Represent clients in post-conviction matters in Bronx and New York County Supreme Courts, including researchi... read more
The candidate will staff our free NYC Financial Justice Hotline, through which we assist low-income New Yorkers harmed by discriminatory and abusive financial , Work on impact litigation that addresses systemic racial discrimination and wealth extraction by Wall Street banks, debt buyers, and other entities, Contribute to city- and state-wide coalitions and campaigns, including by conducting legal and policy research, and engaging interested hotline callers ... read more
The intern will assist staff attorneys in providing legal representation to clients on Social Security, public entitlements, housing, family, and other civil matters. Law students are considered.
The interns serve as paralegals and interview clients, give simple legal advice and draft pleadings under supervision of attorneys. Certified 3rd year students can appear in court. Intern duties include: legal research, observing court proceedings, interviewing witnesses, correspondence, trial practice, and drafting documents. 1Ls and 2Ls are considered.
The candidate will have direct responsibility for litigation on clean energy (including opposing natural gas and oil pipelines or intervening in utility petitions); environmental justice, clean air, water & open space matters.Responsibilities may include involvement in sustainable development issues. All of this work will be conducted in a collaborative public interest law office environment. Will report to EELC’s Executive Director and will work closely w...
Duties: Provide visionary and compassionate leadership and maintain a participatory and collaborative culture that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse and talented legal and support staff. Develop strategic plans and annual operating goals with the Legal Director and Board of Directors. Ensure staff accountability on progress toward goals and objectives. Serve as the primary liaison between the Board of Directors and staff. Develop overarching str...
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Duties: Under the general direction of the Division Director and the Deputy Director, the Legal Secretary will provide administrative and programmatic support through the coordination and administration of programs and projects under the discipline of the Immigration Services. Perform duties such as typing forms and correspondence using legal terminology. Responsible for preparing and submitting programmatic reports as required by funders or senior manageme...
The interns will work across the three pillars of work (economic mobility, criminal justice reform, or civic engagement), with close supervision and guidance from Institute attorneys. Will focus on research, writing, and policy analysis, with the opportunity to assist with legislative and policy advocacy, and the planning of meetings, conferences, and community events. Law students are considered.
The intern will be responsible for: legal research, observing court proceedings, interviewing witnesses, correspondence, trial practice, and drafting documents. Law Students will be considered.
Application Deadline: August
Community Justice Legal Assistant
Responsibilities: Participate in virtual (or in-person if COVID restrictions are lifted) immigration clinics to provide information to immigrant communities and assess eligibility for immigration relief. Meet with clients and determine eligibility for immigration status under immigration laws. Counsel clients regarding documentation needed to submit applications. Under supervision of the Supervising Attorney, prepare applications and suppo...
Duties: Conducting client intake, coordinating and staffing virtual and in-person legal clinics, recruiting, training and supporting pro bono attorneys, placing cases with volunteer attorneys, presenting legal seminars, managing client data and files, preparing reports, and conducting outreach in the community.
The candidate will provide comprehensive support for impact litigation , Respond to individuals who contact the LGBTQ & HIV Project for assistance; utilize and maintain intake database , Provide support to attorneys with client and witness interviews , Cite check, edit, proofread, format, produce and serve litigation documents, Collect and analyze social science and other research for use in litigation and policy presentations. Draft declarations and prepare de... read more
Marvin M. Karpatkin Fellowship, Racial Justice Program, Fall 2022
The Fellow, reporting to the Deputy Project Director, will be a core member of a collaborative, dedicated team working to advance the organization's racial justice work. Will conduct legal research and analysis and develop theories to support new litigation. Conduct factual investigation to identify policies and practices that can be challenged through litigation. Draft legal memoranda, pleadings, affidavits... read more
Director of Legal Services
The candidate reporting to one of Deputy Executive Directors, will lead a team of talented program directors who oversee the work of over 40 staff who focus primarily on the direct representation of refugees and other displaced people worldwide, mentoring pro bono teams of attorneys and students in direct representation, and other projects. Will provide direct supervision to the U.S. Legal Services Director, the Middle East Director, the Director... read more