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LSNYC seeks a highly accomplished and talented lawyer and manager to lead and oversee the day-to-day operations and activities of SILS. The Project Director will work in collaboration with citywide senior leadership, the staff, Board, and community partners to fight poverty and achieve racial, social and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers. The Project Director will also work closely with the SILS Advisory Board, which is comprised of State... read more
The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) is seeking a Legal Director for its TrialWatch initiative. The Legal Director will be responsible for legal aspects of TrialWatch and will play a critical role in helping to conceptualize and execute a strategy for scaling TrialWatch globally. The Legal Director, TrialWatch will also be responsible for overseeing other legal issues relating to the Foundation’s operations.
CFJ advocates for justice through accountability for ... read more
Worker Justice Policy Advocate
Duties: Support Workers’ Rights and Economic Justice policy work as a member of the organization’s Workers’ Rights Campaigns Team; Develop policy campaign infrastructure through a combination of the following activities (depending on skills and experience): collaboration with external and internal strategic researchers; drafting national campaign strategies and plans; training staff and leaders of affiliates and allies on policy and cam... read more
Civil Practice Supervising Attorney, Housing-related Government Benefits
RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise, mentor, and train staff attorneys, paralegal supervisors, and paralegal casehandlers. Participate in structural and strategical planning for the benefits work within the housing practice of their respective neighborhood office. Represent clients in state and federal administrative and court proceedings. Monitor and maintain a high standard of representation and client serv...
Civil Practice Staff Attorney-Housing
The candidate will be responsible for client representation and advocacy with city, state, and federal agencies and in court proceedings, administrative hearings, and affirmative litigation. Conduct regular courthouse-based and off-site intake, including during evening hours. Provide training, community outreach, and education to individuals, local community-based organizations, and housing advocates. Policy advocacy including advocacy...
Civil Practice Staff Attorney Housing Group Advocacy
DUTIES: Represent clients in city, state and federal court proceedings, administrative hearings and affirmative litigation. Provide representation and advocacy with local, state and federal agencies. Provide training, community outreach and education to individuals, local community-based organizations and housing advocates. Conduct policy advocacy on behalf of clients. Coordinate and collaborate with other groups and org...
Juvenile Rights Practice Assistant Attorney-in-Charge
Duties: Together with the Borough Attorney-in-Charge, provide legal and managerial leadership for the Juvenile Rights Practice in the assigned Trial Office. Provide direct supervision and training support to Juvenile and Adolescent Defender Practitioners. Monitor and maintain high standard of representation and client service. Respond to client, community and staff concerns. Evaluate office needs and identify necessary ...
Criminal Defense Practice Staff Attorney
The candidate will provide support to attorneys handling DNA matters, advance policy initiatives, and litigate systemic issues as needed. Developing litigation strategies to assist attorneys and clients in litigating forensic feature comparison methods such as fingerprints and firearms/toolmark comparisons. Maintain caseloads pertaining to matters where DNA evidence or other forensic feature comparison methods are involved and provi...
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Juvenile Rights Assistant Attorney-in-Charge, Child Welfare (Citywide)
DUTIES: Together with the Borough Attorney-in-Charge, provide legal and managerial leadership for the Juvenile Rights Practice in the assigned Trial Office. Provide direct supervision and training support to Child Welfare Practitioners. Monitor and maintain high standard of representation and client service. Respond to client, community and staff concerns. Evaluate office needs and identify necessary re...
Civil Practice Paralegal Casehandler - Housing
DUTIES: Interview clients, provide advice and direct assistance, and assess requests for services. Represent clients at administrative hearings. Work with Staff Attorneys to resolve the government benefits issues involved with housing practice cases. Draft affidavits on behalf of clients. Obtain rent arrears payments and ongoing rental assistance through FEPS relief. Handle a high volume of individual cases and respond to the ...
Criminal Defense Practice Paralegal I - Discovery Unit
The candidate will provide client services as a member of the Criminal Defense Practice's newly formed Discovery Unit. Will transform law practice in the criminal legal system by requiring prosecutors to disclose evidence to accused people and their defense attorneys. Process receipt of discovery materials from the prosecution including preserving materials and providing notice to assigned attorneys and staff. Process ...
Criminal Defense Practice Attorney-in-Charge, Special Litigation Unit
Duties: Responsible for developing and implementing a strategic vision that advances the mission of the unit; working with staff to develop potential cases, legal theories, and litigation strategies; developing and managing our litigation docket, engaging in public education and developing relationships with law firms, other legal organizations, community groups, and others to advance issues of mutual co...
Civil Practice Paralegal Supervisor - Housing
The candidate will be expected to take the lead in managing housing intake, coordinating work with the Grants and Contracts team, and developing new protocols and strategies to respond to changing needs for paralegal support and case handling in Housing Practice. Will ensure accountability and maintenance of practice standards. Develop and implement intake procedures and policies. Oversee and ensure collection and reporting of ...