The Unaccompanied Minors Program serves unaccompanied immigrant children who are detained temporarily by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in juvenile facilities in the lower Hudson Valley, Long Island, and New York City. The staff attorney will work with a team to provide services to children who are, or have been, in ORR detention. The position includes extensive contact with youth, including youth who have suffered abuse, abandonment, neglect, or other trauma. ... read more
Our legal team is seeking an Associate Attorney with excellent written and oral communication skills with 2+ years of immigration experience in family, removal defense, and litigation cases in Immigration court.
Represent clients at the Immigration Court on for Master and Individual hearings; adjustment of status, naturalization, and asylum interviews.
Remain current on federal and state laws, regulations, and practices affecting the compa... read more
STAFF ATTORNEY: To staff a new project providing a wide variety of legal services, including but not limited to: public benefits, housing, family law, employment law, debtor/creditor law, and civil post-conviction relief, to low-income clients who have previously been incarcerated. The purpose of the unit is to provide comprehensive services which, working with other relevant service providers and self-advocacy organizations, will assist our clients to re-enter societ... read more
Assistant Corporation Counsel
The candidate will perform basic legal tasks appropriate to their level of education and experience and, until admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, in a manner consistent with the Appellate Division practice orders. Depending upon the division to which they are assigned, they will draft briefs, pleadings and motions, perform legal research, take depositions, interview witnesses, draft contracts, draft legislation and make court and ad...
Responsibilities: Perform client intake and legal screening of clients at the Centers and on the weekly live helpline. Assess clients for pro bono placement. Provide advice and brief services to women who are proceeding pro se in family law and matrimonial law matters. Maintain a small caseload of uncontested divorce cases. May also handle occasional litigated matters, depending on capacity and workload. Mentor and support volunteer attorneys who are handlin...
Designated Felony Assistant Corporation Counsel
The candidate handle major cases in NYC Family Court in Bronx County. This includes firearms cases as well as burglaries, robberies, serious assaults and homicides. As part of the Raise the Age initiative, this attorney will be expected to handle removals from the Youth Part of the Superior Court for both juvenile and adolescent offenders, as well as designated felonies that originate in Family Court. Would be expected to par...
Staff Attorney, Family Defense Practice
Candidate will: Represent parents in Family Court who are respondents in Article 10 and Termination of Parental Rights proceedings, as part of interdisciplinary legal teams. Will also pursue interim appeals on behalf of clients. Providing clients with high quality legal defense, objectives of the teams include keeping children out of foster care, shortening lengths of stay for children in foster care, promoting quality visiting arran...
The candidate work for Legal Division – Family Court. Will be assigned a mentor in their division. Participate in a week-long orientation program (“The ABC's for ACCs”). Tort and Family Court attorneys have individualized classroom training in preparation for courtroom appearances. Most litigating ACCs will also be invited to participate in week-long civil trial advocacy program, designed specifically for the kind of cases handled by the office. ...
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Duties : Will advise and represent clients in all of our practice areas, and to appear in courts and administrative agencies in all five boroughs of NYC. Will also lead community presentations and legal clinics. Will report to the Assistant Director of Legal Services. To reach our ill or disabled clients, we go to them: often meeting in their homes, hospitals, and other locations throughout the city.
The candidate will supervise a team of highly trained firm volunteer Advocates. Will provide supportive and constructive guidance and oversight to volunteers in developing case assessments, case plans and advocacy strategies to ensure that children have their needs met while in foster care move out of foster care as quickly as possible. Provide direct case management and advocacy when volunteers are not available, or on cases requiring higher-level supp...
Orthodox Jewish Matrimonial Staff Attorney, Matrimonial/Economic Justice Project
Responsibilities: Represents Orthodox Jewish victims of domestic violence in Family and Supreme Court cases including: orders of protection, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, matrimonial matters, and enforcement actions; Provides legal assistance and consultations to pro se Orthodox Jewish litigants in matrimonial and family court matters; Recruits, mentors, trains and super...
Staff Attorney, Legal Hand
The candidate will work with the site manager to train and support community volunteers, serve as a resource to the volunteers who provide legal information and referrals, develop programs, and participate in community outreach events. Will also develop community legal resource workshops, and work closely with community-based organizations, faith-based networks and social service agencies to organize and lead programs in areas such housing, famil...
Duties: Work in the following areas: combating discrimination and unfair practices against women and caregivers, such as pregnancy & breastfeeding discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act violations, staffing our free legal helpline to assist low-wage workers, being part of a team working on impact litigation cases, drafting and disseminating public education materials, and conducting legal research.