Legal Counsel/Government Relations Advocate
The candidate identifies legislation and other public policy issues that can impact Also serves as a liaison with legislative/government officials informing them of programs and advocacy efforts. This position coordinates efforts with other child welfare organizations to promote its public policy agenda; this includes serving as the Secretary of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children -New York (APSAC-NY) Publi... read more
Staff Attorney, Consumer And Economic Advocacy Program
Candidate will work to stop home foreclosures by monitoring the foreclosure process, assist homeowners in settlement conferences to renegotiate loan terms, analyze mortgages to establish defenses and counterclaims, provide protection against predatory lending practices in foreclosures proceedings, prepare pleadings for stay and discharge violations, conduct workshop and outreach events to educate communities on unfair... read more
Senior Policy Counsel or Assistant Policy Director.
The candidate will manage a docket designed to enhance rights and liberties when they come into contact with the criminal legal system, from arrest through confinement. Will implement a range of legal and policy strategies to this end, including technical research, legislative and agency lawyering, litigation and legal analysis, civic engagement and field organizing, coalition work, public education, and strategic commun... read more
Director, Disability Advocacy Project
Candidate will be responsible for working with staff to develop and implement a strategic vision for the Unit’s work. Will also devise creative, high impact advocacy strategies to address systemic barriers facing people with disabilities. Will supervise the Unit’s attorneys and paralegals on a range of litigation including administrative proceedings, appeals and affirmative litigation in State and Federal Court. Will also be respon...
Duties: Supervise case acceptance in at least one practice area. Maintain a limited caseload, including representation of eligible clients in various civil matters within one or more program priorities. Supervise case work for staff attorneys, staff paralegals, AmeriCorps members, interns and volunteers across various practice areas. Review and approve supervisee timekeeping and data entry. Maintain thorough and timely case and file management, includi...
Duties: Assist with identifying, developing and implementing legislative and policy reform strategies at the federal, state, and local levels, consistent with Policing Reform Campaign goals; Conduct policy and other forms of research in the areas of criminal justice and policing; Participate in and/or organize briefings with policymakers, including federal or state agency officials on the Campaign’s priorities; Assist with building and/or participating in ...
Director of Legal Compliance / Senior Counsel
Responsible for implementing / overseeing and/or coordinating the following: Nonprofit Corporate Compliance: develop and revise systems to monitor & oversee C3 / C4 / PAC compliance with relevant laws governing these nonprofit entities. This includes providing legal guidance & oversight on: classification of lobbying activities, classification of partisan political activity / electioneering, general C3-C4 compliance, and tax l... read more
Duties: Track and analyze legislation introduced in the State Legislature and before local governments across the state, including the City Council. Produce internal position papers and external bill memoranda based on research and analysis of state and local legislation and proposed rules and regulations that implicate civil rights and civil liberties; Draft, analyze, and edit legislation and regulations, as well as proposed amendments to bills and regulato... read more
Duties: Assistance and legal advocacy related to helping low-income people maintain their housing, housing subsidies and income supports. Providing representation in administrative hearing forums and the court system to challenge evictions, public housing and housing subsidy terminations, wrongful public benefit determinations and illegal housing practices. Client interviews and investigation. Represents clients zealously within the bounds of the Rules of Pr... read more