Housing Attorney

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Job location
331 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Street address: 
331 East 70th Street
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
ZIP: 
10021
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s expanding Legal Advocacy Department of 20 lawyers and legal advocates is seeking a Housing Attorney to join our growing team that provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and families on the East Side of Manhattan. The Housing Attorney will join our efforts to prevent tenant harassment and displacement throughout Manhattan. This is a wonderful opportunity for a dedicated public interest attorney to join an established community-based legal services program in a dynamic nonprofit organization.

The Housing Attorney will be an integral member of our Legal Advocacy Department, which provides comprehensive legal services in the areas of housing, health care, access to government benefits and advance directives to low income individuals on Manhattan’s East Side (14th Street to 143rd Street). Our team of lawyers and legal advocates represent individuals in court and administrative forums; assist individuals with securing critical income supports and entitlements; and provides advice, counseling, advocacy and referrals to clients as needed. We also conduct community education workshops for clients, staff members, community residents, pro bono attorneys, and social service providers.

The Housing Attorney will work on a variety of civil legal issues, with a particular focus on housing and government benefits. Responsibilities will include:

• Conducting client interviews and intake;
• Providing legal advice and information to low income individuals;
• Representing clients in judicial and administrative forums;
• Conducting community legal education workshops and working collaboratively with
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House staff and other social service providers;
• Supervising volunteers and legal interns; and
• Interfacing with our private law firm pro bono partners.

Requirements: 

A successful candidate must be admitted or pending admission to the New York Bar; have excellent oral advocacy, written, analytical, computer, and organizational skills; a demonstrated commitment to poverty law issues and social justice; and an understanding and sensitivity to the needs of our clients. Housing or other relevant social justice experience preferred. Spanish proficiency is strongly preferred. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply: 

A successful candidate must be admitted or pending admission to the New York Bar; have excellent oral advocacy, written, analytical, computer, and organizational skills; a demonstrated commitment to poverty law issues and social justice; and an understanding and sensitivity to the needs of our clients. Housing or other relevant social justice experience preferred. Spanish proficiency is strongly preferred. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Expiration date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017