Staff Attorney

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Job location
417 Wyckoff Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11237
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Riseboro Community Partnership
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

RiseBoro Legal Empowerment and Assistance Program (LEAP), seeks a Staff Attorney to further LEAP’s mission of providing underserved low-income residents in Brooklyn with high quality, free legal services and assistance designed to preserve safe and affordable housing, and prevent needless homelessness by representing tenants facing illegal or unnecessary evictions, displacement, and tenant harassment. RiseBoro/LEAP is a uniquely holistic community based housing organization that provides clients with brief legal advice, full representation in housing court and other administrative agencies, tenant organizing, and tenants' rights workshops. He/she will:
• Provide client advice, referrals and representation in court and administrative proceedings;
• Provide motion practice in all phases of housing proceeding;
• Provide client advocacy with social service organizations, governmental agencies, and other third parties to obtain needed services, and benefits, as necessary
• Input and maintain accurate case file and tracking information;
• Conduct tenants' rights workshops;
• Attend community meetings and events;
• Attend staff and case strategy meetings.


 Have excellent interpersonal skills
 Demonstrated passion for social justice and commitment to working with low-income communities
 Have excellent legal research, writing and communication skills
 1-3 years of legal experience, with a minimum of 1 year in housing court
 Knowledge of Public Benefits/Entitlements highly desirable
 Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and opposing counsel
 Ability to work independently and collaborate with others as needed
 Spanish-speaking highly desirable
• Juris Doctor degree and Admission to New York State Bar

To apply: 

Please send your resume and cover letter with the subject line: Staff Attorney Position to: Kesha Jagdeo, Director of Empowerment Services, [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employer
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018