Supervisor of Litigation

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Job location
217 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 Supervisor of Litigation 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.
• She/he will: develop training binders and materials for attorney staff, including but not limited to training materials, outlines, courses and schedules;
• Provide supervision to attorney staff, including review of written work product, case strategy and management;
• Supervise trial and appeals preparation, and case file management;
• Supervise Tenants’ Rights Meetings;
• Maintain a reduced individual caseload;
• respond to client, community and staff concerns;
• Training and mentoring attorney and non-legal staff;
• Assist with program planning needs and development;
• Foster and encourage teamwork and cross collaboration;
• Evaluate conflicting demands and prioritize workloads;
• Reinforce and maintain staff accountability;
• Assist with developing and maintaining community support and relationships with community based organizations, advocates, government agencies, elected officials, and the courts;
• participate in brief legal services;
• Attend community meetings as necessary, and staff and case strategy meetings;
• Conduct community education, training, and outreach and promote the work of the office; evaluate office needs and identify necessary resources to address the need;
• Other duties as needed or assigned.

Requirements: 

COMPETENCIES
• Excellent interpersonal skills;
• Demonstrated passion for social justice and commitment to working with low-income communities;
• Excellent legal research, writing and communication skills;
• 4-5 years of legal experience, with a minimum of 3 years 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;
• Prior supervisory experience highly desirable;
• Spanish-speaking highly desirable.
EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
• 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].

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Expiration date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018