Staff Attorney

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Job location
199 Water Street
New York, NY 10038
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
The Legal Aid Society
Street address: 
199 Water Street
New York
New York
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice has Housing Staff Attorney positions available as part of several expanded or established initiatives.

The housing practice handles a broad range of individual and group tenant representation at the trial and appellate levels, including holdovers, nonpayment proceedings, administrative hearings, and affirmative litigation in State and federal courts. The Staff Attorney will also work with tenant associations, tenant organizers, community-based organizations, partner legal services agencies and pro bono attorneys, and conduct regular off-site intake for applicants for legal services.


The ideal candidate must have: admission to NYS Bar or pending admission; excellent written and oral advocacy skills; excellent organizational skills; the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team and manage a high volume of cases; demonstrated commitment to and experience in public interest law and civil legal services; the ability to coordinate and collaborate successfully with other groups and organizations; excellent organizational skills; proficiency in languages other than English is desirable, but not required.

To apply: 

The Legal Aid Society is reducing its carbon footprint and therefore paper applications are not accepted. All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, current writing sample, transcript, references, the Applicant Questionnaire ( and the Applicant Information Form ( electronically in a single PDF document by 3/31/16 to: [email protected] and include the Job Reference Code: CIVIL-2015-073 in all correspondence and in the subject line of your email. IF ONE OR MORE OF THE REQUIRED ITEMS ARE MISSING OR IF THE APPLICATION IS NOT IN A SINGLE PDF, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.


The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Women, People of Color, Gays and Lesbians, Transgender People, Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016