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 - New York City
Street address: 
199 Water Street
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
ZIP: 
10038
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Subject to continued funding and staffing priorities, the Civil Practice has a Staff Attorney position in the HIV/AIDS Representation Project (H/ARP) to handle a diverse client case load. The attorney will be a member of a team of attorneys and paralegals who conduct off-site intake throughout New York City at various hospitals, health care centers and community based organizations that provide services to persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A). The Staff Attorney will also be expected to participate in the Single-Stop Program and staff off-site intake.

In this position, you will: handle individual representation and advocacy in a variety of civil legal proceedings with an emphasis in housing, government and public benefits, family and general civil law matters; community outreach and education as well as policy advocacy for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/As); conduct off-site intake throughout New York City at various hospitals, health care centers and community based organizations that provide services to persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/As); training, community outreach and education to individuals, local community-based organizations and housing advocates; policy advocacy on behalf of clients; coordination and collaborative work with other groups and organizations; represent the Civil Practice and Legal Aid in the community; conduct community education, training and outreach and promote the work of the office, the Project and the Civil Practice; work with pro bono lawyers; conduct off-site intake, including during evening hours; and other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 

The ideal candidate must have: experience in housing litigation desirable, but not required; knowledge of family, public and government benefits law desirable, but not required; excellent written and oral advocacy skills; the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team and manage a high volume of cases; demonstrated commitment 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; and admission to NYS practice is strongly preferred. Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable, but not required.

To apply: 

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 (http://www.legal-aid.org/questionnaire.html) and an Applicant Information Form (http://www.legal-aid.org/info_form.html) electronically in a single PDF document by 6/30/16 to: [email protected] and include the Job Reference Code: CIVIL-2016-024 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.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Monday, June 13, 2016
Expiration date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016