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 - Civil
Position Description: 

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: 

Qualifications:
A successful candidate will have a minimum of two years of relevant experience; must be admitted 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. Spanish proficiency is strongly preferred. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply: 

To apply:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of references to: [email protected]. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Expiration date: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017