Staff Attorney

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Job location
117 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
New Hampshire Legal Assistance
Street address: 
117 North State Street
City: 
Concord
State: 
New Hampshire
ZIP: 
03301
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Staff Attorney to handle energy and utility cases as well as other civil poverty law cases.

Position Responsibilities: Represent low-income clients primarily in the area of utilities law with some work on housing, and public benefits cases; participate in policy, legislative and rulemaking work; community engagement and education, including building partnerships with community action programs, low-income housing programs, local welfare departments, Public Utilities Commission; other legal work as assigned. Travel within the state will be necessary.
NHLA’s Background: Recognized nationally for our achievements, NHLA has a proud history of aggressive, creative advocacy for low-income and elderly clients in federal and state courts, as well as legislative and administrative forums. Because NHLA does not receive federal Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funding, we are not subject to LSC’s restrictions on lobbying, class action litigation or welfare reform work. NHLA’s resources are primarily focused on housing, health, income benefits, elder law, domestic violence, and public utilities. NHLA operates five branch law offices and a number of statewide projects. NHLA’s Energy and Utility Justice Project also represents non-profit clients in Public Utilities Commission proceedings.

Requirements: 

Position Qualifications: New Hampshire license or willingness to take the next scheduled bar examination, or eligibility for admission on motion. Strong oral and written communication skills and attention to detail; community engagement skills including commitment and ability to work with diverse groups of people, organizations, systems and multiple stakeholders; a team player who can work independently and demonstrate initiative. Preference is given to those demonstrating a commitment to civil rights, economic justice, and working with low-income people. Experience working with traditionally underserved populations a plus. Bilingual and bicultural also a plus.

To apply: 

Applications: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected]

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Notes: 
New Hampshire Legal Assistance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff. Bicultural/Bilingual, Minority, LGBTQ, individuals with disabilities, women and veterans are encouraged to apply. Salary/Benefits: Salary DOE. Excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, and law school loan assistance.
Salary range: 
DOE
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Expiration date: 
Friday, June 16, 2017