Staff Attorney (8 vacancies- 7 locations)

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Job location
745 Market St
Camden, NJ 08102
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
South Jersey Legal Services, Inc.
Street address: 
745 Market St
New Jersey
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

JOB TITLE: Staff Attorneys (8) – Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Cumberland/Salem, Monmouth (2) and Ocean County Offices.

SUPERVISOR: Managing Attorney


Under the direction of the Managing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides the highest quality of legal services to SJLS clients in a variety of poverty law matters. The Staff Attorney also acts as a liaison between SJLS and the local community groups and engages in community outreach, community legal education.


• Handle intake interviews;
• Provide direct representation to clients in a variety of legal matters, including but not limited to family, landlord/tenant, housing, consumer, public benefits, healthcare, employment and senior issues;
• Participate in group representation, where appropriate;
• Participate in staff and case acceptance meetings and program wide working groups;
• Work with the Managing Attorney, Director of Litigation and/or the Executive Director in planning, developing and litigating significant impact cases;
• Participate in community outreach and community legal education, clinics and seminars;
• Develop new ideas and methods to provide service to clients;
• Work with other staff as an effective member of the team;
• Assist in supervising paralegals, clerical workers and students;
• Other duties as assigned.


• Admission to the Bar of New Jersey preferred but not required. Must be a member of the Bar in any State or be eligible and willing to take the next available New Jersey Bar Exam;
• Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred;
• Ability to relate to low income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service.

To apply: 

Qualified applicants with an interest in these positions should send resume, writing sample and cover letter expressing interest in this position to: Brittani Morris, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Operations, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at [email protected]. EOE/AA Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer This posting is for 8 vacancies throughout our service area.
Submission deadline: 
Saturday, November 13, 2021