Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. NYLAG exists because wealth should not determine who has access to justice. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving individuals and families whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality. NYLAG goes to where the need is, providing services in more than 150 community sites (e.g. courts, hospitals, libraries) and on our Mobile Legal Help Center. During COVID-19, most of our services are virtual to keep our community safe. NYLAG’s staff of 300 impacted the lives of nearly 90,000 people last year.
NYLAG seeks a highly motivated attorney within NYLAG’s Domestic Violence Law Unit to provide representation, advice and counsel, and advocacy services to survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. The temporary staff attorney will provide representation and comprehensive legal advocacy to survivors of domestic violence on family and matrimonial cases (including orders of protection, contested and uncontested divorces, custody, visitation, child and spousal support, matters related to special immigrant juvenile status and some abuse/neglect proceedings), and domestic and gender-based violence based immigration matters (including VAWA self-petitions, battered spouse waivers, U-visas, T Visas, SIJS petitions, and applications to adjust status). The staff attorney will represent clients before multiple venues including Supreme, Family, and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, as well as USCIS. They may also assist and provide advice and representation in compensation claims based on their victimization, and appellate family and immigration law cases.
To be considered, send a cover letter and resume.
Employment type: Full Time
Professional Level: Professional
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Excellent benefits.
NYLAG’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
NYLAG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply.
The New York Legal Assistance Group is an equal opportunity employer; applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with experience and subject to funding limitations
Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free…