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.
New York Legal Assistance Group uses the power of the law to help New Yorkers experiencing poverty or in crisis combat economic, racial, and social injustice. We address emerging and urgent needs with comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving clients, whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality.
Values that guide us
As NYC’s Universal Access initiative continues to expand the right to counsel to all New Yorkers facing eviction in communities burdened by systemic socioeconomic barriers, NYLAG’s Tenants’ Rights Unit (“TRU”) has an exciting Supervising Attorney position in Queens to join two other Queens supervisors. We are looking for an experienced attorney with strong leadership and management skills who is passionate about asserting tenants’ rights and is ready to fight hard to defend our clients, who are primarily tenants of color threatened with eviction and displacement due to rapid development and gentrification. Our clients’ housing insecurity has only been exacerbated by the disparate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has profoundly affected Queens’ immigrant communities and other communities of color.
You will be joining a collaborative and collegial management team consisting of 12 Supervising Attorneys, two Associate Directors, and a Director, which works closely to shape the direction of the unit, strengthen and support its litigation and advocacy, develop trainings, coach and mentor staff, and identify systemic housing issues to raise the level of practice. The ideal candidate will have some supervisory and/or leadership experience as an attorney (or in another role) and extensive experience representing NYC tenants in non-payments, holdovers, and HP Actions.
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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.
☐ Entry Level
Salary: Candidates with four years of legal experience are eligible for the position of Associate Supervising Attorney, which currently has an annual salary of $86,771. Candidates with five or more years of legal experience are eligible for the position of Supervising Attorney, which currently starts at a salary of $94,810 with increases for each additional year of legal experience.
Benefits: Excellent benefits.
How to Apply: Please attach your cover letter and resume as a single PDF and name the file “Your Last Name, Your First Name NYLAG TRU Queens Supervising Attorney Application”
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…