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Deputy Director of Legal Services

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New York City Anti-Violence Project


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$85,000 - $9,500This is a senior-level, exempt position with a salary range of $80,000 – $95,000, depending on experience.

Title: Deputy Director of Legal Services

Department: Legal Services

Reports to: Director of Legal Services

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. AVP works to empower LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling, advocacy and legal representation.

AVP is currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary, and since its beginning has been at the forefront of defining and shaping a movement to address and prevent violence.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Deputy Director will report to and work closely with the Legal Director sharing responsibilities of supervision of the Department's attorneys, paralegals and legal interns, handling administrative and grant responsibilities and keeping a limited caseload. The Deputy Director will be responsible for helping to develop and implement a strategic vision for the Department's work and supervising attorneys on a range of litigation including representation in Family Court, Housing Court, administrative proceedings, and Immigration matters. Other duties include intake review, community education and outreach, professional training, strengthening partnerships with community groups, and direct client work. 

In addition to the qualifications below, the ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a strong interest in supervising a diverse legal team, providing a general law practice to LGBTQ and HIV affected survivors of violence, has a positive attitude and who leads with encouragement and enthusiasm.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

We seek an attorney admitted to the New York State Bar with:

  • A demonstrated passion for social, racial and LGBTQ justice and a commitment to working with LGBTQ communities to advance equity and end violence;
  • Excellent analytical, written, and communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to provide supportive and consistent supervision to attorneys, paralegals, and support staff in a fast paced and high-volume practice;
  • Minimum of 5 years of litigation experience with an emphasis on working with clients who have experienced violence, and experience training and supervising attorneys and legal staff;
  • Fluency or strong proficiency in Spanish (preferred);
  • Demonstrated expertise in Family Law, Immigration and/or Housing Law. Experience with legal name changes, Public Benefits and/or Estate Law a plus.

Title: Deputy Director of Legal Services

Department: Legal Services

Reports to: Director of Legal Services

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required

Benefits

Good benefits and working environment. This position is based in the AVP office in Manhattan, but is currently remote due to COVID-19. 

Good benefits and working environment. This position is based in the AVP office in Manhattan, but is currently remote due to COVID-19. 

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency or strong proficiency in Spanish (preferred)

Fluency or strong proficiency in Spanish (preferred)

Location

116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10038

How to Apply

Upload cover letter, resume, and writing sample as a single PDF to https://bit.ly/avpishiring by December 11, 2020.

No phone calls, please. Candidates will be notified if we are seeking an interview; because of the high volume of responses it will not be possible to respond to all inquiries.

AVP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses. 

Upload cover letter, resume, and writing sample as a single PDF to https://bit.ly/avpishiring by December 11, 2020.

No phone calls, please. Candidates will be notified if we are seeking an…

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