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Staff Attorney - Housing Temporary - HUDSON VALLEY JUSTICE CENTER

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Legal Services of the Hudson Valley


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Published 23 days ago

December 1, 2020
November 30, 2020

Overview

The Hudson Valley Justice Center (HVJC) is a not-for-profit organization providing high quality direct civil legal services to immigrants so that they may achieve access to justice. Addressing the unmet civil legal needs of immigrants in Westchester County, HVJC provides comprehensive civil legal services including immigration, housing, public benefits, disability, employment, consumer, and family law. HVJC is an affiliate organization of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley with an office in White Plains. With the gap separating those who can and cannot afford legal representation widening each day, we work to ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, regardless of their ability to pay.

Position

HVJC has an immediate opening for a full-time temporary Staff Attorney in our Eviction Prevention Project. The attorney will serve low-income immigrant individuals and families with matters such as housing, immigration, consumer, and employment issues. This is a temporary one-year position. 

Duties of the Position: intakes and individual case work, litigation in state and federal courts, including appellate practice, and education and outreach efforts directed at community members, advocates and service providers. The person hired will also be expected to adhere to program and case handling standards, funder requirements, the highest professional standards, and be available as a resource to the community.

Requirements

  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar;
  • Two or more years of legal experience, including litigation, or its equivalent;
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • English/Spanish bilingual

Preferred

  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program;

Overview

The Hudson Valley Justice Center (HVJC) is a not-for-profit organization providing high quality direct civil legal services to immigrants so that they may achieve access to justice. Addressing the unmet civil legal needs of…

Details at a glance

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

Benefits

Salary: Competitive salary with excellent benefits.

Salary: Competitive salary with excellent benefits.

Location

19 Court Street Suite 400, White Plains, NY 10601

How to Apply

Please apply at our career center by following this link and provide a resume, writing sample and three references:

Hudson Valley Justice Center - Staff Attorney-Housing Temporary

The Hudson Valley Justice Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our employees’ differences. Applicants of diverse race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply. Our differences make us better.


Please apply at our career center by following this link and provide a resume, writing sample and three references:

Hudson Valley Justice Center - Staff Attorney-Housing…

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