Founded in 1990, the New York Legal Assistance Group provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers. The organization serves immigrants, seniors, the homebound, families facing foreclosure, renters facing eviction, low-income consumers, those in need of government assistance, children in need of special education, domestic violence victims, persons with disabilities, patients with chronic illness or disease, low-wage workers, low-income members of the LGBTQ community, Holocaust survivors, and others in need. The organization’s annual operating budget is over $30 million. Serving more than 87,000 New Yorkers annually, New York Legal Assistance Group maintains a paid staff of approximately 290, supported by 2,200 pro bono attorneys and other volunteers and interns. For more information, applicants are encouraged to visit www.nylag.org.
The New York Legal Assistance Group uses the power of the law to help New Yorkers in need combat social and economic injustice. We address emerging and urgent legal needs with comprehensive, free civil legal services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community education.
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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 available to supervise TRU’s work representing clients in NYCHA administrative proceedings. We are looking for an experienced attorney with strong leadership and management skills who is passionate about asserting tenants’ public housing rights, fighting hard to defend NYCHA tenants in termination of tenancy proceedings, and asserting claims on behalf of NYCHA tenants in administrative and judicial fora.
This position offers the right candidate the opportunity to develop a program for what Right to Counsel looks like at NYCHA’s hearing office and how other NYCHA matters, such as Article 78s, Remaining Family Member claims, Rent Grievances, and Section 8 termination proceedings fit into a holistic NYCHA representation model. In this role, you will supervise TRU attorneys and paralegals who are handling NYCHA administrative cases and coordinate with TRU’s management team to ensure coordinated representation in companion Housing Court cases.
You will be joining a collaborative and collegial management team consisting of 10 Supervising Attorneys, an Associate Director, and 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 NYCHA termination of tenancy proceedings, 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 $79,541.99. Candidates with five or more years of legal experience are eligible for the position of Supervising Attorney, which currently starts at a salary of $84,418.42 with increases for each additional year of 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 NYCHA Supervising Attorney Application”
Founded in 1990, the New York Legal Assistance Group provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers. The organization serves immigrants, seniors, the homebound, families facing foreclosure, renters facing…