Nonprofit

Housing Project Supervising Attorney

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
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Published 4 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Education
J.D. Required
Experience Level
Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
USD $109,079 - $148,499 / year

Description

Supervising Attorney – Housing Rights


Mobilization for Justice (MFJ), a non-profit legal services organization that provides a wide range

of free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers, is seeking two supervising attorneys to

join a team of supervising attorneys who lead a team of lawyers and paralegals to preserve decent

and affordable housing for poor and working poor tenants, including single adults, families, and

seniors, through eviction defense, affirmative litigation, anti-harassment work and policy

advocacy. The team represents tenants in Manhattan, Bronx, and Brooklyn Housing Court, state

Supreme Court, federal court, and administrative proceedings. One supervising attorney will work

at MFJ’s Bronx office and one at MFJ’s Manhattan office.


MFJ’s mission is to achieve social justice, prioritizing the needs of people who are low-income,

disenfranchised or have disabilities. We do this by providing the highest quality direct civil legal

assistance, conducting community education, building partnerships, engaging in policy advocacy,

and bringing impact litigation. MFJ is a 150+ person staff comprised of attorneys, paralegals,

social workers, and support staff. It is a diverse, unionized, and collegial workplace where staff

share the organization’s mission to achieve social justice, prioritizing the needs of people who are

low-income, disenfranchised, or have disabilities.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Supervise work of attorneys and paralegals handling housing matters, including eviction

cases, HP actions, anti-harassment claims, among others, including ancillary government

benefits, in Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.

• Carry own docket of cases.

• Coordinate community outreach, trainings, and advocacy campaigns.

• Work closely with community groups and elected officials to serve the legal needs of their

constituents.

• Manage and report on grants.

• Work with management team to address general office needs and administrative tasks.


Requirements:

• Highly organized with excellent time management skills.

• Demonstrated expertise in landlord-tenant law.

• Five years of litigation experience in state and/or federal courts; experience with appellate

advocacy a plus.

• Excellent research, writing and editing skills.

• Knowledge of government benefits and other civil legal issues.

• Prior supervisory experience a plus.

• Language skills in Spanish or a Chinese dialect a plus.


Salary: With excellent fringe benefits, the salary range for this position is $109,079 to $148,499.


Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Elise Brown, Director of

Housing Litigation to ebrown@mfjlegal.org and recruitment@mfjlegal.org with “Housing

Supervisor” in the subject line. We encourage all applicants to include in their cover letter a

statement about how their background or experience might contribute to the diversity and

perspective of our office. Early applications are appreciated. Interviews will be conducted on a

rolling basis. No telephone inquiries please.


For information about Mobilization for Justice, please go to www.mobilizationforjustice.org.


MFJ IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. BIPOC, women, people with disabilities, and LBGTQIA+ candidates are encouraged to apply

Supervising Attorney – Housing Rights


Mobilization for Justice (MFJ), a non-profit legal services organization that provides a wide range

of free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers, is seeking two supervising attorneys to

join…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Elise Brown, Director of

Housing Litigation to ebrown@mfjlegal.org and recruitment@mfjlegal.org with “Housing

Supervisor” in the subject line. We encourage all applicants to include in their cover letter a

statement about how their background or experience might contribute to the diversity and

perspective of our office. Early applications are appreciated. Interviews will be conducted on a

rolling basis. No telephone inquiries please. 

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Elise Brown, Director of

Housing Litigation to ebrown@mfjlegal.org and recruitment@mfjlegal.org with “Housing…

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