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Staff Attorney - 1130 Grand Concourse

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BronxWorks
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The Bronx, NY
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Published 22 days ago

BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, we strive for the highest ethical and performance standards and is guided by the belief that people are to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their present situation or past experiences. 

 

BronxWorks seeking a candidate’s for a full-time Staff Attorney position to join our team. The legal team will provide in-house legal assistance to crime victims and survivors of domestic violence. This includes providing legal assistance and consultation as well as representing survivors in family court cases, and in applications for legal status under the Violence Against Women Act. The Staff Attorney will possess experience in at least one of those legal issue areas. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop legal strategies and setting case priorities;
  • Conduct intake and consultations;
  • Training and ongoing professional development of staff on crime victim services and the

myriad legal needs of crime victims;

  • Carrying a caseload
  • Outreach to underserved communities
  • Coordinating schedules
  • Managing grants to ensure that program goals and data reporting requirements are met
  • Working with a variety of third-party stakeholders, including partner social service agencies.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate. Admitted to practice law in New York and in good standing.
  • Experience working with survivors of trauma, immigrants and/or underserved communities is required. 
  • Legal advocacy and representation in family court including orders of protection, child support petitions and legal advocacy in cases of ACS involvement. 
  • Legal advocacy and representation with campus adjudication processes.
  • Legal advocacy and representation on immigration matters related the Violence Against Women Act.
  • Excellent oral advocacy, litigation and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and across issue area with diverse communities and institutions.
  • Fluency in another language commonly spoken in NYC is preferred.
  • Provide screening and referral to the immigration department for representation in a range of immigration-remedies including U, T, and other applications.
  • Work collaboratively with the program staff to ensure critical needs of survivors are appropriately addressed by coordinating intake process that will accommodate survivors who approach the program directly or through referrals from partner organizations.
  • Participate in the collection of accurate client services data.
  • Assist with other assigned tasks as needed.

 

BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, we strive for the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

BronxWorks offers a variety of benefits to full-time salaried employees as well as part-time salaried employees who work at least 20 hours per week year-round. Generous paid time off for personal, vacation, parental, and medical leave and a pension plan that is 100% employer paid.


We support all aspects of diversity, and in accordance with federal, state and local laws, does not discriminate unlawfully against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, national origin (including ancestry), predisposing genetic characteristic, race, sex, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation (including actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality), status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

BronxWorks offers a variety of benefits to full-time salaried employees as well as part-time salaried employees who work at least 20 hours per week year-round. Generous paid…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near The Bronx, NY
Associated Location
The Bronx, NY, USA

How to Apply

Apply for STAFF ATTORNEY - LS - 1130 GRAND CONCOURSE` using the link below: 

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=1b568ba3-8b35-4407-aa58-c406cde8fb17&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=402253&lang=en_US&source=CC4

Apply for STAFF ATTORNEY - LS - 1130 GRAND CONCOURSE` using the link below: 

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid…

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