Civil Practice Staff Attorney-H/ARP

Job Type

Full Time

Published

06/13/2018

Start Date

06/29/2018

Application Deadline

06/28/2018

Address

Headquarters: 199 Water Street
New York
NY
10038
United States

Description

The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice has an opening for a Staff Attorney in the HIV/AIDS Representation Project (H/ARP) to handle a diverse client case load. The Staff Attorney will be a member of a team of attorneys and paralegals who conduct off-site intake throughout New York City at various hospitals, health care centers, and community based organizations that provide services to persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A). The Staff Attorney will also be expected to participate in the Single-Stop Program and staff off-site intake.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES 

* Handle individual representation and advocacy in a variety of civil legal proceedings with an emphasis in housing, government, public benefits, family, and general civil law matters 

* Community outreach and education as well as policy advocacy for PLWH/As

* Conduct off-site intake throughout New York City at various hospitals, health care centers, and community based organizations that provide services to PLWH/As

* Conduct training and community outreach and provide education to individuals, local community-based organizations, and housing advocates 

* Policy advocacy on behalf of clients 

* Coordination and collaborative work with other groups and organizations 

* Promote the work of and represent the office, the Project, the Civil Practice, and Legal Aid in the community 

* Work with pro bono lawyers 

* Conduct off-site intake, including during evening hours


SECONDARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES 

* Other duties as assigned


Location

Manhattan - Civil Practice Harlem Community Law Offices


Requirements

* Minimum two years of experience as a litigator and/or experience working with a population impacted by chronic or critical illness 

* Experience in housing litigation desirable, but not required 

* Knowledge of family, public, and government benefits law desirable, but not required 

* Excellent written and oral advocacy skills 

* Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team and manage a high volume of cases 

* Demonstrated commitment and experience in public interest law and civil legal services 

* Ability to coordinate and collaborate successfully with other groups and organizations 

* Excellent organizational skills 

* Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable, but not required

* Admitted to NYS bar


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Only PDF documents will be accepted. If your document is not a PDF your application will not be processed. Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.


The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- Women, People of Color, Gays and Lesbians, Transgender People, Veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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