Civil Practice Investigator

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



Headquarters: 199 Water Street
New York
United States


The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice is seeking Investigators based in the Bronx Neighborhood Office. The Investigator will work closely with attorneys, social workers, paralegals, and other professional staff to serve clients and prospective clients.


* Investigate and take photographs and/or record videos of housing conditions

* Prepare written summaries of investigation results

* Serve subpoenas, processes, motions, and other legal documents

* Escort clients and staff throughout the community

* Testify in court

* Obtain and copy court and office documents and files

* Perform investigative research

* Perform field work during office hours as well as during irregular hours

* Act as a liaison between The Legal Aid Society, government agencies, and the courts

* Interview and assess witnesses and evidence 

* Utilize computer for word processing and work involving databases, the internet, and graphics 

* Assist in completing projects 

* Work on special projects as assigned


* Cover other Society offices in New York City as needed

* Other duties as assigned


Bronx - Civil Practice Neighborhood Office


* Associate's or Bachelor's degree or related long-term work experience

* Must have, or obtain, a Process Server License

* Ability to manage relationships and effectively communicate with staff, government agencies, and the courts

* Experience in and/or commitment to advocacy on behalf of low-income people is strongly desired

* Understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of clients with mental and physical impairments is required

* Experience assisting people in crisis is desirable

* Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Excellent computer and technology skills

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

* Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must have a valid driver's license as well as access to an automobile

* Familiarity with New York City neighborhoods

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 leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.

The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement