Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. NYLAG exists because wealth should not determine who has access to justice. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving individuals and families whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality. NYLAG goes to where the need is, providing services in more than 150 community sites (e.g. courts, hospitals, libraries) and on our Mobile Legal Help Center. During COVID-19, most of our services are virtual to keep our community safe. NYLAG’s staff of 300 impacted the lives of nearly 90,000 people last year.
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.
Values that guide us
The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has an immediate opening for a paralegal in the LGBTQ Law Project to support attorneys providing consultation, advocacy and representation on a wide array of civil legal matters, including family law matters, legal name and gender marker changes, housing and employment discrimination, immigration, wills and advance directives, and public benefits.
Duties and Responsibilities:
NYLAG seeks a motivated individual with a demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities and an interest in public interest law. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
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
Select one of three options.
1. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Excellent benefits.
Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free…