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STAFF ATTORNEY, FULL TIME

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OVERVIEW: For more that 50 years, Nassau Suffolk Law Services (NSLS) has been providing free,

high quality legal counsel in civil matter when basic human needs are at stake including eviction

and foreclosure prevention, income maintenance, disability, elder law, healthcare, consumer

fraud and more. As the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services on Long Island, the

services support thousands of poor and low-income families and individuals who cannot afford an

attorney. With the gap separating those who can and cannot afford legal representation widening

each day, we work to ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, regardless of their ability to

pay. NSLS has a staff of nearly one hundred employees situated in three offices across Long Island.


JOB DESCRIPITION: NSLS is seeking two attorneys to represent low-income wage earners in a variety

       of income maintenance issues, including but not limited to unemployment insurance, disability

insurance, Earned Income Tax Credit, and possible Wage and Hour violations. Potential clients are

limited to those earning under 200% of the federal poverty level. The attorneys will be handling

matters from intake and informal advocacy through hearings, trials, and appeals, as necessitated by

the individual case. Participation in community legal education is also expected. Demonstrated

commitment to the needs of underserved populations and the goals of Legal Services is required.

Both admitted attorneys and recent law graduates, if eligible to practice under our Student Practice

Order will be considered

OVERVIEW: For more that 50 years, Nassau Suffolk Law Services (NSLS) has been providing free,

high quality legal counsel in civil matter when basic human needs are at stake including eviction

and foreclosure prevention, income maintenance…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    June 11, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 10, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$55,708 - $57,708DOE

Benefits

Medical, dental and life insurance available. Paid vacation, sick and personal leave.

Medical, dental and life insurance available. Paid vacation, sick and personal leave.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English will

be viewed favorable.

Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English will

be viewed favorable.

Location

On-site
1757 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Islandia, NY 11749, USA
Suite 50

How to Apply

Requirements: Admission to the New York State Bar, Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English will

be viewed favorable.


Persons interested should submit cover letter with their resume to:


                                                                   Victoria Osk, Executive Director

                                                                   1757 Veterans Highway, Suite 50

                                                                   Islandia, NY 11749-1535

                                                                           vosk@nsls.legal


     NASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE,       

     ACTION EMPLOYER. PEOPLE OF COLOR AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITITES, WOMEN AND LGBTQ

     ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 

Requirements: Admission to the New York State Bar, Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English will

be viewed favorable.


Persons interested should submit cover letter with…

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