Employment Opportunity for Public Interest Education and Public Benefits Law Attorney

Job Type

Full Time




Jersey City
New Jersey
United States


Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) has a challenging and rewarding position available in its Education and Public Benefits Law Unit for an attorney seeking to provide legal assistance to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society. The position is located in the Program’s Jersey City, New Jersey office, which is within easy commuting distance from NYC and Northern New Jersey via public transportation. The attorney will provide representation in a wide variety of Education and Public Benefits Law matters, including educational placement and discipline matters, Social Security, Medicaid, SSI Disability, Unemployment Insurance, General Assistance, and others. Prior Legal Services experience or a demonstrated commitment to legal assistance for the disadvantaged is preferred. Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are required. 

NNJLS is a non-profit public interest law firm with over 75 employees providing free legal services to low-income, senior and disabled residents of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS’s staff of highly experienced and dedicated attorneys provides a wide variety of civil legal assistance and advocacy for those most in need of legal representation such as victims of domestic violence, tenants facing unfair and arbitrary eviction, seniors victimized by unscrupulous creditors and clients facing many other types of legal matters. NNJLS is committed to the principal that all members of society should be treated equally and fairly by our civil justice system. NNJLS seeks dynamic advocates who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need.


All attorneys receive an attractive salary and fringe benefits package. NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans. Bilingual skills are preferred for some positions. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required


How To Apply


Submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position along with your salary requirements to: Human Resource Manager at HRNNJLS@LSNJ.org. For more information visit our website www.northeastnjlegalserives.org