STAFF ATTORNEY

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary is determined by Legal Services NYC Collective Bargaining Agreement

Published

10/30/2018

Address

36 Richmond Terrace
Suite 205
Staten Island
New York
10301
United States

Description

*This position is at Staten Island Legal Services*


HOUSING ATTORNEY

STATEN ISLAND LEGAL SERVICES

 

Staten Island Legal Services (across the street from the ferry), is part of Legal Services NYC, the largest provider of free civil legal services in the nation. We are seeking a staff attorney to work in our Housing Unit assisting low-income tenants throughout the borough in avoiding displacement through a range of legal avenues. The attorney will litigate cases in housing court, administrative forums, and other state and federal courts on behalf of people facing eviction, and in affirmative cases challenging landlords, administrative agencies and other actors who threaten Staten Island residents’ ability to obtain and retain safe and affordable housing. The work will involve developing expertise in housing court practice, housing programs and subsidies, and public benefits. The attorney will have opportunities to conduct community outreach and to provide trainings to other advocates, tenant associations, community members and community organizations.


Requirements:

Ø Admission to NY Bar;

Ø A demonstrated commitment to working with low-income and diverse communities;

Ø Housing law and litigation experience strongly preferred;

Ø Superb analytical, writing and communication skills;

Ø Excellent organizational skills; and

Ø Fluency in Spanish preferred.


Salary determined by Collective Bargaining Agreement. Excellent benefit package.

Interested individuals should e-mail a resume, cover letter and writing sample to: silshiring@lsnyc.org.

*****Please write “SILS housing” in subject line.*****


Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls.


Staten Island Legal Services is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and people over the age of 40 are welcome and encouraged to apply. SILS is committed to race, gender and economic justice in our work and within our workplace. 

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Benefits

Excellent medical, pre-tax flexible benefits for medical, vision, dental and eligible child care reimbursement; and retirement plans and generous paid annual and sick leave days.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish preferred. 

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

E-mail a resume, cover letter and writing sample to: silshiring@lsnyc.org.


*****Please write “SILS housing” in subject line.*****

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls.


Position: Please read description for position requirements, responsibilities and expectations.


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