INTAKE PARALEGAL

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

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

Published

08/28/2018

Address

105 Court Street
Brooklyn
New York
11201
United States

Description

*This position is at Brooklyn Legal Services*


Project Description


Brooklyn Legal Services seek an intake paralegal to join our housing law practice. The position may be located in any of our four offices.


The Housing Law Unit preserves affordable housing for Brooklyn’s low-income communities through representation of low-income tenants in eviction proceedings, collaboration with community based organizations, and affirmative litigation to challenge abusive and discriminatory behaviors that displace low-income families and eliminate affordable housing. Recent affirmative cases and community projects include a Fair Housing case against a landlord with a record of harassing Black tenants, numerous cases which implicate the continued affordability of buildings that received tax breaks and incentives in the mid-80’s and were consequently subject to regulatory agreements for the last thirty years, and a coordinated litigation campaign to protect rent regulated tenants in buildings in foreclosure. We are looking for a candidate who is excited to work in a fast-paced environment and to use creative strategies and collaborations in the pursuit of justice. 


Brooklyn Legal Services’ housing practice seeks to preserve affordable housing for New York City’s low-income communities through representation of low-income tenants in Housing Court eviction proceedings, collaboration with community based organizations, and affirmative litigation in State and Federal courts. Our housing advocates work closely with other LSNYC practices, including government benefits and family law, to advance the rights of our clients.


Experience and Qualifications


The intake paralegal responsibilities will include conducting intake, gathering client information and coordinating follow-up services, providing legal guidance with the assistance of attorneys, and assisting case-handlers on client related matters.  Occasional evening and weekend intake may be required.    


Qualifications include:


·      A demonstrated passion for social justice and a commitment to working with low-income communities and communities of color to advance equity;

·      Excellent interviewing, writing, and communication skills;

·      Experience working with low-income people;

·      Excellent organizational skills;

·      Fluency or strong proficiency in a second language strongly preferred

·      Skill with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, internet research and a willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies. 


How to Apply


Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to bkhiring@sbls.org. Please write “Housing Intake Paralegal” in the subject line of the email. 


Salary and benefits are determined by the LS-NYC Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Legal Services NYC 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 strongly encouraged to apply.


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Benefits

Benefits include excellent health and dental insurance, an employer contribution to a pre-tax 403(b) pension plan, and generous leave time.  

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency or strong proficiency in a second language strongly preferred

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to bkhiring@sbls.org. Please write “Housing Intake Paralegal” in the subject line of the email.  


Position available: immediate; please review full job notice for required experience and qualifications.


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