Staff Attorney - Consumer Debt/Bankruptcy - Public Interest

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $55,000
Maximum: $55,000
Details: 4% annual raise

Published

10/19/2018

Address

90-35 148th Street
Jamaica
NY

United States

Description

The Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. (QVLP) is a free legal assistance program sponsored by the Queens County Bar Association. QVLP, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, has been providing free legal assistance for civil law matters to low-income residents of Queens County since 1991, continuing the tradition of service to the community provided by the Queens County Bar Association since 1876. QVLP seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as a staff attorney concentrating in the areas of consumer debt and bankruptcy.  QVLP provides free legal assistance to low-income residents of Queens County in a number of areas of civil law including consumer debt, foreclosure prevention, landlord tenant, bankruptcy and family law. Staff attorneys will work with our pro bono volunteer lawyer panel in assisting applicants for free legal assistance and will be responsible for cases of their own, some involving litigation. Staff attorneys will participate in the CLARO-Queens consumer debt clinic providing free limited scope legal assistance to defendants in consumer debt cases in Queens Civil Court. Motion practice involving drafting opposition and reply papers will be an integral part of the work required for this position. In addition, this attorney may work with our foreclosure prevention staff attorneys in administering QVLP’s Queens Foreclosure Conference Project, assisting homeowners in seeking modifications of their mortgages and thus avoiding the loss of their homes. Staff attorneys will also assist with community outreach initiatives and training seminars for pro bono volunteers. 

Benefits

Subsidized health insurance (starting salary with individual policy would be 50K)

401K with company matching

Paid holidays and vacation

1 year commitment by applicant

Position funded for a minimum of 2 years

37.5hrs. / week -  Monday to Friday between the hours of 9-5

with possible evening hours 1 to 2 times a year.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bi-lingual Spanish or other language spoken by client community is desirable, but not required



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

MWeliky@QCBA.org

Please send resume and cover letter to MWeliky@QCBA.org including Job #001-2018 on subject line.

Please do not apply unless you have the requisite experience.

 

-     administrative experience  

-     Experience with consumer debt and bankruptcy

-     Strong legal writing, interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills

-     Proficient in use of computer software

-     Demonstrated commitment to and passion for the rights of low-income clients


      Must be admitted to the New York State Bar


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