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New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) seeks three Staff Attorneys:
1.Handle public benefits and housing cases for low-income residents of Coös County, NH.
2.Domestic Violence Advocacy Project in Coös County, NH.
3.Housing/Fair Housing cases in Portsmouth, NH.
Responsibilities: Represent low-income clients/tenants in housing law cases in court and in administrative hearings, represent low-income individuals in public benefits cases, such as food stamps, TANF, disability, and Medicaid. Workload may also include handling cases in other practice areas. Travel within the state and to national conferences will be necessary.
Background: Recognized nationally for our achievements, NHLA has a proud history of aggressive, creative advocacy for low-income and elderly clients in federal and state courts, as well as legislative and administrative forums. Because NHLA does not receive federal Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funding, we are not subject to LSC’s restrictions on lobbying, class action litigation or welfare reform work. NHLA’s resources are primarily focused on housing, health, income benefits, elder law, domestic violence, and public utilities. NHLA operates five branch law offices and a number of statewide projects. NHLA’s Fair Housing Project has been in operation for over 20 years representing clients who have been victimized by discrimination as well as providing fair housing training and systemic advocacy.
Qualifications: New Hampshire license or willingness to take the next scheduled bar examination, or eligibility for admission on motion. Strong oral and written communication and community outreach skills; a team player who can also work independently. Must be detail-oriented and demonstrate initiative. Preference is given to those demonstrating a commitment to civil rights, economic justice and working with low-income people. Knowledge of housing, fair housing, and or public benefits law a plus. Bilingual/bicultural a plus.
Salary/Benefits: Salary DOE. Excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, and law school loan assistance.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Applications: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
Donna Giddings, Administrative Assistant
New Hampshire Legal Assistance
117 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but applicants are encouraged to submit applications by October 15, 2018.
New Hampshire Legal Assistance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff. Bicultural/Bilingual, minority, LGBTQ, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans are encouraged to apply.