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Supervising Attorney

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Mobilization for Justice | New York, NY
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Mobilization for Justice


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Published 13 days ago

Application Deadline

June 17, 2019

Salary

Commensurate with experience, with excellent fringe benefits.


Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services), a non-profit legal services organization that provides a wide range of free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers, is seeking a supervising attorney to lead a team of lawyers and paralegals that serves the legal needs of people with mental health disabilities, with the goal of preserving housing and ensuring that people receive the benefits to which they are entitled. The team represents people in various courts; works collectively with advocacy groups; and conducts trainings for the courts, hospitals, and community groups.

Responsibilities: 

  • Supervise attorneys and paralegals who handle a range of civil legal problems, including those related to housing and government benefits.
  • Work closely with community and hospital-based mental health providers, including those with whom MFJ has a medical-legal partnership.
  • Manage and report on government contracts and other grants. 
  • Addressing systemic problems through policy, advocacy and/or impact litigation is supported but not required.

Requirements: 

  • Litigation experience in state and/or federal court. 
  • Knowledge of housing law and/or government benefits.  
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills.  
  • Leadership, teambuilding, and mentoring skills.  
  • Highly organized with excellent time management skills.  

Salary: Commensurate with experience, with excellent fringe benefits.

Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services), a non-profit legal services organization that provides a wide range of free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers, is seeking a supervising attorney to lead a team of lawyers…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required

How To Apply

Applicants should submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to Kevin M. Cremin, transmitted by e-mail to kcremin@mfjlegal.org with “SUPERVISING ATTORNEY” in the subject line. We encourage all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how their background or experience might contribute to the diversity and perspective of our office. Please indicate where you saw this ad. Applications must be received by Monday, June 17, 2019. Early applications encouraged. No telephone calls please.

For further information about MFJ, please go to www.mobilizationforjustice.org.

MFJ IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. People of color, women, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are welcome and encouraged to apply. 

Applicants should submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to Kevin M. Cremin, transmitted by e-mail to kcremin@mfjlegal.org with “SUPERVISING ATTORNEY” in the subject line. We…

Location

100 William Street, New York, NY 10038
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