Details: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
40 Rector St.
The Veteran Advocacy Project (VAP) seeks applicants for a supervising attorney.
This position presents the opportunity to help shape the future of our veterans work. It also comes with the flexibility to focus on any number of areas of law at the individual's discretion.
VAP is partnered with VA hospitals, health clinics, and local veterans’ groups to reach veterans where they are. With a dedicated team of attorneys and advocates, VAP works tirelessly to tackle veterans’ legal challenges and connect clients to appropriate programs. Through these services, our project helps veterans and their families achieve the stability needed to regain their health and rebuild their lives.
The supervising attorney will coordinate staff advocacy to facilitate holistic services for clients. As a part of the management team, responsibilities will include setting case priorities, ensuring training and professional development for staff, and carrying a modified caseload.
Military experience or prior work with veterans is a plus.
- Supervise a very small team of attorneys and advocates representing veterans in civil legal matters; ensure staff training, professional development, day-to-day operations and workflow; provide feedback and guidance on legal strategy and case management;
- Represent a modified caseload of clients in housing court and administrative hearings;
- Conduct intake, training, and special events at partner organizations’ sites;
- Provide telephone and/or written advice to clients as needed;
- Research legal issues, with a focus on housing law, public benefits, and VA benefits;
- Work with the team on case strategies and integration of services to meet clients’ needs;
- Track client information in our database, assist with a small number of reports for grants/funding sources, attend team meetings as well as strategic meetings with the director, perform administrative tasks related to the work.
- JD and current membership in good standing of the New York State Bar;
- Minimum 3 years of experience in legal services;
- Experience managing a team; a strong work ethic and ability to take initiative; ability to organize and prioritize as a leader in a collaborative effort, while ensuring each team member is heard;
- Demonstrated proficiency in legal research; excellent analytical and critical thinking skills;
- Efficient and meticulous attention to detail and deadlines;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work with people living with mental illness, substance use disorders, and traumatic brain injury;
- A commitment to serving all clients, without regard to discharge status or criminal justice involvement.
generous benefits package, including health/dental, 401K, etc.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to email@example.com with “Supervising Attorney” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Urban Justice Center and the Veteran Advocacy Project are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.