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Staff Attorney - Debt/Bankruptcy Unit

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DC 37 represents workers who care for the sick, the children, the elderly, maintain bridges, parks, roads and subways. staff the hospitals, schools, libraries, social service centers and city colleges, do clerical work, the maintenance work and the technical work that keep New York City running. Our state workers uphold rent regulations and serve as interpreters and reporters in the courts. United in District Council 37, we are a mighty and powerful force to be reckoned with. We're also part of AFSCME - the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees - with more than 1.6 million members nationwide. DC 37 is about improving our members lives on the job and in their communities. We believe social justice is a union issue. Through activism and coalition-building, DC 37 is reaching out in the communities of this city to fight tor a better future for our members and our children.

 Municipal Employees Legal Services (MELS) is a benefit which provides free legal services to employees and retirees covered under the Union's collective bargaining agreement. MELS is funded through employer contributions to DC 37's Health and Security Plan.

Debt/Bankruptcy Unit Staff Attorneys are part of a team of lawyers, social workers and legal assistants who represent clients in United States Bankruptcy Court and defend against foreclosure actions and creditor lawsuits in New York State and New York City Civil Courts.

Staff Attorneys have direct responsibility for all legal components of cases from the initial intake to the conclusion of the matter. Staff Attorneys are expected to become proficient in debtor defense, foreclosure defense and bankruptcy practice and work under the direction of a Supervising Attorney.

To apply forward a resume and cover letter to Bill Whalen, Director, MELS, 125 Barclay Street, New York, New York 10007, email wwhalen@dc37.net

DC 37 represents workers who care for the sick, the children, the elderly, maintain bridges, parks, roads and subways. staff the hospitals, schools, libraries, social service centers and city colleges, do clerical work, the maintenance work and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 31, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    December 15, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
Salary
USD $63,050 - USD $90,042
/ year

Benefits

defined benefit pension

major medical, hospitalization, dental

generous vacation benefit

defined benefit pension

major medical, hospitalization, dental

generous vacation benefit

Level of Language Proficiency

English

Bi-Lingual (Spanish) speakers encouraged to apply

English

Bi-Lingual (Spanish) speakers encouraged to apply

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
55 Water St, New York, NY 10041, USA
22nd Floor

How to Apply

Forward cover letter and resume to wwhalen@dc37.net

Forward cover letter and resume to wwhalen@dc37.net

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