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Fordham Law School - Attorney Emeritus Program Coordinator (AmeriCorps position)

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The Greater NYC Attorney Emeritus Program (AEP) Coordinator will coordinate a statewide pro bono legal assistance program that serves low-income New Yorkers. The AEP, sponsored by the NYS courts, is administered by Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice (FC), The FC places senior attorneys with legal services organizations that assist low-income NYers with unmet civil legal needs. Responsibilities include: developing program, evaluation and communications materials; developing and implementing volunteer recruitment, training, retention, coordination, and recognition strategies; planning events and outreach efforts; refinining data collection and tracking mechanisms. Ideal candidates have a desire to work collaboratively with a diverse staff and volunteers; strong organizational, writing, oral communication and technology skills; follow through on tasks; and attention to detail.


Member Duties:

Fordham Law School's Feerick Center for Social Justice (FC) works with law students, alumni, and a broad range of partners on anti-poverty efforts. FC jointly administers the NYS Attorney Emeritus Program (AEP) with the NYS court system. The AEP recruits senior volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono legal services to low-income NYers and matches them with approved legal services organizations. The VISTA will work to support the AEP in the Greater NYC area, and partner with a second FC AEP VISTA and an Upstate NY AEP VISTA. This position is a part of an 11-member VISTA cadre at FC and 3 other Project Sites. You will also have monthly check-ins with the FC senior staff, weekly program meetings with senior staff, monthly professional development workshops led by the VISTA Leader, and opportunities to attend NYC networking and training events. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone considering a career in the law, particularly public interest law.


Benefits:

Health Benefit, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Training, Unlimited Metrocard when in person, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend


Terms :

Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours Service Areas :

Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach .  Skills :

Leadership , Recruitment , Team Work , Public Speaking , Community Organization , Law , Non-Profit Management , General Skills , Computers/Technology , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Communications , Writing/Editing . 

The Greater NYC Attorney Emeritus Program (AEP) Coordinator will coordinate a statewide pro bono legal assistance program that serves low-income New Yorkers. The AEP, sponsored by the NYS courts, is administered by Fordham Law School’s…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    June 6, 2022
    9:00 AM EDT
    1:00 PM UTC
  • End Date
    June 5, 2023
    5:00 PM EDT
    9:00 PM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
33 West 60 Street, New York, NY 10032, United States
9th Fl.

How to Apply

All interested applicants must apply through the AmeriCorps portal via the link included above. For any additional questions, please reach out to the Center's VISTA Leader at vistaleader@fordham.edu.

All interested applicants must apply through the AmeriCorps portal via the link included above. For any additional questions, please reach out to the Center's VISTA Leader at…

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