Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. NYLAG exists because wealth should not determine who has access to justice. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving individuals and families whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality. NYLAG goes to where the need is, providing services in more than 150 community sites (e.g. courts, hospitals, libraries) and on our Mobile Legal Help Center. During COVID-19, most of our services are virtual to keep our community safe. NYLAG’s staff of 300 impacted the lives of nearly 90,000 people last year.
The Domestic Violence Law Unit at NYLAG has an immediate opening for a Supervising Attorney to provide supervision, mentorship, and training of attorneys, paralegals, interns, clinical students, and volunteers. NYLAG’s Domestic Violence Law Unit provides representation, advice and counsel, and advocacy services to survivors of domestic and gender-based violence in family and matrimonial litigation cases (including orders of protection, contested and uncontested divorces, custody, visitation, child and spousal support, and some abuse/neglect proceedings), and domestic violence based immigration matters (including VAWA self-petitions, battered spouse waivers, U-visas, T Visas, and applications to adjust status). We represent clients before multiple venues including Supreme, Family, and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, as well as USCIS. Staff may also assist and provide advice and/or representation in compensation claims based on an individual’s victimization, and appellate family and immigration law cases.
The Supervising Attorney will directly supervise a team of attorneys and paralegals, and may supervise other Unit staff on discrete cases or issues, as well. The Supervising Attorney will share in responsibilities for supervision of long-term volunteers, clinical students, interns, pro bono volunteers, and short term volunteers. Depending on interest and capacity, the Supervising Attorney may help co-teach and lead the Domestic Violence Clinical Center, a legal clinic for law school students in the New York and surrounding area.
The Supervising Attorney will carry a partial case load in all areas of Unit practice.
The Supervising Attorney will be a part of the Domestic Violence Law Unit management team and be involved in programmatic issues, development of trainings protocols, and policies, and will serve on substantive internal and external law and policy committees to further the mission and goals of DVLU and the communities we serve.
To be considered, send a cover letter and resume. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.
Employment type: Full Time
Professional Level: Supervisor, Professional
Salary Range: $73,046 - $86,914 plus a $10,000 differential (Commensurate with experience)
Benefits: Excellent benefits.
NYLAG’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
NYLAG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply.
The New York Legal Assistance Group is an equal opportunity employer; applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with experience and subject to funding limitations
Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free…