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Attorney - Legal Services

Bronx, NY
Part Time
08-01-2021
Practice Areas: Employment, Corporate, Real Estate, Regulatory, Insurance Job #: 2881 Exp.: 2+ Years
Description:
Bronx Works helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, Bronx Works strives for the highest ethical and performance standards and is guided by the belief that people are to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their present situation or past experiences.

Bronx Works seeking a candidates for a full-time Staff Attorney position to join our team. The legal team will provide in-house legal assistance to crime victims and survivors of domestic violence. This includes providing legal assistance and consultation as well as representing survivors in family court cases, and in applications for legal status under the Violence Against Women Act. The Staff Attorney will possess experience in at least one of those legal issue areas. Responsibilities will include developing legal strategies and setting case priorities; conducting intake and consultations; training and ongoing professional development of staff on crime victim services and the myriad legal needs of crime victims; carrying a caseload; outreach to underserved communities; coordinating schedules; managing grants to ensure that program goals and data reporting requirements are met; working with a variety of third-party stakeholders, including partner social service agencies.

Responsibilities
  • Review, revise and draft a wide variety of contracts and commercial leases under the supervision of the General Counsel.
  • Assist in the drafting, maintenance and communication of agency policies, such as in the areas of human resources/employment laws, compliance, and workplace safety.
  • Organize and maintain databases related to legal, compliance and risk management matters, such as related to lawsuits, leases, contracts and certificates of insurance.
  • Assist with litigation and claims, including by conducting interviews, reviewing documents, assembling discovery responses and participating in depositions and negotiations.
  • Conduct legal research regarding a relevant legal topics as needed, such as in the areas of employment law, contract, or lease, as well as regarding a wide variety of compliance issues, ranging from NYC building code regulations to Medicaid and HIPAA.
  • Oversee certain risk management functions, including helping to establish insurance criteria, policies and procedures regarding vendors and consultants and day-to-day management of the certificate of insurance program.
  • Review and respond to subpoenas from law enforcement and other city agencies.

Qualifications
  • Must have graduated from an accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the New York State Bar.
  • At least two years of relevant legal experience, such as in-house or government practice or practice in employment, corporate, real estate, regulatory or insurance law at a firm.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be highly attentive to detail, organized, and highly self-motivated, with ability to prioritize tasks and work efficiently and independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete activities/projects in a timely manner, on or before scheduled deadlines, with minimal errors.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other standard business technology.

Additional Details:
  • This is a part-time position (20 hours per week).
  • Possible to telecommute except when work requires presence in the office.

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to use a computer for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, walk, or sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to climb five flights of stairs, if required to conduct home visits and/or fieldwork.
  • Ability to bend and retrieve objects and/or documents.
  • Ability to travel in the boroughs of New York City and its adjacent counties via public transportation.
  • Ability to travel for a minimum of 1 mile within a reasonable amount of time and in all types of weather, including inclement weather, if required to conduct home visits and/or field work.





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