Staff Attorney - Legal- Tier 2

Bronx, NY
Full Time
06-24-2021
Job #: 1106 Exp.: 2+ Years
Description:
Summary:
The successful candidate will provide culturally sensitive services to low income NAICA clients facing eviction by representing them in the Bronx County court.

Responsibilities:
The Staff Attorney is responsible for, but not limited to:
  • Provide clients with counseling and assisting to ensure the maintenance of housing
  • Handle a full caseload of full representation non-payment and holdover proceedings in Bronx Housing Court and the NYCHA part
  • Handle litigation before administrative agencies as necessary, including NYCHA termination hearings, etc
  • Conduct outreach, including facilitating educational workshops and training
  • Represent tenants at trial
  • Prepare legal agreements, documents, motions, orders to show cause, etc
  • Judge the merits and spot the issues of court cases that we are assigned by the court, the Department of Social Services, or self-referred
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law and social justice

Professional & Personal Qualifications
  • J.D from an ABA Accredited Law School
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience required
  • 4 +years of experience with trial experience is a plus
  • Litigation experience
  • Familiarity with New York City housing law and public benefits
  • Ability to handle stress and work in a fast-paced, high volume environment
  • Experience providing client representation and handling a case from intake to closing
  • Strong team-building skills and ability to work individually
  • Professional ethics and integrity
  • Excellent communication, research, organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues
  • Experience working with low-income individuals
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required
  • Strong time management skills
  • Maturity, integrity and sound judgment
  • Strong time management skills
  • Maturity, integrity and sound judgment

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