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Supervising Attorney

Bronx, NY
Full Time
07-21-2021
Practice Areas: Litigation Exp.: 2 - 5 Years
Description:
Summary:
The Supervising Attorney will supervise a team of staff attorneys and paralegals. The Supervising Attorney holds a leadership role, he/she will is responsible to train and mentor the legal. The Supervising Attorney needs to have strong management skills, experience in conflict resolution and provide culturally sensitive services to low income families of the Bronx. The Staff Attorney represents NAICA clients facing eviction in the Bronx County Court House (Housing Court).

Responsibilities:
  • The Supervising Attorney is responsible for, but not limited to:
  • Strong leadership and management skills with the ability to supervise a team of about eight attorneys and five paralegals;
  • Train, supervise and mentor staff;
  • Prepare staff attorneys and paralegals for appearance for full representation non-payment and holdover proceedings in Bronx Housing Court and the NYCHA part and appear with them as necessary
  • Oversee a weekly high volume, court based intake process for Universal Access;
  • Conduct outreach, including facilitating educational workshops and trainings;
  • Manage referrals made to our agency;
  • Review and revise 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;
  • Respond tactfully to client, community and staff concerns;
  • Create and maintain a professional work environment that fosters excellent legal outcomes, effective teamwork and clear communication;
  • Reinforce and maintain staff accountability;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community based organizations, government agencies, elected officials and the courts;
  • Participate with HRA working groups and other meetings regarding Universal Access;
  • 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

Qualifications and Skills:
  • An attorney in good standing in New York State with 2-5 years’ experience including trial experience
  • Admitted to New York Bar and Litigation experience
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus
  • Familiarity with New York City housing law and public benefits
  • Ability to handle stress and work in a fast-paced, high volume environment
  • Strong time management skills





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