Staff Attorney – Legal- Tier 2

Company Details

Neighborhood Association

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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