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Posted by: Nancy Green - 3/10/2017
Job Expires: 4/30/2017
Staff Attorney

The Housing Unit represents tenants facing eviction and those who are terminated from or denied access to federally subsidized housing benefits. The staff attorney will represent clients in summary eviction proceedings and at administrative hearings before Public Housing Agencies to contest terminations and denials in federally subsidized housing programs.

 

Appellate work will be part of the practice, as will the opportunity to bring affirmative actions in State Supreme and Federal District Courts on behalf of clients under State and Federal anti-discrimination laws enacted to protect our clients' housing rights. The staff attorney will also provide advice and counsel to members of our client community, and will be asked to engage in community outreach. The staff attorney's duties will include maintaining client and case data, time records and statistical information in the office's computerized case management system.

 

Requirements: Nassau/Suffolk Law Services is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to low-income households. Applicants are expected to bring a commitment to the practice of civil rights for the client population we serve. Admission to the New York State Bar, or applicants who have passed the Bar Examination, awaiting admission, is necessary. Bilingual, Spanish and English, is a plus.   

 

SALARY: $50,250 D.O.E.

 

Interested people should submit resumes to:

 

            Michael Wigutow, Senior Staff Attorney

            NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.

            One Helen Keller Way, 5th Floor

            Hempstead, New York 11550

            mwigutow@nsls.legal

 

NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. PERSONS OF COLOR AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 
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