STAFF ATTORNEY: To staff a new project providing a wide variety of legal services, including but not limited to: public benefits, housing, family law, employment law, debtor/creditor law, and civil post-conviction relief, to low-income clients who have previously been incarcerated. The purpose of the unit is to provide comprehensive services which, working with other relevant service providers and self-advocacy organizations, will assist our clients to re-enter society as equal members, to maintain housing and employment, and to re-establish family ties and responsibilities on a sustainable basis.
Duties will include all phases of representation from intake, advice and counsel, and informal advocacy through direct representation and appeal, as well as contact with parole and probation offices when necessary. Some community legal education is also expected.
SALARY: $50, 250 D.O.E.
START DATE: Immediate
REQUIREMENTS: Admission to the New York State Bar. Applicants who have passed the Bar and are awaiting admission will also be considered. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English will be viewed favorably. Demonstrated commitment to the goals and clients of the legal services program, as well as to the specific community to be served by this project.
Persons interested should submit resumes to:
Managing Attorney for Suffolk County
NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
1757 Veteran's Memorial Highway, Suite 50
Islandia, New York 11749
NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. PERSONS OF COLOR, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.