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Posted by: The Legal Aid Society - 1/2/2018
Job Expires: 1/30/2018
Civil Practice Supervising Attorney H/ARP

The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice is seeking an experienced and talented lawyer with a deep commitment to public interest practice and policy to join a dedicated team of staff attorneys, paralegals, and support personnel as the Supervising Attorney of the HIV/AIDS Representation Project (HARP). The Supervising Attorney reports to the Attorney-in-Charge of the Harlem Community Law Office and will be primarily responsible for the smooth and effective running of the HIV/AIDS Representation Project (HARP). The Supervising Attorney will oversee off-site intake throughout New York City at various hospitals, health care centers, and community-based organizations that provide services to persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A). The Supervising Attorney will also coordinate some grant projects, be a mentor to and supervise experienced and new staff, and provide legal leadership in working with other staff to prioritize legal issues. The Supervising Attorney participates in Practice-wide management discussions and decision-making and is responsible for maintaining relationships with other stakeholders in the legal, court, and service communities.


* Supervise, mentor, and train staff attorneys, paralegals, and volunteers

* Client representation in State and federal administrative and court proceedings

* Monitor and maintain a high standard of representation and client service

* Maintain a reasonable individual caseload

* Develop impact and/or affirmative litigation

* Assist with the fundraising for and development, implementation, and reporting of programs

* Coordinate intake

* Respond to client, community, and staff concerns

* Evaluate office needs and identify necessary resources to address the needs

* Analyze legal issues, develop legal strategy, and supervise the implementation of legal strategies

* Prepare and submit necessary grant reporting paperwork

* Assist with planning and conducting citywide and statewide coalition meetings and task forces

* Foster and encourage teamwork and communication

* Reinforce and maintain staff accountability

* Evaluate conflicting demands and prioritize workload

* Develop and maintain community support and relationships with community-based organizations, advocates, government agencies, elected officials, and the courts

* Represent the Civil Practice and Legal Aid in the community

* Conduct community education, training, and outreach and promote the work of the office, the Project, and the Civil Practice

* Conduct off-site intake, including during evening hours as needed


* Other duties as assigned


Manhattan - Civil Practice Harlem Community Law Offices


* Admission to the NYS Bar and federal courts (S.D.N.Y., E.D.N.Y., Second Circuit )

* Minimum of three years of legal practice preferred

* Experience litigating in various forums, including State and federal courts

* Capable of working in many different forums

* Experience in government benefits strongly preferred

* Knowledge in various practice areas within civil legal services practice

* Excellent litigation skills and experience litigating individual and group cases

* Excellent oral and written advocacy skills

* Demonstrated commitment to and experience in public interest law, civil legal services, policy advocacy, administrative reform, and addressing fundamental issues of poverty and justice within a comprehensive civil legal services model of representation

* Supervisory and management experience preferred

* Demonstrated leadership ability

* Grant-writing and fundraising experience

* Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

* Commitment to exploring alternative approaches for legal practice

* Ability to work in a collaborative team model

* Pro bono, government, public service, and academic experience will be considered, but is not required

* Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable, but not required

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Only PDF documents will be accepted. If your document is not a PDF your application will not be processed. Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.

The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- Women, People of Color, Gays and Lesbians, Transgender People, Veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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