The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice has an opening for a Staff Attorney in the HIV/AIDS Representation Project (H/ARP) to handle a diverse client case load. The Staff Attorney will be a member of a team of attorneys and paralegals who conduct 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 Staff Attorney will also be expected to participate in the Single-Stop Program and staff off-site intake.
* Handle individual representation and advocacy in a variety of civil legal proceedings with an emphasis in housing, government, public benefits, family, and general civil law matters
* Community outreach and education as well as policy advocacy for PLWH/As
* Conduct off-site intake throughout New York City at various hospitals, health care centers, and community based organizations that provide services to PLWH/As
* Conduct training and community outreach and provide education to individuals, local community-based organizations, and housing advocates
* Policy advocacy on behalf of clients
* Coordination and collaborative work with other groups and organizations
* Promote the work of and represent the office, the Project, the Civil Practice, and Legal Aid in the community
* Work with pro bono lawyers
* Conduct off-site intake, including during evening hours
* Other duties as assigned
Manhattan - Civil Practice Harlem Community Law Offices
* Minimum two years of experience as a litigator and/or experience working with a population impacted by chronic or critical illness
* Experience in housing litigation desirable, but not required
* Knowledge of family, public, and government benefits law desirable, but not required
* Excellent written and oral advocacy skills
* Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team and manage a high volume of cases
* Demonstrated commitment and experience in public interest law and civil legal services
* Ability to coordinate and collaborate successfully with other groups and organizations
* Excellent organizational skills
* Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable, but not required
* Admitted to NYS bar
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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