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Posted by: The Legal Aid Society - 6/13/2018
Job Expires: 6/28/2018
Civil Practice Staff Attorney-H/ARP

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES 
* 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

SECONDARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES 
* Other duties as assigned

Location
Manhattan - Civil Practice Harlem Community Law Offices
Requirements

* 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.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us. 

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.

For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org .

 
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