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Posted by: Christa Ring - 6/19/2018
Job Expires: 7/30/2018
Staff Attorney

HUDSON VALLEY JUSTICE CENTER

Job Type: STAFF ATTORNEY- GENERAL PRACTICE
Schedule Type: Full-Time

Overview

 

The Hudson Valley Justice Center (HVJC) is a not-for-profit organization providing high quality direct civil legal services to immigrants so that they may achieve access to justice.  Addressing the unmet civil legal needs of immigrants in Westchester County, HVJC provides comprehensive civil legal services including immigration, housing, public benefits, disability, employment, consumer, and family law. HVJC is an affiliate organization of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley with an office in White Plains. With the gap separating those who can and cannot afford legal representation widening each day, we work to ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, regardless of their ability to pay

Position

HVJC has an immediate opening for a full time General Practice Staff Attorney to work on civil legal problems affecting immigrants' necessities of life.    The attorney will serve low-income immigrant individuals and families with matters such as housing, immigration, consumer, and employment issues.

Duties of the Position: intakes and individual case work, litigation in state and federal courts, including appellate practice, and education and outreach efforts directed at community members, advocates and service providers.  The person hired will also be expected to adhere to program and case handling standards, funder requirements, the highest professional standards, and be available as a resource to the community.

Requirements

  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar;

  • Two or more years of legal experience, including litigation, or its equivalent;

  • Excellent people skills;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders;

Preferred

  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program;

  • English/Spanish bilingual

Salary: Competitive salary with excellent benefits.

Please apply at our career center by following this link and provide a resume, writing sample and three references:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=f7851cad-0ee5-4966-a07d-95b3052624d4&jobId=84111&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

The Hudson Valley Justice Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our employees' differences.  Applicants of diverse race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.  Our differences make us better.

 
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