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Posted by: The Legal Aid Society - 3/8/2019
Job Expires: 3/19/2019
Civil Practice Supervising Attorney-Employment Law Unit
The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice has one Supervising Attorney position available in the Employment Law Unit. The Employment Law Unit represents low-wage and unemployed workers on a wide range of employment-related problems including unpaid wages, minimum and overtime wage violations, unemployment insurance, discrimination, and FMLA violations. It works closely with numerous community-based organizations that serve immigrant and low- wage workers.
* Supervise staff attorneys, paralegals and volunteers
* 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 development, funding, implementation and reporting of programs
* Coordinate intake
* Provide oversight of pro bono initiatives within the office
* 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
* Mentor staff
* Develop skills and knowledge of staff members
* 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 Employment Law Practice and the Civil Practice
* Conduct off-site intake, including during evening hours as needed

* Other duties as assigned

Manhattan - Legal Aid Society Headquarters


* Minimum of six years legal practice preferred
* Favorable consideration will be given to attorneys who have familiarity with employment law issues
* Excellent litigation and oral advocacy skills and experience litigating individual and group cases
* Demonstrated commitment to policy advocacy and administrative reform
* Experience supervising and mentoring others
* Admission to NYS Bar
* Supervisory and management experience preferred
* Knowledge of and interest in civil legal services
* Demonstrated leadership ability
* Demonstrated commitment and experience in public interest law
* Grant-writing and fundraising experience
* Strong 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/or academic experience is desirable, but 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 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, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email opens an email client application .

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