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Posted by: Employment Law Project - 3/21/2023
Job Expires: 6/21/2023
Supervising Attorney

About NYLAG:

Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. NYLAG exists because wealth should not determine who has access to justice. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving individuals and families whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality. NYLAG goes to where the need is, providing services in more than 150 community sites (e.g. courts, hospitals, libraries) and on our Mobile Legal Help Center. During COVID-19, most of our services are virtual to keep our community safe. NYLAG’s staff of 300 impacted the lives of nearly 90,000 people last year.


Job description

The Employment Law Project (ELP) is seeking a highly motived, dynamic Supervising Attorney to join our team of experienced advocates representing low wage workers. The project provides much needed legal representation to workers who cannot afford private attorneys in cases involving employment discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act, paid sick leave, paid family leave, wage theft and unemployment insurance. The Supervising Attorney will lead a team of advocates while maintaining their own caseload. The Supervising Attorney will oversee the full scope of NYLAG’s Employment Law Project, including supervision of staff, implementing systems and structures to support staff and enable the Project to provide high quality services to our clients, developing and maintaining relationships with partners, pro-bono partners, funders, and ensuring grant compliance. The Supervising Attorney will foster and encourage teamwork, develop skills and knowledge of staff, and collaborate with other NYLAG units/projects.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and support ELP attorneys and paralegals, ensuring the quality of all legal work.
  • Oversee the project’s grants, including data gathering, deliverables, reporting, and audits.
  • Monitor and maintain a high standard of representation and client service.
  • Maintain an individual caseload representing clients in State and Federal court proceedings on employment law matters.
  • Represent ELP at stakeholder meetings, legislative hearings, and policy and lobbying visits, as needed.
  • Assist with writing grant proposals and reports.
  • Foster and encourage teamwork and communication.
  • Reinforce and maintain staff accountability.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community-based organizations, advocates, government agencies, elected officials, and the courts.
  • Conduct community education, training, and outreach to promote the work of the project and to address needs in the community.



  • J.D. degree and admission to New York State Bar; admission to E.D.N.Y and S.D.N.Y preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in employment law is required.
  • Experience in litigating federal court proceedings and arbitrations is preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in social justice and worker’s rights.
  • Experience and desire to supervise and mentor project staff.
  • Ability to work in and value a collaborative team model.
  • Proficiency in Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Excellent written, oral and analytical skills.


NYLAG’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

NYLAG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Salary Range:

NYLAG is a unionized workplace, and salaries are set pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement. The current salary range for this position is between $80,771 - $94,006.


Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, long term disability, commuter benefits, flexible spending accounts (FSA) for Medical and Dependent care.


Application Instructions: Please save resume and cover letter on one pdf.


Covid Vaccination Policy:Please note, to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and clients, NYLAG requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved.


NYLAG is committed to a hybrid work policy for staff whose work does not require their full-time presence in the office. NYLAG’s current policy is that most staff are required to work in NYLAG’s offices or do other in-person work at least two days each week. This policy is subject to change.

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