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Posted by: Chandler Jones - 5/16/2023
Job Expires: 6/9/2023
Housing Paralegal

About CELJ:

Center for Elder Law & Justice (CELJ) is a civil legal services organization fighting for justice, primarily for low-income older adults, in 10 counties in Western New York. Our attorneys stop illegal evictions, save clients homes from foreclosure, put a stop to elder domestic violence, fight for public benefits, work with our local immigrant & refugee populations, and represent grandparents and other kinship care relatives in custody and neglect petitions in family court. We also advocate for systems-wide policy changes, commenting frequently on changes to regulations and working with local elected leaders on legislation that will impact the poor and vulnerable older adults in our area. We believe that independence and dignity are the hallmarks of justice.



Staff Attorney, Supervising Attorney







  • Manage a caseload of housing, landlord/tenant clients
  • Court appearances, as needed
  • Conduct client meetings.
  • Draft court documents for attorney review
  • Maintain timely and consistent client contact and up to date records
  • Provide training, community outreach, and education to individuals and local community-based organization, and other advocates
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other groups and organizations
  • Represent the civil practice and legal aid in the community
  • Promote the work of the office and civil practice



  • Travel is required
  • In-home client visits, as needed
  • Community outreach presentations are required



  • Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate
  • 1-3 years of experience



  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail, well organized and accurate


 CELJ offers a competitive benefits and compensation package, including:

  • 100% employer paid health insurance with a significant deductible deposit in the form of an HRA
  • 100% employer paid vision and dental insurance
  • 5% of salary contributed into a 401-K plan after 1 year of service
  • Generous vacation and sick time.
  • Fourteen holidays a year, plus two half-day holidays
  • Summer hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day
  • Payment of License and association fees
  • Eligible for Federal Loan Forgiveness
  • Travel reimbursements

Send cover letter and resume to Chandler Jones, HR Manager at        

CELJ is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Employer recruits without regard to sex, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and any such candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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