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Posted by: Stephanie Buckheit - 3/5/2024
Job Expires: 5/6/2024
Staff Attorney in DAP (Disability Advocacy Project)

Overview: For more than 50 years, Nassau Suffolk Law Services (NSLS) has been providing free, high-quality legal counsel in civil matters when basic human needs are at stake including: eviction and foreclosure prevention, income maintenance, disability, elder law, healthcare, consumer fraud and more. As the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services on Long Island, our services support thousands of poor and low-income families and individuals who cannot afford an attorney. 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. NSLS has a staff of nearly one hundred employees situated in three offices across Long Island.

Duties: Representing clients through administrative appeals at the Reconsideration, administrative hearing, and Appeals Council levels; representation of clients on appeals of adverse as for decisions, federal court; drafting prehearing memoranda; interviewing clients and completing client intakes; providing advice and counsel; keeping time records; and participation in community legal education.

START DATE: Immediate

SALARY: $66,000-$92,561 DOE, union scale with excellent benefits

REQUIREMENTS: Admission to New York State Bar. Applicants who have passed the Bar Examination and are pending admission will also be considered. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English preferred. Applicants who have taken the exam and are waiting to hear the results may be considered. Demonstrated commitment to the goals and clients of the legal services program.

Stephanie Buckheit, HR Manager: Nassau/Suffolk Law Services: 


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