• March 07, 2017 3:22 PM | Anonymous

    The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced prosecutor to serve in the Real Estate Enforcement Unit (REEU), located in Manhattan. REEU investigates and prosecutes cases involving bank fraud, deceptive lending practices, deed theft, tenant harassment, and frauds committed upon city and state agencies.  REEU includes attorneys, investigators, auditors and analysts who conduct complex, long-term criminal investigations and prosecute cases from charging through conviction. 

    How To Apply

    •  Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment);
    • List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses;
    • Law school transcript if less than five (5) years post-graduate.

    We are seeking attorneys with significant experience in the investigation of crimes utilizing techniques such as search warrants, forensic analysis of large volumes of data, and cooperating witnesses. Applicants must have a minimum of four (4) years of NYS or federal prosecutorial experience. Applicants must also have substantial grand jury and trial experience, be highly motivated and results-oriented, and possess excellent communication and writing skills.  The ideal candidate, in addition will have experience developing and managing complex, document-intensive investigations. A background in finance and real estate is not necessary, but is a plus.

    Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

    Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on this link: REEU_AAG/SC_3100; applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position.

    Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

    If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

    For more information about the OAG, please visit our website:www.ag.ny.gov

  • February 14, 2017 5:05 PM | Anonymous

    Safe Passage Project (http://www.safepassageproject.org) is a young, well-respected not-for- profit organization whose mission is to ensure no child faces immigration court without a knowledgeable lawyer. U.S. immigration law provides options for child refugees fleeing abuse, violence, and persecution. Without counsel children may not know their rights nor be able to obtain relief from deportation. Safe Passage Project staff recruits, trains, and mentors pro bono lawyers who represent these children throughout New York State. In addition some staff members provide direct representation.

    Originally created as a clinical program at New York Law School (“NYLS”), Safe Passage Project incorporated as a separate not-for-profit organization in 2013. While maintaining a strong relationship with NYLS, Safe Passage Project also partners with lawyers, law firms, and alumni from many other law schools. Safe Passage Project now has an annual budget of $1.2 million and a staff of over 10 full- and part-time employees (including a staff social worker), and currently works with over 300 volunteers, both lawyers and nonlawyers. In 2015 we assisted over 550 youth with support from The Robin Hood Foundation, the Americorps Program, and other foundations and individual donors. Safe Passage Project has a supportive Board of Directors, many with legal knowledge with deep commitments to the mission. Our Founder, Lenni Benson, is a nationally recognized professor of immigration law at NYLS, and served as chair of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 2012 to 2015. Our Board Chair, Pam Foster, is the Managing Director for Program Operations and Associate General Counsel at The Rockefeller Foundation.

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Having outgrown its origins as a law school clinic, Safe Passage Project is seeking to create a powerful new program model and to launch a new chapter with the help of a dynamic, dedicated leader who will serve as the new Executive Director (“ED”). Safe Passage Project has grown rapidly since 2013 in response to a dramatic increase in the number of youth needing assistance and representation in immigration court. The new ED will need to rise to these challenges and opportunities with strategic skills in fundraising, management and building support from many different stakeholders.

    The successful candidate will be an intelligent self-starter and strong fiscal manager aligned to the mission of Safe Passage Project. The ED must be able to represent the organization skillfully in the community; build partnerships; advocate on behalf of Safe Passage Project, its clients, and its mission; and work closely with the Board and the organization’s supporters. We seek someone who can bring long-term stability, who can both manage and inspire staff, and who will

    maintain flexibility as the needs of our clients and volunteers change. The ED will be responsible for maximizing resources (raising significant financial support every year), managing staff and volunteers, and serving as the external (and internal) face of the organization.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Champion the mission of Safe Passage Project to ensure that no child faces immigration court alone, acting as the internal and external face of the organization.

    Lead fundraising activities, supported by the Associate Director, Operations and Development, maintaining close relationships with foundations, individuals, sponsoring organizations, corporate donors, and government agencies as well as identifying new funding sources.

    Strategize how best to meet the needs of Safe Passage Project clients and Safe Passage Project pro bono volunteers, supported by the Associate Director, Legal Services.

    Oversee fiscal management, including working with staff, accountants, and the Board’s Finance and Audit Committees to develop, adopt, and manage the operating budget.

    Oversee and manage the multiple grants Safe Passage Project currently operates, including city, state, and federal grants as well as grants from private funders.

    Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, staff and key volunteers in developing strategic plans and proper governance.

    Represent Safe Passage Project on advocacy issues at the city, state and federal level. 

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Seven to ten years progressive management experience, ideally in a legal services organization. A focus on not-for-profit legal work and/or immigration law is strongly preferred.

    Proven skills in building partnerships, developing new funding sources, and leading new initiatives, including experience with grant applications.

    Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

    Experience with engaging and supporting individual and organizational volunteers to increase their interest in the organization and its mission.

    Strong fiscal skills with experience in creating and controlling operating and program budgets of comparable size or greater and in complying with grant requirements.

    Working knowledge of technology used in legal service delivery and in fundraising.

    A demonstrated record of leadership and success in strategic planning, organizational development and problem solving.

    Strong people skills necessary to developing successful professional relationships.
    J.D. preferred.
    New York City experience and familiarity with some of the communities we serve is preferred. Spanish fluency is strongly preferred.
    Experience working with young or start-up organizations is preferred.

    TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to Megan Eiss-Proctor at recruiting@safepassageproject.org. Applications reviewed upon submission. Applications will be accepted until May 27, 2016 or until the position is filled. 

  • February 14, 2017 5:04 PM | Anonymous

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION

    For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or national origin.

    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and HIV Project of the ACLU’s national office in New York City seeks applicants for a full-time Staff Attorney position. The position is funded for two years. The Staff Attorney will start out focused on LGBT and HIV issues but may be called upon to work on other ACLU issues as needs arise.

    OVERVIEW

    The LGBT Project is part of the ACLU’s Center for Liberty, which is dedicated to the principle that we are all entitled to determine the course of our lives based on who we are and what we believe, free from unreasonable government constraint and baseless stereotypes. The Center for Liberty encompasses the ACLU’s work on LGBT rights, the rights of people living with HIV, women’s rights, the rights of people living with disabilities, reproductive freedom, and freedom of religion and belief.

    The ACLU brought its first gay rights case in 1936 and has been a leading advocate on LGBT rights ever since. Through the LGBT & HIV Project, founded in 1986, the ACLU seeks to create a just society for all LGBT people and people living with HIV regardless of race or income. Through litigation, lobbying, public education, and organizing, we work to build a country where our communities can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

    We litigate in state and federal courts throughout the country, lobby in state legislatures and Congress, advocate for fair administrative policies, organize ballot campaigns, and educate the public. All of our advocacy is designed to have a significant effect on the lives of LGBT people and people living with HIV. Our legal strategies are built around the idea that fighting for civil rights means not just persuading judges but ultimately changing the way people think about our issues. We frame our litigation and other advocacy around targeted media, online advocacy, and outreach campaigns designed to change public attitudes and to give people on the frontlines the tools they need to fight for their civil rights.

    Today, the ACLU and its 50+ state affiliates do more litigation, policy advocacy, legislative lobbying, ballot campaigns, and public education work on LGBT issues than any other national civil rights organization. Doing this work as part of the broad civil liberties agenda of the ACLU reflects the reality that the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities are part of other social change movements and that we must work together if we are to achieve a just society for all. The ACLU strives to ensure that the racial and economic diversity of the LGBT and HIV-affected communities is reflected in its work and continues to explore ways to make its efforts more sensitive to the needs of people of color and people who are economically disadvantaged.

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    The Staff Attorney will work in New York City. The position is funded for two years. The Staff Attorney will initially be responsible for significant constitutional and statutory litigation and policy work on a wide range of LGBT and HIV-related issues throughout the country, but the Staff Attorney may be called upon to work on other ACLU issues as needs arise.

    Responsibilities include:

    Creating and implementing multi-pronged strategies using litigation, public education, and legislative and policy advocacy to further the ACLU’s strategic plans.

    Writing pleadings and briefs, conducting discovery and motion practice, handling hearings and trials, and arguing appeals in both federal and state courts.

    Working with ACLU advocacy and affiliate staff on bills in state legislatures, and with ACLU Washington legislative staff on bills in Congress.

    Drafting policy analysis designed to effect change in state and federal administrative agencies.

    Engaging in community outreach and public speaking, including representing ACLU positions to the media and the public generally.

    Working closely with legal and non-legal program staff, particularly legislative, communications, advocacy, and fundraising professionals.

    Developing strong co-counsel relationships with other public interest lawyers and ACLU volunteer lawyers.

    Supervising law clerks.

    Traveling as required for litigation, legislative and policy advocacy, conferences, and public speaking.

    Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office; A personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.

    Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    J.D. degree. Admission to practice in one state is required. If the candidate is not already admitted to practice in New York, admission to the New York Bar is required within one year of hire.

    Significant litigation experience, including in federal court, is preferred.

    Familiarity with LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS and other civil liberties issues is desirable; commitment to those issues is essential.

    Experience with constitutional issues, legislation, and community outreach is preferred.

    Superior analytic skills and excellent research skills.

    Capacity to perform complex legal analytical work.

    Demonstrated ability to write and to speak clearly and persuasively is essential.

    Applicants should be self-starters, be diligent, and have the proven ability to work with a wide range of people and to perform under pressure.

    Commitment to the mission of the ACLU.

    The ACLU offers a generous compensation package, commensurate with experience, within the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

    TO APPLY: Please send a letter of interest, a resume, a writing sample and a list of three references to hrjobsLGBT@aclu.org. Please reference [LGBT-18] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials. Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this job posting. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

    This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

    The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

    The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

    We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: hrjobsincl@aclu.org. Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.

    The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.” 

  • February 14, 2017 5:03 PM | Anonymous

    Bilingual (Spanish & English) fluency required.

    The Legal Department at Make the Road New York (MRNY) works to strengthen Make the Road’s organizing work by (1) helping to envision and leverage strategies (including strategic litigation) that help win our organizing campaigns; (2) providing technical legal support for policy work; and (3) providing legal and support services to draw in new members and help meet the immediate needs of MRNY’s members. The Department currently employs approximately 60 attorneys, advocates and case managers. Our legal team is integrated into all aspects of the organization’s work.

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Make the Road New York (MRNY), seeks a highly motivated, organized, and dedicated employment law attorney to join our Workplace Justice Legal Team. Our Workplace Justice Team handles a wide range of employment-related legal matters facing our members and

    provides strategic support on city-wide worker organizing. Casework will include issues of wage theft, employment discrimination, paid sick leave, accessing workers' compensation benefits, and health & safety issues on the job.

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    The attorney will, among other things:

    Handle an employment law caseload that involves a range of legal representation and advocacy, from direct negotiation and resolution of cases, filing administrative claims, to multi-plaintiff federal court litigation.

    Work closely with MRNY members and organizers to envision and implement strategic affirmative litigation projects and leverage other strategies that strengthen MRNY's worker organizing.

    Work with Make the Road New York organizers and other partners to support campaigns, provide legal clinics and facilitate know-your-rights workshops.

    Participate in legal team and organization wide meetings.

    Maintain case data and cooperate with reporting requirements.

    QUALFICATIONS

    Admission (or eligibility for admission) to practice law in New York State or the possibility of waiving into the state.

    Demonstrated commitment to social justice and community building. Spanish language fluency.
    Interpersonal and organizational skills of the highest caliber.
    Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.

    At least 1 year of relevant experience practicing employment law, preferably wage and hour law. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    Experience working with populations that make up major portions of Make the Road's membership such as documented and undocumented immigrants, women facing domestic violence, members of LGBTQ communities, and youth.

    Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals are encouraged to apply. Make the Road is an equal opportunity employer.

    Starting salary is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will depend on factors such as experience and education. Generous package of vacation, personal and sick days. Excellent health and dental coverage and family leave policies.

    TO APPLY: Forward a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email employmentattorney17@maketheroadny.org 

  • February 14, 2017 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is seeking an experienced litigator to join its legal department in a Staff Attorney position to work on precedent-setting cases to advance the rights of low-income immigrants and their families. This position offers a unique opportunity to engage in impact litigation on key issues across the country impacting low-income immigrants and to work in a legal department with a creative and deeply client-centered focus and a team-based approach to the work. The position could be based in either NILC’s Los Angeles, Calif., or Washington, DC, office, with possible additional flexibility on location for the right applicant.

    Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received by February 24, 2017. Please send a detailed cover letter explaining your connection to NILC’s mission and why you are the ideal candidate for this position, resume, legal writing sample, and a list of three professional references to staffattorney@nilc.org. PDF format preferred, but not required. Please include “Reference #SA0217” in the subject line of your email message. Do not send duplicate materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please. 

    See full job post here.


  • February 14, 2017 4:59 PM | Anonymous

    The Safety Net Project (SNP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of Staff Attorney. The Staff Attorney will focus on landlord-tenant practice.

    The attorney will be responsible for providing direct legal representation to Bronx tenants and tenant associations in the area of landlord-tenant law, including affirmative litigation (e.g., HP actions and rent strikes). The attorney’s advocacy duties will include (but are not limited to): training residents on tenants’ rights issues, assisting with regulatory advocacy, staffing housing clinics in the Bronx, staffing intake in Bronx Housing Court, maintaining and providing advice and referrals. This job will require some evening meetings and the attorney will be seated in our Bronx office. 

    Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to SNPhiring@urbanjustice.org. The subject line of the email must include: “Staff Attorney Position.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

    See full job post here.

  • February 14, 2017 4:57 PM | Anonymous

    NCLR is seeking a Senior Policy Analyst for its Immigration Policy Project. Based in Washington, DC, this position is housed in the Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation (ORAL) and reports to the Deputy Vice President. NCLR’s Immigration Policy Project conducts research, policy analysis, advocacy, and communications activities to advance effective and humane immigration policies. These policies include workable legal immigration channels that uphold family unity and protect workers’ rights, successful immigrant integration strategies that promote legalization and citizenship, and reforms necessary to improve the current immigration system. 

    SEND COVER LETTER, WRITING SAMPLE, AND RÉSUMÉ TO:

    National Council of La Raza Raul Yzaguirre Building Attn: Darcy Eschews

    1126 16th Street, NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036-4845

    See full job post here.

  • February 14, 2017 4:54 PM | Anonymous

    The New York City Department of Correction has vacancies for Legal Coordinators. Under general supervision and with latitude to exercise decision-making and independent judgement, the successful candidates will be responsible for providing legal services assistance to pre-trial detainees and sentenced inmates in a correctional institution. The incumbents will provide inmates with information regarding current State and Federal statutes and case law; direct inmates to appropriate source materials so they may read laws and cases appropriate to their individual situation; instruct a basic legal research class and provide training in the drafting of various motions and writs; train inmates in legal research methodology, in accordance with an outline provided by the Director of Law Libraries; provide an overview of the criminal justice system; review law journals and other publications for information on current legal developments; direct inmates to appropriate forms to use in preparing legal documents; provide assistance in adapting forms for individual use; perform Notary Public or Commissioner of Deeds duties in attesting to legal documents prepared by individual inmates; ensure updated legal materials are incorporated in the library’s collection; conduct daily inventory; and perform related duties as assigned. 

    To Apply

    For City employees: Go to Employee Self-Service (ESS)-www.nyc.gov/ess and search for Job ID#: 235226 For all other applicants: Go to www.nyc.gov/careers and search for Job ID#:235226 Submission of a resume is not a guarantee that you will receive an interview.  Only candidates under consideration will be contacted. 

    See full job post here.

  • February 14, 2017 4:52 PM | Anonymous

    The Environmental Protection Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced litigator for the New York City office. Applicants must have a minimum of (7) seven years of experience litigating environmental or comparable complex cases. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of federal and state environmental statutes, will have served as primary counsel in both federal and state court litigation, including cost recovery cases, and will have experience in every aspect of litigation, including initiation of litigation, discovery, motions, oral arguments, trials, and settlements. Excellent writing skills are required, and the applicant must have the ability to work well with client agencies. Commitment to public service is essential. 

    Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on this link: EPB_NYC_AAG_3093; applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position. 

    See full job post here.

  • February 14, 2017 1:44 PM | Anonymous

    The Environmental Protection Bureau is seeking a Section Chief to lead its Affirmative Litigation Section in Albany, New York. The Section Chief will be responsible for developing and managing complex civil law enforcement investigations and litigation and for managing a group of lawyers with diverse experience and skills. The Section Chief will supervise affirmative environmental litigation, including contaminated site cost recovery litigation, in both state and federal courts. Applicants must have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience litigating complex environmental cases and conducting investigations. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of federal and state environmental statutes, will have served as primary counsel in both federal and state court litigation, including cases under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and other federal statutes; will have experience in every aspect of litigation, including initiation of litigation, discovery, motions, oral arguments, trials, and settlements; and will have at least three years of experience managing attorneys and litigation teams. Excellent writing skills are required, and the applicant must have the ability to work well with client agencies. Commitment to public service is essential. 

    Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on this link: EPB_ALB_AAG/SC_3096;

    applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position. 

    See full job post here.

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