Attorney II - Queens Legal Services

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Attorney II - Queens Legal Services

Status: DC 1707 Union
Reports to: Attorney in Charge
Date Posted: 19-Oct-2017
Job Type: Full Time

Details

Under the supervision of the Director of Legal Services or their designee, responsible for the provision of legal services to eligible individuals and groups; maintains caseload; represents clients before courts and administrative agencies; provides legal advice, assistance and negotiation.  Supervises and trains students and new attorneys as appropriate. Maintains required records.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides a full range of legal services in a competent and timely manner.  These services include:
    • Administrative hearings before public and private agencies and authorities
    • Litigations in state and federal courts
    • Appellate practice
    • Drafting pleadings and other legal documents
    • Obtaining and reviewing documents and records
    • Legal research and writing
    • Negotiating and settling matters
    • Interviewing clients and providing appropriate advice
    • Referral to other sources of legal assistance
  • Works with and supervises students, new attorneys, Title V and volunteer staff.
  • Represents the program and directs operations in the absence of the Director of Legal Services.
  • Participates in staff meetings, training seminars and community activities as appropriate.
  • Provides legal information, education and assistance to social workers, senior centers and community agencies.
  • Maintains required case records, reports and statistics in a timely and complete manner.
  • Reassess clients’ needs on an ongoing basis and revises case plans as appropriate.
  • Participates in staff hiring, staff meetings, program planning and conferences
  • Handles special assignments and duties as assigned.
  • Performs other related tasks as requested or assigned.


Requirements:

  • Ability to handle large individual caseload and complex litigation, including class actions. 
  • Graduate of accredited law school with J.D. Degree.
  • Minimum of one year legal services experience required.
  • NYS Admission or pending admission to the New York Bar.
  • Minimum of one year prior legal experience involving law and the elderly.
  • Good writing/record keeping skills.
  • Must be computer literate, including ability to learn and use program-specific software.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Ability to travel to clients' homes using mass transit and to negotiate any steps and barriers in clients' residences.


WHY WORK FOR US?

JASA is a challenging and rewarding place in which to work. Professional employment possibilities are available to those who have the requisite skills, experience, and commitment to our essential mission.  JASA offers a comprehensive benefits package to its full-time and regular part-time employees. 


Compensation Package:


Major Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance; 403b Tax-Deferred Savings Plan; Flexible Spending Account; Pre-Tax Transit; and a Generous Leave policy.


Time Off: 4 Weeks’ Vacation; 12 Sick Days; 8 Legal Holidays and several Jewish Holidays per year


Ability to Move up the Ladder - JASA employees who express interest in posted vacancies will be given first preference for interviews for vacant positions.

Annual Salary: $58,816.58/yr



To Apply

Email résumé and cover letter to: jobs@jasa.org. Indicate Attorney II - Queens Legal Services - Queens in subject line.

—Or—

Mail to: JASA
Human Resources Department
247 West 37 Street – Ninth Floor
New York, NY 10018


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