Job Short Description:
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.
Job Summary & Qualifications:
Applicants must be admitted to the New York State Bar. Applicants must have at least 1 year of experience in housing court. The successful candidate will have strong writing and analytical skills, relevant background and experience, ability to manage a full housing caseload, and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations. Applicants who are bi-lingual or multi-lingual are encouraged to apply, Spanish language preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.
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.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Urban Justice Center offers a flexible work environment and a highly competitive benefits package that includes vacation, personal, and sick time, medical and dental coverage, vision and gym reimbursements, and a 401(k) plan.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to SNPHiring@urbanjustice.org. The subject line of the email must include: "Housing Attorney Position." Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
The Urban Justice Center serves New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing. Our 11 Projects assist clients on numerous levels, from one-on-one legal advice in soup kitchens, to filing class action lawsuits to bring about systemic change, to pushing social justice legislation forward.