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Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for a Contract Attorney Position in our Workers’ Rights practice (“the practice”). The practice conducts legal services for community-based worker centers and organizations in all five boroughs of New York City, representing low-wage workers in domestic, retail, service, construction and manufacturing industries. The ideal candidate will begin work as soon as possible/ for an approximate 2-month term (with a possible extension). This position is designed to be flexible, including working from home with access to our local office as needed.

Domestic Violence Project

The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks to hire an immigration attorney to work with and on behalf of victims of intimate partner violence.

Mental Health Project

The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center is a team of attorneys, social workers, and advocates dedicated to advancing and enforcing the rights of low-income New Yorkers with mental health conditions through direct legal advocacy, legislative advocacy, community education and organizing, and impact litigation. We are seeking volunteer law student interns during the Summer 2019 semester to work 35 hours/week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Students will have the opportunity to engage in substantive legal work, including interviewing clients, representing clients in court and at administrative hearings, researching and writing briefs, and working on class action lawsuits and systemic reform.

Safety Net Project

The fight for affordable housing in New York City has reached a major breaking point. Affordable housing is vanishing as landlords exploit a broken system, pushing out rent-regulated tenants and catapulting apartments into the free market

The Safety Net Project (SNP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking law school students who are looking to join the front lines of New York City's new Right to Counsel movement working with passionate and dedicated professionals in the fight against unchecked gentrification and unaffordable housing.

The Safety Net Project provides free legal services to low and no-income households at legal clinics located at food pantries, soup kitchens, and community health centers throughout New York City. We advise, assist, and represent New York City’s most vulnerable members to minimize evictions, ensure tenants obtain necessary repairs to their apartments, and those eligible for crucial public benefits receive them.

International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP is seeking an Intake and Legal Information Caseworker to join the Intake & Legal Information Team in our Beirut or Amman office. This is an exciting position for a qualified applicant with a professional background in human rights, immigration, and international law, especially as they relate to refugees.

The Intake and Legal Information Caseworker will be trained by and report to IRAP’s Intake & Legal Information Manager. The Caseworker’s primary role is screening and responding to inquiries for assistance through IRAP’s email helpline, facilitating legal counseling by IRAP attorneys, and assisting in the coordination of intakes with potential clients. Pursuant to available time, the Caseworker would handle direct casework with potential clients including conducting intake interviews with refugees, drafting and submitting intake forms, and completing follow-up interviews and other assignments.

This is a paid, full-time position with benefits. A commitment of at least two years is desired.

Start Date: June 1, 2018 (preferable)

Urban Justice Center

UJC seeks a full-time or part-time Payroll Specialist with knowledge of the Paycom Payroll and Human Resource Management System (HRIS) or other Payroll and HRIS systems.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of Staff Attorney to join our existing Workers’ Rights practice (“the practice”).  The practice conducts legal services for community-based worker centers and organizations in all five boroughs of New York City, representing low-wage workers in domestic, retail, service, construction and manufacturing industries.  The legal work of the practice supports the organizing campaigns of partner organizations and centers around federal and state court litigation of minimum wage and overtime violations, tip theft, labor trafficking, retaliation, discrimination, and sexual harassment claims.  The practice conducts legal clinics at worker centers and community-based organizations and assists workers with complaints before New York and federal administrative agencies, including but not limited to the New York and U.S. Departments of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board.  The successful candidate will be passionate about building collective worker power and advocating for low-wage workers, particularly immigrants and people of color connected to grassroots organizing campaigns and will have an understanding of working with organizers in CDP’s unique model.

Background:

The Community Development Project (CDP) provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. CDP employs a unique model of partnership with grassroots and community-based groups. Our partners take the lead in determining the priorities and goals for our work, and advance our understanding of justice. CDP’s current practice areas are capacity building, consumer justice, equitable neighborhoods, tenants' rights & housing justice, immigrants' rights, participatory research and policy, and workers’ rights. 

Safety Net Project

The Safety Net Project (SNP) at the Urban Justice Center operates legal clinics at food pantries, soup kitchens, community health centers, and City Council offices throughout New York City to help ensure that New York City’s most underserved communities have access to safe and secure housing and fundamental resources like food and cash assistance. SNP combines direct legal services, policy advocacy, and community organizing to reduce poverty and homelessness.

SNP seeks applicants for the position of Housing Staff Attorney. The Housing Staff Attorney will provide direct legal representation to tenants in the area of landlord-tenant law, including civil proceedings in NYC Housing Court, affirmative litigation and New York City Housing Authority Administrative (NYCHA) hearings and appeals.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of Supervising Attorney in our Capacity Building practice, which currently includes four staff attorneys.

International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP is seeking a Staff Attorney to be part of IRAP’s Legal team in our Beirut, Lebanon office. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in refugee, human rights, and immigration/international law, and to be part of a growing agency that makes an impact on the lives of refugees. The staff attorney will maintain a caseload directly representing refugees and will advocate on their behalf with the United Nations, U.S. and foreign governments, and other relevant agencies. The staff attorney will also advise IRAP pro bono teams representing refugees and will liaise with IRAP NGO partners and civil society actors in Lebanon. The position reports to the Middle East Field Director.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing agency that makes an important impact on the lives of refugees.

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