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NEW JOB OPENINGS:

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: October 15, 2014
Job Title: Managing Attorney – Monmouth County Neighborhood Unit

Job Summary

To assure the highest quality of legal representation by the Monmouth County Neighborhood Unit; to manage, supervise and provide leadership to attorneys, paralegals and support staff; to engage in impact representation, litigation planning and strategy, and community education within the community; to be a confidential member of the SJLS management team and to work with the Executive Director, Deputy Director and Director of Litigation and Advocacy in ensuring compliance with all rules, regulations and funding requirements of the program.

Special Duties:

  • Developing and maintain good local bar/bench relations;
  • Assisting with recruitment for the Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) Program;
  • Providing legal representation to eligible individuals and groups;
  • Engaging in representation on matters that affect the client community and/or which seek to effectuate systematic change in conditions that adversely affect the client community;
  • Coordinating, with the local legal and client community, establishment of office goals and priorities;
  • Where appropriate and/or necessary, serving as co-counsel;
  • Directly managing and monitoring of all legal and non-legal staff in the office(s); including recommendations for hiring, discipline and firing, in accordance with company policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements;
  • Hiring of clerical staff for the office; (temporaries), with approval of the Executive Director;
  • Assuring the timely attendance of personnel at work assignments, including: approving time sheets; granting approval to accrue compensatory hours, approving or denying requests for paid leave of absences, issuing warning notices;
  • Timekeeping;
  • Deploying office staff and assigning cases as needed;
  • Providing training to staff on a day-to-day basis;
  • Attending and actively participating in management meetings;
  • Representing Management in the handling of employee grievances;
  • Contributing to the formulation of personnel directives;
  • Assisting in developing and coordinating necessary training;
  • Developing legal education activities in the Legal Services and local Bar communities;
  • Evaluating the performance and capability of the attorneys, paralegals and other staff working in the unit(s) to which s/he is assigned;
  • Developing and implementing systematic approaches to legal problem solving;
  • Preparing reports and applications for funding sources and government agencies;
  • Working with administration in ensuring the unit/office has adequate supplies;
  • Overseeing the function and maintenance of the physical office; and
  • Performing additional duties assigned by the Executive Director, the Deputy Director and Director of Litigation and Advocacy Directors.
Requirements:
  • Admission to practice law in New Jersey
  • Graduation from an accredited law school.
  • Ability to relate to low income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service.
  • At least 5 years of legal experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory capabilities;
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
Application Procedure:

Qualified applicants with an interest in this position should send resume and cover letter expressing interest in this position to: Brittani Morris, PHR, Human Resources Director, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at EOE/AA Employer.

 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: October 15, 2014
Job Title: Managing Attorney – Ocean County Neighborhood Unit

Job Summary

To assure the highest quality of legal representation by the Ocean County Neighborhood Unit; to manage, supervise and provide leadership to attorneys, paralegals and support staff; to engage in impact representation, litigation planning and strategy, and community education within the community; to be a confidential member of the SJLS management team and to work with the Executive Director, Deputy Director and Director of Litigation and Advocacy in ensuring compliance with all rules, regulations and funding requirements of the program.

Special Duties:

  • Developing and maintain good local bar/bench relations;
  • Assisting with recruitment for the Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) Program;
  • Providing legal representation to eligible individuals and groups;
  • Engaging in representation on matters that affect the client community and/or which seek to effectuate systematic change in conditions that adversely affect the client community;
  • Coordinating, with the local legal and client community, establishment of office goals and priorities;
  • Where appropriate and/or necessary, serving as co-counsel;
  • Directly managing and monitoring of all legal and non-legal staff in the office(s); including recommendations for hiring, discipline and firing, in accordance with company policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements;
  • Hiring of clerical staff for the office; (temporaries), with approval of the Executive Director;
  • Assuring the timely attendance of personnel at work assignments, including: approving time sheets; granting approval to accrue compensatory hours, approving or denying requests for paid leave of absences, issuing warning notices;
  • Timekeeping;
  • Deploying office staff and assigning cases as needed;
  • Providing training to staff on a day-to-day basis;
  • Attending and actively participating in management meetings;
  • Representing Management in the handling of employee grievances;
  • Contributing to the formulation of personnel directives;
  • Assisting in developing and coordinating necessary training;
  • Developing legal education activities in the Legal Services and local Bar communities;
  • Evaluating the performance and capability of the attorneys, paralegals and other staff working in the unit(s) to which s/he is assigned;
  • Developing and implementing systematic approaches to legal problem solving;
  • Preparing reports and applications for funding sources and government agencies;
  • Working with administration in ensuring the unit/office has adequate supplies;
  • Overseeing the function and maintenance of the physical office; and
  • Performing additional duties assigned by the Executive Director, the Deputy Director and Director of Litigation and Advocacy Directors.
Requirements:
  • Admission to practice law in New Jersey
  • Graduation from an accredited law school.
  • Ability to relate to low income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service.
  • At least 5 years of legal experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory capabilities;
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
Application Procedure:

Qualified applicants with an interest in this position should send resume and cover letter expressing interest in this position to: Brittani Morris, PHR, Human Resources Director, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at EOE/AA Employer.

 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: October 15, 2014
Job Title: : Managing Attorney – Centralized Intake Unit (Camden Office)

Job Summary

To coordinate and supervise SJLS’ Centralized Intake Unit (CIU) to ensure the highest quality of client services and assistance to client applicants; to manage, supervise and provide leadership to attorneys, paralegals and support staff; to engage in planning and strategy, and community education within the community; to be a confidential member of the SJLS management team and to work with the Executive Director, Deputy Director and Director of Litigation and Advocacy in ensuring compliance with all rules, regulations and funding requirements of the program.

Special Duties:

  • Oversee and coordinate SJLS’ Centralized Intake Unit;
  • Review, oversee and respond to requests for legal assistance, and to establish protocols to screen and determine applicants’ eligibility for SJLS assistance or representation in coordination with SJLS’ priorities, case acceptance and eligibility guidelines, and funding requirements;
  • Manage and oversee database and other systems used by the SJLS to provide information, referrals, and assistance to people whose requests are not within the scope of our mission;
  • Record all case data and facts into a computerized case management system and ensure database and file maintenance, and maintaining intake records in an accurate, up-to-date, and well organized manner consistent with SJLS policies and LSC regulations;
  • Coordinate and maintain client advice sheets, and legal information that CIU staff provides to qualified applicants.
  • Maintain regular dialogue with managing attorneys and PAI Director to discuss intake, potential cases, and other SJLS needs.
  • Directly managing and monitoring of all legal and non-legal staff in the office(s); including recommendations for hiring, discipline and firing, in accordance with company policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements;
  • Hiring of clerical staff for the office; (temporaries), with approval of the Executive Director;
  • Assuring the timely attendance of personnel at work assignments, including: approving time sheets; granting approval to accrue compensatory hours, approving or denying requests for paid leave of absences, issuing warning notices;
  • Timekeeping;
  • Deploying staff and assigning cases as needed;
  • Providing training to staff on a day-to-day basis;
  • Attending and actively participating in management meetings;
  • Representing Management in the handling of employee grievances;
  • Contributing to the formulation of personnel directives;
  • Assisting in developing and coordinating necessary training;
  • Developing legal education activities in the Legal Services and local Bar communities;
  • Evaluating the performance and capability of the attorneys, paralegals and other staff working in the unit(s) to which s/he is assigned;
  • Developing and implementing systematic approaches to legal problem solving;
  • Preparing reports and applications for funding sources and government agencies;
  • Working with administration in ensuring the unit has adequate supplies; and
  • Performing additional duties assigned by the Executive Director, the Deputy Director and Director of Litigation and Advocacy Directors.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Admission to practice law in New Jersey
  • Graduation from an accredited law school.
  • Ability to relate to low income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service.
  • At least 5 years of legal experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory capabilities;
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
Application Procedure:

Qualified applicants with an interest in this position should send resume and cover letter expressing interest in this position to: Brittani Morris, PHR, Human Resources Director, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at EOE/AA Employer.

 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: October 7, 2014
Job Title: : Staff Attorney - Farmworker

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. has an immediate position available for Staff Attorney. Under the direction of the Director of Litigation & Advocacy, the Senior Attorney provides legal services to eligible migrant farmworkers and other eligible clients with Federal tax problems throughout the seven (7) county program area of South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. This position will be primarily based in the Vineland office.

Required Education and Qualifications:

  • Admission to the Bar of New Jersey preferred but not required. Must be a member of the Bar in any State and/or be eligible and willing to take the next available New Jersey Bar Exam.
  • Must be eligible for admission to US Tax Court;
  • Must be able to work flexible hours that will include evenings and some weekends, especially during the harvesting/work season;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle as there will be extensive travel required. (Mileage reimbursement is available).
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) required;
  • Ability to relate positively to low-income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service.
Qualified applicants with an interest in this position should send resume and cover letting expressing interest in this position to: Brittani Morris, PHR, Human Resources Director, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at EOE/AA Employer.

 

Program: Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services

Date: September 12, 2014
Job Title: Staff Attorney

Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney in its Toms River office. Admission to the Bar of New Jersey preferred but not required, but must be a member of the Bar in any State or be eligible and willing to take the next available New Jersey Bar Exam. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Must be able to relate to low income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service. Reliable transportation required. Interested applicants should submit a resume with references to Douglas E. Gershuny, Interim Executive Director, at at Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services, 215 Main Street, First Floor, Toms River, NJ 08753. AA/EEO employer.

 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: September 5, 2014
Job Title: Tax Law Employment Opportunity for Attorneys

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services seeks an attorney to serve as in its Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Program. The LITC attorney will assist eligible clients with all stages of tax controversies affecting low-income taxpayers, including direct legal representation, appeals, collections, as well as LITC education and outreach activities. The LITC Attorney is also responsible for identifying and advocating for tax issues that impact low income taxpayers. This position is located in the NNJLS Jersey City office which is within easy commuting distance of New York City via public transportation. NNJLS is seeking candidates with two years tax law experience. A proven commitment to legal assistance for the disadvantaged is also a plus. Minority candidates, especially those bilingual in English-Spanish are urged to apply. NNJLS attorneys receive an attractive salary and fringe benefits package including medical dental and life insurance benefits. Send resume and cover letter detailing qualifications and interest in the position by email to: Attention: Human Resources, LITC Attorney.

 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: September 3, 2014
Job Title: Staff Attorney - Foreclosure

Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit legal organization that provides free civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans, has an immediate opening for an experienced attorney in its statewide foreclosure defense work. This project provides representation to low-income consumers in defending foreclosures and related consumer protection proceedings. The position requires extensive litigation experience, including complex cases, as well as a good knowledge of law pertaining to consumer protection, foreclosure defense, and bankruptcy. Spanish-speaking ability and prior experience providing legal assistance to low-income people are valued.

A detailed cover letter and resume must detail previous experience with each of the identified required and valued areas, along with states and dates of bar admissions, for an application to be considered. Indicate whether fluent or proficient in reading, writing and speaking Spanish, and clearly state salary requirements. Also please include at least three recent legal writing samples. EOE. Send all information to

 

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