NEW JOB OPENINGS:
Program: Legal Services of New Jersey
Date: October 24, 2014
Job Title: SSI Claims Advocate
Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit organization, has a case coordinator position (a type of paralegal) available for an individual to assist disabled welfare recipients qualify for federal SSI/SSDIB. You will interview clients, develop, coordinate and present documented applications and appeals for SSI. Candidate must have significant experience with filing Social Security (SSA/SSI) disability applications and be able to handle a large caseload. A college degree is required.
Send a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position detailing previous experience with SSI/SSDIB cases, with people who may be coping with a variety of physical and psychological impairments, and with representation of low-income people. Although not a requirement, indicate whether fluent or proficient in reading, writing or speaking Spanish. Also please include a recent writing sample. EOE. Send resume, including salary requirements to Please list “Case Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.
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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