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Legal Services of New Jersey:

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: June 27, 2022
Job Title: Hotline Intake Paralegal

Legal Services of New Jersey in Edison has an opening for an intake paralegal to support our statewide legal hotline. Callers facing housing, family, and a wide variety of other civil legal problems access LSNJ staff, who provide legal information, advice, and referral in civil legal cases. The position requires sensitivity, attention to detail, and client confidentiality. No previous legal experience is necessary. We will provide necessary training.

Spoken Spanish fluency is a plus, and computer literacy is a must including working knowledge of Outlook, as well as a four-year college degree and commitment to serving people who live in poverty. Will train - no legal experience required.

LSNJ offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work. We encourage a supportive, team work environment, with work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings.

Please send a resume and cover letter that details how you believe you meet the needs of the position and of our organization to: [email protected] 

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: June 13, 2022
Job Title: Publications Editor/Graphic Designer

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) is seeking a Publications Editor/Graphic Designer with writing, editing, and design experience to produce monthly and periodic newsletters, manuals, brochures, and other publications for print and digital media. The ideal candidate will possess strong writing and communication skills and be attentive to detail. Legal Services of New Jersey’s publications department supports the mission of Legal Services, which is to secure justice for people living in poverty, by producing legal education materials.

Required Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent editing and copywriting skills
  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (InDesign, PhotoShop, Acrobat)
  • Experience in publications design with excellent layout, typography, and color sense
  • Good understanding of MS Office, especially Word
  • Experience creating Acrobat fillable forms
  • Previous writing and proofreading experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction and work well with others and also work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and timelines
  • A positive attitude with a passion for social justice and creating exciting work

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an art school or university or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Spanish fluency helpful but not required

To Apply:
Please send a resume with cover letter, which details how you believe you will meet the needs of the position and of our organization. Also include salary requirements and 2 samples. Send all required components to [email protected]. EOE. 

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: May 23, 2022
Job Title: Scanner—Part-time Position

Legal Services of New Jersey, an Edison-based non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans, has several part-time positions for scanners. The job will include scanning documents, saving them to a network drive, and uploading them into a document management system, under the supervision of LSNJ’s State Law Librarian. The task is part of a larger effort to preserve historical civil legal justice material. Ultimately, the material will be added to LSNJ’s New Jersey Equal Justice Library and Archive website, an educational website that chronicles the rich history of Legal Services in New Jersey and includes oral histories and videos about key figures that have contributed to the cause of access to justice.  The position requires careful attention to detail and much of the shift involves standing in a common room at the copy machine. Masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19 are required at all times, in common areas.

Schedules are flexible and consist of a maximum of 19 hour per week on Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday between the hours of 9:00 to 5:00.  Salary is $19 per hour.

Please send a resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: May 05, 2022
Job Title: Attorney—Health Care Access Project

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an Edison-based statewide non-profit that provides civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans, seeks an experienced attorney for its Health Care Access Project (HCAP).  HCAP provides advice and individual representation to persons with low income, engages in systemic advocacy on behalf of this population, and provides training and guidance in this area to Legal Services staff statewide.

The project concentrates on eligibility, services, and procedural rights for Medicaid (NJ FamilyCare) beneficiaries, but also advocates for beneficiaries of other low income health care programs, including the ACA Marketplace, Medicare, and Charity Care, as well as for the uninsured.  Because of COVID-19, there is increased recognition of the importance of HCAP’s advocacy for equality in health care access.

We are seeking a person passionate about health care justice with excellent analytical and advocacy skills.  Experience in Medicaid and other health law areas preferred.  Spanish fluency is also a plus.

LSNJ offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work.  We encourage a supportive, team-work environment, with work-life balance.  Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.

To be considered please send a cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and relevant background, along with a resume and two legal writing samples. Send all required components to [email protected]. EOE. 

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: May 05, 2022
Job Title: Legal Services Hotline—Part-time telephone intake paralegals (Bi-lingual)

We have several openings for paid part time intake paralegals to support our statewide legal hotline.  Callers to Legal Services of New Jersey’s Hotline face eviction, foreclosure, threats of domestic violence, have been denied unemployment insurance or other benefits and face a variety of other civil legal problems.  Callers to our statewide legal hotline seek legal information and advice. We will provide training to do the following tasks:

  • Answering calls, gathering identification, household, and income and asset information.
  • Screening and interviewing prospective clients to determine eligibility for our program.
  • Entering, in real-time, information into the computerized case management database in a clear and concise manner and scheduling appointments with advocates. 

The position requires sensitivity, attention to detail, and explicit recognition of the scope of attorney-client confidentiality.  No previous legal experience is necessary. Spanish fluency is required. Computer literacy a must including working knowledge of Outlook.

Schedules are flexible and consist of 19 hour per week shifts, Monday through Friday.

LSNJ offers a very positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about securing justice for disadvantaged people. Benefits for these part-time positions will include paid time off.
Please send a resume and cover letter that details how you believe you meet the needs of the position to: [email protected]. EOE 

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: April 26, 2022
Job Title: Litigation Support and Intake Paralegals—Immigration

Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans, has several openings.  We seek to hire entry level or experienced paralegals to support intake and litigation in its statewide Immigration Representation Project, which provides essential legal representation to low-income immigrants, including those detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

The position requires a four-year undergraduate degree, excellent analytical, writing and communication skills. Those with experience should have a background in supporting litigation, as well as experience with immigration law.  For the entry level position, we seek a demonstrated interest in the representation of low-income people and/or immigrants. Spanish fluency highly desirable.

LSNJ offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work. We encourage a supportive, team work environment, with work-life balance. Benefits include excellent, comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings.

For consideration, please send a resume and a cover letter detailing previous related experience. Also please include two recent writing samples. Send all information to [email protected].  EOE

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: April 26, 2022
Job Title: Paralegal—Foreclosure Defense

Legal Services of New Jersey, an Edison-based non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans, has an immediate opening for a paralegal to support intake and litigation in its statewide Foreclosure Defense Project, which provides essential legal representation to low-income homeowners seeking to keep their homes. 

The position requires excellent analytical, writing and communication skills, and a minimum of a four-year undergraduate degree.  Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply even if they do not have all of the experience listed. Experienced candidates will have previous experience supporting litigation, including all forms of discovery, drafting pleadings, motions and class actions.  Experience with foreclosure procedures and consumer law a plus. Also valued are Spanish-speaking ability and prior relevant experience assisting low-income people.

LSNJ offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work.  We encourage a supportive, team work environment, with work-life balance.  Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings.

To be considered please email a resume and cover letter detailing your experience with the required skills, and two recent writing samples (of a legal nature, if available).  Indicate whether fluent or proficient in reading, writing and speaking Spanish. EOE. Send all information to [email protected]

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: March 03, 2022
Job Title: Interpreter/Translator

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an Edison-based non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans, has immediate openings for a Spanish interpreter and translator to work primarily with LSNJ’s Immigration Representation Project. The interpreter position will, in part, involve accompanying LSNJ legal staff into ICE detention centers and immigration courts and interpreting for them and their respective clients. We are also looking for someone with strong Spanish writing skills to translate legal education materials for the community and/or strong English writing skills to translate documents from Spanish speaking countries (medical records, birth certificates, custody agreements, etc.).

The key responsibilities will be to provide accurate, complete, and confidential oral and written interpretation and translation from one language to another.
Key candidate capabilities:

  • Excellent English to Spanish translation and interpretation skills;
  • Degree in translation or graduate course work in written Spanish;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish.

Additional important skills:

  • Experience in proofreading Spanish texts;
  • Familiarity with CAT tools;
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing;
  • Comprehensive understanding of Spanish legal terminology and familiarity with legal procedures in the United States and in other Spanish speaking countries a plus.

LSNJ offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work. We encourage a supportive, team work environment, with good work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and 403(b) plans and in-house trainings.

To be considered please send a resume and cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and the salary you seek. Please also include two recent writing samples in Spanish. Send all required components to [email protected].

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: March 03, 2022
Job Title: Social Worker

Legal Services of New Jersey, an Edison-based non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans is adding to its social work staff.  We seek an experienced, licensed social worker (LSW) to work in conjunction with our legal staff and provide case management services, principally via telephone, to clients living in poverty who face related life issues.

The social worker will collaborate with LSNJ staff members to address incoming referrals for various social work related issues including but not limited to: housing and food insecurity, entitlements issues, mental health and substance abuse needs, child welfare matters, initiating community referrals, researching resources, advocacy, collaboration with community agencies, etc.

The candidate must have graduated from a master’s level social work program and have an active license in the state of New Jersey.  Previous social work and case management experience and fluency in Spanish are highly desirable. 

LSNJ offers excellent benefits including comprehensive, low-cost health and dental insurance, and a positive and supportive working environment, with a commitment to advancing economic and social justice.

Please send a resume and cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position to [email protected]

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: March 03, 2022
Job Title: Attorney—Domestic Violence Representation

Legal Services of New Jersey, the statewide coordinating agency for New Jersey’s network of non-profit corporations that provides free civil legal assistance to low income residents, has an immediate opening for an  experienced attorney to provide legal advice, brief services and representation in court to victims of domestic violence. Previous experience in the practice of law affecting low-income people especially family/domestic violence.  Spanish proficiency is a plus.

LSNJ offers a very positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about securing justice for disadvantaged people. We promote a supportive and collaborative environment, with a healthy work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement contribution plans and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.

To be considered, send a resume and cover letter describing your interest and related experience, and the states and years of all bar admissions.  Please also include two recent legal writing samples. Send all required components to [email protected]. EOE.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: March 03, 2022
Job Title: Staff Attorney—Immigration

Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans, has several immediate openings for attorneys to provide legal representation to immigrant detainees, former detainees, and others in removal proceedings. The positions will require travel to the immigration courts in Newark and Elizabeth, as well as to detention centers throughout the state. LSNJ is based in Edison with offices in Newark, within walking distance from Newark Penn Station. The strongest candidates will have related experience, such as removal defense, criminal defense, or federal practice. Fluency in Spanish is an extremely important additional capacity.

LSNJ offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work. We encourage a supportive, team work environment, with work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.

To be considered, send a cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and related legal background, along with a resume including the states and years of all bar admissions. Please also include two recent legal writing samples. Send all required components to [email protected]. EOE.

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Central Jersey Legal Services:

Program: Central Jersey Legal Services

Date: March 11, 2022
Job Title: Housing Law Attorney (Union County)

Central Jersey Legal Service, Inc. seeks a full time Housing Law attorney for its office in Elizabeth, NJ. Experience in debt collection and foreclosure defense preferred

Requirements: Commitment to serving low income community and keeping the promise of Justice for All; licensed to practice law in NJ; Legal Aid experience or other relevant experience; excellent interpersonal skills. Experience handling health-related public benefits including appeals to the OAL and App Div, and general litigation. Bi-lingual/multi-lingual a plus.

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matter to very low-income residents of Union, Middlesex and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. We are proud of our long history of a diverse workforce providing high quality legal assistance to our diverse populations of clients. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are an independent part of a network of civil legal aid providers. We provide continuing legal education to our attorneys and paralegals.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. We provide a generous benefits package and competitive salary. Free off-street parking. We are seeking to fill position listed above ASAP. Email resume, writing sample and references to Human Resources: [email protected]

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $68,000.00 - $108,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
All of our office locations are equipped with sneeze guards. Also, we provide masks, gloves, disinfectant and hand sanitizer.

 


 

Program: Central Jersey Legal Services

Date: January 13, 2022
Job Title: Housing/Welfare Paralegal (Mercer County)

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. seeks a Paralegal for its Housing/welfare Law unit in our Trenton office.

Requirements:

  • Associates degree or Paralegal certificate;
  • Bi-lingual/multilingual a plus;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Commitment to serving low-income community;
  • Legal aid experience a plus;
  • Housing and welfare experience a plus

Job Description:

Assisting Attorneys in the housing and welfare unit: Interviewing clients, research and fact gathering, negotiation, advising clients under supervision of attorneys, as well as conducting occasional community education events.  The Housing and Welfare unit handles landlord tenant disputes, public benefits applications/denials/underpayments and other housing and benefits matters.

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matter to very low-income residents of Union, Middlesex and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. We are proud of our long history of a diverse workforce providing high quality legal assistance to our diverse populations of clients. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are an independent part of a network of civil legal aid providers. We provide continuing legal education to our attorneys and paralegals. We provide a generous benefits package and competitive salary. We are seeking to fill position listed above. Email resume and references to Janice Chapin: [email protected].

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Legal Services of Northwest Jersey:

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

Date: June 07, 2022
Job Title: Outreach Associate

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey is a provider of free comprehensive civil legal assistance for people residing in northwestern NJ who are experiencing poverty or in crisis.  This is an opportunity to work in a community of highly experienced and dedicated legal services attorneys and staff committed to access and equal justice for all.   LSNWJ was formed in 2002 from the merger of four legal services organizations in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties, and provides services in family, housing, consumer, public entitlements, health care access, and expungements.  

This is a temporary full-time position until December 31, 2022, with the opportunity for an extension based upon funding renewal. Although this position is on-site, requests for hybrid or part-time arrangements will be considered.

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develops, updates and revises LSNWJ’s social media and print media, including social media platforms, newsletters, informational brochures, posters, and flyers, in accordance with the N.J. Rules of Professional Conduct, for a particular LSNWJ service area, and in cooperation with attorneys who provide the information for the media.
  • Coordinates and attends Community Education opportunities in cooperation with attorneys who provide the information for materials and present the information.
  • Identifies and communicates with existing and new community service agencies regarding outreach and education opportunities.
  • Develops partnerships with providers to diverse communities as well as outreach to diverse communities.
  • Assists with special events
    • Markets Special Events on social media, web and through print media.
    • Prepares media for the event, for example, programs, slide shows, sponsor signs.

Competencies:

  • Advanced capabilities of technology, including utilization of various social media platforms, website development and maintenance (Strikingly), graphic design (Canva), Survey Monkey, MailChimp.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with all members of the office staff and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate and write clearly and understandably.
  • Ability to obtain working knowledge of and strict adherence to regulations, ethics, policies and procedures that apply to legal services programs.
  • Ability to obtain working knowledge and understanding of and strict adherence to the N.J. Rules of Professional Conduct.

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest.

How To Apply:

If you share our passion for equal justice, please email your resume, 3 references, and cover letter to: [email protected]. Please detail in your cover letter how you believe you meet the needs of the position of an Outreach Associate at LSNWJ. 

LSNWJ is an equal opportunity employer; applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We invite candidates to include, as well, a statement of how your background and experiences might contribute to the diversity and cultural vitality of LSNWJ. 

 


 

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

Date: May 10, 2022
Job Title: Paralegal

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey is a provider of free comprehensive civil legal assistance for people residing in northwestern NJ who are experiencing poverty or in crisis. This is an opportunity to work in a community of highly experienced and dedicated legal services attorneys and staff committed to access and equal justice for all. LSNWJ was formed in 2002 from the merger of four legal services organizations in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties, and provides services in family, housing, consumer, public entitlements, health care access, and expungements.

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides assistance to the extent permitted under law under the supervision of an attorney to LSNWJ clients
  • Interviews clients and ascertains substantive elements of a client’s problem.
  • Conducts legal and factual research and discovery, and obtains expert assistance as required.
  • Prepares, files and serves legal pleadings and supporting documents; memorandums of law; life planning documents; subpoenas; correspondence to clients, adversaries and the court; and other documents as may be requested by the attorney.
  • Communicates with clients, the court and others at the direction of and on behalf of the responsible attorney.
  • Conducts applicant screening and intake.
  • Maintains contact with clients, courts, judges, opposing counsel, and others and is responsible for scheduling meeting arrangements and maintaining calendars
  • Participates in committees, task forces, and working groups.
  • Works with members of the private bar as may be necessary or desirable in connection with LSNWJ’s Volunteer Lawyer Program.
  • Refers appropriate cases to pro bono.
  • Performs such other duties as may reasonably be requested.

Competencies:

  • Advanced capabilities of technology with the ability and willingness to learn and adapt to new platforms including, e-signature programs, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, Zoom, and Legal Server.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with all members of the office staff and work in team environment.
  • Good analytical, oral communication and writing skills.
  • Working knowledge of and strict adherence to regulations, ethics, policies and procedures that apply to legal services programs.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of and strict adherence to the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Requirements:

  • Paralegal certificate or Associates degree in paralegal or legal studies and 1-2 years’ experience or Bachelor’s degree. Four or more years of work experience can substitute the requirement of a paralegal certificate or Associates degree in paralegal or legal studies.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of and strict adherence to the Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest.
  • Bilingual in English-Spanish preferable.

How To Apply:

If you share our passion for equal justice, please email your resume, 3 references, and cover letter to: [email protected]. Please detail in your cover letter how you believe you meet the needs of the position of a Paralegal at LSNWJ.

LSNWJ is an equal opportunity employer; applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We invite candidates to include, as well, a statement of how your background and experiences might contribute to the diversity and cultural vitality of LSNWJ.

The position is based in the Hunterdon County office and is available to start immediately. This position is on-site. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

Date: April 04, 2022
Job Title: Staff Attorney

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey is a provider of free comprehensive civil legal assistance for people residing in northwestern NJ who are experiencing poverty or in crisis. This is an opportunity to work in a community of highly experienced and dedicated legal services attorneys and staff committed to access and equal justice for all. LSNWJ was formed in 2002 from the merger of four legal services organizations in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties, and provides services in family, housing, consumer, public entitlements, health care access, and expungements.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides civil legal service to clients and client groups including advice, negotiation, litigation, administrative advocacy and appellate work, pursuant to program priorities and polices.
  • Interviews clients and ascertain substantive elements of the client’s problem. Handles communications with clients during the course of representation.
  • Conducts factual investigations; researches law; prepares legal pleadings and other documents; conducts negotiations.
  • Provides representation to clients at court and administrative hearings.
  • Reviews and supervises the work product of support staff members, law graduates, and legal interns relating to all clients being advised or represented by him/her.
  • Develops specialized knowledge in substantive areas of poverty law; acts as a resource for other staff.
  • Provides training to other legal advocates; prepares materials relating to these presentations.
  • Participates in committees, task forces, and working groups.
  • Speaks to community groups, schools and others about legal rights and LSNWJ services; prepares materials relating to these presentations.
  • Works with members of the private bar as may be necessary or desirable in connection with LSNWJ’s Volunteer Lawyer Program.
  • Maintains time records on a timely basis.
  • Prepares and submits administrative (e.g., travel) reports as required.
  • Performs such other duties as may reasonably be requested.

Competencies:

  • Proficiency with a second language strongly preferred.
  • Good capabilities with technology, including word processing, case database, calendaring and scheduling software, e-mail, Internet and legal software.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with all members of the office staff and work in a team environment.
  • Good analytical, oral communication and writing skills.
  • Working knowledge of and strict adherence to regulations, ethics, policies and procedures that apply to legal services programs.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of and strict adherence to the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Requirements:

  • J.D. from accredited law school.
  • Licensed attorney of the State of New Jersey or licensed in another state and committed to seeking NJ Bar admission.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law.

Professional Expectations:

  • Continued commitment to public interest.
  • Continued professional growth.

The LSNWJ team is passionate about our work and creates a supportive, teamwork environment, with work-life balance. LSNWJ provides trainings that offer CLE credit and comprehensive benefits package.

If you share our passion for equal justice, please email your resume, 3 references, 1 writing sample, and cover letter to: [email protected]. Please detail in your cover letter how you believe you meet the needs of the position of a Staff Attorney at LSNWJ.

LSNWJ is an equal opportunity employer; applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We invite candidates to include, as well, a statement of how your background and experiences might contribute to the diversity and cultural vitality of LSNWJ.

The position is available to start immediately. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Our office is temporarily operating on a hybrid schedule. The staff attorney should be prepared to work out of any of the five counties of Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren.

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Northeast New Jersey Legal Services:

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: June 13, 2022
Job Title: Community Outreach and Engagement Associate

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) seeks a Community Outreach and Engagement Associate. The Associate will work closely with the Community Outreach and Engagement Manager and Staff Attorney to ensure the implementation of effective outreach strategies; cultivation of strategic partnerships with community-based service providers and other organizations; and coordination of community legal education programs. This role will focus on disaster-related civil legal issues as identified by the program.

The Community Outreach and Engagement Associate will help build and maintain strategic partnerships and collaborations with community-based organizations.

Responsibilities include: Supporting community engagement projects and NNJLS’ efforts to identify persistent and emerging disaster-related civil legal issues in low-income and underserved communities that can be addressed through legal representation and advocacy.

  • Attending community-based events throughout Bergen, Hudson and Passaic counties to cultivate and strengthen relationships with social service providers and community-based organizations.
  • Assisting in the development of compelling presentations, outreach materials, and community education workshops specifically tailored to the legal needs of individuals impacted by disasters.
  • Identifying local offices of emergency management, disaster response agencies, and other community-based organizations that are commonly involved in disaster response efforts.
  • Coordinating and scheduling outreach activities, legal education presentations and know-your-rights workshops, for community members and service providers.
  • Delivering presentations about our services to diverse audiences, including how to identify a legal issue that may be appropriate for referral to NNJLS.
  • Fielding requests for information and NNJLS involvement in community events and evaluating appropriate level of engagement based on priorities and resources.
  • Using and supporting use of technology to compile, analyze, and share quantitative and qualitative data regarding community engagement activities and its impact.
  • Other related activities identified by the Program
     

Qualifications: A college degree with experience working with coalitions and/or community groups. The successful applicant will have: excellent and versatile communication skills; the ability to work collaboratively; and strong organizational skills. Applicants should have a good understanding of and/or be willing to learn about the role of civil legal aid in addressing issues of poverty and social justice. Computer proficiency is required. Flexibility and ability to work occasional evenings and weekends are essential.
 
Preferred: Familiarity with and/or working with legal services, public interest programs, and non-profit organizations. Bilingual skills are a plus.
 
Location: Based in Jersey City office. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, own or have regular access to a vehicle, and be willing to travel throughout Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties on a regular basis.
 
Apply: Submit resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position and salary requirements to: Human Resources Manager, at [email protected] with the subject “Community Outreach and Engagement Associate.”  
 
NNJLS provides an attractive salary and fringe benefits package. NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans. For more information about the program visit www.northeastnjlegalservices.org

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: April 28, 2022
Job Title: Employment Opportunities for Attorneys

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) has several challenging and rewarding positions available for attorneys seeking to provide legal assistance to a diverse clientele.  NNJLS is hiring attorneys for its Housing, Public Benefits, Consumer, Immigration, Low-Income Taxpayer, and Family Law/Domestic Violence sections in its Paterson, Hackensack, and Jersey City, New Jersey offices.  NNJLS seeks dynamic advocates who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need of legal assistance. Positions are available for experienced attorneys as well as recent graduates. Judicial Law Clerks are also encouraged to apply. 

NNJLS is a non-profit public interest law firm with over 100 employees providing free legal services to low-income, senior and disabled residents of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS’s staff of highly experienced and dedicated attorneys provides a wide variety of civil legal assistance and advocacy for those most in need of legal representation such as victims of domestic violence, tenants facing unfair and arbitrary eviction, seniors victimized by unscrupulous creditors and clients facing many other types of legal matters. NNJLS is committed to the principle that all members of society should be treated equally and fairly by our civil justice system.   

Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to legal assistance for the disadvantaged is preferred.  NNJLS offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work.  New Attorneys will work with top experts in a variety of practice areas and will handle their own case load after appropriate training. We encourage a supportive, team work environment, with work-life balance.   All attorneys receive an attractive salary and fringe benefits package, including annual salary increases, and generous paid time off. Benefits also include comprehensive health insurance and retirement plans, as well as in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.  Advancement and promotions within the organization are encouraged.   NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans.  Bilingual skills are preferred for some positions. 

For more information about us visit our website at www.northeastnjlegalservices.org. To apply submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position to [email protected].

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: March 25, 2022
Job Title: Executive Director

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as full time Executive Director of this organization committed to providing high quality legal assistance to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society. NNJLS serves residents of Hudson, Bergen, and Passaic Counties, New Jersey, from offices in Jersey City (administrative office), Hackensack, and Paterson.

The next executive director will join NNJLS at a time of financial stability, effective management, and strong client advocacy. Areas of challenge for the organization include growing systemic advocacy and pro bono services, hiring to utilize growing funding, managing the change that the pandemic has brought to community presence and work, and continuing to unify an organization formed 15 years ago when three county legal aid programs combined.

Key qualities of the successful candidate:

  • An attorney, in good standing, who is admitted, or who is eligible to be admitted, to practice law in the state of New Jersey
  • A demonstrated commitment to legal assistance for the disadvantaged
  • General knowledge of legal services in New Jersey; knowledge and a working relationship with Legal Services of New Jersey
  • A leader who is organized, energetic, detail oriented, able to delegate, decisive, personable, persuasive, and interested in all aspects of the position
  • A compelling speaker who is comfortable being the public face of the organization
  • An excellent writer
  • The ability to work with the Board of Directors to develop and implement program policies and the strategic plan.

In addition, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate substantial experience in the following key areas:

  • Legal work and litigation supervision and management
  • Establishment and maintenance of effective relations with the courts, the private bar and bar associations, community organizations, the client community, and government representatives
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion activities
  • An affinity for and experience in resource and funding development
  • Experience in nonprofit budgeting, compliance, finance and fiscal controls
  • The use of technology to increase program efficiency and services to clients
  • Experience working productively with a unionized staff

Application process:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, candidates are urged to submit their applications by April 25, 2022. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter expressing in detail why they are interested in the position, as well as what they believe they can contribute to the future of the program and its client community. The letter should be accompanied by a current resume and the names and contact information of three professional references. Application materials should be submitted to [email protected].

NNJLS is assisted in the search by Patricia Pap, Executive Director, Management Information Exchange, 105 Chauncy St., Fl 6, Ste 3, Boston, MA 02111, 508-737-4010, [email protected]. Candidates with questions about the position or process are encouraged to contact her.

NNJLS intends to make a final decision in June 2022, and to have the successful candidate join the organization soon thereafter in order to facilitate a smooth transition.

Salary depends on experience based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Benefits include comprehensive health insurance and retirement plans. NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with disabilities and veterans.

About Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS):

The NNJLS mission is to ensure equal access to justice for low-income residents of Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS is a private nonprofit public interest law firm that provides free legal help in civil (non-criminal) matters to individuals and families experiencing poverty. NNJLS also works to increase the public’s knowledge of their rights and responsibilities through community legal education.

NNJLS focuses on four core areas of civil law—housing, consumer, family, and public benefits. These are the areas in which clients are most likely to develop legal problems that they cannot address themselves. With experienced attorneys on staff, NNJLS works to ensure that clients do not lose their housing due to eviction or foreclosure; that they are not harassed by debt collectors or victimized by unfair business practices; that they and their families have fair custody and support arrangements in the event of separation or divorce; and that they can receive the public benefits and other forms of income support they need to maintain their independence and meet their daily needs.

NNJLS also has specialized programs to address the legal needs of veterans, seniors, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants, persons living with HIV or AIDS, individuals formerly incarcerated who now face legal barriers to re-entry, individuals experiencing homelessness, and residents experiencing poverty with federal income tax (IRS) issues.

NNJLS has a budget of $12 million. It receives funds from the Legal Services Corporation, the State of New Jersey, and other state and federal governmental entities.

NNJLS is part of an integrated statewide legal services program which is facilitated by Legal Services of New Jersey, which also provides legal aid litigation support as well as technology and training services.

The Board of Directors:

The Board’s twenty members include highly regarded practicing attorneys and community representatives who are financially eligible to receive services from throughout the counties served.

Leadership Team:

The leadership team includes the Executive Director, the Deputy Director, the Director of Litigation, the Chief Operating Officer, and the Director of Finance.

The Staff:

NNJLS has a staff of 110 highly motivated employees who are dedicated to the principle of equal justice for all. NNJLS’ staff attorneys and paralegals develop legal specializations in all of the areas listed above and are led by a highly experienced team of supervisors. Many of NNJLS’ 60 staff attorneys are recognized as experts on the state and national level in their field. The highlights of any board meeting are the staff presentations on their legal work for clients.

NNJLS has an attorneys’ union and a staff union. Their collective bargaining agreements expire at the end of 2022.

Read more about NNJLS’ work at www.northeastnjlegalservices.org.

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: February 24, 2022
Job Title: Family Law Attorney

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) has positions available for experienced Family law attorneys seeking to provide legal assistance to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society. NNJLS is hiring attorneys for its Paterson, Hackensack, and Jersey City, New Jersey offices. 

NNJLS is a non-profit public interest law firm with over 100 employees providing free legal services to low-income, senior and disabled residents of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS’s staff of highly experienced and dedicated attorneys provides a wide variety of civil legal assistance and advocacy for those most in need of legal representation such as victims of domestic violence, tenants facing unfair and arbitrary eviction, seniors victimized by unscrupulous creditors and clients facing many other types of legal matters. NNJLS is committed to the principle that all members of society should be treated equally and fairly by our civil justice system.  NNJLS seeks dynamic advocates who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need of legal assistance.

At least two years of Family law experience required.  Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are also required.  Prior Legal Services experience or a demonstrated commitment to legal assistance for the disadvantaged is preferred.  Prior supervisory experience is a plus.  NNJLS offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work.  We encourage a supportive, team work environment, with work-life balance.  Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.  All attorneys receive an attractive salary and fringe benefits package.    NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans.  Bilingual skills are preferred for some positions.  For more information about us visit our website at www.northeastnjlegalservices.org .  Submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position to: Human Resources Manager at [email protected]

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: February 24, 2022
Job Title: Housing Law Attorney

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) has positions available for experienced Housing law attorneys seeking to provide legal assistance to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society.  NNJLS is hiring attorneys for its Paterson, Hackensack, and Jersey City, New Jersey offices. 

NNJLS is a non-profit public interest law firm with over 100 employees providing free legal services to low-income, senior and disabled residents of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS’s staff of highly experienced and dedicated attorneys provides a wide variety of civil legal assistance and advocacy for those most in need of legal representation such as victims of domestic violence, tenants facing unfair and arbitrary eviction, seniors victimized by unscrupulous creditors and clients facing many other types of legal matters. NNJLS is committed to the principle that all members of society should be treated equally and fairly by our civil justice system.  NNJLS seeks dynamic advocates who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need of legal assistance.

At least two years of Housing law experience required.  Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are also required.  Prior Legal Services experience or a demonstrated commitment to legal assistance for the disadvantaged is preferred.  Prior supervisory experience is a plus.  NNJLS offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work.  We encourage a supportive, team work environment, with work-life balance.  Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.  All attorneys receive an attractive salary and fringe benefits package.    NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans.  Bilingual skills are preferred for some positions.  For more information about us visit our website at www.northeastnjlegalservices.org .  Submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position to: Human Resources Manager at [email protected]

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South Jersey Legal Services:

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: June 20, 2022
Job Title: Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator - Administration

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position as Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Director of Pro Bono Services, the Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator will work with the Director of Pro Bono Services in coordinating placement and supervision of cases referred to private, pro bono attorneys to assist eligible clients with legal matters. The Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator is also responsible to recruit and maintain a private, pro bono attorney panel to handle these cases. This position involves significant outreach and involvement with the local bar associations, law schools and community organizations. The successful candidate will assist the Director of Pro Bono Services in implementing the SJLS PAI Plan program-wide.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Regularly attends bar association dinners, committee meetings, CLEs and other events throughout the entire SJLS service area;
  • Engages in continuous marketing efforts to recruit private, pro bono attorneys including phone calls, recruitment letters, submissions to bar association newsletters, etc.
  • Works with the Deputy Director, the Director of Pro Bono Services, and other staff to maintain positive and professional relations with the local bar associations throughout the entire SJLS service area;
  • Develops, organizes and presents pro bono training events including CLEs as a means to recruit new private, pro bono attorneys;
  • Prepares and refers appropriate cases to private, pro bono attorneys;
  • Works with the Director of Pro Bono Services to oversee pro bono clients and acts as the point of contact for clients and cases that have been accepted for handling by the pro bono program;
  • Monitors files referred to private, pro bono attorneys in accordance with program policies, the PAI Manual and addresses any issues arising with attorneys and clients;
  • Communicates regularly with the Director of Pro Bono Services as well as pro bono attorneys regarding assigned cases, including requesting necessary status reports or case updates;
  • Monitors lengths of waitlists for various projects and develops and implements plans to reduce the length of the waitlists if necessary;
  • Maintains good working relationships with all members of the pro bono team and other program staff and participates in weekly and monthly PAI meetings;
  • Participates in training in high-priority substantive law practice areas;
  • Acquires and maintains knowledge of services available for clients throughout the service area and participates in client outreach events to help advertise the various pro bono projects available;
  • Works on statewide and other pro bono activities with management and other program staff as assigned;
  • Assists the Director of Pro Bono Services with developing relationships with various media to create positive publicity for the work of SJLS;
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Admission to the Bar of New Jersey required;
  • Minimum of 5 years of legal experience;
  • Must be willing to work evenings (approximately 4-5 per month) and occasional weekends.
  • Must have use of a car and willingness to travel throughout the entire SJLS service area;
  • Ability to relate to low income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service;
  • Vision to continuously assess the needs of the pro bono program, ability to adapt to the changing needs of the attorneys and clients involved and initiative to propose creative solutions to meet these needs;
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, leadership, and interpersonal and writing skills required; ability to successfully maintain a very large volume of cases;
  • Basic knowledge of bankruptcy, family and expungement law a plus.

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

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: June 20, 2022
Job Title: Staff Attorney – Burlington County Neighborhood office

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position as Staff Attorney in our office as listed above. Under the direction of the Managing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides the highest quality of legal services to SJLS clients in a variety of poverty law matters. The Staff Attorney also acts as a liaison between SJLS and the local community groups and engages in community outreach, community legal education.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Handle intake interviews;
  • Provide direct representation to clients in a variety of legal matters, including but not limited to family, landlord/tenant, housing, consumer, public benefits, healthcare, employment and senior issues;
  • Participate in group representation, where appropriate;
  • Participate in staff and case acceptance meetings and program wide working groups;
  • Work with the Managing Attorney, Director of Litigation and/or the Executive Director in planning, developing and litigating significant impact cases;
  • Participate in community outreach and community legal education, clinics and seminars;
  • Develop new ideas and methods to provide service to clients;
  • Work with other staff as an effective member of the team;
  • Assist in supervising paralegals, clerical workers and students;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

  • 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;
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred;
  • Ability to relate 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 letter expressing interest to: Brittani Morris, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Operations, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at [email protected]. EOE/AA Employer.

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: April 19, 2022
Job Title: Staff Attorney—Cumberland/Salem County Neighborhood office

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position as Staff Attorney in our office as listed above. Under the direction of the Managing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides the highest quality of legal services to SJLS clients in a variety of poverty law matters. The Staff Attorney also acts as a liaison between SJLS and the local community groups and engages in community outreach, community legal education.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Handle intake interviews;
  • Provide direct representation to clients in a variety of legal matters, including but not limited to family, landlord/tenant, housing, consumer, public benefits, healthcare, employment and senior issues;
  • Participate in group representation, where appropriate;
  • Participate in staff and case acceptance meetings and program wide working groups;
  • Work with the Managing Attorney, Director of Litigation and/or the Executive Director in planning, developing and litigating significant impact cases;
  • Participate in community outreach and community legal education, clinics and seminars;
  • Develop new ideas and methods to provide service to clients;
  • Work with other staff as an effective member of the team;
  • Assist in supervising paralegals, clerical workers and students;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

  • 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;
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred;
  • Ability to relate 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 letter expressing interest to:  Brittani Morris, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Operations, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at [email protected].  EOE/AA Employer.

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: April 11, 2022
Job Title: Managing Attorney—Cape May County Office

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to the available position of Managing Attorney.  Under the direction of the Executive Director and SJLS executive team, the Managing Attorney works with to assure the highest quality of legal representation by the Cape May County Office; 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.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 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.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

  • 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.

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

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: April 11, 2022
Job Title: Staff Attorney (2)—Monmouth County Neighborhood offices

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to the available position of Managing Attorney.  Under the direction of the Executive Director and SJLS executive team, the Managing Attorney works with to assure the highest quality of legal representation by the Cape May County Office; 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.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 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.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

  • 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.

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

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: March 22, 2022
Job Title: Staff Attorney (2)—Gloucester and Atlantic County Neighborhood offices

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill two (2) available positions as Staff Attorneys in our offices as listed above. Under the direction of the Managing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides the highest quality of legal services to SJLS clients in a variety of poverty law matters. The Staff Attorney also acts as a liaison between SJLS and the local community groups and engages in community outreach, community legal education.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Handle intake interviews;
  • Provide direct representation to clients in a variety of legal matters, including but not limited to family, landlord/tenant, housing, consumer, public benefits, healthcare, employment and senior issues;
  • Participate in group representation, where appropriate;
  • Participate in staff and case acceptance meetings and program wide working groups;
  • Work with the Managing Attorney, Director of Litigation and/or the Executive Director in planning, developing and litigating significant impact cases;
  • Participate in community outreach and community legal education, clinics and seminars;
  • Develop new ideas and methods to provide service to clients;
  • Work with other staff as an effective member of the team;
  • Assist in supervising paralegals, clerical workers and students;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

  • 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;
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred;
  • Ability to relate 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 letter expressing interest to:  Brittani Morris, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Operations, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at [email protected].  EOE/AA Employer.

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