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NEW JOB OPENINGS:

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

  • Manages the overall operations of the LSNWJ-Morris Family Justice Project so to further the mission of LSNWJ and meet the terms and requirements of  the policies established by the Board of Trustees, MFJC contracts and other funding sources;
  • Supervises the MFJC paralegal, maintaining a work environment that is conducive to the efficient delivery of priority services.
  • Provides legal assistance (advice, negotiation, litigation, administrative advocacy, appellate work) to victims and survivors of domestic abuse pursuant to program priorities and policies.
    • Interview clients and ascertain substantive elements of the client’s problem and develop a case strategy for obtaining the client’s goals.
    • Communicate effectively with clients and others.
    • Conduct factual investigation, discovery and legal research.
    • Prepare legal pleadings and other documents.
    • Conduct negotiations and appear on behalf of clients at court and administrative hearings.
  • Participates in the community, with the service provider network, with judicial and bar association groups and committees and in LSNWJ’s pro bono efforts.
Competencies:
  • Ability to analyze issues, make decisions and effect change; foster and maintain an excellent working relationship with staff and our MFJC partners and work in team environment.
  • Has excellent analytical, oral communication and writing skills and advanced capabilities of technology and impeccable ethics and understanding of the Rules of Professional Conduct, regulations, ethics, policies and procedures that apply to the practice of law in New Jersey and legal services programs.
  • Will be trustworthy, reliable, maintain confidentiality, and respectful of our client community.
  • Valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle for work-related travel or other means of fulfilling responsibility for work-related travel.
  • Bilingual in English-Spanish desirable.
Requirements:
  • J.D. from accredited law school and licensed attorney of the State of New Jersey.
  • 7 years or more of experience in public interest law or comparable experience with preference for significant experience in legal services or provision of legal assistance to victims and survivors of domestic abuse.
How To Apply:
EOE. Email resume, references, and cover letter to: dsaltzman@lsnj.org. Detail in your cover letter how you believe you meet the needs of the position of Managing Attorney of the LSNWJ-Morris Family Justice Project. 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

  • Conducts applicant screening and intake.
    • Provides information to people making inquiry about services and makes referrals to an appropriate agency or organization.
  • Provides assistance to the extent permitted under law under the supervision of an attorney to LSNWJ clients.
    • Communicate and meet with clients.
    • Assist in discovery:  conduct factual investigation, prepare interrogatories and requests for production of documents, and interrogatory answers.
    • Conduct legal and factual research.
    • Prepare, file and serve legal pleadings, including Complaints, Answers, Motions, Case Information Statements and other documents.
    • Prepare correspondence; handle incoming and outgoing mail.
    • Maintains contact with clients, courts, judges, opposing counsel, and others and is responsible for scheduling meeting arrangements and maintaining calendars.
  • May conduct applicant screening and intake.
    • Provides information to people making inquiry about services and makes referrals to an appropriate agency or organization.
  • May act as facilitator of an LSNWJ volunteer project.
  • Participates in the community, including committees, task forces, and working groups related to the work of  LSNWJ. 
Competencies:
  • Demonstrates professionalism, reliability, compassion, positive attitude and ability to maintain a good working relationship with all members of the office staff and work in team environment.
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate and write clearly and understandably.
  • Good capabilities of technology, including word processing, case database, calendaring and scheduling software, e-mail, e-filing and legal software.
  • Valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle for work-related travel or other means of fulfilling responsibility for work-related travel.
Requirements: 
  • Paralegal certificate or Associates degree in paralegal or legal studies.
  • Minimum of two years of experience as a paralegal in at least one of these areas of law:  family law; bankruptcy; consumer law; litigation.
  • Bilingual in English-Spanish preferable. 
How To Apply:

Email resume, references, and cover letter to: astrack@lsnj.org. Include in your cover letter how you believe you meet the needs of the position of Paralegal at LSNWJ. 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: Central Jersey Legal Services

 


 

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

  • Directs the overall operation of the agency in compliance with the mission of LSNWJ, the policies established by the Board of Directors, the regulations established by the Legal Services Corporation and requirements of multiple funding sources.
  • Leads ongoing planning of the program’s goals, objectives and outcomes, and develops and oversees policies, projects, and structures to implement those goals.
  • Provides advice and assistance to the Board of Directors on the establishment, development, and implementation of policy and priorities.
  • Hires, supervises, evaluates and meets regularly with the Management Team to provide direction, advice and oversight as appropriate.
  • Communicates the work of the Management Team to staff and seeks staff input on program policy, practice and procedures.
  • Oversees the establishment and maintenance of systems including:
    • caseload management and case handling
    • staff supervision and co-counseling procedures
    • evaluation of personnel, agency, and program performance
    • training programs for staff and Board
    • staff recruitment, hiring and human resources, including equal employment procedures.
  • Ensures the organization’s long-term financial health by developing and overseeing financial management systems, including financial planning and budgeting, and oversight of financial systems and controls.
  • Serves as an effective ambassador for the program through positive public relations; and communicates and establishes contacts and relations with courts, bar associations, private bar, governmental agencies, community organizations and the press and media.
  • Oversees the development and supervision of LSNWJ’s private bar involvement program.
Required Qualifications:
  • JD from an accredited U.S. law school
  • Current license to practice law in New Jersey, or a current license to practice in any state, plus a commitment to obtain a New Jersey State Bar License within two years
  • 10 years of experience in public interest law or comparable experience
  • Proven leadership skills, with vision, open-mindedness, good listening skills, and the ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Demonstrated professionalism, integrity, intelligence, humility, sense of humor, and energy
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and cultural competence.
Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:
  • Successful experience managing and supervising a diverse team of administrative and legal personnel, in a multi-office, nonprofit organization
  • Demonstrated experience in non-profit program planning, evaluation, staff supervision, legal systems development, financial oversight, reporting and budget development
  • Experience assuring compliance with grant and contract requirements
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with people of different backgrounds, perspectives, and opinions, and to motivate and inspire community, staff, board and funders
  • Experience with union/management relations
  • A track record of fundraising and resource development success.
Applications:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, candidates are urged to submit their materials by April 5, 2019. Please include a cover letter expressing in detail your interest in the position, your qualifications, and what you hope to contribute to the organization’s future; a current resume; and the names and contact information for three professional references. Materials should be submitted electronically to ppap@mielegalaid.org in Microsoft Word or pdf format.

LSNWJ is being assisted in the search by Catherine Carr, Legal Aid Consultant, 215-603-0211, ccarrphila@gmail.com, and Patricia Pap, Executive Director, Management Information Exchange, 508-737-4010, ppap@mielegalaid.org. Applicants with questions about the position or process are encouraged to contact them.

Salary depends on experience based on a competitive public interest salary scale.

LSNWJ is an Equal Opportunity employer, which employs and promotes without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, and mental or physical disability, perceived disability, and AIDS and HIV status or other protected group status and treats persons equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement, including promotion and transfer.

For more information about LSNWJ, visit the LSNWJ Website.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

  • 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 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 letter expressing interest to: Brittani Morris, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at BMorris@lsnj.org. EOE/AA Employer.

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

  • 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 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 letter expressing interest to: Brittani Morris, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at BMorris@lsnj.org. EOE/AA Employer.

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

  • 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 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 letter expressing interest to: Brittani Morris, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at BMorris@lsnj.org. EOE/AA Employer.

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

  • 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 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 to: Brittani Morris, PHR, Director of Human Resources, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at BMorris@lsnj.org. EOE/AA Employer.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

  • Minimum of 3 Years of Network Administration Experience
  • Experience with Monitoring and Maintaining Networking Hardware and Services
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have valid license and own transportation. Ability to travel throughout the State on short notice is required.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Responsible for Day to Day Monitoring and Maintenance of a Complete Private Statewide WAN/LAN for a 23 Location Enterprise
  • Cisco Call Manager and Unity IPT/VoIP Administration (Training will be provided to the successful candidate)
  • Manage Wireless Infrastructure, Firewalls, VPN Appliances, & Content Filters
  • Network Security and Best Practices
  • Relevant Licensing Management
  • Assist with Network Design & Performance Tuning
  • Complementary Support & Administration Responsibilities for other Key Technologies.
Strongly Valued Qualifications:
  • Relevant Certifications (Cisco, SonicWALL, Juniper)
  • Exposure to Microsoft Server Technologies
  • Experience with any of the Technologies Indicated in our Environment
  • Network Design and Performance Optimization
  • Experience with VoIP Systems
  • Wireless Networking Experience
Legal Service of New Jersey offers an excellent work environment with competitive salary and benefits. EOE. Salary commensurate with experience. To be considered for this position please send resume with cover letter, which includes any certification information, details how you believe you will meet the needs of our organization, and salary requirements to techjob@lsnj.org.

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

 


 

 

 

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