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Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: November 19, 2019
Job Title: Supervising Attorney—Immigration

Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans, has an immediate opening for an experienced attorney to provide supervision on immigration detention cases. The supervising attorney will be responsible for mentoring and supporting our team of detention attorneys and paralegals on removal cases for detained non-citizens, and for providing direct representation to detained clients as resources allow. LSNJ is based in Edison, and the positions will require travel to ICE detention facilities and immigration courts in Newark and Elizabeth. The strongest candidates will be fluent in Spanish and will have at least three years of related experience in removal defense and in supervising other attorneys.  

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 and the salary you seek, along with a resume detailing your previous related experience and the states and years of all bar admissions. Please also include two recent legal writing samples. Send all required components to jobs@lsnj.org. EOE.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: November 19, 2019
Job Title: Hotline Telephone Intake Paralegal

Legal Services of New Jersey in Edison has openings for intake paralegals to support our statewide legal hotline LSNJLaw. Callers facing eviction, foreclosure, threats of domestic violence, and a wide variety of other civil legal problems access LSNJLAW 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.  

Spanish fluency required for some of the positions, and computer literacy 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: jobs@lsnj.org.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: November 19, 2019
Job Title: Paralegal—Legal Assistance to Medical Patients Project

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) seeks a paralegal interested in providing civil legal assistance to those in poverty for its Legal Assistance to Medical Patients Project (LAMP), a partnership between LSNJ and several hospital facilities throughout New Jersey.  

Working out of our Edison office as well as one or more New Jersey health care provider facilities, (currently our facilities are located in Newark, Passaic, Jersey City and a new project to begin in New Brunswick) the paralegal will provide legal assistance to client/patients in a variety of civil legal matters including healthcare access, guardianship, housing and entitlements. The paralegal will also be responsible for scheduling and assisting with presentations to medical staff on legal issues. Ability and comfort in public speaking, willingness and ability to travel to several locations throughout the state, and Spanish proficiency are required.

Previous related experience is highly valued, as is a demonstrated commitment to assisting and advocating for low-income client/patients.

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 send a resume with a cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and related background and salary you seek. Send all required components to jobs@lsnj.org. EOE.

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: November 14, 2019
Job Title: Development Manager

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) has a challenging and rewarding position available for a development professional to provide overall direction, coordination and implementation of the organization’s fundraising activities. Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Development Manager will develop and implement strategies to secure new funding from foundations, corporations, government agencies and individuals in order to support the expansion of services provided by the program. The Development Manager will be responsible for managing the organization’s existing portfolio of grants, and will supervise the work of the Grants Associate in order to ensure the proper implementation and administration of grants and compliance with grant requirements. The Development Manager will also work with the Executive Director and senior attorneys to develop unique models for the delivery of legal services to low-income clients and secure funding to support those services.

NNJLS is a non-profit public interest law firm with over 90 employees providing free legal services to low-income, senior and disabled residents of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic County 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 with 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 professionals who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need.

The successful candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. They must also be well-organized, detail-oriented, technologically proficient, and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously. Applicants should have a minimum of three years of experience in a similar position. Familiarity with public interest programs and non-profit organizations preferred. Prior supervisory experience, as well as legal experience and bilingual skills, are a plus.

This position is located in our Jersey City, New Jersey office, which is convenient to public transportation and within easy commuting distance from NYC. 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. All staff receive 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 us visit our website at www.northeastnjlegalservices.org. Submit resume and cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position to: Human Resources Manager at HRNNJLS@LSNJ.org.

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: November 14, 2019
Job Title: Private Attorney Involvement Program Manager

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) has a challenging and rewarding position available for a membership professional to manage the agency’s Private Attorney Involvement Program (PAI). NNJLS is a non-profit public interest law firm providing free legal services to low-income, senior and disabled residents of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties in New Jersey. The PAI Program refers needy clients with significant civil legal problems to private attorneys willing to provide representation free of charge. The successful candidate will have experience in recruiting volunteers, conducting coordinated membership campaigns, developing new models for supporting the work of the Agency with volunteers, and coordinating the work of volunteers. The PAI Manager will report to the PAI Program Director and work with and supervise the PAI coordinators in each office. This position is located in our Jersey City office which is within easy commuting distance from northern New Jersey and NYC via public transportation.  

NNJLS’s staff of over 90 highly experienced and dedicated attorneys, paralegals and support staff provide 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 many others. 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 professionals who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need.

Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are required for this position. 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. All PAI staff receive an attractive salary and fringe benefits package. NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans. Legal experience and bilingual skills are a plus. For more information about us visit our website at www.northeastnjlegalservices.org. Submit resume and cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position to: Human Resources Manager at HRNNJLS@LSNJ.org.

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: November 14, 2019
Job Title: Attorneys (Multiple Positions)

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) has several challenging and rewarding positions available for attorneys seeking to provide legal assistance to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society. NNJLS is hiring attorneys for its Housing and Public Benefits sections in its Paterson, New Jersey office. The office is within easy commuting distance from NYC via public transportation. Positions are available for experienced attorneys as well as recent graduates.  

NNJLS is a non-profit public interest law firm with over 90 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.

Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are 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 resume and cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position to: Human Resources Manager at HRNNJLS@LSNJ.org.

 


 

Program: Central Jersey Legal Services

Date: November 12, 2019
Job Title: Housing Attorney

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. seeks a Housing Attorney for its Elizabeth office. This is a staff attorney position with job duties which include providing legal advice, representation in court and at administrative hearings and document preparation in the substantive areas of Housing and Public Benefits law.

Requirements: Commitment to serving low income community and keeping the promise of Justice for All; license to practice law; 2 years+ experience, excellent interpersonal skills. Multi-lingual a plus. Legal Aid experience or other relevant experience a plus.

Job Description: Handling a full range of Housing cases (summary eviction proceedings, habitability hearings and section 8 terminations) and Public Benefits matters (TANF, SNAP, GA), including administrative hearings, Superior Court litigation, and appeals.

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 $68,000 - $108,000 DOE. We are seeking to fill position listed above immediately. Email resume, writing sample and references to Janice Chapin: jchapin@lsnj.org. EOE.

 


 

Program: Central Jersey Legal Services

Date: November 12, 2019
Job Title: Intake (Bilingual)

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. seeks a bi-lingual (Spanish & English) Intake Worker for its Elizabeth office.

Job Description: Interviewing prospective clients while recording responses to questions on provided software, determining eligibility, and collecting and copying the documents presented by the client; Setting up appointments; Referring ineligible applicants to other agencies where appropriate. The job also includes backing up the receptionist and other clerical duties.

Requirements: Bilingual Spanish and English; Excellent communication & interpersonal skills; Commitment to serving low income community; High School Business graduate or other relevant experience; Typing 30/40 wpm. Legal Aid experience 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 a generous benefits package and competitive salary $35,000-56,000 depending on experience. We are seeking to fill position listed above immediately. Email resume, a description of your education and/or experience in each language and references to Human Resources: spate-jones@lsnj.org.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

Date: October 31, 2019
Job Title: Staff Attorney—Warren County (Belvidere, NJ)

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey seeks a dynamic attorney who wants to make a real difference in the lives of people of limited means and vulnerable seniors.   This is an opportunity to work in a community of highly experienced and dedicated legal services attorneys and staff.  Under the direction of the Managing Attorney, the Staff Attorney will provide high quality legal assistance in a variety of civil legal matters including housing, public entitlements and SSI disability. The Staff Attorney also acts as a liaison between LSNWJ and local community groups and engages in community outreach and community legal education.

Requirements:

  • J.D. from accredited law school;
  • Licensed attorney of the State of New Jersey;
  • Valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle for work-related travel or other means of fulfilling responsibility for work-related travel.

The following describes the ideal candidate:

  • Two to five years of legal experience;
  • Demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service;
  • Prior Legal Services experience, particularly in housing/tenancy, public entitlements and SSI disability work; 
  • Good analytical, oral communication and writing skills, capabilities with technology and ability to handle varied legal matters;
  • Is trustworthy and reliable; maintains confidentiality; is respectful of our client community and has the ability to relate positively to legal services clients; and has the ability to maintain a good working relationship with all staff and work in team environment.

The LSNWJ team is passionate about their work and encourages a supportive, teamwork environment, with work-life balance. LSNWJ provides trainings that offer CLE credit and comprehensive benefits package. EOE. If you share our passion for equal justice, please email resume, references, and cover letter to: gkelly@lsnj.org.  Please detail in your cover letter how you believe you meet the needs of the position of a Staff Attorney 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.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, candidates are urged to submit their materials by November 14, 2019.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: October 25, 2019
Job Title: Translator/Interpreter

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 Spanish translator/interpreter. As part of the Language Services unit you will translate legal documents for clients and education materials for the community maintaining language standards in all publications and web articles as well as provide accurate, complete confidential interpretations.

Qualifications:

  • Professional fluency in Spanish
  • Excellent English to Spanish translation skills
  • Familiarity with Spanish culture and customs
  • Degree in Translation or graduate course work in written Spanish
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish
  • Editing skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in an additional other language (e.g., Korean, Portuguese, or Arabic)
  • Familiarity with CAT tools
  • Desktop publishing skills a plus
  • 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 work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement 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 jobs@lsnj.org. EOE.

 


 

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Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: July 18, 2019
Job Title: Lead Developer

About the Position
Legal Services of New Jersey is seeking an experienced Full Stack .NET Lead Developer to join our team of 15 IT professionals. We offer an excellent work environment, with the opportunity for growth across a variety of modern technology platforms. Salary competitive with comparable for-profit environments, commensurate with skills alignment for the position, and excellent benefits. Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to those living in poverty.

The successful candidate will lead a team of 2 full stack developers, supporting a statewide network of legal services  providers and will be working for an employer that is interested in staff development through trainings and open communication. This is an opportunity to be a part of an enthusiastic and committed team of professionals working with enterprise technologies while making a difference to those most vulnerable in society.

About the Environment
This position reports to the Chief, Information Systems. Our environment consists of a statewide network of 6 distinct legal services providers with 23 Locations, over 500 users, who service over 60,000 clients a year. Our IT environment includes over 100 servers, Docker, Rancher, GIT, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, VMware, Cisco Network & VoIP Infrastructure, Network Faxing, Exchange Clustering, SQL Farm, SharePoint, and IIS. Our web and development applications are used by clients, partners and internal staff. We adhere to weekly sprints and utilize JIRA for project planning. Code reviews happen weekly towards the end of each sprint.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage end-to-end software development lifecycle; from gathering requirements to production rollout, version control and support, ensuring deliverables and quality goals are met.
  • Work with senior management and colleagues to identify dependencies and consequences as well as understand technical implications of development requests and paths available.
  • Oversees the work of software engineers.
  • Establish and enforce programming best practices and procedures, including security best practices.
  • Technical liaison for all web projects. Collaborating on the creation of feature rich user-friendly web interfaces which are device independent using responsive web design principles.
  • Design backend infrastructure utilizing SQL Server and Entity Framework.
  • Meet the organizational needs for ad hoc reporting which may require data aggregation and report formatting from a variety of data sources.
  • Major issues remediation.
  • Strategic visioning.

Other Responsibilities

  • Ensure software projects are thoroughly documented.
  • Assist with SharePoint administration and legacy applications support, pending migrations.
  • Provide senior support for internally developed applications and websites.
  • Provide after-hours support as needed and coordinate with tech staff to resolve issues.
  • Collaborate on staff reviews and professional development.
  • Research and recommend technologies relevant to our environment and business goals.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices.
  • Keep abreast of national legal services IT related developments, issues, and conversations through the various forums available. Share relevant information with the LSNJ management team.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Significant lead and full stack development experience designing complete systems; front end and back end development as well as knowledge of the databases and server technologies being leveraged.
  • Experience with data structure and Object-Oriented Programming.
  • Proficient programming in .NET Core, C#, ASP.NET, MVC, JQuery, Angular (or similar front-end framework), Web API, and Entity Framework.
  • Experience with Document Management Systems (OpenKM preferred)
  • Experience writing SQL Queries
  • Proficient with Mobile First Design; Bootstrap and Material standards.
  • Proficient with HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Experience with end to end testing and writing test cases.
  • Experience with requirements gathering.
  • Experience with Version Control (ex. GIT, TFS).
  • Excellent debugging and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent collaboration skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.

Additional Skills and Experience Sought

  • Experience with automation (Builds, Testing, Deployments).
  • Knowledge of design patterns (Unit Of Work, Factory, Repository).
  • Experience with SharePoint programming and administration.
  • ASP.NET 4.6
  • Docker
  • Rancher
Legal Services of New Jersey is an Edison based non-profit public interest legal organization working with a group of legal services providers throughout NJ to provide free civil legal assistance and advocacy for low-income people. EOE. Salary commensurate with experience. To be considered for this position please send your resume with a cover letter detailing your experience with the required skills outlined and your salary requirements to techjob@lsnj.org.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: July 18, 2019
Job Title: .NET Developer

About the Position
Legal Services of New Jersey is seeking an experienced Full Stack .NET Developer to join our team of 16 IT professionals. We offer an excellent work environment, with the opportunity for growth across a variety of modern technology platforms. Salary competitive with comparable for-profit environments, commensurate with skills alignment for the position, and excellent benefits. Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to those living in poverty.

The successful candidate will work with a team of 3 full stack developers, supporting a statewide network of legal services providers and will be working for an employer that is interested in staff development through trainings and open communication. This is an opportunity to be a part of an enthusiastic and committed team of professionals working with enterprise technologies while making a difference to those most vulnerable in society.

About the Environment
This position is overseen by the Lead Developer and reports to the Chief, Information Systems. Our environment consists of a statewide network of 6 distinct legal services providers with 23 Locations, over 500 users, who service over 60,000 clients a year. Our IT environment includes over 100 servers, Docker, Rancher, GIT, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, VMware, Cisco Network & VoIP Infrastructure, Network Faxing, Exchange Clustering, SQL Farm, SharePoint, and IIS. Our web and development applications are used by clients, partners and internal staff. We adhere to weekly sprints and utilize JIRA for project planning. Code reviews happen weekly towards the end of each sprint.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Full stack end-to-end software development; from gathering requirements to production rollout, version control and support, ensuring deliverables and quality goals are met.
  • Work with Lead Developer and other colleagues to identify dependencies and consequences as well as understand technical implications of development requests and paths available.
  • Participate in story grooming, peer code review and project planning.
  • Adhere to established programming best practices and procedures, including security best practices.
  • Assist with strategic visioning.

Other Responsibilities

  • Ensure software projects are thoroughly documented.
  • Assist with SharePoint administration and legacy applications support, pending migrations.
  • Provide support for internally developed applications and websites.
  • Research and recommend technologies relevant to our environment and business goals.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices.
  • Keep abreast of national legal services IT related developments, issues, and conversations through the various forums available. Share relevant information with the LSNJ management team.
  • Any other duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Significant relevant experience.
  • Experience programming in .NET, C#, Entity Framework, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
  • Experience writing SQL Queries.
  • Experience with end to end testing.
  • Capable of requirements gathering.
  • Experience with Version Control (ex. GIT, TFS).
  • Capable of debugging.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent collaboration skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.

Additional Skills and Experience Sought

  • Understanding of Mobile First Design; Bootstrap and Material standards.
  • Data structures and Object-Oriented Programming.
  • Automation (Builds, Testing, Deployments).
  • Knowledge of design patterns (Unit Of Work, Factory, Repository).
  • SharePoint programming and administration.
  • Programming in .NET CORE, HTML5, CSS3, Angular (or similar front-end framework).
  • Docker
  • Rancher

Legal Services of New Jersey is an Edison based non-profit public interest legal organization working with a group of legal services providers throughout NJ to provide free civil legal assistance and advocacy for low-income people. EOE. Salary commensurate with experience. To be considered for this position please send your resume with a cover letter detailing your experience with the required skills outlined and your salary requirements to techjob@lsnj.org.

 

 


 

 

 

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