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Legal Services of New Jersey:

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: September 23, 2022
Job Title: Grants Data Coordinator

Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit organization that coordinates the statewide Legal Services network providing free civil legal assistance to people living in poverty, seeks a full-time Grants Data Coordinator to serve as the data collection and reporting specialist for a specific portfolio of LSNJ project grants.  You will engage in qualitative analysis of grant data; oversee a portfolio of grants with responsibility of compliance reporting and grant monitoring including performance of contractual partners. 

Additional responsibilities include coordinating with staff to ensure timeliness of grant submission and monthly grant reports, variance analyses as required and in consultation with Management and project attorneys.

Strongest candidates will have a BA/BS degree and experience with grants in a nonprofit environment; strong data analysis, excellent writing and communication skills, knowledge of program budgeting with an emphasis on grant compliance and outcome measurement; strong database and Microsoft excel/word skills. Experience working in a nonprofit institution preferably of comparable complexity and scale.

LSNJ offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability, and 403(b) tax deferred compensation plan.

To be considered please email a resume and cover letter detailing your experience with the required skills, and two recent writing samples to [email protected]. EOE.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: September 15, 2022
Job Title: Housing Attorney

Legal Services of New Jersey a non-profit public interest legal aid agency providing free legal help to the poor in civil matters, has an immediate opening for a housing attorney.

The Housing Attorney will join the housing advocacy team which combines client representation with housing policy advocacy. In this position you will provide tenant representation in landlord tenant court, and assistance in obtaining rental assistance. You will also be involved in community and client education and outreach activities, and system reform projects to identify and develop strategies to protect, preserve and expand the housing rights and opportunities for low-income people.

We will consider individuals with various level of relevant legal experience; those with expertise in housing law and policy, landlord tenant issues, eviction defense, fair housing and race equity, and litigation and/or policy advocacy, as well as recent graduates with a significant interest in housing law and other relevant experience are encouraged to apply.

  • Experience working with diverse populations a plus.
  • J.D. and license to practice law in New Jersey or an ability to gain admission.
  • A commitment to advocacy on behalf of low income marginalized people including immigrant communities.
  • Bi-lingual-Spanish 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, 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: September 15, 2022
Job Title: Staff Attorney—Legal Assistance to Medical Patients Project (LAMP)

Legal Services of New Jersey, an Edison-based non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans, seeks a staff attorney to provide legal representation to referred hospital patients through LSNJ’s Medical-Legal Partnership project (LAMP). LAMP’s mission is to address the socio-economic impediments to health faced by referred client-patients through coordinated advocacy by lawyers and medical providers.

LAMP attorneys will practice in a number of areas including the following: special education and guardianship, housing and entitlements (SSI/SSDI, food stamps, TANF and GA), as well as healthcare access (Medicaid and Medicare denials). The project has office space at several hospitals in NJ and the position is based out of Edison, as well as at one or more of these provider facilities. Additionally, LAMP staff provide outreach and education to hospital staff and to families served by those hospitals.

LAMP is a collaborative project but staff are also expected to work independently. Training is offered to staff especially in new substantive legal areas and regular case review meetings are held in Edison. We are looking for a hardworking, compassionate and innovative attorney to join our team.

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 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: August 23, 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).  We provide direct representation to health care consumers throughout the state, from advice to full representation depending upon the issue, and engage in impact litigation where necessary. We help our clients to access health care insurance coverage and services, and inform and empower them in navigating the health care system. We also engage in systemic advocacy on behalf of this population and maintain an expertise in health law to provide training and guidance to Legal Services staff statewide. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased recognition of the importance of equity in health care access.

We are seeking a person passionate about health care justice with excellent analytical and advocacy skills and an interest in engaging in detail with individual clients as well as policy.  Experience in Medicaid, especially long term care (MLTSS) applications, 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, 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.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: August 09, 2022
Job Title: Controller

Legal Services of New Jersey, an Edison-based non-profit legal assistance organization seeks a Controller with experience in the nonprofit industry to plan, direct, and coordinate all accounting operational functions, reporting systems and grant administration (internal and statewide), ensuring compliance with accounting standards, regulatory requirements including sub-recipient monitoring.

Responsibilities include:

  • Protection of organization assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls. Maintaining and updating accounting procedures and manuals
  • Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures
  • Coordinate and prepare internal and external financial statements, management and grant reports.
  • Budgeting for the organization as well as individual grants
  • Cash Flow Analysis and monitoring
  • Oversee regulatory reporting including IRS and NJ State annual information returns
  • Supervise accounting staff

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

Candidate must have Single Audit preparation experience and a thorough understanding of the Federal Uniform Guidance. Must have strong knowledge of nonprofit revenue recognition interpretations and applications. The ideal candidate should have knowledge of all aspects of US generally accepted accounting principles and will oversee the entire financial department

  • BS degree in accounting (Masters Preferred)
  • CPA license, 7+ years in accounting field with experience in nonprofits (single audit preparation and relevant nonprofit revenue recognition)
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent time management, planning and organization skills
  • Ability to work with competing priorities under tight deadlines
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Advanced Excel skills and solid data management skills including MIP accounting software and payroll data processing experience preferred.

LSNJ offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work and the mission of LSNJ. We encourage a supportive, team work environment, with work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and generous retirement plan. Send resume and cover letter to: [email protected]. EOE.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: August 03, 2022
Job Title: Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst

Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit organization that coordinates the statewide Legal Services network providing free civil legal assistance to people living in poverty, seeks a full-time Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst to work for its Poverty Research Institute. Responsibilities include conducting data analysis from sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau, developing research methodologies, writing in-depth policy reports, presenting research to diverse audiences, and supporting advocacy related to poverty.

A Master’s degree or equivalent in public policy/administration, statistics, sociology, or a related social science field is required. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communications skills and proficiency with excel, and statistical software such as SPSS, STATA and commitment to advancing economic and social justice. R. Budgetary analysis experience will be a plus.

LSNJ offers excellent benefits including comprehensive, low-cost health benefits, generous 403b plan and a positive and supportive working environment,

Send resume, cover letter specifically addressing these attributes, and two relevant writing samples to [email protected]. EOE

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: July 28, 2022
Job Title: Full Stack .NET & Angular Developer

ABOUT THE POSITION

Legal Services of New Jersey is seeking an experienced Full Stack .NET & Angular Developer to join our team of 19 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 other 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 Managing Senior Software Engineer. Our environment consists of a statewide network of 6 distinct legal services providers with 23 Locations, over 600 users, who service over 60,000 clients a year. Our IT environment includes over 100 servers, Docker, Kubernetes, GIT, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, VMware, Enterprise Class Network Infrastructure, Exchange Clustering, MS SQL Server. 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 are incorporated with each issue.

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 Managing Senior Software Engineer 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.
  • 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 Framework, .NET Core, C#, Angular 12 or higher, OpenAPI specification, Entity Framework, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Understanding of Mobile First Design; Bootstrap and Material standards.
  • Experience building mobile friendly UI's.
  • Experience creating RESTful services.
  • Experience writing SQL Queries.
  • Experience with end to end testing.
  • Capable of requirements gathering.
  • Experience with Version Control (ex. GIT, TFS).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent collaboration and problem solving skills.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE SOUGHT

  • Automation (Builds, Testing, Deployments).
  • Knowledge of design patterns (Unit Of Work, Factory, Repository).
  • Experience using Agile Methodologies.

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 [email protected].

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: July 22, 2022
Job Title: Attorney—Statewide Legal Hotline

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 work on its statewide legal hotline. You will provide telephone advice, brief follow-up service and referrals to low-income clients.

The strongest candidates will related experience in law affecting low-income people, especially in housing, family and government assistance programs. Proficiency in Spanish or other foreign language 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 the reasons for your interest in the position and related background, along with two recent writing samples. Send all required components to [email protected]. EOE.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: July 14, 2022
Job Title: Attorney—Social Security Disability

Legal Services of New Jersey has an immediate opening for an attorney to represent low-income clients in SSI/SSDI claims throughout New Jersey, before the Social Security Office of Hearings Operations, the Appeals Council and Federal Court. The strongest candidates will have previous experience with SSI/SSDI cases, with client who may be coping with a variety of physical and psychological impairments, and with representation of low-income people. However, we will be willing and able to hire and train a candidate with an excellent academic record, and a demonstrated commitment to assisting and advocating for low income people.

Spanish fluency a plus.

LSNJ offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work. We encourage a supportive teamwork environment with positive work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement plans along 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 a resume detailing your experience and the states and years of all bar admissions. Please also include two recent legal writing samples. Send all required information to [email protected]. EOE.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: July 14, 2022
Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Legal Services of New Jersey, an Edison-based non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans has several openings for experienced administrative assistants to work with multiple attorneys and other Social Security Disability project staff. Duties include all levels of administrative work, scanning and uploading documents, handling mail, data management and answering busy telephone lines.

Requires a highly organized person with previous administrative assistant experience, exceptional attention to detail; excellent interpersonal and computer skills. A deep interest in aiding the economically disadvantaged and Spanish language skills are 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. Excellent benefits include low cost, comprehensive health and retirement plans.

For consideration, send a cover letter explaining your interest and resume detailing related experience to: [email protected]. EOE

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: July 06, 2022
Job Title: Staff Attorney – Immigrant Children

Legal Services of New Jersey, an Edison, NJ based non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans, has an immediate opening for a staff attorney to provide representation to unaccompanied minors and other immigrant youth. The strongest candidates will have related experience in immigration law, family law, and prior work with children. Fluency in Spanish is an extremely important additional capacity. This position will require some travel to the immigration courts in Elizabeth and Newark, New Jersey, and county superior courts throughout the state.

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: October 25, 2022
Job Title: Housing Attorney—Union County

Central Jersey Legal Service, Inc. seeks a full time Housing Law attorney for its office in Elizabeth, NJ.

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: $71,000.00 - $113,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:

Vaccinations or weekly testing required.
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: October 25, 2022
Job Title: Financial Manager

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc., a non-profit law firm, seeks a Financial Manager to work under its CFO in our New Brunswick office.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree plus 4 years of experience. Non-profit setting and government grant compliance experience preferred.

Job Description: Reporting to the CFO, the Financial Manager will perform a variety of general accounting duties. The primary focus of this position will be to prepare financial statements and perform, prepare and/or maintain the following: journal entries, general ledger account analysis and reconciliations. The Financial Manager will be responsible for maintaining the Company's books and records in an orderly manner.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Prepare financial statements and supporting schedules
  • Prepare and post journal entries and maintain prepaid and accrual schedules on an as-needed basis
  • Perform monthly reconciliations and account analyses, including accounts receivable, prepaid assets, accruals, accounts payable, and bank account statements
  • Update fixed assets schedules for additions, disposals, and depreciation expense
  • Analyze accounts receivable aging reports and prepare the allowance for doubtful accounts schedule
  • Timely reporting of all grant financial requirements along with allocations
  • Liaise with outside accounting firms to reconcile subsidiary financials
  • Assist outside accounting firms with annual filings and provide financial documentation on an as-needed basis
  • Support the department with respect to invoice coding, ensuring that all invoices are properly coded from a general ledger perspective
  • Work on ad-hoc assignments and special projects

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong GAAP, general ledger and consolidations knowledge and written/oral communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated, highly detailed and organized
  • Must have advanced Excel skills (e.g., vlookups, pivot tables, etc.)
  • Strong time management skills and ability to adhere to tight deadlines
  • Protect the organization's value by keeping information confidential
  • Accomplish accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed

Education

  • BS in Accounting

Experience

  • Previous experience working for a non-profit organization and government grant compliance.

Compensation: Competitive Salary (Range $50,000-$80,000) and Generous Benefits

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matters 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. We are seeking to fill position listed above as soon as possible. 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: November 08, 2022
Job Title: Intake Specialist

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey is a provider of free comprehensive civil legal assistance for people residing in Northwestern New Jersey with limited income. This is an opportunity to work in a community of highly experienced and dedicated attorneys and staff committed to access and equal justice for all. Operating since 1950, Legal Services of Northwest Jersey advocates for residents of Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties, and provides legal services in family, housing, consumer, public entitlements, health care access, and expungements.

LSNWJ has an opening for a full-time Intake Specialist in its Somerville Office. LSNWJ is an equal opportunity employer; and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

The Intake Specialist will:

  • Conduct applicant screening and intake using a legal case management system.
  • Handle other tasks associated with client intake and access, including reporting, error checking, creation of files, closing cases.
  • Provide in-person intake services at court and outreach sites.

Competencies:

  • At least two or more years of relevant experience working with clients.
  • Demonstrates professionalism, reliability, compassion, positive attitude and a team player.
  • Good capabilities of technology.
  • Ability to communicate and write clearly and understandably.
  • Valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle for occasional work-related travel or other means of fulfilling responsibility for occasional work-related travel.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.

Currently the office is working on a hybrid work schedule. The LSNWJ team is passionate about our work and creates a supportive, teamwork environment, with work-life balance. LSNWJ provides trainings and comprehensive benefits package.

If you share our passion for equal justice, please email your resume, 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 Intake Specialist. 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. This is a one-year position with the opportunity for renewal upon funding availability. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

Date: October 31, 2022
Job Title: Staff Attorney

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey is a provider of comprehensive civil legal assistance for people residing in Northwestern NJ. Serving residents of Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties, LSNWJ provides services in family, housing, consumer, public entitlements, health care access, and expungements. 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 has an opening for a staff attorney. The interested candidate should be prepared to practice in the areas offered by LSNWJ.

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 pro bono program.

Competencies:

  • Good capability with technology.
  • A team player.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency with a second language is a plus.

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.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience.

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. This position will be based in either the Hunterdon or Somerset County office. The staff attorney should be prepared, as needed, 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: September 27, 2022
Job Title: Human Resources Manager

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) is a non-profit public interest law firm with over 100 staff providing free legal services to low-income and senior residents of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS 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 employees who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need.

The Position: The Human Resources Manager is responsible for the administration of human resources policies, programs, and procedures including, but not limited to, employment compensation and benefits, hiring and discipline, training and professional development, employee relations, and other related tasks.

Qualifications: At least 2 years of human resources management experience in a professional setting and a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources. Experience in a unionized environment a plus. The successful applicant will have excellent and versatile communication and writing skills, the ability to lead projects, work collaboratively, and possess strong organizational skills.

Location: The position is based in our Jersey City office with travel to our Hackensack and Paterson offices required as necessary.

Apply: Submit the following to [email protected] with the subject “ Human Resources Manager.”

1) resume

2) cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position as well as your salary requirements

3) two work product samples.

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: 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: October 20, 2022
Job Title: Staff Attorney—Gloucester 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: August 15, 2022
Job Title: Staff Attorney—Cumberland/Salem County Neighborhood office (2 openings)

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: 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 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.

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