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Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: May 1, 2020
Job Title: Staff Attorney—Cumberland/Salem County Office

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill available position as a Staff Attorney in the Vineland office which serves Cumberland and Salem Counties. 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 and community legal education.

Required Education and Qualifications:

  • 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;
  • Two to Five years’ experience preferred;
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred;
  • Ability to relate positively to low-income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service.

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

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: May 1, 2020
Job Title: Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position as Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator which will be based in Freehold or Toms River. 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 outreach and significant involvement with the local bar associations, law schools and community organizations. Although the position will focus on Atlantic, Monmouth and Ocean Counties, the successful candidate will assist the Director of Pro Bono Services in implementing the SJLS PAI Plan program-wide.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 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, with a focus on Atlantic, Monmouth and Ocean County service areas;
  • Engages in continuous marketing efforts to recruit private, pro bono attorneys including phone calls, recruitment letters, submissions to bar association newsletters, etc.
  • Develops, organizes and presents pro bono training events including CLEs as a means to recruit new private, pro bono attorneys;
  • Regularly attends bar association dinners, committee meetings, CLEs and other events throughout the entire SJLS service area with a focus on Atlantic, Monmouth and County service areas;
  • 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;
  • 5 years of legal experience; Ability to relate to low income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service;
  • Must be willing to work evenings and occasional weekends.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, leadership, and interpersonal and writing skills required; ability to successfully maintain a very large volume of cases;
  • 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;
  • Must have use of a car and willingness to travel throughout the entire SJLS service area;
  • 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 Human Resources, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at BMorris@lsnj.org. EOE/AA Employer.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

Date: March 9, 2020
Job Title: Staff Attorney—Somerset County Office (Somerville, NJ)

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey seeks a Staff 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. LSNWJ provides free legal assistance in civil matters affecting the essential needs for people of limited means and vulnerable seniors residing in northwestern New Jersey. Under the direction of the Managing Attorney, the Staff Attorney will provide high quality legal assistance in Family Law and other matters. 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 Family Law;
  • 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: astrack@lnsj.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 April 10, 2020.

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: February 27, 2020
Job Title: Staff Attorney—Monmouth County

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position as Staff Attorney in the Monmouth County office. 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 and community legal education.

Required Education and Qualifications:

  • 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;
  • Two to Five years’ experience preferred;
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred;
  • Ability to relate positively to low-income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service.

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

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: February 20, 2020
Job Title: Legal Secretary—Atlantic County Neighborhood Office

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position of Legal Secretary with the Atlantic County Neighborhood office. Under the direction and supervision of the Managing Attorney and Staff Attorney(s), the Legal Secretary serves the unit in a confidential capacity performing secretarial and clerical duties involving the application of standard office practices.

Required Education and Qualifications:

  • Must be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Must type 50+ WPM with proficiency and accuracy;
  • Must be proficient in English grammar and spelling;
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, some college preferred;
  • Minimum of two years legal secretarial experience;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

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

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: February 12, 2020
Job Title: UX/UI Front End Developer

ABOUT THE POSITION
Legal Services of New Jersey is seeking an experienced UX/UI Front End 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 directly with a team of 4 developers, a Web Manager and Web Content Administrator, supporting a statewide network of legal services providers. You 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 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

  • Responsible for the user experience and user interface across our development and web projects with a focus on creating functional and engaging user interfaces.
  • Design solutions that meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
  • Analyze user feedback and analytics data to identify issues and iterate functional solutions to meet end user needs and maximize the user experience.
  • Work with our Publications team and Senior Leadership to establish and comply with style guidelines to ensure a consistent aesthetic and corporate brand.
  • Meet with stakeholders to understand expectations and guide the user experience conversation.
  • Creating responsive websites and applications.
  • Understand the unique UX/UI challenges presented on mobile platforms and designing appropriate solutions to address them.
  • Awareness of different approaches applicable to the populations served; general public, professionals, legislators, donors, clients and non-English speaking visitors.
  • Wireframe solutions to assist with project visioning, explain workflows and improve development efficiency.
  • Work with development team 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.
  • 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 with RESTful API utilization and tools.
  • Experience programming in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Wireframing
  • Bootstrap
  • Angular (2+ preferred)
  • Experience with user 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

  • Multimedia design.
  • Graphic art suites such as Photoshop, InDesign, CorelDRAW.
  • NodeJS
  • React or Vue.js
  • Experience programming in .NET, C#, Entity Framework
  • Automation (Builds, Testing, Deployments).

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, any available link to a portfolio of work and your salary requirements to techjob@lsnj.org.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: February 12, 2020
Job Title: Supervising Attorney—Immigration

Legal Services of New Jersey, the statewide coordinating agency for New Jersey’s network of non-profit corporations that provide free civil legal assistance to low income residents, has an immediate opening for an additional supervising attorney to provide supervision on immigration detention cases. The supervising attorney will be responsible for mentoring and supporting our team of attorneys and paralegals on removal and detention cases. 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 have at least three years of related experience in removal and detention defense, and in supervising other attorneys on its Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative team, a key part of its Immigration Representation Project. Fluency in Spanish is an extremely important additional capacity.

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 cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and related legal and personal 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: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: January 22, 2020
Job Title: Legal Secretary—Camden County Neighborhood Office

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position of Legal Secretary with the Camden County Neighborhood office.  Under the direction and supervision of the Managing Attorney and Staff Attorney(s), the Legal Secretary serves the unit in a confidential capacity performing secretarial and clerical duties involving the application of standard office practices.

Required Education and Qualifications:

  • Must be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Must type 50+ WPM with proficiency and accuracy;
  • Must be proficient in English grammar and spelling;
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, some college preferred;
  • Minimum of two years legal secretarial experience;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

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

 


 

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

Date: January 10, 2020
Job Title: Legal Assistant

LSNWJ provides free legal assistance in non-criminal matters affecting essential needs to low-income people and vulnerable seniors residing in northwestern NJ.  Legal Services of Northwest Jersey seeks a legal assistant for our Somerville office.

Requirements:

Two or more years of experience as a legal assistant or legal secretary in a law office or legal services environment.

One or more of the following skills preferred:

  • Fluent in written and oral Spanish;
  • Fluent in writing and speaking another language of our client community; or
  • Technical skills to manage LSNWJ’s social media platforms – website written in Word Press, Linked In, Twitter, Facebook.

Duties & Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • General support and law office work, including answering the telephone, greeting clients and applicants, making appointments, handling the tickler system, handling incoming mail and faxes, handling outgoing mail, faxes and hand deliveries.
  • Legal work and litigation support for attorneys, including managing filing and service of court documents, proofreading documents, finalizing briefs drafted by attorneys, including Table of Citations, Table of Contents and Appendix, drafting correspondence, discovery requests and other documents, organizing case files, scheduling appointments and meetings, maintaining attorneys’ court calendars. 
  • Entering data into case management system, opening and closing case files.
  • May include conducting applicant screening and intake, both in-office and off-site. 
  • Traveling to and assisting at outreach and community education events.
  • For bilingual staff:
    • Conducting intake and other client communications in second language.
    • Interpretation at client interviews, settlement conferences.
    • Translation of correspondence and legal documents.

Competencies:

  • Good attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with all members of the office staff and work in team environment.
  • Impeccable ethical standards.
  • Ability to communicate and write clearly and understandably.
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good capabilities with technology, including word processing, case database, calendaring and scheduling software, e-mail, Internet and legal software, social media platforms.
  • Valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle for work-related travel or other means of fulfilling responsibility for work-related travel.

Opportunity to work in a community of experienced and dedicated legal services attorneys and staff. Comprehensive benefits. EOE. Email resume, cover letter and references: astrack@lsnj.org. Detail in your cover letter how you believe you meet the needs of the position of Legal Assistant at LSNWJ. We invite candidates to include, as well, a statement of how your background and experiences might contribute to the diversity and cultural vitality of LSNWJ.

 


 

Program: 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: 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.

 


 

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