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NEW JOB OPENINGS:

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

  • Admission to the Bar of New Jersey preferred but not required. Must be a member of the Bar in any State and/or be eligible and willing to take the next available New Jersey Bar Exam;
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred;
  • Ability to relate positively to low-income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service.
Qualified applicants with an interest in these positions 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 4, 2018

Job Title: Staff Attorney

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey seeks a Staff Attorney for our Morris County office in a varied practice, including but not limited to family law.  LSNWJ provides free legal assistance in civil matters affecting essential needs for people of limited means and vulnerable seniors residing in northwestern NJ. This is an opportunity to work in a community of legal services attorneys and staff dedicated to equal justice.  Comprehensive benefits; training provided. EOE.

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides legal assistance (advice, negotiation, litigation, administrative advocacy, appellate work) to clients and client groups pursuant to program priorities and policies.
    • Interview clients and ascertain substantive elements of the client’s problem.
    • Develop a case strategy for obtaining the client’s goals.
    • Communicate with client and others.
    • Conduct factual investigation, discovery and obtain expert assistance, as required.
    • Research the law.
    • Prepare legal pleadings and other documents.
    • Conduct negotiations.
    • Appear on behalf of clients at court and administrative hearings.
  • Participates in the community
    • Present information to community groups about legal rights and LSNWJ services in the substantive area and prepares materials related to these presentations.
    • Participate in committees, task forces, and working groups related to the work of the attorney. 
    • Provides training to other legal advocates; prepares materials relating to these presentations.
    • Works with members of the private bar and corporate counsel in connection with the LSNWJ Volunteer Program.
Competencies:
  • Good analytical, oral communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to handle varied legal matters.
  • Good capabilities of technology, including word processing, case database, calendaring and scheduling software, e-filing, e-mail and legal software.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with all staff and work in team environment.
  • Knowledge of and strict adherence to the Rules of Professional Conduct and regulations, ethics, policies and procedures that apply to legal services programs.
  • Will be trustworthy, reliable, maintain confidentiality, and be respectful of our client community
  • Valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle for work-related travel or other means of fulfilling responsibility for work-related travel.
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.
  • Minimum of two years of experience with legal services or in litigation practice. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law.
How To Apply:

 


 

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

Date: January 4, 2018

Job Title: Family Law Paralegal

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey seeks a Family Law Paralegal for the LSNWJ-Morris Family Justice Partnership, based in our Morris County office.  The LSNWJ-MFJC Partnership for Justice (PFJ) is a collaborative project of Legal Services of Northwest Jersey (LSNWJ) and Jersey Battered Women’s Services (JBWS) to secure justice for victims and survivors of domestic abuse, enhance their safety, maximize protections under the law, and hold perpetrators accountable. This is an opportunity to work with a team of dedicated professionals.  Comprehensive benefits; training provided. EOE.

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conducts applicant screening and intake.
    • Provides information to people making inquiry about services and makes referrals to an appropriate agency or organization.
  • Provides assistance to the extent permitted under law under the supervision of an attorney to clients who seek assistance through the Morris Family Justice Center.
    • Communicate and meet with clients.
    • Assist in discovery:  conduct factual investigation, prepare interrogatories and requests for production of documents, and interrogatory answers.
    • Conduct legal and factual research.
    • Prepare, file and serve legal pleadings, including Complaints, Answers, Motions, Case Information Statements and other documents.
    • Prepare correspondence; handle incoming and outgoing mail.
    • Maintains contact with clients, courts, judges, opposing counsel, and others and is responsible for scheduling meeting arrangements and maintaining calendars.
  • Coordinates referrals to volunteer attorneys.
  • Participates in the community, including committees, task forces, and working groups related to the work of the LSNWJ-Morris Family Justice Partnership. 
Competencies:
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate and write clearly and understandably.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with all staff and work in team environment.
  • Good capabilities of technology, including word processing, case database, calendaring and scheduling software, e-mail, e-filing and legal software.
  • Valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle for work-related travel or other means of fulfilling responsibility for work-related travel.
  • Will be trustworthy, reliable, maintain confidentiality, and be respectful of our client community
Requirements:
  • Paralegal certificate or Associates degree in paralegal or legal studies.
  • Minimum of two years of experience as a family law paralegal.
  • Bilingual in English-Spanish desirable. 
How To Apply:

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

  • 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; (temporaries), 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.
Requirements:
  • 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.
Application Procedure:

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

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

  • Minimum of 4 years of related experience
  • 2 years of SAN administration experience
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • VNXe SAN and other storage administration including performance tuning, redundancy operations and storage allocation
  • Monitor and maintain Cisco UCS B Chassis for performance and availability issues
  • VMware ESXi management including performance monitoring and VM management.
  • VMware and SAN disaster recovery administration
  • Complement Junior Network and Infrastructure Engineers in supporting the statewide network
  • Document processes, procedures, upgrades and problems
  • Upgrade software, monitor performance and evaluate trends and needs
  • IT visioning and strategic planning, identifying new or existing technologies and how we may be able to leverage them to meet business needs
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and how they may be relevant to our environment and business goals
Additional Skills and Experience Sought:
  • VMware Administration (VCP a plus)
  • Converged Infrastructure experience (Cisco UCS preferred)
  • VoIP systems exposure
  • Foundational knowledge of Microsoft server technologies (Exchange 2010, AD, Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL 2012 R2, etc.)
To be considered please your resume with a cover letter detailing your experience with the required skills outlined and your salary requirements.

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

 

 

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