South Jersey Legal Services, Inc - 2 Staff Attorneys (Atlantic County Office)

14 Feb 2018 8:07 PM | Stephanie Brown

Job Title: Staff Attorneys (2)- Atlantic County Office (Atlantic City)

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the unit Managing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides highest quality of legal service 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.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Admission to the Bar of New Jersey preferred but not required. Must be a member of the Bar in any state 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Qualified applicants with an interest in these positions should send resume, writing sample 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.


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