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  • 02 Apr 2021 11:38 AM | Lisette Guzman

    Supervising Attorney – Reentry Project

    Legal Services of New Jersey, an Edison-based statewide non-profit that provides civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans, has an immediate opening for a supervising attorney for its Reentry Project (REP), providing representation, advocacy and outreach to individuals impacted by juvenile and criminal justice systems to help them remove legal barriers and fight discrimination.

    REP staff provide assistance in expungement and record clearing; employment, housing and other criminal-record related barriers; and civil rights. Staff will also prepare publications, conduct outreach, speak at conferences and roundtables regarding civil legal issues of prisoners and people released from prison, train staff about reentry issues and analyze and comment on policies, regulations and legislation concerning corrections, reentry and juvenile justice.

    The Supervising Attorney will be responsible for the overall management of the project including the oversight of project mission, grant development and management. The Supervising Attorney will supervise a staff attorney and paralegal in addition to maintaining a caseload and participating in the above responsibilities. Strong candidates will have several years of experience in reentry or related substantive areas and in supervision of other attorneys.

    LSNJ offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work. We encourage a supportive team work environment, with work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.

    To be considered, send a cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and related legal background, 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.


  • 02 Apr 2021 11:35 AM | Lisette Guzman

    Public Entitlements Staff Attorney

    Legal Services of New Jersey seeks a Public Entitlements Staff Attorney to join the Public Entitlements Legal Advocacy team, under the direction and supervision of LSNJ’s General Representation Unit. We are looking for someone to work collaboratively with our small but mighty Entitlements Team, and with the legal staff across LSNJ’s various projects, including our Healthcare Access Project, the SSI Representation Unit, our Family Representation Project, Legal Assistance Medical Partnership, Legal Assistance Hotline and the Poverty Research Institute. The Public Benefits team also works closely with LSNJ’s Social Work Unit. While the initial focus will be on individual case representation, the new attorney will also contribute to the broader work of the benefits unit working on administrative and legislative policy advocacy, litigation, community outreach & education and other strategies to address laws, policies and practices that affect New Jersey’s safety net.

    The attorney will:

    Provide high-quality representation for individuals seeking access to Work First New Jersey cash assistance, nutrition assistance programs including SNAP, workforce development programs, childcare and other related benefits and services.

    Work with LSNJ leadership and benefits team in identifying systemic issues, including racial inequities across public entitlements programs, and in identifying and implementing solutions for low-income New Jerseyan’s seeking access to benefits, through litigation, policy advocacy and other strategies.

    Assist in the development of legal resources and community education materials across LSNJ’s media and informational publications and platforms.

    Qualifications:

    • Creative and strategic thinking. The ability to develop novel legal theories and strategies to address complex problems while seeing the larger landscape of issues
    • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations
    • Experience and interest in policy advocacy, litigation and other forms of impact advocacy
    • Exhibit sound professional and legal judgment
    • Experience and ability to work with low-income and vulnerable individuals
    • Demonstrated commitment to poverty law, and public interest work
    • Illustrate a high level commitment to racial justice advocacy
    • Substantive knowledge and experience in Public Benefits preferred.

    LSNJ offers a positive workplace (currently remote) 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 your interest and related legal background, 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.


  • 02 Apr 2021 11:33 AM | Lisette Guzman

    Housing Attorney

    LSNJ seeks a housing attorney to join the housing advocacy team, as part of the General Representation Unit. The events of 2020 have highlighted the need for an additional housing advocate at LSNJ, to address racial and economic inequities in housing across New Jersey. The candidate must have a commitment to advocacy on behalf of low income marginalized people and some familiarity with and understanding of anti-poverty housing policy. The Housing Attorney may have several different job duties and responsibilities, and these responsibilities could shift over time ranging from direct representation of tenants to policy advocacy and impact litigation.

    Working collaboratively with LSNJ’s housing team, under the direction and supervision of the program’s Practice Area Leader, the Housing Attorney may assist with landlord/tenant problems, eviction defense and affirmative housing complaints to enforce tenant rights to decent, safe and affordable housing. They 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. Such strategies will be multi-pronged, including individual representation in eviction defense, litigation, legislative and administrative policy advocacy, and community education and engagement.

    Advocacy areas include public housing and other federal and state subsidized housing; ensuring and enforcing tenants' rights in evictions and affirmative legal access to enforce tenant rights; addressing issues of housing preservation, gentrification and displacement; fair housing, and the intersection between housing policy and racial justice.

    The housing attorney will also participate in training and technical support for advocates across New Jersey’s five regional legal services programs and will assist in the development of community legal education materials and presentations for tenants, tenant advocates and other community housing and shelter organizations.

    Desired Experience & Qualifications:

    • Three to five years of relevant legal experience preferred, but other advocates with a significant interest in housing law and other relevant experience are encouraged to apply.
    • Expertise (or a willingness to develop expertise) in housing law and policy including public and subsidized housing, landlord tenant issues, eviction defense, housing preservation, gentrification, fair housing and race equity, and other housing opportunity issues
    • Litigation and/or policy advocacy experience
    • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships.
    • J.D. and license to practice law in New Jersey or an ability to gain admission.

    LSNJ offers a positive workplace (currently remote) 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 your interest and related legal background, 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.


  • 02 Apr 2021 11:30 AM | Lisette Guzman

    Attorney – Social Security Disability

    Legal Services of New Jersey has an immediate opening for an attorney to represent low-income clients in SSI/SSDIB matters 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/SSDIB cases, with people 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 candidates with an excellent academic record and 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, 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 please send a cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and related legal background and the salary you seek, along with a resume detailing your previous related experience and the states and years of all bar admissions. Please also include two recent legal writing samples. Send all required components to jobs@lsnj.org EOE.


  • 02 Apr 2021 11:26 AM | Lisette Guzman

    Princeton Legal Search Group, LLC is a preeminent executive search firm focused exclusively on the recruitment and placement of exceptional lawyers. We build legal teams at companies and law firms and we are hiring a Marketing Associate to join our growing company. In this role you will:

    • Work closely with our leadership team to identify existing and new clients to communicate with and develop new business.
    • Leverage our suite of technology tools to identify hiring managers at clients and prospects and create email introduction letters or marketing campaigns.
    • Deploy multi-media resources to advance relations, phone, email, LinkedIn and a variety of multi-media methodologies.
    • Identify and help secure new search engagements for Princeton Legal Search Group.

     

    Requirements:

    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
    • Adept at creating email marketing campaigns and deploying on multiple media distribution networks.
    • In-depth working knowledge of LinkedIn (Sales Navigator and Recruiter a plus), Twitter, Instagram and other web-based platforms critical.
    • Confidently deploy the phone, email, and social media tools to connect with and establish new accounts. Nurture ongoing relationships with phone, video and email communications.
    • Prior sales or marketing experience preferred.
    • College degree preferred.
    Please Submit Resume with cover letter: https://www.princetonlegal.com/position/marketing-associate-princeton-legal-search-group-llc/#.YFDF7J1KiUk


  • 02 Apr 2021 10:46 AM | Lisette Guzman

    Below is the USAJOBS weblink announcing 22 Trial Attorney (CR), GS-0905-13, positions in the Office of General Counsel (Field).

    Advertised Locations:

    Birmingham, Alabama

    Mobile, Alabama

    Phoenix, Arizona

    San Francisco, California

    Denver, Colorado

    Miami, Florida

    Tampa, Florida

    Chicago, Illinois

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Kansas City, Kansas

    Louisville, Kentucky

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Detroit, Michigan

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Newark, New Jersey

    Buffalo, New York

    New York, New York

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Dallas, Texas

    El Paso, Texas

    Houston, Texas

    Seattle, Washington

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

     

    Weblink- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/596340700


  • 02 Apr 2021 10:31 AM | Lisette Guzman


    The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist the wrongly convicted who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. The Innocence Project’s groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. Now an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the Innocence Project’s mission is to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment. To learn more, please visit www.innocenceproject.org.

    ABOUT THE POSITION

    The Innocence Project (“IP”) is pleased to announce the availability of three fully funded (inclusive of benefits) two year fellowships starting in September of 2021 for recent law school graduates interested in a post-conviction litigation career, or for lawyers seeking to pivot into the post-conviction litigation space who are prepared to come in at a junior level. People who have completed or will have completed judicial clerkships are encouraged to apply. 

    The Post-Conviction Litigation Fellow will work directly with attorneys in the Post-Conviction Litigation Department to reinvestigate and litigate actual innocence claims.  Most often, our cases involve claims based on ineffective assistance of counsel, prosecutorial misconduct, false evidence, incentivized testimony, and newly discovered evidence.  Fellows will be involved in all aspects of the post-conviction innocence litigation, including fact-finding, working with a range of experts and investigators, and litigating in trial and appellate courts.

    The duties of this position require approximately 40 hours of work per week to be performed in-office (remote working is currently supported, consistent with pandemic-related social distancing precautions, but we expect to return to the office before fall of 2021), plus evening and weekend work as needed. Routine travel to visit clients, investigate cases, and appear in court as expected is also required.

    Fellows should be lawyers with top-notch advocacy skills, who are hard-working and who enthusiastically embrace the IP’s mission and program objectives.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • Support post-conviction docket

    • Craft litigation strategy 

    • Assist in post-conviction factual re-investigations 

    • Write motions & briefs in connection with client representation, including motions for DNA testing  

    • Negotiate with prosecutors 

    • Communicate with Clients and family members regarding cases


    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

    • Graduation from an accredited law school prior to start date

    • Either: (i) admitted to a state bar; (ii) awaiting bar exam results or admission to a state bar; or (iii) prepared to sit for next scheduled state bar examination

    • Demonstrated interest in indigent defense, racial justice, and innocence work

    • Strong legal research and persuasive writing skills

    • Strong oral advocacy skills

    KEY COMPETENCIES

    • Client-centered approach to legal representation 

    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment at the same time as being collaborative 

    • Excellent analytic and writing skills, and ability to construct cogent arguments 

    • Great interpersonal and verbal communication skills

    • Commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance

    • Enthusiasm for social justice and the work of the Innocence Project, including a demonstrated commitment to public interest

    • Commitment to values of equity, excellence, collaboration, humanity, integrity, respect, and accountability

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    The salary for this position is highly competitive and the Innocence Project offers an excellent benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance, Flexible Spending Account, 401k plan with company-match.  While the office is currently remote in consideration of the ongoing pandemic, once commuting into the office (located in downtown Manhattan, New York) becomes again viable we will also offer company-paid transportation benefits.

    WORKFORCE DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

    The Innocence Project considers the diversity of its workforce to be vital to our organization’s success in meeting its mission.  We strongly encourage applicants from all cultures, races, educational backgrounds, life experiences, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, age, gender, and physical abilities to apply. Individuals with personal connections to the criminal legal system or other institutions of systemic oppression are strongly encouraged to apply.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is our policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status, or any other category protected by law.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

    To apply, please visit Paycom. (link below)

    https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=28532&clientkey=58AA4A547C858286C6A945BF18887462


    Please Upload a cover letter expressing your interest in the role and the organization’s work, and a resume titled with your name (last name. first name. cover letter/resume). Only applications with cover letters will be considered complete applications. Information submitted through this secure site is kept confidential. Due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to give applicant updates by phone or direct email.


  • 30 Mar 2021 10:44 AM | Nathania Reyes

    Hill Wallack's Community Associations Practice Group is currently seeking an associate for our Princeton, NJ office. Either a Judicial Clerkship and/or one (1) to three (3) years experience required along with excellent research, writing, and communication skills. New Jersey Bar Admission required. Hill Wallack is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Compensation commensurate with experience.

    Please submit resume and salary requirements to:
    Michael Kahme, Esq.
    Managing Partner
    Hill Wallack LLP
    P. O. Box 5226
    Princeton, New Jersey 08543-5226
    info@hillwallack.com
     


  • 30 Mar 2021 10:41 AM | Nathania Reyes

    Hill Wallack LLP is looking for a New Jersey licensed attorney with at least 2 years’ experience in insurance defense and/or insurance coverage. Attorney will be responsible to defend lawsuits asserting claims based upon negligence, product liability, governmental liability, professional liability, and employment practices liability.  Attorney will also work with partners regarding first and third party insurance litigation.  Candidate must have an ability to work independently and effectively with colleagues and clients in a remote setting. Candidate must be proficient in technology, legal research and other computer/web based data sources. Writing sample and references are required. Clerkship following law school is preferred. Hill Wallack is an Equal Opportunity Employer and  diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Compensation commensurate with experience.

    Please submit resume and salary requirements to:

    Michael Kahme, Esq.

    Managing Partner

    Hill Wallack LLP

    P. O. Box 5226

    Princeton, New Jersey 08543-5226

    info@hillwallack.com



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