Housing Staff Attorney (UAC) - Bronx Legal Services
Bronx Legal Services’ Housing Unit is hiring attorneys for immediate hire and for its
September 2023 class as part of New York City’s Universal Access to Counsel in
Housing Court initiative (UAC), which seeks to provide legal assistance to all tenants
facing eviction in court. UAC attorneys will litigate cases in housing court, administrative
forums, appellate courts, and other state and federal courts on behalf of people facing
eviction. Attorneys may also litigate affirmative cases challenging agencies and actors
who threaten Bronx residents’ ability to obtain and retain affordable housing.
Bronx Legal Services is the largest provider of free civil legal services in the borough
and is part of Legal Services NYC’s network of local programs throughout New York
City. Bronx Legal Services’ mission is to advance society’s promise to the most
vulnerable members that they are entitled to equal access to our legal system. Housing
Unit attorneys will develop expertise in housing court practice, public benefits, and
housing programs and subsidies. The attorneys will be expected to perform community
outreach and provide legal information, advice, and counsel, both in clinical and
informal settings. The attorneys will also be expected to perform trainings for other
advocates, tenant associations, community members, and community groups. We are
looking for candidates who are excited to work in a fast-paced environment and to use
creative strategies in the pursuit of justice.
Desired Skills & Experience
Bronx Legal Services is looking for law school graduates who are admitted to practice
law in New York State or who are pending admission for immediate hire; or current 3Ls
who anticipate graduating in Spring 2023 and taking the NY Bar Exam in July 2023 for
its Fall 2023 class. Additionally, the successful candidate will have:
▪ A commitment to public service and an understanding of the legal problems and needs
of the poor;
▪ The ability to communicate effectively with a low-income client community;
▪ Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills;
▪ Strong organizational skills and ability to handle a diverse, fast-paced, and high-
▪ Experience in housing, landlord/tenant and or related advocacy, preferred; and
▪ Fluency in Spanish or another language commonly spoken in the communities we
serve is strongly preferred.
$73,593 - $131,984
▪ Cover Letter
▪ 2 Writing Samples
▪ 3 References
▪ Please note, to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and
clients, LSNYC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19,
unless a medical or religious exemption is approved
How to Apply
▪To apply, send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and the names of
three references via e-mail to Sandra Sanchez, email@example.com. The e-mail
should include “UAC Attorney Position” in the subject line.
▪ Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls.
Bronx Legal Services is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
People of color, women, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, people over 40,
and transgender people are all welcome and encouraged to apply.