Housing Unit Attorney I - CAMBA Legal Services
The Housing Unit preserves affording housing for Brooklyn's low-income communities through representation of low-income individuals and families throughout Brooklyn who are facing threats of eviction, harassment, or issues of habitability. Additionally, we advocate on the behalf of clients to retain or attain crucial public benefits that can preserve affordable housing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The person filling this position is expected, under the direction of the General Counsel, to provide direct legal representation and advice to the clients of CAMBA Legal Services. The attorney will be expected to litigate cases in housing court, administrative forums, and other state and federal courts on behalf of people facing eviction, and in affirmative cases challenging actors who threaten Brooklyn residents' ability to obtain or retain affordable housing. This person will be expected to regularly appear in court, persuasively advocate for clients, conduct interviews, draft motions, prepare for trial, and negotiate settlements. The successful applicant will also display an understanding and sensitivity to the lived experiences of our diverse clientele.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Licensed to practice law in NY State or eligible for Admission by Motion to NY State.
Must be admitted to New York State Bar or be eligible for admission
Knowledge of, and experience in, landlord/tenant law preferred
Demonstrated commitment to poverty law and social justice work
Superb analytical, writing, and communication skills; ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment; excellent organizational skills
Ability to converse with clients in a language other than English preferred (Haitian/Creole, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, etc.)
HOW TO APPLY
Please send resume, writing sample and cover letter in MS word attachment to:
Please write "Attorney I (Housing), CAMBA Legal Services (CLS)--Housing Unit" in subject of e-mail.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.