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Legal Services of New Jersey:

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: November 29, 2021
Job Title: Paralegal—Hotline Intake and Health Care Access

Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans, has several openings for both entry level and experienced paralegals to support intake and litigation. The intake paralegal will perform assessments for callers (or completing online applications), assess the urgency of the caller’s needs and schedule appointments with attorneys.  The litigation paralegal will work with our Health Care Access project providing intake and litigation assistance concentrating on eligibility, services, and procedural rights for Medicaid (NJ FamilyCare) beneficiaries, as well as other low income health care programs.

  • Both positions require a four-year undergraduate degree, excellent analytical, writing and communication skills. Spanish fluency highly desirable.
  • Those with experience should have a background in supporting litigation, as well as experience with law affecting low-income people.
  • For the entry level position, we seek a demonstrated interest in the representation of low-income people and/or immigrants.

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 excellent, comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings.

For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter that details which position you are interested in and how you believe you meet the needs of the position.  Also please include a recent writing sample. Send all information to [email protected]

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: November 17, 2021
Job Title: Administrative Assistant—Legal

Legal Services of New Jersey, an Edison-based non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans has several openings for high-level administrative assistants with experience to work with multiple attorneys and other senior staff.  Depending on placement, duties include the entire range of litigation, administrative work and/or database management.

Requires a highly organized person with previous Administrative Assistant experience, exceptional attention to detail; excellent interpersonal and computer skills. A deep interest in aiding the economically disadvantaged and Spanish language skills are 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.

For consideration, send a cover letter explaining your interest and resume detailing related experience to: [email protected]. EOE.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: November 17, 2021
Job Title: Attorney—Domestic Violence Representation

Legal Services of New Jersey, the statewide coordinating agency for New Jersey’s network of non-profit corporations that provides free civil legal assistance to low income residents, has an immediate opening for an  experienced attorney to provide legal advice, brief services and representation in court to victims of domestic violence. Previous experience in the practice of law affecting low-income people especially family/domestic violence.  Spanish proficiency is a plus.

LSNJ offers a very positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about securing justice for disadvantaged people. We promote a supportive and collaborative environment, with a healthy work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement contribution plans and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.

To be considered, send a resume and cover letter describing your interest and related experience, and the states and years of all bar admissions.  Please also include two recent legal writing samples. Send all required components to [email protected]. EOE.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: November 17, 2021
Job Title: Interpreter/Translator

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an Edison-based non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans, has immediate openings for a Spanish interpreter and translator to work primarily with LSNJ’s Immigration Representation Project. The interpreter position will, in part, involve accompanying LSNJ legal staff into ICE detention centers and immigration courts and interpreting for them and their respective clients. We are also looking for someone with strong Spanish writing skills to translate legal education materials for the community and/or strong English writing skills to translate documents from Spanish speaking countries (medical records, birth certificates, custody agreements, etc.).

The key responsibilities will be to provide accurate, complete, and confidential oral and written interpretation and translation from one language to another.
Key candidate capabilities:

  • Excellent English to Spanish translation and interpretation skills;
  • Degree in translation or graduate course work in written Spanish;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish.

Additional important skills:

  • Experience in proofreading Spanish texts;
  • Familiarity with CAT tools;
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing;
  • Comprehensive understanding of Spanish legal terminology and familiarity with legal procedures in the United States and in other Spanish speaking countries 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 good work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and 403(b) plans and in-house trainings.

To be considered please send a resume and cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and the salary you seek. Please also include two recent writing samples in Spanish. Send all required components to [email protected].

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: November 17, 2021
Job Title: Help Desk Analyst

Legal Services of New Jersey is seeking a Help Desk Analyst to join our team of 16 IT professionals 
to provide end user IT support to a statewide network of 600+ users. Our IT environment includes Windows Enterprise solutions (Exchange 2016, Windows Server 2016, SCCM, Windows 10, Office 2016, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit), VMWare, Converged Infrastructure, VMware, Cisco networking hardware, VoIP Infrastructure, Network Faxing, SAN, VPN Services, Firewall, Zoom, Docker, Rancher, GIT, and Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for IT support ticket lifecycle.  Answer all support inquiries and log all information thoroughly into issue management system.
  • Troubleshoot and clearly document hardware, software or network related issues and any steps taken to resolve.
  • Identify Persistent/Critical Issues.
  • Desktop Imaging - Imaging of computers following established procedures.
  • Creation, Modification, and Removal of Hardware, Software and Accounts.
  • Assist with Inventory Management
  • Manage/Track Loaner Laptop pool and any other needed management of IT equipment.
  • Participate and in some instances act as lead on pilot projects, providing any feedback required related to the pilot.
  • Assist with the creation and evaluation of end-user instructional documentation.

The successful candidate will have a basic understanding of Software Installations and Configurations, Troubleshooting and Resolution of Endpoints (Laptops, Desktops, Portable Devices, Printers), Ability to communicate clearly with end users and identify the issue.  Also important is a familiarity with Microsoft Windows 10 and Office 2016 Professional.  This position requires some travel throughout New Jersey; must have valid license and own transportation. Working with IT equipment will require mobility, and strength, ability to navigate data centers and small office spaces and install equipment.  Must be capable of lifting up to 50lbs.

Legal Services of New Jersey is an Edison based non-profit public interest legal organization which provides free civil legal assistance and advocacy for low-income people.  We offer an excellent work environment, with the opportunity for growth across a variety of modern technology platforms. Salary competitive with comparable for-profit environments, commensurate with skills alignment for the position, and excellent benefits. 

To be considered for this position please send a cover letter and resume with detailing your experience with the required skills outlined to [email protected].

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: September 27, 2021
Job Title: Staff Attorney—Immigration

Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans, has several immediate openings for attorneys to provide legal representation to immigrant detainees, former detainees, and others in removal proceedings. The positions will require travel to the immigration courts in Newark and Elizabeth, as well as to detention centers throughout the state. LSNJ is based in Edison with offices in Newark, within walking distance from Newark Penn Station. The strongest candidates will have related experience, such as removal defense, criminal defense, or federal practice. Fluency in Spanish is an extremely important additional capacity.

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 including the states and years of all bar admissions. Please also include two recent legal writing samples. Send all required components to [email protected]. EOE.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: September 27, 2021
Job Title: Supervising Attorney—Detention and Removal Defense

Legal Services of New Jersey, with offices in Edison and Newark, is a non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans, has an immediate opening for an experienced attorney to provide supervision on immigration detention and removal cases. The supervising attorney will be responsible for mentoring and supporting our team of attorneys and paralegals on removal and detention cases before EOIR, the BIA, and federal district court. The position will require travel to the immigration courts in Newark and Elizabeth, as well as to detention centers throughout the state. LSNJ is based in Edison with additional offices in Newark within walking distance from Newark Penn Station. The strongest candidates will have related experience, such as removal defense, criminal defense, or federal practice.

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 including the states and years of all bar admissions. Please also include two recent legal writing samples. Send all required components to [email protected]. EOE 

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: September 27, 2021
Job Title: Litigation Support and Intake Paralegals

Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans, has several openings.  We seek to hire entry level or experienced paralegals to support intake and litigation in its statewide Immigration Representation Project, which provides essential legal representation to low-income immigrants, including those detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

The position requires a four-year undergraduate degree, excellent analytical, writing and communication skills. Those with experience should have a background in supporting litigation, as well as experience with immigration law.  For the entry level position, we seek a demonstrated interest in the representation of low-income people and/or immigrants. Spanish fluency highly desirable.

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 excellent, comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings.

For consideration, please send a resume and a cover letter detailing previous related experience. Also please include two recent writing samples. Send all information to [email protected]. EOE.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: September 27, 2021
Job Title: Social Worker—Immigration

Legal Services of New Jersey, the statewide coordinating agency for New Jersey’s network of non-profit corporations that provide free civil legal assistance to low income residents, has an immediate opening for an experienced, social worker to provide critical support for detained immigrant clients and other noncitizens facing deportation.  Responsibilities include case assessment; development of service and release plans; and referrals for housing, counseling, medical, and other services. Some travel may be required to immigration detention facilities in northern New Jersey. LSNJ is based in Edison, but maintains a small suite of offices in Newark within walking distance from Newark Penn Station.
                        
Qualifications: LSW or NJ LCSW license with minimum three years of experience handling or managing cases of individuals with mental health conditions; individuals with alcohol and/or substance addictions; individuals who are incarcerated or detained; trauma and abuse survivors; and similar vulnerable populations. Prior work with supporting the representation of low-income people and/or immigrants is preferred, as is Spanish fluency.

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.

To be considered please send a resume and cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and the salary you seek.  Please also include two recent writing samples. Send all required components to [email protected]. EOE.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: September 27, 2021
Job Title: Attorney—Statewide Legal Hotline

Legal Services of New Jersey, the statewide coordinating agency for New Jersey’s network of non-profit corporations that provides free civil legal assistance to low income residents, has an immediate opening for an experienced attorney to work on its statewide legal hotline.  You will provide telephone advice, brief follow-up service and referrals to low-income residents of NJ with civil legal problems. 

The strongest candidates will have at least 5 years of practice in law affecting low-income people especially housing, family law and /or disaster assistance.  Spanish proficiency is a plus.

LSNJ offers a very positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about securing justice for disadvantaged people. We promote a supportive and collaborative environment, with a healthy work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement contribution plans and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.

To be considered, send a resume and cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and related background, along with two recent writing samples.  Send all required components to [email protected]. EOE.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Date: September 27, 2021
Job Title: 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 resume and cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and related legal background, along with the states and years of all bar admissions.  Please also include two recent legal writing samples.  Send all required components to [email protected]. EOE 
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Legal Services of Northwest Jersey:

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

Date: November 3, 2021
Job Title: Intake Specialist

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey, is a provider of free comprehensive civil legal assistance for people residing in northwestern NJ who are experiencing poverty or in crisis.  This is an opportunity to work in a community of highly experienced and dedicated legal services attorneys and staff committed to access and equal justice for all.   LSNWJ was formed in 2002 from the merger of four legal services organizations in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties, and provides services in family, housing, consumer, public entitlements, health care access, and expungements. 

LSNWJ has an opening for a full-time Intake Specialist. 

The Intake Specialist will:

  • Conduct applicant screening and intake using a legal case management system.
  • Handle other tasks associated with client intake and access, including reporting, error checking, creation of files, closing cases.
  • Provide in-person intake services at court and outreach sites.

Competencies:

  • Paralegal certificate or Associates degree, or two or more years of experience in a legal services office or with a human services provider with significant telephone contact with clients or community.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.
  • Demonstrates professionalism, reliability, compassion, positive attitude and a team player.
  • Good capabilities of technology.
  • Ability to communicate and write clearly and understandably.
  • Valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle for occasional work-related travel or other means of fulfilling responsibility for occasional work-related travel.

The Intake Specialist will work on-site at the Hunterdon, Somerset, Sussex or Warren office. Currently the office is working on a hybrid work schedule. We will also consider applicants looking to work part-time. The LSNWJ team is passionate about our work and creates a supportive, teamwork environment, with work-life balance. LSNWJ provides trainings and comprehensive benefits package.

If you share our passion for equal justice, please email your resume, references, and cover letter to: [email protected], Please detail in your cover letter how you believe you meet the needs of the position of an Intake Specialist at LSNWJ. 

LSNWJ is an equal opportunity employer; applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We invite candidates to include, as well, a statement of how your background and experiences might contribute to the diversity and cultural vitality of LSNWJ. 

The position is available to start immediately. This is a one-year position with the opportunity for renewal upon funding availability. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

Date: November 3, 2021
Job Title: LSNWJ Social Worker

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey, is a provider of free comprehensive civil legal assistance for people residing in northwestern NJ who are experiencing poverty or in crisis.  This is an opportunity to work collaboratively with dedicated legal services attorneys and staff committed to access and equal justice for all.   LSNWJ was formed in 2002 from the merger of four legal services organizations in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties, and provides services in family, housing, consumer, public entitlements, health care access, and expungements.  

LSNWJ has an opening for a Social Worker in the Legal Hands Education and Support for Older Adults project. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a new project on behalf of survivors of Hurricane Ida. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops educational material and facilitates outreach to the community.
  • Assists staff with interviewing clients.
  • Provide crisis intervention when needed.
  • Identifies resources, services or plans that address the non-legal issues that compound the legal issues confronting our clients.
  • Works directly with clients impacted by Hurricane Ida to assist clients to access services in the community, which includes outreach, education and home visits when necessary and appropriate.
  • Provides social work consultation to staff and administration.
  • Provides professional social work services to clients including time-limited case management, assistance with accessing community resources and applying for benefits, including FEMA, welfare, housing assistance (EA, TRA), SSI, SSD.
  • Provides assistance to clients to establish or maintain their welfare eligibility. Assists clients who have not engaged in treatment services or have not received medical care sufficient to document their disability in obtaining treatment and documentation.
  • Obtains resources for clients, such as housing, rental or utility assistance, clothing, food, medical care, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, transportation, etc.
  • Maintains time records on a timely basis.
  • Tracking program services and outcomes, and other grant reporting tasks.
  • Prepares and submits administrative (e.g., travel) reports as required.
  • Performs such other duties as may reasonably be requested.

Competencies:

  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.
  • Great case management skills.
  • Good capabilities of technology.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Good analytical, oral communication and writing skills.
  • Working knowledge of and strict adherence to regulations, ethics, policies and procedures that apply to legal services programs.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of and strict adherence to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.

Requirements:

  • MSW from accredited university.
  • Licensed Social Worker of the State of New Jersey.
  • Willingness to travel outside the office to interface with clients as needed.  

Professional Expectations:

  • Continued commitment to public interest.
  • Continued professional growth.

This position is based on-site at our Somerville office. Currently, our office is operating on a hybrid schedule. 

The LSNWJ team is passionate about our work and creates a supportive, teamwork environment, with work-life balance. LSNWJ provides trainings that offer CLE credit and comprehensive benefits package.

If you share our passion for equal justice, please email your resume, references, and cover letter to Nana Osafo at [email protected]. Please detail in your cover letter how you believe you meet the needs of the position of a Social Worker at LSNWJ. 

LSNWJ is an equal opportunity employer; applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We invite candidates to include, as well, a statement of how your background and experiences might contribute to the diversity and cultural vitality of LSNWJ. 

The position is available to start immediately. This is a one-year position with the opportunity for renewal upon funding availability. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

Date: November 1, 2021
Job Title: LSNWJ Staff Attorney

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey, is a provider of free comprehensive civil legal assistance for people residing in northwestern NJ who are experiencing poverty or in crisis. This is an opportunity to work in a community of highly experienced and dedicated legal services attorneys and staff committed to access and equal justice for all. LSNWJ was formed in 2002 from the merger of four legal services organizations in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties, and provides services in family, housing, consumer, public entitlements, health care access, and expungements.

LSNWJ has an opening for a staff attorney. The interested candidate should be prepared to practice primarily in family law, including other diverse areas of law that are offered by LSNWJ.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides civil legal service to clients and client groups including advice, negotiation, litigation, administrative advocacy and appellate work, pursuant to program priorities and polices.
  • Interviews clients and ascertain substantive elements of the client’s problem. Handles communications with clients during the course of representation.
  • Conducts factual investigations; researches law; prepares legal pleadings and other documents; conducts negotiations.
  • Provides representation to clients at court and administrative hearings.
  • Reviews and supervises the work product of support staff members, law graduates, and legal interns relating to all clients being advised or represented by him/her.
  • Develops specialized knowledge in substantive areas of poverty law; acts as a resource for other staff.
  • Provides training to other legal advocates; prepares materials relating to these presentations.
  • Participates in committees, task forces, and working groups.
  • Speaks to community groups, schools and others about legal rights and LSNWJ services; prepares materials relating to these presentations.
  • Works with members of the private bar as may be necessary or desirable in connection with LSNWJ’s Volunteer Lawyer Program.
  • Maintains time records on a timely basis.
  • Prepares and submits administrative (e.g., travel) reports as required.
  • Performs such other duties as may reasonably be requested.

Competencies:

  • Proficiency with a second language strongly preferred.
  • Good capabilities with technology, including word processing, case database, calendaring and scheduling software, e-mail, Internet and legal software.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with all members of the office staff and work in a team environment.
  • Good analytical, oral communication and writing skills.
  • Working knowledge of and strict adherence to regulations, ethics, policies and procedures that apply to legal services programs.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of and strict adherence to the Rules of Professional Conduct.

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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law.

Professional Expectations:

  • Continued commitment to public interest and legal services for low-income people.
  • Continued professional growth.

Although the position is based on-site at our Somerville office, the staff attorney will be traveling to our other offices for in-court appearances. Currently, our office is operating on a hybrid schedule.

The LSNWJ team is passionate about our work and creates a supportive, teamwork environment, with work-life balance. LSNWJ provides trainings that offer CLE credit and comprehensive benefits package.

If you share our passion for equal justice, please email your resume, references, 1 writing sample, and cover letter to: [email protected]. Please detail in your cover letter how you believe you meet the needs of the position of a Staff Attorney at LSNWJ.

LSNWJ is an equal opportunity employer; applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We invite candidates to include, as well, a statement of how your background and experiences might contribute to the diversity and cultural vitality of LSNWJ.

The position is available to start immediately. This is a one-year position with the opportunity for renewal upon funding availability. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Northeast New Jersey Legal Services:

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: November 9, 2021
Job Title: Public Interest Attorneys

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) has several challenging and rewarding positions available for attorneys seeking to provide legal assistance to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society.  NNJLS is hiring attorneys for its Housing, Public Benefits, Consumer, Immigration, Low-Income Taxpayer, and Family Law/Domestic Violence sections in its Paterson, Hackensack, and Jersey City, New Jersey offices.  NNJLS seeks dynamic advocates who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need of legal assistance. Positions are available for experienced attorneys as well as recent graduates. 

NNJLS is a non-profit public interest law firm with over 100 employees providing free legal services to low-income, senior and disabled residents of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS’s staff of highly experienced and dedicated attorneys provides a wide variety of civil legal assistance and advocacy for those most in need of legal representation such as victims of domestic violence, tenants facing unfair and arbitrary eviction, seniors victimized by unscrupulous creditors and clients facing many other types of legal matters. NNJLS is committed to the principle that all members of society should be treated equally and fairly by our civil justice system.   

Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to legal assistance for the disadvantaged is preferred.  NNJLS offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work.  New Attorneys will work with top experts in a variety of practice areas and will handle their own case load after appropriate training. We encourage a supportive, team work environment, with work-life balance.   All attorneys receive an attractive salary and fringe benefits package, including annual salary increases, and generous paid time off. Benefits also include comprehensive health insurance and retirement plans, as well as in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.  Advancement and promotions within the organization are encouraged.   NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans.  Bilingual skills are preferred for some positions. 

For more information about us visit our website at www.northeastnjlegalservices.org. To apply submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position to [email protected].

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: September 30, 2021
Job Title: Pro Bono Partnerships Coordinating Attorney

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) is a non-profit public interest law firm with over 100 staff providing free legal services to low-income and senior residents of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS provides a wide variety of civil legal assistance and advocacy for those most in need of legal representation such as victims of domestic violence, tenants facing unfair and arbitrary eviction, seniors victimized by unscrupulous creditors and clients facing many other types of legal matters. NNJLS is committed to the principle that all members of society should be treated equally and fairly by our civil justice system. NNJLS seeks dynamic employees who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need.

The Coordinating Attorney, Pro Bono will coordinate various pro bono program functions, with an emphasis on substantive mentorship and technical assistance for cases being handled by volunteers. In this role, you will be available to train, mentor, advise and supervise volunteer advocates including: firm attorneys, general counsel, solo practitioners, law students, paralegals, fellows, etc. You will be joining the pro bono team at an exciting transformational period. This role is an opportunity to make big, measurable differences in a growing unit of NNJLS.

Responsibilities include, without limitation:

  • Supervise and provide technical assistance on matters placed with volunteer legal advocates (private attorneys, paralegals and law student interns) at varied skill levels. This will include:
    • substantive law, procedural and skills training
    • assisting volunteers with ongoing case management and consultations/mentoring
    • participating at off-site legal clinics
  • Research and develop materials to better serve clients (on legal issues they face) and volunteers (on how to best serve clients). e.g. client questionnaires; volunteer “how-tos.”
  • Expand and help develop client-centered volunteer training programs and materials
    • Design and present monthly seminars on legal issues for volunteers
    • Create and update practice manuals and outlines for new and experienced legal advocates across multiple legal areas
    • Assist with the creation of alerts, blog posts and publications on legal topics relevant to volunteer attorneys
    • Help create virtual training modules
  • Assistance as needed with:
    • screening potential clients and participation in client outreach activities
    • coordinating with all NNJLS legal units on case strategies
    • supervision of NNJLS Pro bono Program support staff
  • Other duties and locations as assigned. Evening and weekend hours may be required.

Requirements

  • The candidate must be admitted and in good standing or ready for admission to practice law in New Jersey. Other state bar membership may qualify, depending on experience.
  • Minimum 2-3 years litigating hearings, trials and other proceedings in various forums with comprehensive knowledge of civil procedure and evidentiary issues
  • Experience effectively communicating with legal professionals and community leaders; ability to engage with diverse stakeholders; strong public speaking skills.
  • Strong, accurate research skills; impeccable written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly motivated and able to manage own work and caseloads.
  • Demonstrated experience with or sensitivity to the needs of low-income populations, particularly “hard to reach / serve” populations.
  • Patience; creativity; attention to detail; excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and remain calm under pressure.
  • Commitment to the mission of Northeast New Jersey Legal Services and dedication to promoting equity and a client-centered pro bono practice.

Location: Based in the NNJLS Jersey City office.

Apply: Submit the following items to Human Resources Manager, at [email protected] with the subject “Coordinating Attorney, Pro Bono.”
1) resume; 2) cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position and salary requirements; and 3) up to three work product samples.

NNJLS provides an attractive salary and fringe benefits package. NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans. For more information about the program visit www.northeastnjlegalservices.org.

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: Septmber 9, 2021
Job Title: Human Resources Manager

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) is a non-profit public interest law firm with over 100 staff providing free legal services to low-income and senior residents of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS provides a wide variety of civil legal assistance and advocacy for those most in need of legal representation such as victims of domestic violence, tenants facing unfair and arbitrary eviction, seniors victimized by unscrupulous creditors and clients facing many other types of legal matters. NNJLS is committed to the principle that all members of society should be treated equally and fairly by our civil justice system. NNJLS seeks dynamic employees who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need.

The Position:  The Human Resources Manager is responsible for the administration of human resources policies, programs, and procedures including, but not limited to, employment compensation and benefits, hiring and discipline, training and professional development, and employee relations.    

Qualifications: At least 2 years of human resources management experience in a professional setting and a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources.  Experience in a unionized environment a plus.  The successful applicant will have excellent and versatile communication and writing skills, the ability to lead projects, work collaboratively, and possess strong organizational skills.

Location: The position is based in our Jersey City office with travel to our Hackensack and Paterson offices required as necessary.   

Apply: Submit the following to [email protected] with the subject “Human Resources Manager.”

  1. resume
  2. cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position as well as your salary requirements
  3. two work product samples.

NNJLS provides an attractive salary and fringe benefits package. NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans. For more information about the program visit www.northeastnjlegalservices.org

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: July 19, 2021
Job Title: Community Outreach and Engagement Manager

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) is a non-profit public interest law firm with over 100 staff providing free legal services to low-income and senior residents of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS provides a wide variety of civil legal assistance and advocacy for those most in need of legal representation such as victims of domestic violence, tenants facing unfair and arbitrary eviction, seniors victimized by unscrupulous creditors and clients facing many other types of legal matters. NNJLS is committed to the principle that all members of society should be treated equally and fairly by our civil justice system. NNJLS seeks dynamic employees who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need.
            
The Community Outreach and Engagement Manager builds and maintains strategic partnerships and collaborations with community-based organizations whose services complement NNJLS’ civil legal aid in a way that increases the impact on the people and communities we serve. Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) seeks a Community Outreach and Engagement Manager to develop and implement effective outreach strategies; cultivate strategic partnerships with community-based service providers and other organizations; and coordinate community legal education programs. 

Responsibilities include, without limitation:

  • Develop and support community engagement projects and lead NNJLS’ effort to identify persistent and emerging issues in low-income and underserved communities that can be addressed through civil legal representation and advocacy.
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with social service providers and community-based organizations.
  • Serve as NNJLS’ representative on coalitions and at stakeholder meetings.
  • Maintain knowledge of statistics and reports regarding poverty, legal aid, underserved and at-risk populations including, without limitation, immigrants, limited English speakers, older adults, people with disabilities, survivors of violence, and veterans.
  • Lead NNJLS’ core community engagement efforts, including:
    • Coordinate outreach activities, legal education presentations and know-your-rights workshops, for community members and service providers.
    • Help staff develop and implement outreach and community engagement plans, and connect them with community organizations and groups.
    • Give presentations about our services to diverse audiences, including how to identify a legal issue that may be appropriate for referral to NNJLS.
    • Field requests for information and NNJLS involvement in community events and evaluate appropriate level of engagement based on priorities and resources.
  • Use and support use of technology to compile, analyze, and share quantitative and qualitative data regarding community engagement activities and its impact.

Qualifications: A college degree with at least 2 years of experience working with coalitions and/or community groups. The successful applicant will have excellent and versatile communication skills, including public speaking and one-on-one interactions, have the ability to lead projects, work collaboratively, and have strong organizational skills. Applicants must have a good understanding of the role of civil legal aid in addressing issues of poverty and social justice. Computer proficiency is required. Flexibility and ability to work occasional evenings and weekends are essential.

Preferred: Familiarity with legal services, public interest programs, and non-profit organizations. Fluency in a second language is a plus.

Location: Based in Jersey City office. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, own or have regular access to a vehicle, and be willing to travel throughout Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties on a regular basis when travel restrictions are lifted.

Apply: Submit resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position and salary requirements to: Human Resources Manager, at [email protected] with the subject “Community Outreach and Engagement Manager.” 

NNJLS provides an attractive salary and fringe benefits package. NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans. For more information about the program visit www.northeastnjlegalservices.org.

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South Jersey Legal Services:

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: September 27, 2021
Job Title: Staff Attorney (8)—Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Cumberland/Salem, Ocean and Monmouth (2) County Neighborhood offices

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill eight (8) available positions as Staff Attorneys in our offices as listed above. Under the direction of the Managing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides the highest quality of legal services 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.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

  • 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 to low income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service.

Qualified applicants with an interest in this position should send resume and cover letter expressing interest to:  Brittani Morris, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Operations, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at [email protected].  EOE/AA Employer.

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: September 27, 2021
Job Title: Paralegal I or II (2)—Atlantic/LITC and Cape May County Offices.

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill available positions of Paralegal for the offices as listed above.  Under the direction and supervision of the Managing Attorney and Staff Attorney(s), the Paralegal works with other attorneys and advocates to provide legal representation to South Jersey Legal Services’ clients in a variety of legal matters affecting poor people.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with client intake and interviews;
  • Assist in all phases of litigation including investigation, research, interviewing, writing and preparing pleadings;
  • Under supervision and direction of an attorney, preparation and filing of pleadings;
  • Participate in staff and case acceptance meetings;
  • Work with the Managing Attorney, Staff Attorney(s), and others in planning, developing and implementing community outreach and community legal education programs and materials;
  • Develop new ideas and methods to provide service to clients;
  • Work with other staff as an effective member of the team;
  • Service of papers;
  • Preparation of reports;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

  • Demonstrated experience drafting and preparing federal and state pleadings, including but not limited to complaints, answers, motions, orders, etc.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required;
  • Paralegal Certification preferred;
  • Experience in writing and research may be substituted for education;
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred;
  • Sensitivity to low-income individuals.

Qualified applicants with an interest in these positions should send resume and cover letter expressing interest to:  Brittani Morris, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Operations, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at [email protected].  EOE/AA Employer.

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: September 27, 2021
Job Title: Paralegal I or II (2)—Private Attorney Involvement—Freehold and Camden locations

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill available positions of Paralegal for the PAI program in offices as listed above.  Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Pro Bono Services, the Paralegal works with other attorneys and advocates to provide legal representation to South Jersey Legal Services’ clients in a variety of legal matters affecting poor people.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with client intake and interviews;
  • Assist in all phases of litigation including investigation, research, interviewing, writing and preparing pleadings;
  • Under supervision and direction of an attorney, preparation and filing of pleadings;
  • Participate in staff and case acceptance meetings;
  • Work with the Managing Attorney, Staff Attorney(s), and others in planning, developing and implementing community outreach and community legal education programs and materials;
  • Develop new ideas and methods to provide service to clients;
  • Work with other staff as an effective member of the team;
  • Service of papers;
  • Preparation of reports;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

  • Demonstrated experience drafting and preparing federal and state pleadings, including but not limited to complaints, answers, motions, orders, etc.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required;
  • Paralegal Certification preferred;
  • Experience in writing and research may be substituted for education;
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred;
  • Sensitivity to low-income individuals.

Qualified applicants with an interest in these positions should send resume and cover letter expressing interest to:  Brittani Morris, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Operations, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at [email protected]. EOE/AA Employer.

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: September 27, 2021
Job Title: Legal Secretary—Ocean County Neighborhood Office

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position of Legal Secretary in our Toms River office.  The Legal Secretary serves the unit in a confidential capacity performing secretarial and clerical duties involving the application of standard office practices.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Typing, filing, maintaining calendar, copying, preparing legal papers, sending and receiving mail;
  • Create and maintain good working relationships with other social service agencies;
  • Receive messages ensuring they are relayed properly and timely to the appropriate party;
  • Answer phones, screen clients and take messages;
  • Make out-going calls as required;
  • Receive clients and guests;
  • Complete administrative reports as requested;
  • Request and obtain office supplies as needed;
  • Prepare and maintain files (including opening and closing);
  • Provide relief to the front desk/Receptionist as assigned;
  • Provide backup secretarial assistance to other units and offices as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

  • Must be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Must type with proficiency and accuracy;
  • Must be proficient in English grammar and spelling;
  • Self-starter able to assume responsibility with a minimum of direct supervision;
  • Ability to prioritize work efficiently;
  • Ability to compose professional correspondence;
  • Ability to use dictating equipment and other office machines;
  • Exceptional telephone and people skills; including the ability to handle stressful in-person and telephone situations in a calm, professional manner;
  • Sensitive to low income individuals and families;
  • Desire to be a team player;
  • starter able to assume responsibility with a minimum of direct supervision;
  • Ability to prioritize work efficiently;
  • Ability to compose professional correspondence;
  • Ability to use dictating equipment and other office machines;
  • Exceptional telephone and people skills; including the ability to handle stressful in-person and telephone situations in a calm, professional manner;
  • Sensitive to low income individuals and families;
  • Desire to be a team player;
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, some college preferred;
  • Minimum of two years legal secretarial experience;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Qualified applicants with an interest in this position should send resume and cover letter expressing interest to:  Brittani Morris, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Operations, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at [email protected].  EOE/AA Employer.

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: June 9, 2021
Job Title: Paralegal I or II—Consumer Law Unit - Freehold

Job Summary: Under the direction and supervision of the Managing Attorney and Staff Attorney(s), the Paralegal works with other attorneys and advocates to provide legal representation to South Jersey Legal Services’ clients in a variety of legal matters affecting poor people.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with client intake and interviews;
  • Assist in all phases of litigation including investigation, research, interviewing, writing and preparing pleadings;
  • Under supervision and direction of an attorney, preparation and filing of pleadings;
  • Participate in staff and case acceptance meetings;
  • Work with the Managing Attorney, Staff Attorney(s), and others in planning, developing and implementing community outreach and community legal education programs and materials;
  • Develop new ideas and methods to provide service to clients;
  • Work with other staff as an effective member of the team;
  • Service of papers;
  • Preparation of reports;
  • Other duties as assigned..

Required Education and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience drafting and preparing federal and state pleadings, including but not limited to complaints, answers, motions, orders, etc.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required;
  • Paralegal Certification preferred; experience in writing and research may be substituted for education;
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.

Qualified applicants with an interest in this position 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 [email protected].  EOE/AA Employer.

 


 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: June 9, 2021
Job Title: Paralegal I or II—Centralized Intake Unit - Camden Office

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Managing Attorney, the Intake Paralegal is responsible for answering incoming telephone calls from prospective clients to determine their eligibility for services; conducting the initial legal interview, and providing advice and counsel or referral to a SJLS attorney.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer incoming calls from the SJLS Intake toll free line and determine caller’s eligibility for SJLS representation;
  • Conduct legal interviews;
  • Provide legal advice under the supervision of a licensed attorney;
  • Provide appropriate referrals to outside agencies or SJLS attorneys;
  • Record all case data and facts into a computerized case management system;
  • Prepare closing letters, transfer memos and weekly case disposition slips on completed cases, reflecting case status and correct closing codes;
  • Research legal issues as needed;
  • Assist with development of legal education materials;
  • Conduct community education and outreach as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Qualifications:

  • Associated Degree or Paralegal Certification preferred;
  • One year paralegal experience preferred, preferably in a legal services environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Required ;
  • Sensitivity to low-income individuals and families. 

Qualified applicants with an interest in this position 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 [email protected].  EOE/AA Employer.

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