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Legal Services of New Jersey:

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Job Title: Social Work Case Manager

Legal Services of New Jersey, an Edison-based non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans has several openings for social worker-case managers.

  • Eviction Protection Project- address housing related issues including but not limited to: housing insecurity, evictions, imminent homelessness, related entitlements issues, initiating community referrals, researching resources, advocacy, and collaboration with community agencies. 
  • Domestic Violence- work with attorneys on behalf of clients and involve assessing and addressing victims’ overall needs in a holistic manner and maintaining a resource list for use throughout LSNJ. Assist victims in accessing resources as well as support them   through the family court process, including accompanying them to court.

For these positions, the candidate must have graduated with a bachelor’s degree preferably in social work or related field. Previous social work and case management experience, MSW and fluency in Spanish are highly desirable.  

LSNJ offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work.  We encourage a supportive, teamwork 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 relevant experience.  Send all required components to [email protected]. EOE. 

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Job Title: Social Worker – Immigration

Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit organization that provides 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. This position can be based in Edison or Newark (within walking distance from Newark Penn Station).                     

Qualifications: MSW/LSW or LCSW license and experience handling cases of individuals with any of the following issues: mental health; substance addictions; incarcerated or detained; trauma and abuse survivors; or similar vulnerable populations. Prior work with supporting the representation of low-income people and/or immigrants and 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.

To be considered please send a resume and cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and the relevant experience.  Send all required components to [email protected]. EOE. 

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Job Title: Attorney – Tax Legal Assistance Project

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), is a dynamic non-profit law firm interested in making a difference in their client’s lives.  Our staff is diverse, including a wide variety of backgrounds, bringing varied perspectives, work experiences, life styles and cultures. Our strength comes from the dedication, experience, talents, and perspectives of every employee.  Whether you’ve been in private practice or public interest join us and help build a more just legal system for New Jersey’s most vulnerable populations.

LSNJ is seeking an attorney to join its Tax Legal Assistance Project (TLAP).  TLAP provides assistance to New Jersey residents facing problems with their federal taxes. Funded in part by the IRS Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program, the mission of the unit is to educate taxpayers, represent and advocate for clients in tax controversies, report on systemic problems and help ensure the fairness and integrity of the tax system.

The attorney will represent clients with legal issues through the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic in Edison, NJ. The ability to work and communicate effectively with clients with low-income and colleagues is essential. We will consider individuals with various levels of relevant legal experience. An ideal candidate would be familiar with all aspects of tax controversy work including but not limited to collections, representation in US Tax Court, Offers in Compromise, Examinations, and Appeals. 

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 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

Job Title: 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 and Appeals, the Appeals Council and federal court.  We will consider individuals with various level of relevant legal experience: those with SSI/SSDIB experience as well as recent graduates with a significant interest in social security/disability law and a commitment to advocacy on behalf of low-income marginalized people including individuals who may be coping with a variety of physical and psychological impairments.  Bi-lingual/Spanish is a plus.

LSNJ offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work.  We encourage a supportive, teamwork 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 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 [email protected]   EOE. 

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Job Title: Attorney – Anti-Trafficking Civil Legal Aid

Legal Services of New Jersey, an Edison-based statewide non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans, has an immediate opening  as part of its PROTECT project, a major initiative aiding victims of human trafficking.  

PROTECT advises and represents victims of both sex and labor trafficking, primarily in immigration matters and engages in outreach and training throughout the state of New Jersey. PROTECT also works closely with law enforcement and other stakeholders on the state and federal level. 

We will consider individuals with various level of relevant legal experience; those with expertise working with victims of trafficking and immigration as well as attorneys with a general orientation to civil legal issues and experience working with low-income and vulnerable populations of diverse ethnicities and nationalities.  The attorney should have and a background or willingness to learn immigration law specifically T-visa and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases with a focus on victims who are currently in removal proceedings.   Fluency in Spanish or another language is not required but 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 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, along with a resume detailing 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

Job Title: Director of Development

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) spearheads the statewide six program New Jersey Legal Services system.  With its 56 year history, Legal Services in New Jersey is recognized by the national Legal Services community as a leader in advocacy and innovation. We are currently seeking to fill an immediate opening for a Director of Development. 

We seek an experienced fundraising professional to design and execute a strategic development plan aimed at maximizing financial support, from both public and private sectors, for the mission and work of the New Jersey Legal Services system. The Director of Development will report directly to the President and work closely with other members of the senior management and advocacy teams on strategic development plans. 

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and cultivate potential major donors, including law firms, corporate gifts and foundation support
  • Foster strong relationships with new, existing and prior donors
  • Maintain accurate records of all fundraising activities
  • Engage board of trustees in fundraising activities
  • Prepare and disseminate communications and solicitation materials
  • Identify, research, and pursue new grant opportunities from both government and private sources
  • Organize and lead special projects and large annual events

Qualifications:

  • Experience with non-profit fundraising; Legal Services or the judicial community a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; an advanced degree is preferred
  • Track record in securing major gifts and grants
  • Demonstrated familiarity with internet trends and opportunities related to donor relations, with pertinent fundraising technology and software
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experienced and creative with the use of social media to promote development, organizational activities and accomplishments
  • Ability to write in a clear, structured and persuasive way
  • Creative thinking

Other relevant considerations:

  • Familiarity with Legal Services and non-profit civil legal aid
  • Familiarity with fundraising in New Jersey helpful
  • Experience with working with Board of Directors on fundraising and other development activities

To apply please send a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position and salary requirements, along with a resume summarizing your previous experience and track record with the identified responsibilities and qualifications. Also, include at least two recent significant writing samples. Salary will be commensurate with that for similar positions in this geographical area and with the degree of experience in a similar position. EOE. Send all information to [email protected].

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Job Title: Social Worker—Case Manager

Legal Services of New Jersey, an Edison-based non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans is adding to its social work staff for LSNJ’s new Eviction Protection Project.  We seek an experienced social worker-case manager who can be a housing advocate to work in conjunction with our social work and legal staff and provide services, to clients living in poverty who are at risk for or subject to eviction.

The case manager will collaborate with LSNJ staff members to address incoming referrals for housing related issues including but not limited to: housing insecurity, evictions, imminent homelessness, related entitlements issues, initiating community referrals, researching resources, advocacy, and collaboration with community agencies.  The advocate will assist clients with a variety of needs, including assisting with applications for government benefits and other relevant supportive services.  Case manager will work closely with the project’s legal, social work and team members on community outreach and education.

Qualifications: BSW or a bachelor’s degree in a related field.  Previous social work and case management experience, MSW and fluency in Spanish are all highly desirable. 

LSNJ offers excellent benefits including comprehensive, low-cost health insurance, 403(b) and a positive and supportive working environment, with a commitment to advancing economic and social justice.

Please send a resume and cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position to [email protected].  EOE

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Job Title: Housing Attorney

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), is a dynamic non-profit law firm interested in making a difference in their client’s lives.  Our staff is diverse, including a wide variety of backgrounds, bringing varied perspectives, work experiences, life styles and cultures. Our strength comes from the dedication, experience, talents, and perspectives of every employee.  Whether you’ve been in private practice or public interest join us and help build a more just legal system for New Jersey’s most vulnerable populations.

LSNJ is looking for a housing attorney to join the housing advocacy team. This position offers a unique opportunity to combine direct representation with housing policy advocacy.  In this position you will provide tenant representation in landlord tenant court and assistance in obtaining rental assistance, primarily for immigrant households. You 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.

We will consider individuals with various level of relevant legal experience:

  • those with expertise in housing law and policy, landlord tenant issues, eviction defense, fair housing and race equity, and litigation and/or policy advocacy
  • as well as recent graduates with a significant interest in housing law, a commitment to advocacy on behalf of low income marginalized people including immigrant communities and other relevant experience.
  • Bi-lingual-Spanish a plus
  • J.D. and license to practice law in New Jersey or an ability to gain admission. 

LSNJ offers comprehensive health and retirement 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

Job Title: Attorney (FT/PT) Health Care Access Project

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an Edison-based statewide non-profit that provides civil legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans, seeks an attorney for its Health Care Access Project (HCAP). Full time and part time hours are available.

HCAP provides direct representation to health care consumers throughout the state, from advice to full representation depending upon the issue, directly advocate with state and federal agencies, and engage in impact litigation where necessary.

We are seeking a person with an interest in engaging in detail with individual clients as well as policy. Training will be provided for those without Medicaid experience. Spanish fluency is a plus.

HCAP is a highly collaborative project with the goal of ensuring that low-income NJ residents can live as healthy lives as possible. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to increased recognition of the importance of equity in health care access, and HCAP wants to build its capacity for this work..

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 relevant background, along with a resume, to [email protected]. EOE. 

 


 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

Job Title: Attorney—Foreclosure Defense Project

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) is a dynamic non-profit law firm working to make a difference in our low-income clients’ lives. Our staff is diverse, including a wide variety of backgrounds, bringing varied perspectives, work experiences, lifestyles and cultures. LSNJ’s strength comes from the dedication, experience, talents, and perspectives of every employee. Whether you worked in private practice or in public interest – join us and help build a more just legal system for New Jersey’s most vulnerable populations.

LSNJ is seeking an attorney to join the Foreclosure Defense Project. The attorney will work with a team that advises and provides legal representation for consumers in mortgage and property tax foreclosures. The team also works on policy matters and impact litigation when resources permit.

We are looking for a person with 3-5 years of civil litigation experience, especially in areas relating to consumer protection and foreclosure defense. Chapter 13 bankruptcy experience and Spanish fluency are preferred but not required.

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 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

Job Title: Attorney – Tax Legal Assistance Project

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), is a dynamic non-profit law firm interested in making a difference in their client’s lives.  Our staff is diverse, including a wide variety of backgrounds, bringing varied perspectives, work experiences, life styles and cultures. Our strength comes from the dedication, experience, talents, and perspectives of every employee.  Whether you’ve been in private practice or public interest join us and help build a more just legal system for New Jersey’s most vulnerable populations.

LSNJ is seeking an attorney to join its Tax Legal Assistance Project (TLAP).  TLAP provides assistance to New Jersey residents facing problems with their federal taxes. Funded in part by the IRS Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program, the mission of the unit is to educate taxpayers, represent and advocate for clients in tax controversies, report on systemic problems and help ensure the fairness and integrity of the tax system.

The attorney will represent clients with legal issues through the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic in Edison, NJ. The ability to work and communicate effectively with clients with low-income and colleagues is essential. We will consider individuals with various levels of relevant legal experience. An ideal candidate would be familiar with all aspects of tax controversy work including but not limited to collections, representation in US Tax Court, Offers in Compromise, Examinations, and Appeals. 

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 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.

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Central Jersey Legal Services:

Program: Central Jersey Legal Services

Date: January 29, 2024
Job Title: Expungement Law Attorney

Employment Type: Full-time, hybrid schedule

Salary Range $80,000 – $130,000   DOE.

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. a non-profit law firm seeks an Expungement Law Attorney to represent clients in our Mercer, Middlesex and Union County offices. . The physical home office for this position will be in our Elizabeth, New Brunswick or Perth Amboy office.

Requirements: Commitment to serving low income community. Requirements: Commitment to serving low income community and keeping the promise of Justice for All; licensed to practice law in NJ; Legal Aid experience or other relevant experience; excellent interpersonal skills. Bi-lingual a plus. Legal Aid experience a plus.

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matter to very low-income residents of Union, Middlesex and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. We are proud of our long history of a diverse workforce providing high quality legal assistance to our diverse populations of clients. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are an independent part of a network of civil legal aid providers. We provide continuing legal education to our attorneys and paralegals. We provide a generous benefits package and competitive salary. We are seeking to fill position listed above. Submit resume, writing sample and references to [email protected].

 


 

Program: Central Jersey Legal Services

Date: January 29, 2024
Job Title: Family Law Attorney

Employment Type: Full-time, hybrid schedule

Salary Range $80,000 – $130,000 DOE.

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. a non-profit law firm seeks a Family Law Attorney for its Middlesex Division.

Requirements: Commitment to serving low income community; 2 years family law experience; excellent interpersonal and writing skills. Bi-lingual Spanish & English preferred; other multi-lingual a plus. Legal Aid experience a plus.

Job Description: Handling a full case load of family cases including domestic violence matters, child custody, support, and divorce.

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matter to very low-income residents of Union, Middlesex and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. We are proud of our long history of a diverse workforce providing high quality legal assistance to our diverse populations of clients. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are an independent part of a network of civil legal aid providers. We provide continuing legal education to our attorneys and paralegals. We provide a generous benefits package and competitive salary. We are seeking to fill position listed above. Submit resume, writing sample and references to [email protected].

 


 

Program: Central Jersey Legal Services

Date: January 29, 2024
Job Title: Housing Attorney (Elizabeth office)

Employment Type: Full-time, hybrid schedule

Salary Range: $80,000.00 - $130,000.00 per year

Central Jersey Legal Service, Inc. seeks a full time Housing Law attorney for its office in Elizabeth, NJ.

Requirements: Commitment to serving low income community and keeping the promise of Justice for All; licensed to practice law in NJ; Legal Aid experience or other relevant experience; excellent interpersonal skills.

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matter to very low-income residents of Union, Middlesex and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. We are proud of our long history of a diverse workforce providing high quality legal assistance to our diverse populations of clients. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are an independent part of a network of civil legal aid providers. We provide continuing legal education to our attorneys and paralegals. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. We provide a generous benefits package and competitive salary. Free off-street parking. We are seeking to fill position listed above ASAP. Email resume, writing sample and references to [email protected].

 


 

Program: Central Jersey Legal Services

Date: January 29, 2024
Job Title: Housing Attorney (Perth Amboy office)

Employment Type: Full-time, hybrid schedule

Salary range: $80,000.00 - $130,000.00 per year

Central Jersey Legal Service, Inc., a non-profit organization seeks a full time Housing Law attorney for its office in Perth Amboy, NJ.

Requirements: Commitment to serving low income community and keeping the promise of Justice for All; licensed to practice law in NJ; Legal Aid experience or other relevant experience; excellent interpersonal skills. Experience handling health-related public benefits including appeals to the OAL and App Div, and general litigation. Bi-lingual/multi-lingual a plus.

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matter to very low-income residents of Union, Middlesex and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. We are proud of our long history of a diverse workforce providing high quality legal assistance to our diverse populations of clients. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are an independent part of a network of civil legal aid providers. We provide continuing legal education to our attorneys and paralegals.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. We provide a generous benefits package and competitive salary. Free off-street parking. We are seeking to fill position listed above ASAP. Email resume, writing sample and references to [email protected].

COVID-19 considerations:
All of our office locations are equipped with sneeze guards. Also, we provide masks, gloves, disinfectant and hand sanitizer.

 


 

Program: Central Jersey Legal Services

Date: January 29, 2024
Job Title: Immigration Law Attorney

Employment Type: Full-time, hybrid schedule

Salary Range $80,000 – $130,000   DOE.

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. a non-profit law firm seeks an Immigration Law Attorney to represent clients in our Mercer, Middlesex and Union County offices. The physical home office for this position will be in our Elizabeth, New Brunswick or Perth Amboy office.

Requirements: Commitment to serving low income community; experience in Immigration Law a plus; excellent interpersonal and writing skills. Bi-lingual Spanish & English required; other multi-lingual a plus. Legal Aid experience a plus.

Job Description: Handling applications for domestic violence based relief, including VAWA Self Petitions, U Visas and Removal of Conditions.

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matter to very low-income residents of Union, Middlesex and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. We are proud of our long history of a diverse workforce providing high quality legal assistance to our diverse populations of clients. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are an independent part of a network of civil legal aid providers. We provide continuing legal education to our attorneys and paralegals. We provide a generous benefits package and competitive salary. We are seeking to fill position listed above. Submit resume, writing sample and references [email protected].

 


 

Program: Central Jersey Legal Services

Date: January 29, 2024
Job Title: Immigration Paralegal

Employment Type: full time, hybrid schedule

Salary Range: $50,000 – 80,000 per year

Non-profit Organization

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. seeks an immigration paralegal to help low-income survivors of domestic violence prepare applications to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services “USCIS.”  This is a full-time position with job duties which include helping clients gather evidence, translating documents from English into Spanish and from Spanish into English, and working with the legal team that assists survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.

Requirements: Bi-lingual Spanish and English with excellent verbal and writing skills in both languages, commitment to serving low income survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, and excellent interpersonal skills.  Legal Aid experience, immigration law experience, or other relevant experience a plus.

Job Description: Help clients prepare and gather evidence for U and T Visa applications, VAWA self-petitions, and applications to remove conditions on permanent residence. Maintain up to date and detailed case notes. Use working knowledge of domestic violence based immigration relief to evaluate clients’ evidence and flag potential issues for the supervising attorney. Translate case materials from Spanish to English to submit to USCIS; translate informational materials, correspondence, and other documents from English to Spanish. Assist attorney with final application preparation as needed. Review and proofread final application materials before submission to USCIS.

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matter to very low-income residents of Union, Middlesex and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. We are proud of our long history of a diverse workforce providing high quality legal assistance to our diverse populations of clients. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are an independent part of a network of civil legal aid providers. We provide continuing legal education to our attorneys and paralegals. We provide a generous benefits package and competitive salary. We are seeking to fill position listed above. Email resume, writing sample and references [email protected].

 


 

Program: Central Jersey Legal Services

Date: January 29, 2024
Job Title: Intake position (bi-lingual)

Employment type: full time, hybrid schedule

Salary Range: $40,000 - $65,000 DOE

Non-profit Organization

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. seeks a bi-lingual (Spanish & English) Intake Worker for its Perth Amboy office.

Requirements: Bilingual Spanish and English; Excellent communication & interpersonal skills; Commitment to serving low income community; High School Business graduate or other relevant experience; Typing 30/40 wpm. Legal Aid experience a plus.

Job Description:  Interviewing prospective clients while recording responses to questions on provided software, determining eligibility, and collecting and copying the documents presented by the client; Setting up appointments; Referring ineligible applicants to other agencies where appropriate. The job also includes backing up the receptionist and other clerical duties. 

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matter to very low-income residents of Union, Middlesex and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. We are proud of our long history of a diverse workforce providing high quality legal assistance to our diverse populations of clients. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are an independent part of a network of civil legal aid providers. We provide a generous benefits package and competitive salary. We are seeking to fill position listed above immediately. Email resume, a description of your education and/or experience in each language, and references to Human Resources: [email protected].

 


 

Program: Central Jersey Legal Services

Date: January 29, 2024
Job Title: Legal Secretary

Employment type: full-time, hybrid schedule

Salary range: $44,000 – $70,000 DOE

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. seeks a Legal Secretary for its Elizabeth office.

Requirements: Commitment to serving low income community and keeping the promise of Justice for All; Legal Aid experience or other relevant experience; excellent typing and interpersonal skills.

Job Description: Screening client service requests, conducting intake in both languages, file preparation, typing, filing pleadings, general office work, providing back-up to the receptionist, interpreting. Three years or more of legal secretarial or comparable experience required.

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matter to very low-income residents of Union, Middlesex and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. We are proud of our long history of a diverse workforce providing high quality legal assistance to our diverse populations of clients. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are an independent part of a network of civil legal aid providers. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. We provide a generous benefits package and competitive salary. We are seeking to fill position listed above. Email resume, a description of the education and/or your experience in each language and references to [email protected].

 


 

Program: Central Jersey Legal Services

Date: January 29, 2024
Job Title: Staff Attorney – SSI Unit

Employment Type: Full-time, hybrid schedule

Salary Range $80,000 – $130,000   DOE.

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. a non-profit law firm seeks a Staff Attorney to represent clients in our Mercer and Union County offices on SSI matters. The physical home office for this position will be in our Union County office.

Requirements: Commitment to serving low income community. Requirements: Commitment to serving low income community and keeping the promise of Justice for All; licensed to practice law in NJ; Legal Aid experience or other relevant experience; excellent interpersonal skills. Bi-lingual a plus. Legal Aid experience a plus.

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matter to very low-income residents of Union, Middlesex and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. We are proud of our long history of a diverse workforce providing high quality legal assistance to our diverse populations of clients. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are an independent part of a network of civil legal aid providers. We provide continuing legal education to our attorneys and paralegals. We provide a generous benefits package and competitive salary. We are seeking to fill position listed above. Submit resume, writing sample and references to [email protected].

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Legal Services of Northwest Jersey:

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

Date: February 06, 2024
Job Title: Intake Specialist

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey provides comprehensive civil legal assistance for people experiencing poverty in Northwestern New Jersey. Serving residents of Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties, LSNWJ provides services in family, housing, consumer, bankruptcies, public entitlements, health care access, and expungements. We are a community of passionate people committed to securing access and equal justice for all.

You may be a good fit if you want to work in a collaborative environment where growth and innovation are encouraged. The LSNWJ team is passionate about our work and creates a supportive team environment with work-life balance. LSNWJ is growing and has an opening for an intake specialist position in our Belvidere Office in Warren County, New Jersey.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the front desk and greet clients, guests, and vendors. 
  • 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, and closing cases.
  • Provide in-person and off-site intake services at court, fairs, and other outreach sites. 

Competencies:

  • Spanish fluency is a plus.
  • High school degree or GED, plus two years of relevant work experience 
  • Demonstrates professionalism, reliability, compassion, a positive attitude, and a team player.
  • Good technology capabilities with the ability and willingness to learn and adapt to new platforms, including e-signature programs, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, Zoom, and Legal Server.
  • 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.

LSNWJ and its regional partners provide extensive training and a network of community advocates throughout the state. Staff engagement activities, program-wide community gatherings, and the employee assistance program's counseling and coaching promote a healthy work environment. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, a health reimbursement account, generous time off, 401k, employer-paid tuition reimbursement, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, and paid parental leave. LSNWJ is a qualified employer for individuals seeking Public Service Loan Forgiveness through the Department of Education. 

LSNWJ is an equal opportunity employer, including disability and protected veteran status. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We invite candidates to include a statement of how their background and experiences might contribute to LSNWJ's diversity and cultural vitality.

If you share our passion for equal justice, please email Nana Osafo at [email protected] with your resume, three references, one writing sample, and a cover letter. The position is available to start immediately. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Our office is currently operating on a hybrid schedule.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

Date: February 06, 2024
Job Title: Staff Attorney

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey provides comprehensive civil legal assistance for people experiencing poverty in Northwestern New Jersey. Serving residents of Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties, LSNWJ provides services in family, housing, consumer, bankruptcies, public entitlements, health care access, and expungements. We are a community of passionate people committed to securing access and equal justice for all.

You may be a good fit if you want to work in a collaborative environment where growth and innovation are encouraged. The LSNWJ team is passionate about our work and creates a supportive team environment with work-life balance. LSNWJ is growing and has an opening for a staff attorney position in our Morristown Office in Morris County, New Jersey.

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 policies.
  • Interview clients and ascertain substantive elements of their problems. Manage 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.
  • Provides training and collaborates with other legal advocates.
  • Participates in committees, task forces, and working groups.
  • Speaks to community groups about legal rights and LSNWJ services.
  • Works with members of the private bar as may be necessary or desirable in connection with LSNWJ's pro bono program.

Competencies:

  • Good capabilities with technology.
  • A team player.
  • 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 of and strict adherence to the Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • Proficiency with a second language is a plus.

Requirements:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school.
  • Licensed attorney in good standing in New Jersey or licensed in another state and committed to seeking NJ Bar admission.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law.

LSNWJ and its regional partners provide extensive training that offers CLE credit and a network of community advocates throughout the state. Staff engagement activities, program-wide community gatherings, and the employee assistance program's counseling and coaching promote a healthy work environment. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, a health reimbursement account, generous time off, 401k, employer-paid tuition reimbursement, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, and paid parental leave. LSNWJ is a qualified employer for individuals seeking Public Service Loan Forgiveness through the Department of Education.

LSNWJ is an equal opportunity employer, including disability and protected veteran status. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We invite candidates to include a statement of how their background and experiences might contribute to LSNWJ's diversity and cultural vitality.

If you share our passion for equal justice, please email Nana Osafo at [email protected] with your resume, three references, one writing sample, and a cover letter. The position is available to start immediately. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Our office is currently operating on a hybrid schedule.

 


 

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

Date: January 29, 2024
Job Title: Staff Attorney

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey is a provider of comprehensive civil legal assistance for people experiencing poverty that reside in Northwestern New Jersey. Serving residents of Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties, LSNWJ provides services in family, housing, consumer, public entitlements, health care access, and expungements. We are a community of highly experienced and dedicated legal services attorneys and staff committed to access and equal justice for all.

LSNWJ has an opening for a staff attorney position in our Belvidere Office in Warren County, New Jersey.

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.
  • Develops specialized knowledge in substantive areas of poverty law.
  • 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 pro bono program.

Competencies:

  • Good capabilities with technology.
  • A team player.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency with a second language is a plus.

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:

  • Commitment to public interest.

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.

How To Apply:

If you share our passion for equal justice, please email to Nana Osafo at [email protected] your resume, 3 references, 1 writing sample, and cover letter. 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, including disability and protected veteran status. 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. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Our office is currently operating on a hybrid schedule.

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Northeast New Jersey Legal Services:

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: November 20, 2023
Job Title: Employment Opportunity for Public Interest Education Law Attorney

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) has a challenging and rewarding position available in its Education Law Unit for an attorney seeking to provide legal assistance to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society. This is a full-time position with the ability to work a hybrid schedule. The attorney will provide representation in a wide variety of Education Law matters, including educational placement and discipline matters, school registration (residency, homeless issues), transportation (homeless students, special education related service), special education (classifications, evaluations, appropriate placements, IEP reviews), discipline matters (suspensions, expulsions), disability accommodations (§504 accommodations), and bullying.

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 has offices located in Jersey City, Paterson, and Hackensack, NJ. 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 principal that all members of society should be treated equally and fairly by our civil justice system.  NNJLS seeks dynamic advocates who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need.

At least 2 years of Education Law experience preferred. Prior Legal Services experience or a demonstrated commitment to legal assistance for the disadvantaged is a plus. Ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish is a plus. Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are required. NNJLS provides an attractive salary starting at $73,000 commensurate with experience, and a generous fringe benefits package including but not limited to, comprehensive health/dental/life insurance, and 401(a) and 403(b) retirement plans. We encourage a supportive teamwork environment, with work-life balance, including generous paid time-off, flexible hybrid remote work schedules, and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.  Employment at NNJLS also provides access to federal loan forgiveness programs for those that qualify.  NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans. For more information about NNJLS, visit www.northeastnjlegalservices.org.

Submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position to: Human Resources Manager at [email protected]

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: November 20, 2023
Job Title: Employment Opportunities for Experienced Housing Law Attorney

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) has positions available for experienced Housing law attorneys seeking to provide legal assistance to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society.  NNJLS is hiring attorneys for its Paterson, Hackensack, and Jersey City, New Jersey offices.  The Housing Unit provides critical representation to low-income tenants facing eviction and other housing related matters.

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.  NNJLS seeks dynamic advocates who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need of legal assistance.

At least two years of Housing law experience required.  Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are also required.  Prior Legal Services experience or a demonstrated commitment to legal assistance for the disadvantaged is preferred.  Prior supervisory experience is a plus. NNJLS provides an attractive salary starting at $74,500 commensurate with experience, and a generous fringe benefits package including but not limited to, comprehensive health/dental/life insurance, 401(a) and 403(b) retirement plans. We encourage a supportive teamwork environment, with work-life balance, including generous paid time-off, flexible hybrid remote work schedules, and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.  Employment at NNJLS also provides access to federal loan forgiveness programs for those that qualify.  NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans. For more information about NNJLS, please visit our website www.northeastnjlegalservices.org.

Submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position to: Human Resources Manager at [email protected]

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: October 25, 2023
Job Title: Housing Law Paralegal

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) seeks a Community Outreach and Engagement Associate. The Associate will work closely with the Community Outreach and Engagement Manager to ensure the implementation of effective outreach strategies; cultivation of strategic partnerships with community-based service providers and other organizations; and coordination of community legal education programs.

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 and paralegals 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, residents seeking US citizenship, seniors victimized by unscrupulous creditors, and individuals facing many other types of civil 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 advocates who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need yet who are unable to effectively advocate for themselves.

The Community Outreach and Engagement Associate will help build and maintain strategic partnerships and collaborations with community-based organizations.

Responsibilities include:

Supporting community engagement projects and NNJLS’ efforts to identify persistent and emerging disaster-related civil legal issues in low-income and underserved communities that can be addressed through legal representation and advocacy.

  • Attending community-based events throughout Bergen, Hudson and Passaic counties to cultivate and strengthen relationships with social service providers and community-based organizations.
  • Assisting in the development of compelling presentations, outreach materials, and community education workshops specifically tailored to the legal needs of individuals impacted by disasters.
  • Identifying local offices of emergency management, disaster response agencies, and other community-based organizations that are commonly involved in disaster response efforts.
  • Coordinating and scheduling outreach activities, legal education presentations and know-your-rights workshops, for community members and service providers.
  • Delivering presentations about our services to diverse audiences, including how to identify a legal issue that may be appropriate for referral to NNJLS.
  • Fielding requests for information and NNJLS involvement in community events and evaluating appropriate level of engagement based on priorities and resources.
  • Using and supporting use of technology to compile, analyze, and share quantitative and qualitative data regarding community engagement activities and its impact.
  • Other related activities identified by the Program

Qualifications: A college degree with experience working with coalitions and/or community groups. The successful applicant will have: excellent and versatile communication skills; the ability to work collaboratively; and strong organizational skills. Applicants should have a good understanding of and/or be willing to learn about 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 and/or working with legal services, public interest programs, and non-profit organizations. Bilingual skills are a plus.

Location: Based in our Paterson 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.

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 Associate.”

NNJLS provides an attractive salary and fringe benefits package. Starting salary for this position is $56,000 commensurate with experience.  NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans. For more information about our program visit www.northeastnjlegalservices.org

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule:  Monday to Friday

Work Location:  In person, with the ability to work a hybrid schedule

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: June 23, 2023
Job Title: Program Manager, Pro Bono Partnerships Project

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) seeks to fill the position of Program Manager for its Pro Bono Partnerships Project. This is a full-time position with the ability to work a hybrid schedule. 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 Pro Bono Partnerships Project (PBPP) is one part of the NNJLS organization and works directly with private volunteer attorneys to provide legal assistance to low-income residents in the NNJLS service area. PBPP also provides access to other legal services including advice sessions and clinics in a variety of legal topics.

The Program Manager’s primary responsibility include:

  • Client Outreach Strategic Planning: work with the NNJLS Community Outreach & Engagement Manager to develop and implement a PBPP Client Outreach plan, including strategies for engaging clients with NNJLS and PBPP.
  • Data Management: develop and implement a data collection plan, including tracking data on client participation in various legal services; develop, collect and analyze client surveys; and utilize program data to evaluate, improve and promote PBPP.
  • Technology Planning: research, develop and implement a technology plan to better utilize available resources for improved client experience and data collection.
  • Clinic Strategic Planning: identify new areas of law for legal clinics and work with volunteer attorneys to create and implement new clinics and presentations; and develop necessary presentation, client presentations and internal processes for all new clinic offerings.

In addition to these responsibilities, the Program Manager will assist in the coordination of pro bono services by overseeing the client intake process, tracking clients as they process through the PBPP system, and ensuring compliance with both NNJLS and PBPP policies and procedures. The Program Manager will work with PBPP Coordinators to ensure that clients are placed in the appropriate PBPP program, and will oversee the process to ensure that the client receives timely services. 

The Program Manager will also be responsible for organizing and providing administrative support to all PBPP clinic programs, including working with clients to complete necessary paperwork, tracking attendance, assessing the need for follow-up services at the conclusion of the clinic and all necessary referrals for legal representation as needed. The Program Manager will report to the Director of PBPP and supervise both PBPP Coordinators. The Program Manager will also work closely with the PBPP Coordinating Attorney to ensure clients are matched with volunteer attorneys.

Strong writing and speaking skills are required for this position. Preferred certification or experience as a Project Management Professional and/or experience in non-profit project management but not required. Prior supervisory experience and working with attorneys/legal staff are a plus. NNJLS offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work. We encourage a supportive, teamwork environment, with work-life balance. NNJLS provides an attractive starting salary at $63,000 for this position commensurate with experience, and a generous fringe benefits package. NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans. Bilingual skills are a plus. For more information, visit our website at www.northeastnjlegalservices.org. Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position to: Human Resources Manager at [email protected]

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: March 30, 2023
Job Title: Assistant Managing Attorney

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) seeks Assistant Managing Attorneys to supervise its Public Benefits and Family Law Units. The positions are full-time with the ability to work a hybrid schedule.

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services’ mission is to ensure equal access to justice for low-income residents of Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. In order to accomplish this mission, NNJLS provides a full array of free legal services in civil matters, including legal representation, advocacy, advice, community legal education, and other legal services. 

Location:  Northeast New Jersey Legal Services provides services in Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties. Offices are within easy commuting distance from Northern New Jersey and New York City via public transportation.

Position Description:  The Assistant Managing Attorney, along with the Managing Attorney, will supervise the work of all unit casehandlers including paralegals. Supervision includes but is not limited to, designing and implementing unit priorities and case handling protocols, providing training to new attorneys, overseeing the overall performance and day-to-day activities of the unit, and working alongside other managers to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of services. The Assistant Managing Attorney will also carry a caseload and participate in community education and outreach. Some travel between offices is required.

Position Qualifications:  The Assistant Managing Attorney must be admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and have at least three years of Benefits or Family Law practice experience.  Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are also required. Prior Legal Services experience or a demonstrated commitment to legal assistance for the disadvantaged is preferred. Prior supervisory experience is a plus. NNJLS 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.

NNJLS provides an attractive salary starting at $83,000 commensurate with experience, and a generous fringe benefits package. NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans. For more information about NNJLS visit www.northeastnjlegalservices.org

Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to: [email protected]

 


 

Program: Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Date: April 28, 2022
Job Title: Employment Opportunities for Attorneys

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) has several challenging and rewarding positions available for attorneys seeking to provide legal assistance to a diverse clientele.  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. Judicial Law Clerks are also encouraged to apply. 

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].

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South Jersey Legal Services:

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

Date: November 09, 2023
Job Title: Staff Attorney – Burlington County Neighborhood office

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position as Staff Attorney in our office 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.

Comprehensive benefit package;*2023 attorney salary scale starts at $75,460.00; commensurate with experience; hybrid work option available for attorneys*

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: November 09, 2023
Job Title: Professional Development & Training Coordinator (Camden - Administration)

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position as Professional Development & Training Coordinator in our office as listed above. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Professional Development & Training Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing, developing, and implementing internal curricula and trainings for staff in coordination with the SJLS management team, interfacing and working with LSNJ on state-wide trainings as necessary, working with NJICLE on state bar registrations and trainings, and coordinating with the NJ State Bar on CLE accreditation for in-house trainings.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing in-house trainings for all staff in consultation and collaboration with the SJLS management team and substantive law coordinators;
  • Works with managing attorneys in assessing staff for training needs and the best way to develop needed skills;
  • Recruiting trainers from SJLS staff;
  • Interfacing and collaborating with LSNJ on state-wide trainings as needed;
  • Overseeing NJICLE registrations and trainings;
  • Coordinating with the NJ State Bar on CLE accreditation for in-house trainings;
  • Developing methods for obtaining staff input on program training needs;
  • Supervising support staff assigned to the Professional Development & Training Coordinator;
  • Provide reports and data as needed for preparing reports for funding sources and others; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

  • Graduation from an accredited law school;
  • At least 5 years of legal practice experience, preferably in Legal Services;
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills required;
  • Must be team oriented.

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 08, 2023
Job Title: Staff Attorney – Atlantic County Neighborhood office

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position as Staff Attorney in our office 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 08, 2023
Job Title: Staff Attorney – Cumberland/Salem County Neighborhood office

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position as Staff Attorney in our office 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: June 29, 2023
Job Title: Senior Attorney—Agricultural Workers’ Rights Project – Based in Vineland NJ (Program Wide Position)

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position as Senior Attorney in our office/unit 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 and issues, primarily focusing on legal issues affecting agricultural workers throughout SJLS’ nine (9) county program area. 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 advice and direct representation to eligible agricultural worker clients in a variety of simple and complex matters, including but not limited to the following: Violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker’s Protection Act; violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act; health and safety violations in the fields or in labor housing; pesticide use in the fields; sanitation issues in the fields; enforcing the rights of agricultural guest workers under H2A Temporary Foreign Worker Program violations; immigration issues related to agricultural workers; wage claim and employment issues; and assisting agricultural workers who are victims of illegal labor trafficking;
  • Provide direct representation to clients in a variety of other legal matters as needed by the Neighborhood Office, including but not limited to family, landlord/tenant, housing, consumer, public benefits, healthcare, employment and senior issues;
  • Conduct intake interviews, factual investigation and legal research of claims of agricultural worker clients. In cases having merit, drafting and filing affirmative lawsuits on behalf of agricultural worker clients and provide direct legal representation to such clients in federal and state courts and administrative agencies;
  • Conduct extensive outreach to and community legal education activities for agricultural workers—which may include evening and weekends — at labor
  • camps, farms, packing plants and other works sites;
  • Engage in extensive networking and coordination with local community groups and with state and federal government agencies advocating and protecting the rights of agricultural workers;
  • 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;
  • Assisting in preparing grant reports;
  • 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:

  • A minimum of 5-years’ legal experience, preferably working with agricultural workers and/or labor law matters.
  • 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;
  • Must be able to work flexible hours that will include evenings and some weekends, especially during the harvesting/work season;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle as there will be extensive travel required. (Mileage reimbursement is available).
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) required;
  • 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: June 29, 2023
Job Title: Paralegal I or II—Centralized Intake Unit - Camden Office

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill an available position of Paralegal (Bilingual) in our Centralized Intake Unit (CIU). 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 information or referral to a SJLS attorney/office as appropriate.

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) Bilingual Preferred, not 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 Operations, 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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