Attorney I, CAMBA Legal Services - Housing/Foreclosure Unit

CAMBA Legal Services, Inc. (CLS), the legal services arm of CAMBA, Inc. has openings for Staff Attorneys in the Housing Unit. CLS provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The position involves providing direct representation for tenants in Brooklyn by negotiating settlement agreements, engaging in motion practice and litigation of non-payment, holdover, Housing Part (HP) and administrative proceedings.

In addition to direct representation CLS attorneys handle policy advocacy, collaboration with other city and state agencies, community education, training and outreach to promote the work of the office. They also coordinate services with other departments of CAMBA to provide a holistic approach to the issues faced by the community.

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Juris Doctor (J.D.) + Licensed to practice law in NY State.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Must be in good standing with NY State Bar

Knowledge of, and experience in, foreclosure and housing law preferred

Ability to analyze complex rent/mortgage breakdowns to determine proper amount of rent owed

Ability to converse with clients in a language other than English preferred (Haitian/Creole, French, Spanish, Russian, etc.)

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