Who We Are: For more than 20 years, CAMBA Legal Services, as a whole, has provided free, high-quality legal representation and advice to New Yorkers facing eviction and foreclosure, fighting high consumer debt, and seeking U.S. residency.
The Housing Unit, in particular, preserves affordable housing for Brooklyn's low-income communities through representation of low-income individuals and families throughout Brooklyn who are facing threats of eviction, harassment, or issues of habitability. Additionally, we advocate on the behalf of clients to retain or attain crucial public benefits that can preserve affordable housing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The person filling this position is expected, under the direction of the General Counsel, to provide direct legal representation and advice to the clients of CAMBA Legal Services. The attorney will be expected to litigate cases in housing court, administrative forums, and other state and federal courts on behalf of people facing eviction, and in affirmative cases challenging actors who threaten Brooklyn residents' ability to obtain or retain affordable housing. This person will be expected to regularly appear in court, persuasively advocate for clients, conduct intake, draft motions, prepare for trial, and negotiate settlements. The successful applicant will also display an understanding and sensitivity to the lived experiences of our diverse clientele.
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Juris Doctor (J.D.) + Licensed to practice law in NY State or eligible for admission to NYS Bar.
- Knowledge of, and experience in, landlord/tenant law preferred
- Demonstrated commitment to poverty law and social justice work
- Superb analytical, writing, and communication skills; ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment; excellent organizational skills
- Ability to converse with clients in a language other than English preferred (Haitian/Creole, Spanish, Russian, etc.)
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and list of three references in PDFattachment to:
Please write "Attorney I (Housing), CAMBA Legal Services (CLS)--Housing Unit" in subject of e-mail.