CAMBA Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) is the legal services arm of CAMBA, Inc. CLS provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers in the areas of consumer law, foreclosure prevention, immigration, housing law, and domestic violence assistance. In addition to providing direct representation and providing legal advice and counsel to thousands of clients, CAMBA attorneys also engage in legislative advocacy, impact litigation in both state and federal court, provide community education and offer expert training on a wide range of issues, services that allow members of our community improve their lives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The person filling this position is expected, under the direction of the General Counsel, to provide legal assistance to clients of CAMBA Legal Services.
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Juris Doctor (J.D.) + Licensed to practice law in NY State
Must be in good standing with NY State Bar
Knowledge of, and experience in, housing law preferred
Ability to analyze complex rent 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.)