ALBANY LAW SCHOOL seeks a Housing Justice Staff Attorney. The Housing Justice Staff Attorney provides legal advocacy services, direct representation to clients, assists in the supervision of clinic students, and performs other related duties pursuant to grants and contracts. Specifically, conducts outreach and community education virtually and in-person to undocumented immigrants facing housing insecurity, including eviction. Once identified, works with Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York to identify cases for representation, either through The Justice Center or with various partners. Represents individuals in eviction hearings and collaborates with the Immigration Law Clinic and the Community Economic Development Clinic to provide holistic representation.
Essential Job Functions:
- Provides direct client representation or technical assistance to clinic clients and partner agencies in cases not assigned to students.
- In consultation with the Director, provides independent, direct supervision of clinic students in providing representation, counseling, technical assistance, referrals, and advice to clinic clients and partner agencies.
- Responsible for the selection of clients and development of legal matters.
- Assists Director in meeting donor/major gift/grant objectives, attending donor/grantor meetings, drafting donor/grant reports, and contributes to matters impacting Clinic policy.
- Conducts community outreach.
- Assists Director with organizational tasks for classroom (student manuals, syllabi, readings, and guest speakers).
- Provides instruction in classroom, at the discretion of and under the supervision of the Director.
- Performs legal research as needed, particularly with regard to student legal representation issues and long-term scholarship projects of the Director.
- Handles client representation during breaks and summer.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
- Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
- Excellent lawyering skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent legal research skills and analysis.
- Demonstrated ability using Microsoft Office Suite products, Lexis and Westlaw.
- Juris Doctor from an ABA approved law school.
- Admission to the New York State Bar.
- Minimum of five years of experience in related area of law.
- Valid driver's license.
Direct Link to posting: Housing Justice Staff AttorneyAlbany Law School is committed to the health and safety of our community. As such, we require that our employees and students be fully vaccinated (including boosters) against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing.