Description: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.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $73,000.00 per year
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Vision insurance
- Monday to Friday
Work Location: Hybrid remote in Jersey City, NJ 07306