Description:

Overview
Hudson Valley Justice Center (HVJC) is a not-for-profit law firm serving low income immigrants in the Hudson Valley. We handle a broad range of civil legal matters, including housing, immigration, family law, public benefits, disability, consumer, and employment law. HVJC is currently the only organization representing non-citizens in eviction proceedings in Westchester, Orange, Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties. In addition to individual matters, HVJC handles class actions, participates in community organizing, and fights for legislative change that promotes equal access to justice. The unique racial, cultural, and social perspectives of HVJC’s staff enriches our ability to provide culturally competent services to our clients. The unique racial, cultural, and social perspectives of HVJC’s staff enhances culturally competent services to our clients. HVJC fosters an inclusive workplace built upon mutual respect for all staff members.

Position
HVJC has immediate openings for full-time Housing Attorneys in our White Plains Office. Attorneys will represent to low-income tenants and families in housing matters. Attorneys will provide direct representation in a broad range of housing matters, including: evictions, illegal lockouts, and habitability/condemnation advocacy for tenant groups.

Responsibilities:
  • Individual case development and management, provide substantive referrals to ensure clients receive holistic services.
  • Litigation in city, town, and village justice courts, federal court, and appellate practice.
  • Some night court appearances required;
  • Participate in HVJC’s access to justice initiatives;
  • Conduct education presentations for the community and HVJC’s community partners;
  • Follow HVJC policies, grant requirements, and meet the highest professional standards.

Requirements:
  • Member in good standing, NY Bar. Law graduates pending admission encouraged to apply;
  • Spanish/English Bilingual;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Valid Driver License and access to a vehicle;
  • Ability to manage a high volume of fast-paced housing cases at varying levels of service;

Preferred:
  • 2 or more years of legal experience in housing matters or comparable practice area;
  • Commitment to public interest work or service to the immigrant community.

Salary: Competitive salary with excellent benefits. HVJC makes efforts to provide flexible work schedules to accommodate employees needs as balanced by the needs of the agency. Individuals needing scheduling accommodations are encouraged to apply.