TENANT RIGHTS COALITION AT BROOKLYN LEGAL SERVICES SEEKS A PARALEGAL ADVOCATE FOR HOUSING LAW PRACTICE


Venture Description

Brooklyn Authorized Solutions seeks a paralegal advocate to be part of our Tenant Rights Coalition, a housing follow focused on empowering tenants, preserving affordable housing, and fighting versus displacement and gentrification. 

The Tenant Rights Coalition preserves inexpensive housing for Brooklyn’s minimal-money communities via the illustration of very low-cash flow tenants in eviction proceedings, collaboration with local community-based organizations, and affirmative litigation to obstacle abusive and discriminatory behaviors that displace minimal-money people and eradicate economical housing. We are on the lookout for candidates who are thrilled to perform in a quick-paced natural environment and to use imaginative methods and collaborations in the pursuit of justice.

Brooklyn Authorized Solutions, part of Legal Companies NYC, presents substantial-quality, revolutionary illustration to tackle the urgent authorized requires of Brooklyn’s varied low-money inhabitants. BLS focuses on the issues that have the finest effect on our clients—preserving inexpensive and first rate housing, sustaining cash flow assistance, redressing abusive lending and client techniques, advertising spouse and children stability and mitigating the effects of domestic violence, and advocating for the disabled.

LSNYC and BLS satisfaction on their own on their Range, Fairness, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) attempts. As a social justice firm, we are dedicated to combating for a workplace that is as various, equitable, and inclusive as doable for everyone. Our DEIB committee and a lot of affinity groups do the job to foster collegial interactions between employees and let staff members to investigate and advocate for racial justice and anti-oppression expansion within our group and as a result of our lawful perform. All employees are expected to find out about, request to fully grasp and operate to notice our DEIB objectives.

Expertise and Qualifications

The paralegal will be accountable for conducting group schooling and outreach, meeting with likely shoppers, and providing authorized assistance with the help of lawyers. Occasional night and weekend outreach may possibly be required. The paralegal will also be accountable for scenario advocacy, together with housing subsidy applications, public help hearings, and problems submitted at administrative agencies. 

Skills consist of:

·      A demonstrated enthusiasm for social justice and a commitment to performing with very low-income communities and communities of coloration to progress equity

·      Excellent interviewing, writing, and conversation capabilities

·      Experience working with low-revenue men and women

·      Excellent organizational skills and solid facility with numbers

·      Experience with housing and public positive aspects advocacy desired

·      Fluency or solid proficiency in Spanish, Russian, Haitian-Creole, Mandarin, or Cantonese is strongly desired.

·      Skill with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, online investigation, and a willingness to discover and adapt to new technologies. 

Vaccine Mandate

Please take note, to safeguard the well being and properly-staying of our personnel and consumers, LSNYC involves all employees to be totally vaccinated for COVID-19, except a health care or religious exemption is permitted.

How to Use

Applicants need to deliver a include letter, resume, and two producing samples to [email protected] Please generate “TRC Paralegal Advocate” in the subject line of the email. 

Wage and benefits are decided by the LS-NYC Collective Bargaining Settlement.

Lawful Services NYC is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, girls, folks with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons, and individuals about the age of 40 are strongly inspired to implement.

Wage Vary: $50,486 – $81,451

Position#38_2022 Posted 4.2022



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