Job o' the Day: Supervising Attorney for the Mobile Legal Help Center at NYLAG!

NYLAG has an immediate opening for a supervising or coordinating attorney for its Mobile Legal Help Center (MLHC).  Created through a partnership between NYLAG and the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program, the Mobile Legal Help Center is the country’s first-ever legal services office and courtroom on wheels.  Attorneys provide counseling, advice, and direct representation without leaving the vehicle.  A video link with the courts enables access to judges for emergency hearings, including domestic violence and eviction cases.  The MLHC contains three private meeting areas for attorneys and clients and is equipped with high-speed Internet and state-of-the-art technology.  It travels throughout the five boroughs and parts of Long Island and Westchester, focusing on areas with limited public transportation options.  Through the MLHC, low-income New Yorkers in need of legal help can overcome obstacles such as geographic isolation, health and mobility issues, and childcare concerns.

NYLAG is seeking an exceptional attorney who possesses the enthusiasm and flexibility to ensure the provision of high quality legal services through the MLHC.  This attorney’s primary responsibility will be to coordinate and supervise the legal work that occurs on the MLHC.  The attorney will supervise volunteers both while they are on the MLHC and on certain MLHC cases selected for representation.  The attorney will also coordinate the MLHC work of NYLAG staff.  Further, this attorney will handle a modest caseload of cases which fall within his or her area or areas of legal expertise.  It is anticipated that this attorney will staff the MLHC at least two days a week.  In addition to working with NYLAG staff and volunteers providing service on the MLHC, this attorney will serve as the immediate supervisor of the paralegal who coordinates the schedule and other administrative aspects of the MLHC and the driver and back-up drivers.  This position requires some work on evenings and weekends, when the MLHC is providing services.

Founded in 1990, the New York Legal Assistance Group provides high quality, free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford attorneys.  Our comprehensive range of services includes direct representation, case consultation, advocacy, community education, training, financial counseling, and impact litigation.

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