Job o’ the Day: Staff Attorney with the Bronx Defenders in New York

The Bronx Defenders is an innovative, progressive, holistic defense office in the South Bronx. They are currently seeking an energetic staff attorney with a commitment to social justice to fill an opening in its Civil Action Practice with an August start date.

From the PSJD job posting:

  • The Civil Action Practice seeks a staff attorney to provide comprehensive advocacy and representation to help our clients resolve a broad range of civil legal problems such as eviction & barriers to housing, loss of employment licenses, criminal record errors, access to public and disability benefits, forfeiture of property and police misconduct.
  • The attorney will work collaboratively with criminal defense and family defense attorneys, advocates and social workers to assess client legal needs.
  • The attorney will represent individuals in a range of activities, including negotiations, administrative and judicial proceedings and trials, with a particular concentration in housing court, public benefits and forfeiture proceedings.
  • The attorneys also will be involved in community trainings and public education.

The deadline to apply is July 1, 2013. For more information, view the full job listing at PSJD.org (log-in required).

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