Job o’ the Day: Housing Law Staff Attorney with Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services Corporation

From the PSJD job posting:

Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services seeks a Staff Attorney to work in the Housing Law Unit. The Housing Law Unit’s goal is the preservation of affordable housing for Brooklyn’s low-income communities through representation of low-income tenants in Housing Court eviction proceedings, collaboration with community based organizations and affirmative litigation in State and Federal courts. Housing Unit attorneys use creative strategies and collaborations with community organizations and tenant groups to fight the negative effects of gentrification and to pursue justice for Brooklyn tenants and communities.

Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services, part of Legal Services NYC’s Brooklyn Programs, has provided high-quality, innovative representation to address the pressing legal needs of Brooklyn’s diverse low-income population. BSCLS focuses on the problems that have the greatest impact on our clients—preserving affordable and decent housing, maintaining income support, redressing abusive lending and consumer practices, promoting family stability and mitigating the effects of domestic violence, and advocating for the disabled.

The Staff Attorney will represent tenants and groups in Housing Court eviction proceedings, administrative proceedings, Supreme Court actions against administrative agencies, impact litigation in Federal and other courts, and other litigation. Other duties include intake, community education, and community outreach.

Successful applicants will be admitted to the New York State Bar and have a demonstrated passion for social justice and working with low-income communities of color. For more information, view the full job listing at PSJD.org (log-in required).

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