At NLSLA, we develop our programs around the most pressing needs of the communities we serve, and our work includes award-winning special projects tailored to those changing needs. Programs such as our Community Medical-Legal Partnerships, which place lawyers in clinics and hospitals to address legal issues that impede health, have been recognized for their innovative approach to legal aid. Our Shriver Housing Project, which brings together lawyers from several nonprofit organizations to represent people facing eviction in Los Angeles` poorest neighborhoods, has become a national model. NLSLA employees are dedicated and passionate advocates for justice who are committed to supporting Los Angeles` most vulnerable residents. The NLSLA family is made up of lawyers, paralegals and other nonprofit professionals who come to work every day to change the lives of our neighbors. Degree from an accredited law school, member of the New York State Bar, or awaiting admission. History of legal advice and previous experience working with low-income and/or underserved communities is preferred. Candidates should have knowledge of the legal principles of civil practice, a strong personal work ethic, interpersonal skills, the ability to work with a dynamic team, the ability to organize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision, effective communication, and cultural competency to work with clients facing poverty across the diversity spectrum. Use your talents and skills to help people and change systems. Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS), the largest civil services provider in Western New York City, is seeking lawyers for its housing unit in its Buffalo and Niagara Falls offices. The lawyer will assist people facing housing challenges and landlord/tenant issues and ensure that those in need are served by fair, equitable and responsive systems.

Advocacy involves representing individual clients as well as identifying and advocating for systemic change through positive advocacy and policy work. Your clients include low-income people, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Neighbourhood Legal Services lawyers are designed to provide the highest quality legal representation and perform all functions related to case handling in a broad, high-volume legal practice. Legal representation may include the provision of advice, limited services, referrals and/or extended representation. College or paralegal diploma, excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to work effectively and sensitively with clients with disabilities and other barriers to obtaining and maintaining benefits. Fluency in Spanish or other languages is recommended but not mandatory. The lawyer will maintain a workload with respect to housing law and landlord/tenant law, including evictions, unsafe housing conditions, public and subsidized housing issues, and housing discrimination. The lawyer handles all aspects of legal representation for low-income clients, identifies systematic issues that impact clients` needs, and works with other staff and community partners to provide services holistically.

Working relationships are established with the housing unit and other SLN units as well as community partners. The work is carried out under the direction and supervision of the supervising Prosecutor of the unit. The Paralegal will be responsible for workload management, legal research and writing, representation at the Social Security Administration with informal appeals and administrative hearings. Paralegal will also offer a range of legal support from communicating directly with clients to working with community partners to make systematic changes and provide holistic services. Reports to recruitment lawyers. The lawyer will maintain a workload and will be responsible for individual defense, representation at administrative hearings, litigation and advising clients on their legal rights. In addition, the staff lawyer must identify systematic issues that impact clients` needs and collaborate with other staff and community partners on holistic service delivery. The work is carried out under the direction and supervision of the Programme Manager. The paralegal will be responsible for assisting lawyers, communicating directly with clients, receiving and educating the community. May have the opportunity to work on matters relating to a range of legal issues, including utilities, housing, family law and consumer issues. Training and mentoring are provided as required. NLS is seeking a helpline, an attorney for the Pittsburgh office, to provide legal representation and resolve legal issues related to housing insecurity, including preventing evictions and other legal barriers to housing stability.

Order allocation may change based on customer needs and financing requirements. NLS endeavours to hire a full-service general practitioner to provide legal representation in housing matters, particularly at the landlord/tenant premises, and occasional telephone support if required. Areas of law may change as client needs and funding requirements change. The diversity of our employees reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. More than two-thirds of our employees are women and more than 70% are people of color. We offer services in Los Angeles County`s 12 emerging languages and our programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of Los Angeles County`s unique communities. Use your talents and skills to help people and change systems. Our Department of Public Services and the Homelessness Task Force help the most vulnerable and poorest individuals and families in Western New York City receive and maintain livelihoods such as housing, utilities, and food. NLS, a trauma-informed workplace, works for and with these families and individuals to ensure that local social services and other government agencies provide all services in accordance with the law, with the goal of stabilizing low-income individuals and families and reducing the negative impact of poverty. Advocacy involves the representation of individual clients and involves identifying and advocating to achieve systemic change through positive advocacy and policy work. Your clients include low-income people, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

The Paralegal will assist the Senior Public Benefit Unit Attorney by completing admission, managing ongoing cases and advocating on behalf of clients at the Niagara County Department of Social Services. Paralegal must also familiarize itself with the laws and regulations governing public benefits in New York, with the goal of identifying ongoing systemic issues facing our clients in addition to individual defense. Paralegal will participate in outreach activities in the community. Use your talents and skills to help people and change systems. Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS), the largest civil services provider in Western New York, is looking for a clerk to join its Buffalo office. The incumbent will perform duties that support the NLS in its goal of providing legal services and ensuring that those in need are served by fair, equitable and responsive systems. Neighborhood Legal Services is a non-profit law firm fighting for justice for our low-income clients – be part of the solution! Stimulating work in an atmosphere of support and fun. Neighborhood Legal Services Association – Pittsburgh.

The records clerk is responsible for data entry, recording, filing, copying, answering telephone, receiving tasks, shopping and deliveries, storage of office supplies and other assigned duties. The post requires lifting heavy packaged files. Reports to the Office Manager. Our unique combination of direct advocacy, political advocacy and impact litigation gives lawyers from all practice areas the opportunity to work towards systemic change. Through individual cases, our lawyers identify common issues that negatively impact low-income communities and address them through effective prosecution and political advocacy at the local, state, and national levels. Associate degree, knowledge of general office operations, proven reliability and reliability, type 40 words per minute, strong organizational skills. Bilingual candidates are strongly preferred. SEND A LETTER OF INTEREST, RESUME, AND WRITING SAMPLE TO HR@NLSA. WE. We strive to create new experiences and opportunities for employees to grow and learn new skills.

Our lawyers are encouraged to engage in impact litigation that will change laws and policies to positively impact the communities we serve. Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@nls.org and reference the Housing Lawyer position in the subject line. References and a writing sample are requested after an interview. We also offer competitive benefits including medicine, chiropractic, vision, dentistry, basic/AD&D life insurance, long-term disability insurance, voluntary life insurance, Flexible Expense Account (FSA) Plan 125, 403(b) plan with a minimum contribution of 3%, vacation, vacation, sick leave, Bereavement, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), E-Central Credit Union, Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), Bilingual Supplement, Sabbatical and Floating Vacation Option.