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We achieve our successes through a combination of direct legal representation and high impact litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy, and by providing training and technical assistance to other advocates who are working towards the same goals.
Empire Justice Center offers a generous benefit package, including health insurance, life insurance, vacation, holiday and sick time. We are an organization that supports and encourages a work/life balance. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the organization’s salary scale. Empire Justice Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer who desires a diverse workforce. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, individuals who are elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender are welcomed and encouraged to apply.
Reporting to Legal Director, the Legal Assistant will be tasked with a variety of duties to support lawyers in all aspects of litigation, including drafting and filing documents, document assembly, , and maintaining and organizing files. The Legal Assistant will also help lawyers prepare for meetings, court appearances, motions, hearings, trials, and trainings. They will use technology including computer software for organizing and managing the data and documents.
The staff attorney will be responsible for supporting senior attorneys in the Civil Rights, Education and Employment Practice group in handling individual cases and systemic change litigation, with the opportunity to carry his/her/their own caseload depending on experience. Duties will include: evaluating new cases for acceptance by the practice group; pre-filing case work-up, legal research, drafting memoranda, meeting with clients, drafting pleadings, briefs and/or discovery, document review, case management and other duties as assigned. Case work may involve representing clients in a variety of settings such as state or federal administrative agencies, federal court and possibly state court. An integral part of the staff attorney’s work also includes advocacy through local and state level policy initiatives, and collaboration with community organizations supporting the low-income and marginalized communities we serve.
The full-time Foreclosure Prevention Services Coordinator will work under the foreclosure prevention services program. The Regional Coordinator will assist with the implementation and management of Empire Justice’s role as Anchor Partner under contract with the NYS Office of the Attorney General as part of their Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP). The focus of the position will be to oversee contracts and support legal services and housing counseling organizations under HOPP through networking, technical assistance and identifying training needs, and to engage in policy advocacy.
Our current openings are for (1) Foreclosure Prevention Services Coordinator each to work in our offices located in Rochester, Albany and Long Island.
The Empire Justice Crime Victims Legal Advocacy Team will include staff in Westchester, Rochester and Central Islip. The attorneys in Rochester will serve the general low income community with a focus on victims of consumer fraud, including employment discrimination and civil rights violations.
Each Crime Victim Attorney will be supervised by the Project Manager Attorney and will work as part of the overall statewide team, participating in program development, required data reporting and assessments and will supervise the paralegal assigned to this project, offering mentoring and ensuring professional development opportunities.
The Empire Justice Crime Victims team will include staff in Westchester, Rochester and Central Islip. The paralegal in Westchester will support the Westchester Crime Victims attorney. Each Crime Victims paralegal will act as part of the overall statewide team, participating in client representation, community outreach, required data reporting and assessments. Each paralegal will be supervised by the Crime Victims Attorney in their office.