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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.
Empire Justice Center is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Outreach Coordinator/Paralegal for its health team. In conjunction with health team staff, the new hire will provide education, assistance and advocacy on eligibility for and access to health benefits; and conduct client intake by interviewing prospective clients and identifying their legal needs. This specialist position will focus on assisting with community partner building and education, and client outreach and engagement at a local level. This is a one-year position, contingent upon future contract award and funding.
The staff attorney/senior staff attorney will primarily be responsible for representing students with disabilities at various levels of advocacy (i.e. advice and counsel, CSE meetings, impartial hearings and federal court litigation). This attorney will be responsible for an independent caseload comprised of litigating individual cases and be part of the team that works on current systemic change litigation (N.N. vs. RCSD), with the opportunity to work on other education and civil rights matters, based on experience. Duties will include: providing advice and counsel, evaluating new cases for acceptance representation at CSE, developing impartial hearing practice, litigating cases, conducting legal research, drafting memoranda, meeting with clients, drafting pleadings, briefs and/or discovery, document review, case management, motion practice, practice group supervision, as needed, and other duties as assigned. A part of the 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.