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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.
The Information Technology Support Specialist will be responsible for administering, implementing and supporting Empire Justice Center’s 54 end users and network infrastructure located in Rochester, Albany, Long Island and Yonkers.
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.
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.
The focus of the position will be to represent low and middle income homeowners in Monroe County who are unable to meet their current mortgage obligations and need legal assistance to avoid foreclosure.
The Finance Manager is an integral member of the Finance Team, working closely with the Finance Coordinator, Grants Manager, and VP Development and Administration, and reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer. The Finance Manager is responsible for the general vouchering/invoicing of grants and contracts for the organization.
The Immigrant Rights Paralegal is a critical member of the Immigration practice group who will be working on the Liberty Defense Project, a position funded position by New York State. The primary function of the Immigrant Rights Paralegal is to assist and support the Immigration Attorney/Project Manager in administrative oversight of the project and in all aspects of direct representation in immigration law matters to mostly Spanish speaking immigrants in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Empire Justice Center, a highly respected, statewide legal services organization, is seeking two attorneys to join and become critical members of our new Crime Victims Legal Advocacy Team. The Crime Victims Attorneys will provide civil (non-criminal) legal assistance in a range of substantive law matters to victims of crime. 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.
The Crime Victims Paralegal will be a critical member of a newly created Crime Victims Advocacy Project. The aim of this project is to provide civil (non-criminal) legal assistance in a range of substantive law matters to crime victims. The Empire Justice Crime Victims team will include staff in Westchester, Rochester and Central Islip. The paralegal on Long Island/Central Islip will support the Long Island Crime Victim attorney.
The Immigrant Rights Attorney in the Long Island office will work as a part of a multifaceted team of attorneys and paralegals who provide supportive advocacy and legal services in immigration, public benefits, family law, and housing. Empire Justice Center participates in various coalitions to enhance the rights and protections for immigrants on Long Island. Our advocacy efforts are informed by the direct experiences of our clients. The Immigrants Rights Attorney will be one source of information and inspiration for these ongoing efforts.
The Disability Advocacy Program is a network of attorneys and paralegals throughout New York State that represent low-income New Yorkers whose applications for federal disability benefits (SSI and SSD) have been denied, or whose federal disability benefits are being terminated. It is funded by the State of New York. Funding is administered by the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).
The Empire Justice Center will be hosting up to four pro bono scholars beginning just after the February 2019 bar examination. The positions available are in our Long Island, White Plains and Albany office. Click the button below to learn more about the opportunities available at each office.