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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 seeks a visionary leader for one of the most highly respected and effective legal services organizations serving low-income individuals and families in New York State. The CEO/President will be inspiring, motivating, and innovative, a leader in the world of social justice and legal services, who will foster a culture of diversity, inclusivity, and interconnectedness.
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.
The Crime Victims Attorneys, of which we are seeking to hire two (2), will become critical members of a newly created Crime Victims Advocacy Practice, the aim of which is to provide civil (non-criminal) legal assistance in a range of substantive law matters to victims of crime. The Empire Justice Crime Victims 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 small claims and debt collection issues and on 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.
As a member of the leadership team, the Chief Litigation Officer will lead the legal work of Empire Justice and provide information, technical assistance, supervision, training and support to staff on litigation and serve as a resource in overseeing and managing ongoing relationships and capacity related to litigation and legal assistance.
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.