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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.
CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope), a community coalition of more than 40 organizations working together to improve the financial well-being of low income working families operates an IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program [VITA] that allows us to provide free tax preparation services to working families in Monroe County.The CASH VITA Program is currently in need of a skilled Operations Coordinator who is goal-oriented and self-motivated to oversee and manage the Super Site. The Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining good relations between staff, volunteers and clients. The Coordinator will perform a variety of tasks that include managing the flow of clients (up to 150 clients/day), reallocating seasonal staff as needed, addressing any staff, volunteer and client issues, and administrative tasks including reporting.
Empire Justice Center’s Albany office seeks a full-time advocate to help lead and shape our health law and policy work at the state level. The position will build on the strong reputation of Empire Justice Center in effectively advocating to defend, maintain and improve access to health insurance and high quality health services for low income and marginalized New Yorkers. The position will focus primarily on policy advocacy regarding public health insurance programs, including Medicaid, Medicare and the Essential Plan. In addition, the advocate will be expected to provide superior legal analysis, technical assistance and training to attorneys and advocates across the state.
The Health Law Attorney will supervise the health team and health law work at Empire Justice Center; provide statewide support, technical assistance and training to community-based and legal services organizations in NYS; assist individual clients in navigating health coverage and public health programs by advising them about the programs, informing them of their rights, advocating for coverage and services; and assisting them in appeals and hearings; develop and plan systems change litigation; stay abreast of developments in health law; analyze cases and case trends and help develop policy strategies to address systemic issues in health; Develop and present trainings on health coverage and health care access; and participate in systemic administrative and legislative advocacy to improve health care access.
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 LGBTQ Rights Attorney will develop, manage, and supervise Empire Justice Center’s systemic and impact litigation on behalf of the LGBTQ communities; provide individual representation to LGBTQ clients in need of legal assistance maintaining an on-going caseload; develop strategies for advocacy using a variety of systems change tools and community partnerships; and provide legal education opportunities for the legal services community and policy advocates on issues impacting, and solutions beneficial to, the LGBTQ communities through CLE presentations, clinics, and panel discussions.
Empire Justice is seeking an experienced attorney to serve in our Rochester office. As a member of our Civil Rights, Education and Employment Practice Group, the Workers’ Rights Attorney will have the opportunity to work with team members to develop and litigate systemic change employment cases and will manage a caseload representing diverse individuals and groups of low-wage workers living throughout the Genesee Valley region. These cases include federal and state wage claims, employment discrimination, enforcement of state and federal labor protective statutes, civil rights matters, and other related areas of law. The Workers’ Rights Attorney will have the opportunity to develop dynamic and creative strategies that help workers achieve justice, through systemic litigation. An integral part of the Attorney’s work also includes advocacy on behalf of low wage workers through state level policy initiatives, and collaboration with community organizations supporting the low-income and marginalized communities we serve.
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.