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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.
We anticipate hiring a team of two staff (one attorney and one paralegal) to work on this project in Westchester joining our current staff of immigration lawyers. The Crime Victims Attorney in the Westchester office will also work as a part of a multifaceted team of Crime Victim attorneys and paralegals to be hired in our Rochester and Long Island offices that together will develop these new services. The focus of the positions in our Westchester office will be on serving immigrant victims of crime.
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 function of the Administrative Assistant is to provide support, administrative and clerical, to four attorneys in our Yonkers offices, including greeting clients, answering phones, copying, date entry and file opening and closing. Providing these services in a well-organized and timely manner will ensure that operations are maintained and running efficiently.
As a member of the leadership team, the Legal Director will lead the legal work of Empire Justice. The Director will provide information, technical assistance, supervision, training and support to legal staff regarding litigation and will serve as a resource in overseeing and managing ongoing relationships and capacity related to litigation and legal assistance. The Director will also provide input and initial consultation to the organization on internal legal matters.
As a member of the Leadership Team, the Vice President/Director for Policy and Government Relations is responsible for leading the Policy and Government Relations work of Empire Justice Center. This includes providing leadership both internally and externally, assuring internal structural supports for Empire Justice Center’s active policy advocacy and government relations initiatives, providing strategic input in these areas to staff and coalitions, and keeping Empire Justice Center focused on high impact systemic change and access to justice for marginalized communities in the areas outside New York City. This position reports directly to the President & CEO.
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 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 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 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 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.