POSITION AVAILABLE: FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY
OVERVIEW: For more than 50 years, Nassau Suffolk Law Services (NSLS) has been providing free, high-quality legal counsel in civil matters when basic human needs are at stake including: eviction and foreclosure prevention, income maintenance, disability, elder law, healthcare, consumer fraud and more. As the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services on Long Island, our services support thousands of poor and low-income families and individuals who cannot afford an attorney. With the gap separating those who can and cannot afford legal representation widening each day, we work to ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, regardless of their ability to pay. NSLS has a staff of over one hundred employees situated in three offices across Long Island.
POSITION: To represent elderly and disabled individuals primarily but not exclusively residents of skilled nursing and adult care facilities in both Nassau and Suffolk counties, in a wide variety of civil and legal matters. Primary duties will include legal representation in disputes between Residents and the facility. Additionally, the attorney will provide representation and advice on matters before the Department of Health Administrative Law Judges, Department of Social Services, Social Security Administration, and Surrogate’s Court, as well as other courts and hearing forums. The position calls for regular participation in community education through formal presentations, on-site meetings, and telephone consultations. The attorney will also be expected to participate in data maintenance and satisfy necessary reporting requirements.
Nassau/Suffolk Law Services is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to low-income households. Applicants are expected to bring a commitment to ensuring and protecting the basic rights of a low-income population.
SALARY: $62,708-$86,178 D.O.E.
START DATE: Immediate
Requirements: Admission to the New York State Bar, or applicants who have passed the Bar Examination, awaiting admission, is preferable. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English is preferred. Strong analytic and writing skills are essential.
Interested applicants should submit resumes to:
NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
1757 Veterans Highway, Suite 50
Islandia, NY 11749
NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. PERSONS OF COLOR AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN and LGBTQ ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
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