POSITION AVAILABLE: Staff Attorney in the Consumer Debt Law Project
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 nearly one hundred employees situated in three offices across Long Island.
OFFICE LOCATION: Islandia, New York
DUTIES: The Consumer Debt Law Project staff attorney will represent low-income debtors in consumer law matters including but not limited to car loans, credit cards, medical debt, and student loan issues. Attorney will handle the case from intake through investigation, negotiation, trial, and appeal as necessary. Attorney is responsible for maintaining required case file, client data and all statistical information as required. Participation in community legal education is anticipated.
START DATE: Immediate
SALARY: $56,349 DOE, Union Scale with Excellent Benefits
REQUIREMENTS: Admission to New York State Bar. Applicants who have passed the State Bar and are pending admission will also be considered. Applicants who have taken the exam and are waiting to hear the results may be considered. Demonstrated commitment to the goals and clients of the legal services program.
Persons interested should submit a resume and cover letter to:
Sharon Campo, Esq.
NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES
1757 Veterans Highway, Suite 50
Islandia, New York 11722
NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC., IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. PEOPLE OF COLOR AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN, AND LGBTQ ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
All of our offices are now open to the public and accepting walk-ins.