POSITION AVAILABLE: STAFF ATTORNEY – FULL TIME
OFFICE LOCATION: Nassau County (Hempstead office)
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.
Job Description: For assignment to a specialized unit representing persons applying for or contesting cessation of benefits under the federal disability programs (S.S.I. and S.S.D.).
Duties: Representation of clients at administrative hearings and before federal appellate courts, interviewing clients, keeping time records, statistical information and participation in community legal education.
START DATE: Immediately
SALARY: DOE, union scale with excellent benefits.
REQUIREMENTS: Admission to New York State Bar. Applicants who have passed the Bar Examination and are pending admission will also be considered. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English preferred. 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 resumes and cover letters to:
Deputy Executive Director
Services Committee Inc.
One Helen Keller Way
Hempstead, NY 11550
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
All of our offices are now open to the public and accepting walk-ins.