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, the 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: NSLS is seeking an attorney for the Hempstead office’s Public Benefits Unit, which provides legal advice and representation in matters related to income maintenance issues, including but not limited to Public Assistance, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Unemployment Insurance, and the termination of Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The attorney will be handling matters from intake and informal advocacy through administrative hearings, trials, and appeals, as necessitated by the individual case. Participation in community legal education is also expected. Demonstrated commitment to the needs of underserved population and the goals of Legal Services is required. Both admitted attorneys and recent law graduates, if eligible to practice under our Student Practice Order will be considered.
START DATE: IMMEDIATELY
SALARY: DOE, union scale with excellent benefits
Requirements: Admission to New York State Bar, Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English will be viewed favorably.
Persons interested should submit resumes to:
JOHN BATANCHIEV, SUPERVISING ATTORNEY
NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
One Helen Keller Way, 5th Floor
Hempstead, New York 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.