Location: Islandia, Suffolk County
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: The Community Legal Help Project (CLHP) is a partnership of legal services providers created by the NYS Permanent Commission on Access to Justice and the Suffolk County Access to Justice Committee. The CLHP’s network of non-profit partners and pro bono volunteers currently provides legal information and referrals, and limited-scope representation through a phone line and brief in-person consultations at public libraries.
The attorney will coordinate the operation and further development of the CLHP and will provide direct service to the community through the CLHP phone line and clinics. The position also offers the coordinator the opportunity to work with the Access to Justice Committee to develop innovative methods of expanding access to justice through remote access consultations, do-it-yourself programs, or other creative approaches to helping people navigate their legal problems.
The attorney will help recruit volunteers and develop training materials and resources for new volunteers. The attorney will also support strong connections between legal service providers across Long Island to improve client access to these programs.
Start Date: Immediate
Salary: DOE, union scale with excellent benefits
Requirements: Admission to the New York State Bar. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English will be viewed favorably.
Persons interested should submit a cover letter with their resume to:
Vivian Storm, Esq.
Nassau/Suffolk Law Services 1757 Veterans Highway, Suite 50
Islandia, N.Y. 11749
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.