Consumer Law Intern, CAMBA Legal Services, Brooklyn

Full Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City. CAMBA serves more than 65,000 individuals and families each year, citywide, including almost 13,000 youth. Our 180+ programs in over 100 locations improve the lives of a diverse cross section of New Yorkers. From homelessness prevention in Staten Island to supportive housing in the Bronx; from employment training in Manhattan to after school programs and college access in Brooklyn; from family shelter and support in Queens to increasing affordable housing across the city, CAMBA provides holistic services to help struggling New Yorkers stabilize their lives and become self-sufficient.

CAMBA Legal Services is a community-based law practice in Brooklyn and Staten Island that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income New York City residents. Our mission as a dedicated and diverse staff of lawyers and paralegals is to provide our clients with the highest quality of legal representation while standing committed with our communities in the fight for racial, social and economic justice. Our unique approach at CLS seeks to empower clients through collaborative and holistic representation that provides the tools needed to navigate New York City’s legal systems and corresponding governmental agencies​. We represent consumers citywide, defending individuals who have been sued in state court as well as litigating affirmative suits in state and federal court.

Position: Consumer Law Intern

Reports To: Matthew Schedler

Location: 20 Snyder Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11226

What The Consumer Law Intern Does:

  • Provide assistance to clients in consumer matters, including debt collection proceedings, broken lease cases, auto fraud cases, identity theft, and consumer frauds​.
  • Responsibilities may include legal research and writing, participating in client meetings, and observing court proceedings

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • First or second year law student
  • Demonstrated commitment to non-profit work and/or economic justice
  • Excellent research and writing skills

 

Compensation: Unpaid
When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization.

 

Status: Full-time Partially Remote (35 hours a week. 3 days in office with one of those days being Wednesday)

CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.

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