Staff Attorney (Housing), 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 (CLS) has provided free, high-quality legal representation and advice to New Yorkers facing eviction and foreclosure, fighting high consumer debt, seeking U.S. residency and surviving domestic violence for more than 20 years. CLS uses its diverse resources to offer holistic representation and advice. In particular, the Housing Unit preserves affordable housing for Brooklyn and Staten Island’s low-income communities through representation of low-income individuals and families throughout Brooklyn and Staten Island who are facing threats of eviction, harassment, or issues of habitability. Additionally, the Housing Unit advocates on behalf of clients to retain or attain crucial public benefits that can preserve affordable housing. The support staff, law graduates, and staff attorneys at CAMBA Legal Services are unionized with the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, UAW Local 2325 as the CAMBA Legal Services Workers Union.

Position: Staff Attorney 

Reports to: Supervisor/Program Director

Location: Brooklyn, NY 

What The Staff Attorney Does:

  • Provide direct legal representation and advice to the clients of CAMBA Legal Services.
  • Litigate cases in housing court, administrative forums, and other state courts on behalf of people facing eviction, and in affirmative cases challenging those who threaten Brooklyn residents’ ability to retain affordable housing.
  • Regularly appear in court, persuasively advocate for clients, conduct interviews, draft motions, prepare for trial, and negotiate settlements.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Juris Doctorate
  • Must be admitted to New York State Bar

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge of, and experience in, foreclosure and housing law preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to poverty law and social justice work.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills; ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment; excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to converse with clients in a language other than English preferred (Haitian/Creole, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, etc.)

Compensation:$72,500 annually

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 (35 hours per week)
Benefits:
CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick time), and paid holidays.

The support staff, law graduates, and staff attorneys at CAMBA Legal Services are unionized with the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, UAW Local 2325 as the CAMBA Legal Services Workers Union.

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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