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, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive. We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in: Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth. CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.
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: 920 Snyder Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226
What The Staff Attorney Does:
- Provide direct legal representation and advice to the clients of CAMBA Legal Services.
- Represent and advocate for crime victims and survivors of domestic violence with immigration issues.
- 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
- Must be in good standing with NY State Bar.
- Prior experience working in immigration preferred.
- Prior experience working with crime victims/domestic violence survivors.
- Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.
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.