City Bar Justice Center projects operate across a diverse range of legal issues. Each project is run by an experienced legal expert, coordinated by a dedicated staff member, and delivered through pro bono volunteer lawyers and community outreach. In addition, CBJC operates the largest free civil Legal Hotline in NYC, providing assistance to over a 1,000 people per month.
Full-time and Part-Time Positions
Project Coordinators / Paralegals
The City Bar Justice Center is a nonprofit providing free legal services to low -income New Yorkers, including homeless families, immigrants, veterans, micro-entrepreneurs, and more. Through our dozen projects, we provide both direct civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford an attorney and recruit, train and mentor volunteer attorneys. The Justice Center operates the largest free civil Legal Hotline in NYC. The main office is located in midtown Manhattan and collaborates with diverse community-based groups throughout all five boroughs of New York City.
The Justice Center is seeking a Project Coordinator to work with both the Justice Center’s Legal Hotline and its Legal Clinic for the Homeless. The Legal Hotline provides clients with legal advice and brief services on issues including housing, family, consumer and other general civil legal issues. The Legal Clinic for the Homeless provides legal assistance to residents of family homeless shelters through legal clinics at the sites. Volunteer attorneys conduct legal intake and provide legal assistance to homeless persons on issues of public assistance, food stamps, childcare, and other public benefits. The project coordinator works closely with the attorney directors of both projects to screen and interview potential clients, enter and analyze data, provide direct assistance under the direction of the attorney, prepare drafts of legal forms, schedule meetings with clients and pro bono attorneys, write reports, blogs and social media posts, manage clinics and assist in general administrative work and other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend work will be required occasionally. Fluency in Spanish is required.
- A college degree;
- Database, computer and organizational skills;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Demonstrated enthusiasm for public interest legal work or social justice issues through coursework, volunteer or work history;
- An ability to interact in a diverse environment with low-income clients, attorneys, court personnel and other professionals;
- Careful attention to detail and good judgment;
- Strong customer service and interpersonal skills;
- Good team player;
- Mature, punctual and self directed; and
- Fluency in Spanish.
Please send a resume, cover letter and short writing sample to Ms. Tecca Williams, Director of HR, by June 20, 2017. Due to volume, we will not be able to acknowledge all applications but will schedule interviews for those with the strongest applications. The City Bar Justice Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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