Jobs

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 Coordinator – Legal Hotline/Legal Clinic for the Homeless

­The City Bar Justice Center (CJBC) is part of the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, one of the nation’s largest bar associations. The City Bar Justice Center assists low income New Yorkers who have civil legal problems and cannot afford an attorney. CBJC recruits, trains and mentors volunteer attorneys to provide advice and representation through a dozen projects assisting homeless families, disabled veterans, immigrants fleeing violence, micro-entrepreneurs, and consumers with debt facing bankruptcy or foreclosure. 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 callers 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.

Some areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with the attorney directors of both projects to screen and interview potential clients;
  • Entering and analyzing data;
  • Providing direct assistance under the direction of the attorney;
  • Preparing drafts of legal forms;
  • Scheduling meetings with clients and pro bono attorneys;
  • Drafting reports, blogs and social media posts;
  • Managing clinics and assisting in general administrative work.

 Qualifications:

  • A college degree;
  • Must be fluent in Spanish!;
  • Computer and technologically savvy;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated interest in social justice issues through coursework, volunteer or work history;
  • Careful attention to detail and good judgment;
  • Flexibility, including the ability to multi-task.

To apply, qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations via email to humanresources@nycbar.org and include Project Coordinator-LCH Hotline in the subject line.

The New York City Bar Association is a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of the NYC Bar to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Hotline Attorney (Part-time)

The City Bar Justice Center (CJBC) is part of the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, one of the nation’s largest bar associations. The City Bar Justice Center assists low income New Yorkers with civil legal problems who cannot afford an attorney. CBJC recruits, trains and mentors volunteer attorneys to provide advice and representation through a dozen projects assisting homeless families, disabled veterans, immigrants fleeing violence, micro-entrepreneurs, and consumers with debt facing bankruptcy or foreclosure.We operate a telephone legal hotline that provides legal information, advice and referrals to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford a private attorney or do not have access to legal representation. The Hotline assists over 1,000 callers a month on a range of civil legal issues, including matrimonial and family law, housing law, bankruptcy and debt collection, and public benefits.  Some areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as part of a team of staff attorneys who answer questions and provide legal assistance to Hotline callers
  • Provide legal information, advice, and referrals
  • Conduct follow-up brief services, such as reviewing legal papers and helping clients write simple letters
  • Make advocacy calls on behalf of clients
  • Help clients prepare for a court appearance or strategize the next step in a legal matter
  • Assist in the supervision and training of staff, paralegals and volunteer attorneys

You must have:

  • At least three years of experience, preferably in legal services
  • Admission to the New York Bar
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in Spanish (required)

Extra things needed for success:

  • Flexibility, including the ability to multi-task
  • High standards in work quality
  • Enjoys and is experienced working as part of a team
  • Collegial personality

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations via email to humanresources@nycbar.org and include Part-Time Hotline Attorney in the subject line.

The New York City Bar Association is a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of the NYC Bar to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Internships

Summer 2018 Internship Program

 

The application period for the Summer 2018 Internship Program is now closed. Please check back in January 2019 for information regarding the Summer 2019 Internship Program.