Employment Opportunities


Employment Opportunity for Attorneys
Managing Attorney - Pro Bono Project

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) has a challenging and rewarding position for an attorney to help develop and manage the new Pro Bono Innovation Project. The Project seeks to enlist the services of the private bar in order to provide legal assistance for the underprivileged.  The Project Managing Attorney will be responsible for building relationships with the private bar as well as training, supervising and advising law firm and corporate attorneys in order to ensure effective pro bono representation.  They will also assist in the design and implementation of a variety of outreach and community legal education activities. The successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate with private attorneys, corporate counsel, community organizations, funders, and the public.  The attorney will report to the Executive Director and work collaboratively with NNJLS managers, staff attorneys, and support staff.

NNJLS is a non-profit public interest law firm with over 70 employees providing free legal services to low-income, senior and disabled residents of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS’s staff of highly experienced and dedicated attorneys provides a wide variety of civil legal assistance and advocacy for those most in need of legal representation such as victims of domestic violence, tenants facing unfair and arbitrary eviction, seniors victimized by unscrupulous creditors and many others. NNJLS is committed to the principal that all members of society should be treated equally and fairly by our civil justice system.  NNJLS seeks dynamic advocates who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need.

The Jersey City Office of NNJLS is within easy commuting distance from NYC via public transportation.  Prior Legal Services experience or a demonstrated commitment to legal assistance for the disadvantaged is helpful.  Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are required.    All attorneys receive an attractive salary and fringe benefits package and the Program is committed to providing employees with a stimulating working environment and an ideal work-life balance. NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans.  Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for a position to: Human Resources Manager at HRNNJLS@LSNJ.org.  Please specify your salary requirements.

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Staff Attorneys

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) has several challenging and rewarding positions available for attorneys seeking to provide legal assistance to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society.  NNJLS is a non-profit public interest law firm with over 70 employees providing free legal services to low-income, senior and disabled residents of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS’s staff of highly experienced and dedicated attorneys provides a wide variety of civil legal assistance and advocacy for those most in need of legal representation such as victims of domestic violence, tenants facing unfair and arbitrary eviction, seniors victimized by unscrupulous creditors and clients facing many other types of legal matters. NNJLS is committed to the principal that all members of society should be treated equally and fairly by our civil justice system.  NNJLS seeks dynamic advocates who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need yet who are unable to effectively advocate for themselves.

NNJLS is hiring attorneys for its Housing, Public Benefits, Consumer, and Family Law/Domestic Violence sections in its Paterson, Hackensack, and Jersey City, New Jersey offices.  All three offices are within easy commuting distance from NYC via public transportation. Positions are available for experienced attorneys as well as recent graduates.  Prior Legal Services experience or a demonstrated commitment to legal assistance for the disadvantaged is essential.  Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are required.  All attorneys receive an attractive salary and fringe benefits package.    NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans.  Bilingual skills are preferred for some positions. 

Submit resume and cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for a position to: Human Resource Manager at HRNNJLS@LSNJ.org.  Please specify your salary requirements. 

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Law Office Manager

Non-profit law firm seeks manager to run day to day operations. Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) seeks candidates with a college degree as well as experience managing a professional law office, non-profit organization, or other similar organization.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.  The individual must be reliable, organized, detail oriented, and possess the ability to multi-task under pressure in order to meet deadlines. The office manager must be proficient in Microsoft Office and be able to quickly learn other software programs used by the organization. The office manager will also supervise and motivate support staff as well as assume responsibility for various human resource functions. The successful candidate will be assigned to manage the work of one of NNJLS’ three offices which are located in Jersey City, Hackensack, and Paterson.  

NNJLS is a non-profit public interest law firm with over 70 employees providing free legal services to low-income, senior and disabled residents of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS’s highly experienced and dedicated staff provides a wide variety of civil legal assistance and advocacy for those most in need of legal representation such as victims of domestic violence, tenants facing unfair and arbitrary eviction, seniors victimized by unscrupulous creditors and clients facing many other types of legal matters. NNJLS is committed to the principle that all members of society should be treated equally and fairly by our civil justice system.  NNJLS seeks dynamic employees who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need.

All staff receive an attractive salary and fringe benefits package.  NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans. Bilingual skills are helpful for this position. 

Submit resume and cover letter detailing your interest in the position, including salary requirements to: Human Resources, Office Manager Position, at HR_NNJLS@LSNJ.org.  
 

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