Employment Opportunities

 

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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AmeriCorps JD Students

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) has two rewarding positions available for law students to serve as AmeriCorps JD Students with its Employment Opportunity Project. 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 Employment Opportunity Project is designed to remove legal barriers to employment for low-income job-seekers by providing legal services to obtain criminal record expungements, correct credit reports, restore driver’s licenses, and reinstate occupational licenses. The program is offered in partnership with Equal Justice Works and AmeriCorps.

The AmeriCorps JD Students will build legal skills and experience by providing direct legal services, outreach and education with the guidance of an AmeriCorps Fellow and NNJLS’s team of experienced staff attorneys. JD Students will be responsible for conducting legal research, preparing legal documents and correspondence, interviewing clients, conducting community outreach and education events, tracking client outcomes, and other duties as assigned.

AmeriCorps JD Students must be currently enrolled in law school and possess strong research and communication skills. Each JD Student must complete 300 hours of service by December 31, 2016.  Start dates and schedules are flexible. JD Students earn a $1,212 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award which may be used for educational expenses or student loans, and they may independently pursue additional compensation through Federal Work Study Awards, law schools, local bar foundations, and/or other public interest fellowship award programs.

Submit resume and cover letter to: Human Resources Manager at HRNNJLS@LSNJ.org.