Public Housing Unit, Legal Aid Society is looking to hire eligible candidates for the position of Supervising Attorney.

The Legal Aid Society is a non-profit legal aid provider based in New York City. Founded in 1876, it is the oldest and largest provider of legal aid in the United States. Its attorneys provide representation on criminal and civil matters in both individual cases and class action lawsuits.

About the Opportunity

The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice is seeking an experienced and talented lawyer with a deep commitment to public interest practice and policy to join a dedicated team of managers and staff of attorneys, supervisors, and support personnel as the Supervising Attorney of the Public Housing Team, a new housing team.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Supervise staff attorneys, paralegals, and volunteers
  • Monitor and maintain a high standard of representation and client service
  • Collaborate and work closely with the Director of Housing, Housing Coordinators, and the housing, benefits and grants management teams on all aspects of the citywide housing practice
  • Coordinate intake
  • Respond to client, community, and staff concerns
  • Analyze legal issues, develop legal strategy, and supervise the implementation of legal strategies
  • Prepare and submit necessary grant-reporting paperwork
  • Develop and maintain community support and relationships with community-based organizations, advocates, government agencies, elected officials, and the courts
  • Represent the Civil Practice and Legal Aid in the community
  • Conduct community education, training, and outreach and promote the work of the office, the Housing Practice, and the Civil Practice
  • Conduct off-site intake


  • Admission to the New York State Bar
  • Minimum of three years of legal practice preferred
  • Excellent litigation skills and experience litigating individual and group cases in various forums
  • Demonstrated commitment to addressing fundamental issues of poverty and justice within a comprehensive civil legal services model of representation
  • Knowledge in various practice areas within civil legal services practice
  • Excellent oral and written advocacy skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in public interest law and civil legal services
  • Demonstrated commitment to policy advocacy and administrative reform
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations, including but not limited to seniors
  • Supervisory, mentoring, and management experience preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Grant-writing and fundraising experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Commitment to exploring alternative approaches for legal practice
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team model
  • Pro bono, government, public service, and academic experience will be considered, but is not required
  • Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable, but not required


The salary range for this position is $86,995 – $144,564.

How to Apply?

Click on the link below the post to apply.

Interested candidates need to submit these documents as a single combined PDF when they apply via the LAS (Legal Aid Society) Recruitment Portal.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample


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