Monday, September 23, 2013

Staff Attorney: Worker Justice Center of New York

Worker Justice Center of New York
The Worker Justice Center of New York pursues justice for those denied human rights with a focus on agricultural and other low-wage workers, through legal representation, community empowerment and advocacy for institutional change.
Job Title:  Kingston Office Staff Attorney
Job Description: The Worker Justice Center of NY seeks a staff attorney to manage an active docket of labor and employment law and civil rights cases, including class action lawsuits.  The candidate should possess a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the area of labor/employment or related areas of law.  The attorney will work closely with WJCNY staff and co-counsel and report to the Executive Director(s).  S/he will also as needed conduct legal trainings for advocates and other attorneys.   Applicant should possess a demonstrated interest in low-wage worker issues and have a strong commitment to providing legal services to low-income populations. Must be admitted to practice in New York or be able to be admitted within a reasonable period of time.  Proficiency in Spanish is preferred. 

Compensation:  Salary commensurate with experience, including a union benefits package competitive with other non-profit legal services organizations.

Applications:  Please send, fax or e-mail a resume and brief cover letter to the Worker Justice Center of NY, 101 Hurley Avenue, Suite 5, Kingston, NY 12401. Fax: (845) 331-6617. Attn: Milan Bhatt. Email:   Position open effective immediately.
The Worker Justice Center of NY represents the joining together of Farmworker Legal Services of NY and the Workers’ Rights Law Center of NY.   We serve communities throughout New York State from our offices in Rochester, Kingston, and Albany.