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: firstname.lastname@example.org Position open effective immediately.