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Two Positions at Worker Justice Center of New York

STAFF ATTORNEY

Job Type: Staff Attorney
Schedule Type: Full-Time
Location: Kingston, New York

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 attorney will work closely with WJCNY staff and co-counsel and report to the Executive Director. 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. The position is located in our office at 9 Main Street, Kingston, NY. 12401.

Qualifications

The candidate should possess a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the area of labor/employment or related areas of law. 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.

Salary

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

Application Instructions:

Please send, fax or e-mail a resume and brief cover letter to the

Worker Justice Center of NY: Fax: (585) 325-3050. Attn: Lew Papenfuse or by e-mail to lpapenfuse@wjcny.org

Contact Information:

Lew Papenfuse
Phone: (585) 325-3050
lpapenfuse@wjcny.org
1187 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14609-5448

Application Deadline: 08/01/2014

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LEGAL ASSISTANT

Job Type: Legal Assistant
Schedule Type: Full-Time
Location: Kingston, New York

Job Description

The Worker Justice Center of New York (WJCNY) is seeking to hire a full time legal assistant in our Kingston office. Working directly with WJCNY attorneys, paralegals, and other staff, the legal assistant will conduct legal intakes and direct client communication, handle case management duties, draft certain legal documents, assist in preparation of court appearances, participate in outreach on a limited basis if needed, and provide general office support. The position is located in our office at 9 Main Street, Kingston, NY. 12401.

Qualifications

Bachelor-level college degree or a demonstrated ability to perform the specific duties and responsibilities listed above. Two years experience working directly with farm workers, other low-wage workers, or immigrant communities. Experience working with legal organizations, other not-for-profits, or workplace safety issues a plus. Ability to work well in a team setting and demonstrate sensitivity to the cultural/ethnic diversity of the population we serve. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and organizational skills. Fluency in Spanish a must. Additional language skills a plus.

Salary

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

Application Instructions:

Please send, fax or e-mail a resume and brief cover letter to the

Worker Justice Center of NY: Fax: (585) 325-3050. Attn: Lew Papenfuse or by e-mail to lpapenfuse@wjcny.org

Contact Information:

Lew Papenfuse
Phone: (585) 325-3050
lpapenfuse@wjcny.org
1187 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14609-5448

Application Deadline: 08/01/2014

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