Full Time | Brooklyn, NY | Entry Level
Brooklyn Legal Services seek an intake paralegal to join our housing law practice. The position may be located in any of our four offices.
The Housing Law Unit preserves affordable housing for Brooklyn's low-income communities through representation of low-income tenants in eviction proceedings, collaboration with community based organizations, and affirmative litigation to challenge abusive and discriminatory behaviors that displace low-income families and eliminate affordable housing. Recent affirmative cases and community projects include a Fair Housing case against a landlord with a record of harassing Black tenants, numerous cases which implicate the continued affordability of buildings that received tax breaks and incentives in the mid-80's and were consequently subject to regulatory agreements for the last thirty years, and a coordinated litigation campaign to protect rent regulated tenants in buildings in foreclosure. We are looking for a candidate who is excited to work in a fast-paced environment and to use creative strategies and collaborations in the pursuit of justice.
Brooklyn Legal Services' housing practice seeks to preserve affordable housing for New York City's low-income communities through representation of low-income tenants in Housing Court eviction proceedings, collaboration with community based organizations, and affirmative litigation in State and Federal courts. Our housing advocates work closely with other LSNYC practices, including government benefits and family law, to advance the rights of our clients.
Experience and Qualifications
The intake paralegal responsibilities will include conducting intake, gathering client information and coordinating follow-up services, providing legal guidance with the assistance of attorneys, and assisting case-handlers on client related matters. Occasional evening and weekend intake may be required.
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