• July 22, 2016 11:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled, or Disadvantaged of Western New York, Inc. (LSED), located in Buffalo, New York seeks an attorney, admitted in New York State with 5+ years experience to be the Project Director for a new Medical/Legal Partnership with the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) to assist patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The ideal candidate must possess compassion for the population to be served, as well as a commitment to breast cancer awareness and prevention efforts.

    The Project Coordinator will handle cases on-site at ECMC, develop a referral list of probono attorneys, conduct community education events with ECMC physicians and supervise law students. Previous experience with employment issues is helpful. Employees of LSED must have access to a vehicle and be available weekends and evenings, as needed. Step five on our scale pursuant to a Collective Bargaining Agreement is $54,205, with excellent fringe benefits. Resumes accepted until August 1, 2016. Projected start date is September 15, 2016.

    Interview preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to access to justice for the disenfranchised.

    Buffalo has a low cost of living and many cultural and historical attractions. It is on the Forbes list of Best Places for Businesses and Careers and their number one “Most Affordable City” in American in 2014. Buffalo was the subject of Katie Couric’s “American Rising” series in January of 2016.

    TO APPLY: Please send resume’ and cover letter to Jessica Fields, CPA, Esq. jfields@lsed.org. Please include in your cover letter a statement of how you learned about this position.

    Legal Services for the Elderly is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, gays, lesbians, bi-sexual and transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • July 22, 2016 11:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    In consultation with co-counsel inside and outside of MALDEF, devises and executes strategic plans in complex litigation through the following activities: conducts depositions and discovery, negotiates and monitors settlement agreements, and pursues attorney fee awards in civil rights litigation; conducts legal research and drafts pleadings, briefs, and administrative complaints; devises investigation plans and investigates potential legal claims; prepares memoranda on budget and legal theory for approval of litigation by MALDEF management; responds to media inquiries, makes public presentations, and prepares community education materials regarding Latino rights; participates in the development of long-term strategic goals and objectives for the assigned program areas and also for the regional office; supervises volunteer and professional support staff assigned to assist litigation programs.

    Qualifications and Experience: Juris Doctor or equivalent degree required; active bar membership in one or more states required. Eligibility for active bar membership in California required. Undergraduate or graduate instruction in public policy and/or social sciences is desirable. Federal and state court litigation experience, particularly in area of civil rights, immigration, or employment is desirable. Excellent research, writing, and communication skills required. The successful candidate will have knowledge and awareness of local, regional, and national issues affecting Latino community. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is preferred. A willingness and ability to engage in local and national travel as needed is required.


    $52,100 to $95,000+ per year. Fixed salary scale commensurate with years of legal experience. MALDEF's generous benefits package includes: employer paid medical, dental, vision for employees and their eligible dependents; short and long term disability insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; 20 days of personal time (PTO) and eleven paid holidays each year. Posted 6/22/16.

    TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter, resume and 3 to 5 page writing sample by email or U.S. Mail. Electronic documents should be in .doc, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf format. Emails should include Your Full Name - Job Location, Job Title in the subject line. A separate application package is required for each position for which you wish to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be processed.



    Attn: Human Resources

    634 S. Spring Street, 11th Floor

    Los Angeles, CA 90014

  • July 22, 2016 11:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has an immediate opening for a full time staff attorney in its Tenants’ Rights Unit, focused on Manhattan. This attorney will join a dedicated team of professionals pursuing creative and effective legal strategies to allow low-income New Yorkers to stay in their homes and communities, especially in neighborhoods experiencing rapid development and gentrification. 

    To be considered for this position, applicants should send an email with a resume and cover letter to hr@nylag.org. Applicants must reference “TRU Staff Attorney” in the subject line of the email or the application will not be properly processed. No phone calls please. Principals only. Please note that only those candidates selected for interviews will be notified. 

    See full job post here.

  • July 22, 2016 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Legal Services of the Hudson Valley has an opening in their Mt. Vernon office, for a full time VISTA Legal Fellow working on Tenant Engagement and Community Development (TECDev).  The VISTA Legal Fellow will work will work with tenants in certain HUD-financed properties in Westchester County, New York, to create opportunities for residents and engage residents in anti-poverty and quality of life programming.

    You can apply through their Career Center by including a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references. 

    See full job post here.

  • July 22, 2016 11:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks a Staff Attorney to provide legal advice and assistance to grassroots organizations, including nonprofits and small businesses in a variety of areas including incorporation and tax exemption, complying with corporate, employment and tax laws, and real estate and lease issues. The staff attorney will also help groups of workers establish worker-owned cooperative businesses. The position offers a unique opportunity to develop expertise in several areas of the law while building relationships with local community organizers, leaders, and service providers. The position reports to the Supervising Attorney for CDP’s Capacity Building practice. Depending on organizational needs and the candidate’s interests and experience, this position may offer opportunities to work on land use matters, including negotiating community benefits agreements.

    Application Instructions: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to cdpjobs@urbanjustice.org, attn.: Gowri Krishna. Please include “Transactional Staff Attorney” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and must be received by August 15, 2016. 

    See full job post here.

  • July 22, 2016 11:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks a Staff Attorney to provide legal support to grassroots groups on matters related to neighborhood change and development. We believe that legal services focused on land use are a critical way to support responsible, equitable development and to combat gentrification and displacement. CDP’s work in this area has included advocacy around neighborhood rezonings, negotiation of community benefits agreements, participation in citywide coalitions that support equitable development, and litigation challenging proposed developments. The position reports to the Supervising Attorney for CDP’s Capacity Building Practice. Depending on organizational needs and the candidate’s interests and experience, this position may offer opportunities to also work on transactional matters, such as nonprofit and worker cooperative development and support. 

    Application Instructions: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to cdpjobs@urbanjustice.org, attn: Gowri Krishna. Please include “Land Use Staff Attorney” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and must be received by August 15, 2016. 

    See full job post here.

  • July 22, 2016 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Senior Counsel develops, leads and manages existing cases pending in state and federal court, and oversees all facets of the litigation process. Under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel and as part of the Senior Counsel team, the Senior Counsel is accountable for the output of his or her team and for developing strategies to achieve litigation goals in emerging areas of community interest. The Senior Counsel will travel nationally, with particular focus on the east coast, in connection with organizational projects and needs. 

    To Apply: Send Cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

    Silvia Orna

    Director of Human Resources and Operations sorna@latinojustice.org

    Email Subject: Senior Counsel 

    See full job post here.

  • July 06, 2016 4:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    See attached job opportunity with the Office of the New York State Attorney General here.

  • May 11, 2016 12:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Description:

     • Assist in driving improvements and transformation of management level and board of director level risk committee materials.
     • Assist in providing consulting to various internal clients on best governance practices, including ensuring committee material content is best in class
     • Attend review meetings with senior management to build stronger understanding of key risks throughout the organization
     • Develop training to help implement best-in-class governance standards throughout the company
     • Lead SIM workstreams related to governance committee organization and streamlining
     • Review and provide feedback key enterprise documents to ensure they align with BAC’s established governance structure and Risk Framework

     The role has the following growth / development opportunities:

    Short-Term Objectives:
     • Build strong working relationships across the Global Risk Management organization, lines of business and other control functions
     • Develop a deep understanding of the composition and structure of the BAC franchise and key priorities
     • Gain a broad knowledge of key and emerging risks across the enterprise

     Long-Term Development Opportunities:

     • Become a valuable resource for strategic projects and ad-hoc requests for the wider Global Risk Management team and senior management
     • Become a governance subject matter expert with respect to the committees of BAC, BANA and BACANA
     • Drive continuous development of the committee materials for senior management and board members

     Enterprise Role Overview:

    Manages a group (potentially global) of analysts. This group works with Senior Management, risk managers and other support groups (eg Legal, Compliance, Internal Audit) as appropriate. Ensure compliance with and updates all relevant policies, own core processes and works with Technology to develop applications to support these processes (including design, UAT, training and implementation). Monitor and report metrics related to core processes to Senior Management Forums. Coordinate Audit/Regulatory reviews and responses. Responsible for managing the production of global risk reports and analysis for Senior Management forums such as the GRC, ALMRC and deliver information to business partners and other support areas, such as Finance. Produce aggregate risk numbers, report stress test scenarios, respond to ad hoc reporting requests and works with Technology to improve data mining and reporting tools.


     • Bachelor's degree required
     • 4+ years experience working in the financial industry
     • Must have strong attention to detail
     • Must have strong analytical skills and ability to effectively challenge, or identify limitations and assumptions and produce appropriate changes
     • Very strong presentation skills: ability to present key messages, recommendations and information in a clear and insightful way and synthesize information key to relevant points
     • Very strong communication skills: ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally and to feel comfortable delivering insights and recommendations to senior management
     • Very strong relationship building skills: ability to effectively network across the organization, build effective relationships and influence at all levels to achieve change and implement goals
     • Proficient in PowerPoint
     • Ability to work in a high energy environment and work well under pressure
     • Comfortable taking initiative and being resourceful/entrepreneurial
     • Ability to multi-task and work with numerous teams Desired Skills:
     • Experience with committee governance
     • Experience reviewing policies
     • Basic understanding of BAC's subsidiary governance structure
     • Familiarity with the Governance Guidelines for Management Committees

    To apply contact Viviana Renshaw at viviana.renshaw@bankofamerica.com

    Reference Job number: 16020139

  • May 11, 2016 12:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) seeks an experienced litigator to work in its Buffalo Regional Office. The Regional Office represents the State, its agencies and officers in a wide range of federal and state court litigation. The attorney will handle all phases of litigation from commencement through trial. Trial experience is a must and federal court experience is a plus. Familiarity with the Court of Claims and/or Mental Hygiene Law is also a plus. Superior writing, analytical and organizational skills are required. Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years of practice experience.

    See entire job post and how to apply here.

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