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The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar, increases access to justice by leveraging the resources of the New York City legal community. Justice Center projects are focused in three areas: Economic Justice, Immigrant Justice, and Access to Justice Innovations. The projects, complemented by a high-volume, free legal hotline and a pro bono program development clearinghouse, address the unmet need for civil legal services in New York City. Our model is efficient and effective: each project is developed and overseen by an experienced legal expert, coordinated by a dedicated staff member, and delivered through pro bono volunteer lawyers and community outreach.

Employment:

Position: Project Coordinator - Planning and Estates Law Project (PELP) and Legal Hotline

Reports to: Director of the Legal Hotline of the City Bar Justice Center

Job Description:

The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) is a division of the City Bar Fund, the non-profit affiliate of The New York City Bar. Each year our staff and team of volunteer attorneys from the private bar provide free legal assistance, through direct representation projects and a telephone Legal Hotline, to approximately 20,000 low-income New Yorkers who do not have access to other legal resources.

The Planning and Estates Law Project (PELP) of the CBJC is made up of a panel of expert Trusts & Estates attorneys who provide free legal advice and assistance with document preparation for probate and administration of estates, and wills and other end of life care documents. The Project Coordinator will screen calls that come in through the PELP intake line and other sources, interview potential clients who may need assistance with an estate or personal life planning matter, record their data, provide basic legal information under the direction of the Project Director of the Legal Hotline, and refer appropriate cases to the PELP panel. In addition, the Project Coordinator will organize clinics in order for clients to meet with pro bono lawyers and arrange for law students to volunteer at the clinics under the supervision of attorneys. The Project Coordinator inputs data into the case management database and compiles and writes reports and short communications about the project. The Project Coordinator will serve as the liaison with the PELP panel. The Project Coordinator also provides administrative support to the Director of the Legal Hotline, including but not limited to general administrative tasks such as running monthly statistical reports.

Requirements:

  • A college degree;
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Ability to analyze data and write reports;
  • Patient and pleasant on the telephone;
  • Some scheduled evening hours may be required; and
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.

In addition, we require a two year commitment. Spanish language skills are a plus.

The City Bar Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. We pay commensurate with public interest salaries and experience and provide a generous benefits package. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and two references (including daytime telephone numbers) by e-mail to twilliams@nycbar.org or by regular mail to:
Tecca Williams
Director of Human Resources
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036