Job and Internship Opportunities

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

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

Summer Internships

The Worker Justice Center of NY’s Kingston office is currently recruiting college, graduate, and law interns for Summer 2014 and beyond. The position requires a flexible weekly commitment, based on the needs of the organization and your availability. Interns will work directly with the Worker Justice Center staff on a variety of legal and non-legal matters. Assignments may include:

  • assisting with outreach to farmworkers and other low-wage workers
  • assisting with educational workshops, events and fundraisers
  • conducting client intakes
  • assisting with investigations
  • translating documents and materials
  • assisting with communications
  • conducting general administrative tasks
  • assisting with worker advocacy efforts
  • conducting legal tasks including research and drafting (legal interns only)

While not required, preference will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to public service through their coursework or extracurricular activities. Spanish speakers preferred.

To apply please send a resume via email to mbhatt@wjcny.org, along with a brief statement of your interest. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

 

Seeking Volunteers

The Worker Justice Center of New York’s Kingston office is currently seeking volunteers to work directly with the WJNCY staff on a variety of legal and non-legal matters. Scheduling is flexible, depending on the needs of the organization and your availability. Assignments may include:

  • Assisting with outreach to farmworkers and other low-wage workers
  • Assisting with educational workshops, events, and fundraisers
  • Conducting client intakes
  • Assisting with investigations
  • Translating documents and materials
  • Assisting with communications
  • Conducting general administrative tasks

Volunteers should demonstrate a commitment to public service and social justice. Spanish speakers strongly preferred. To apply please send a resume via email to Milan Bhatt at mbhatt@wjcny.org, along with a brief statement of your interest. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.