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NNJLS seeks Managing Attorney for Consumer Law unit



Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) seeks a Managing Attorney to supervise its Consumer Unit. The position is full-time with the ability to work a hybrid schedule.

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services’ mission is to ensure equal access to justice for low-income residents of Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS provides a full array of free legal services in civil matters, including legal representation, advocacy, advice, community legal education, and other legal services. Offices are within easy commuting distance from Northern New Jersey and New York City via public transportation.

 

The Managing Attorney will supervise the work of all unit case handlers, including paralegals. Supervision includes but is not limited to: designing and implementing unit priorities and case handling protocols, providing training to new attorneys, overseeing the overall performance and day-to-day activities of the unit, and working alongside other managers to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of services to clients. The Managing Attorney will also carry a limit caseload. Some travel between offices is required.

The Managing Attorney must be admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and have at least seven years of Consumer Law practice experience.  Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills are also required. Prior Legal Services experience or a demonstrated commitment to legal assistance for low-income communities is preferred. Prior supervisory experience is a plus. NNJLS offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work.


Salary/Benefits:  NNJLS provides an attractive salary starting range $91,000 - $130,000 commensurate with experience, and a generous fringe benefits package including but not limited to, comprehensive health/dental/life insurance, 10% employer contribution to a 401(a) retirement plan, and a voluntary 403(b) retirement plan. We encourage a supportive teamwork environment with work-life balance, generous paid time-off including 4 weeks’ vacation, 15 sick days, 4 personal days, and 15 holidays, a flexible hybrid remote work schedule, and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.  Employment at NNJLS also provides access to federal loan forgiveness programs for those that qualify.  NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans. For more information about NNJLS and the consumer law unit, please visit our website at www.northeastnjlegalservices.org.


Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to: HRNNJLS@LSNJ.ORG

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