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Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) of the Urban Justice Center is seeking a paralegal/case manager to support CDP’s workers’ rights practice area. This person will provide support to staff attorneys in their efforts to assist grassroots organizing groups in New York City.

Urban Justice Center

The Peter Cicchino Youth Project of the Urban Justice Center seeks to employ a full-time Staff Attorney with 1-3 years of relevant direct legal services experience. The Staff Attorney will handle a full docket of cases for young clients and provide representation on a wide range of legal issues that may include: immigration, public benefits, name changes, foster care advocacy, family law, prison advocacy, navigating the criminal justice system and shelter advocacy.

Urban Justice Center

The Peter Cicchino Youth Project at the Urban Justice Center seeks to employ a full-time Staff Attorney with 2-4 years of relevant immigration legal services experience.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of Transactional Contract Attorney in our Capacity Building practice. The Transactional Contract Attorney will provide legal advice and assistance to small businesses in connection with commercial lease review and negotiations.

The ideal candidate will begin work as soon as possible for an approximate 2-month term (with a possible extension). This position is designed to be flexible, including working from home with access to our local office, as needed.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of Supervising Attorney. CDP’s Equitable Neighborhoods practice supports community groups when they respond to government-initiated projects and plans, including neighborhood rezonings; when they want to understand and influence big private development projects coming to their area; as they create or defend important community spaces; and when they work to ensure public assets are used for public good. We also support grassroots efforts to change laws and policies that perpetuate structural inequality and displace local people, businesses, and community institutions. The practice works on transactional matters related to land use, including commercial leases and development of community land trusts, and litigates to enforce land use rules and regulations.

About Equitable Neighborhoods

CDP's Equitable Neighborhoods practice works with grassroots groups, neighborhood organizations and community coalitions to help make sure that people of color, immigrants, and other low-income residents who have built our city are not pushed out in the name of “progress.” We work together with our partners and clients to ensure that residents in historically under-resourced areas have stable housing they can afford, places where they can connect and organize, jobs to make a good living, and other opportunities that allow people to thrive. CDP is one of the only legal services organizations in the City that provides tools and support to make sure that residents have a say in the future of their neighborhoods. Our partners and clients take the lead in our work, and we enhance their capacity so that residents can directly influence decisions that shape their communities.

Learn More:

Equitable Neighborhoods Case Studies:
https://cdp.urbanjustice.org/cdp-equitable-neighborhoods/case-studies

Equitable Neighborhoods Testimony, Papers, and Reports:
https://cdp.urbanjustice.org/cdp-equitable-neighborhoods/testimony

Community Development Project

CDP's Equitable Neighborhoods seeks a Staff Attorney to work with grassroots groups, neighborhood organizations and community coalitions to help make sure that people of color, immigrants, and other low-income residents who have built our city are not pushed out in the name of “progress.”

Learn More:

Equitable Neighborhoods Case Studies:
https://cdp.urbanjustice.org/cdp-equitable-neighborhoods/case-studies

Equitable Neighborhoods Testimony, Papers, and Reports:
https://cdp.urbanjustice.org/cdp-equitable-neighborhoods/testimony

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center (CDP) seeks an Institutional Giving Manager.

The role of the Institutional Giving Manager is to actively coordinate and manage fundraising efforts, with a focus on foundations and other institutional giving. The Institutional Giving Manager works closely with the Executive Director to identify, solicit, and steward gifts in support of CDP’s mission. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, self-motivated individual with experience in fundraising and a clear and demonstrated passion for social, racial and economic justice.

The Community Development Project provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. We partner with community organizations to win legal cases, publish community-driven research reports, assist with the formation of new organizations and cooperatives and provide technical and transactional assistance in support of their work towards social justice.

Domestic Violence Project

The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks to hire an immigration attorney to work with and on behalf of victims of intimate partner violence.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) seeks applicants for the position of Staff Attorney/Fully Accredited DOJ Representative to join our existing Immigrants’ Rights team. The Immigrants’ Rights team works to strengthen the organizing work of CDP’s community-based partners by (1) providing direct immigration representation to members of partner groups, (2) providing technical assistance on policy and legislative advocacy, and (3) helping to implement strategies, including litigation, to win partners' organizing campaigns.

Background:

CDP provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the CDP’s work by visiting our website: http://cdp.urbanjustice.org/

The CDP Immigrants’ Rights team works to protect individuals from detention and deportation, keep families together, and build power in immigrant communities. In addition to assisting with a wide range of immigration cases, we also support the development of immigrant community defense networks, challenges to harsh immigration laws and enforcement practices, increased language access and the fight against immigration fraud.

International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP is seeking an Intake and Legal Information Caseworker to join the Intake & Legal Information Team in our Beirut or Amman office. This is an exciting position for a qualified applicant with a professional background in human rights, immigration, and international law, especially as they relate to refugees.

The Intake and Legal Information Caseworker will be trained by and report to IRAP’s Intake & Legal Information Manager. The Caseworker’s primary role is screening and responding to inquiries for assistance through IRAP’s email helpline, facilitating legal counseling by IRAP attorneys, and assisting in the coordination of intakes with potential clients. Pursuant to available time, the Caseworker would handle direct casework with potential clients including conducting intake interviews with refugees, drafting and submitting intake forms, and completing follow-up interviews and other assignments.

This is a paid, full-time position with benefits. A commitment of at least two years is desired.

Start Date: June 1, 2018 (preferable)

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