Public Interest Attorneys
Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) has several challenging and rewarding positions available for attorneys seeking to provide legal assistance to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society. NNJLS is hiring attorneys for its Housing, Public Benefits, Consumer, Immigration, Low-Income Taxpayer, and Family Law/Domestic Violence sections in its Paterson, Hackensack, and Jersey City, New Jersey offices. NNJLS seeks dynamic advocates who want to make a real difference in the lives of those most in need of legal assistance. Positions are available for experienced attorneys as well as recent graduates.
NNJLS is a non-profit public interest law firm with over 100 employees providing free legal services to low-income, senior and disabled residents of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. NNJLS’s staff of highly experienced and dedicated attorneys provides a wide variety of civil legal assistance and advocacy for those most in need of legal representation such as victims of domestic violence, tenants facing unfair and arbitrary eviction, seniors victimized by unscrupulous creditors and clients facing many other types of legal matters. NNJLS is committed to the principle that all members of society should be treated equally and fairly by our civil justice system.
Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to legal assistance for the disadvantaged is preferred. NNJLS offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work. New Attorneys will work with top experts in a variety of practice areas and will handle their own case load after appropriate training. We encourage a supportive, team work environment, with work-life balance. All attorneys receive an attractive salary and fringe benefits package, including annual salary increases, and generous paid time off. Benefits also include comprehensive health insurance and retirement plans, as well as in-house trainings that offer CLE credit. Advancement and promotions within the organization are encouraged. NNJLS is an equal opportunity employer, including supporting individuals with a disability and veterans. Bilingual skills are preferred for some positions.