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LIFT is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance access to justice for children and families by providing legal information, community education, and compassionate guidance, while promoting system-wide reform of the courts and public agencies.  LIFT empowers those without lawyers to successfully self-advocate in the New York Family Courts. To learn more about its programs, please visit www.LIFTonline.org. 

LIFT is a dynamic, growth-oriented organization with a team that is both professional and passionate about its work. It is also a great place to work. LIFT encourages ongoing professional development and support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to the satisfaction of seeing the impact they have on the lives of children and families, employees receive competitive salaries and generous benefits.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) team. Please follow us on social media and check back here for periodic updates regarding our staffing needs.

 

STAFF ATTORNEY - QUEENS BOROUGH COORDINATOR

Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) is seeking a talented and experienced Staff Attorney – Queens Borough Coordinator to join our team. 

Based primarily out of the Queens County Family Court (located at 151-20 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, Queens), the Staff Attorney will provide direct support to families in the Court by working one-on-one with those facing Family Court issues through court preparation meetings with pro se litigants and by answering legal and procedural inquiries for all site visitors. The Staff Attorney reports to the Legal Director.

LIFT is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance access to justice for children and families by providing legal information, community education, and compassionate guidance, while promoting system-wide reform of the courts and public agencies. We empower those without lawyers to successfully self-advocate in the New York Family Courts. To learn more about our programs please visit www.LIFTonline.org. 

LIFT is a dynamic, growth-oriented organization with a team that is both professional and passionate about our work. We encourage ongoing professional development as supported by regular staff trainings and support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to the satisfaction of seeing the impact they have on the lives of children and families, employees receive competitive salaries and generous benefits.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide legal information, advice, and compassionate guidance to litigants in Family Court;
  • Conduct participant intake to ascertain legal issues and determine program eligibility;
  • Help prepare program participants for court proceedings through mock trial activities and connection to other LIFT programs and services;
  • Create and maintain thorough, accurate, and current case management notes;
  • Collect and report on participant data and narratives;
  • Distribute, track, and maintain LIFT’s Legal Resource Guides supply in the court;
  • Conduct outreach and participant recruitment throughout the courthouse and in the community;
  • Attend Family Court meetings on behalf of LIFT and provide updates on courthouse activities to the LIFT management team;
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and trainings at LIFT’s central office in downtown Brooklyn and occasionally in other NYC boroughs; and
  • Train and supervise court-based interns and volunteers.

Other duties:

  • Under the direction of the Legal Director, serve as a point person for the updating of LIFT’s legal resource guides and research into new areas for LIFT materials;
  • Expand LIFT’s networks of partnerships and services in Brooklyn;
  • Present at Know-Your-Rights presentations and other outreach efforts throughout New York City;
  • Provide legal advice through LIFT’s virtual Family Legal Connection and in person through Court and community-based efforts;
  • Serve as a program liaison and support for other court and non-court based programmatic activities, and development activities, as requested; and
  • Serve as an ambassador for all LIFT programs throughout the courthouse and in the community.

Qualifications include:

  • J.D. and New York bar admission required. Candidates who are pending admission are encouraged to apply;
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred. Candidates who are fluent in languages other than English are strongly encouraged to apply;
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in Family Law, increasing access to justice, and providing services to the public;
  • Demonstrated autonomy and ability to self-manage and motivate;
  • Critical thinking skills and informed decision-making;
  • Commitment to providing high quality, compassionate service;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently;
  • Attention to detail; and
  • Professional, proactive, and enthusiastic team player.

Salary: LIFT offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: LIFT offers a generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, and TransitChek Program, as well as a generous time off/holiday policy. In addition, LIFT offers a 403B Retirement Savings plan which is matched up to 5% of the employee’s annual salary after one year of employment. 

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Monroe Solomon, Legal Director, via email at [email protected] Please put “Queens Staff Attorney” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

STAFF ATTORNEY - BROOKLYN BOROUGH COORDINATOR

Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) is seeking a talented and experienced Staff Attorney – Brooklyn Borough Coordinator to join our team. 

Based primarily out of the Kings County Family Court (located at 330 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn), the Staff Attorney will provide direct support to families in the Court by working one-on-one with those facing Family Court issues through court preparation meetings with pro se litigants and by answering legal and procedural inquiries for all site visitors. The Staff Attorney reports to the Legal Director.

LIFT is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance access to justice for children and families by providing legal information, community education, and compassionate guidance, while promoting system-wide reform of the courts and public agencies. We empower those without lawyers to successfully self-advocate in the New York Family Courts. To learn more about our programs please visit www.LIFTonline.org. 

LIFT is a dynamic, growth-oriented organization with a team that is both professional and passionate about our work. We encourage ongoing professional development as supported by regular staff trainings and support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to the satisfaction of seeing the impact they have on the lives of children and families, employees receive competitive salaries and generous benefits.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide legal information, advice, and compassionate guidance to litigants in Family Court;
  • Conduct participant intake to ascertain legal issues and determine program eligibility;
  • Help prepare program participants for court proceedings through mock trial activities and connection to other LIFT programs and services;
  • Create and maintain thorough, accurate, and current case management notes;
  • Collect and report on participant data and narratives;
  • Distribute, track, and maintain LIFT’s Legal Resource Guides supply in the court;
  • Conduct outreach and participant recruitment throughout the courthouse and in the community;
  • Attend Family Court meetings on behalf of LIFT and provide updates on courthouse activities to the LIFT management team;
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and trainings at LIFT’s central office in downtown Brooklyn and occasionally in other NYC boroughs; and
  • Train and supervise court-based interns and volunteers.

Other duties:

  • Under the direction of the Legal Director, serve as a point person for the updating of LIFT’s legal resource guides and research into new areas for LIFT materials;
  • Expand LIFT’s networks of partnerships and services in Brooklyn;
  • Present at Know-Your-Rights presentations and other outreach efforts throughout New York City;
  • Provide legal advice through LIFT’s virtual Family Legal Connection and in person through Court and community-based efforts;
  • Serve as a program liaison and support for other court and non-court based programmatic activities, and development activities, as requested; and
  • Serve as an ambassador for all LIFT programs throughout the courthouse and in the community.

Qualifications include:

  • J.D. and New York bar admission required. Candidates who are pending admission are encouraged to apply;
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred. Candidates who are fluent in languages other than English are strongly encouraged to apply;
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in Family Law, increasing access to justice, and providing services to the public;
  • Demonstrated autonomy and ability to self-manage and motivate;
  • Critical thinking skills and informed decision-making;
  • Commitment to providing high quality, compassionate service;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently;
  • Attention to detail; and
  • Professional, proactive, and enthusiastic team player.

Salary: LIFT offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: LIFT offers a generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, and TransitChek Program, as well as a generous time off/holiday policy. In addition, LIFT offers a 403B Retirement Savings plan which is matched up to 5% of the employee’s annual salary after one year of employment. 

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Monroe Solomon, Legal Director, via email at [email protected] Please put “Brooklyn Staff Attorney” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

HELPLINE PROGRAM ASSOCIATE (Spanish fluency)

LIFT seeks a Helpline Associate to join our team. Applicants should have an interest in helping those navigating the legal system. LIFT provides our Associates with comprehensive training on the laws and procedures of New York Family Court. This position reports to the Director of Legal Technology. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide legal information to participants on LIFT’s Telephone, Email, and Live Chat Helplines about New York State family law in English and Spanish; 
  • Screen participants for additional LIFT services;
  • Schedule appointments for participants;
  • Make targeted community-based referrals;
  • Collect and report on data; and
  • Serve as a liaison and support programmatic activities as requested. 

Qualifications include:

  • Fluency in Spanish Required
  • Bachelor degree is a minimum; Recent law school graduates are encouraged to apply; JD preferred;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Experience or a demonstrated interest in increasing access to justice and providing services to the public; 
  • Commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate service;
  • Professional, energetic, enthusiastic, able to multi-task; and
  • Attention to detail and critical thinking.

Salary: LIFT offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits: LIFT offers a generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403B Retirement Savings Plan, TransitChek Program, as well as a generous time off/holiday policy.

How to Apply: For confidential consideration please email your resume and thoughtful cover letter with “Helpline Associate” in the subject line to [email protected]  No telephone calls please.

 

LIFT is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Learn more about LIFT at www.LIFTonline.org

(updated 5/2018)