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Program Associate for Client Relations
Fellowship Opportunities
Internship Opportunities

  Program Associate for Client Relations
  Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. We help nonprofits to develop and provide housing, stimulate economic opportunity, improve urban health and education, promote community arts, and operate and advocate for vital programs that benefit low-income New Yorkers of all ages. Each year, Lawyers Alliance represent approximately 700 nonprofits, leveraging the expertise of its staff and more than 1,800 volunteer attorneys from law firms and corporations.

Lawyers Alliance seeks a Program Associate for Client Relations to join our well-respected and dedicated staff and serve as a key liaison between Lawyers Alliance and the nonprofit organizations it assists throughout the City's five boroughs. Major responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate Lawyers Alliance's client intake and screening process, including the review of requests for legal assistance, communications with prospective and current clients, and framing of pro bono projects for volunteer attorneys.
  • Develop and implement client outreach activities, including research, oral, written, and social media strategies, to help expand Lawyers Alliance's reach to serve more groups.
  • Monitor case activity and trouble-shoot case problems to ensure the delivery of high quality services and a positive client/volunteer experience.
  • Work closely with Program Associate for Pro Bono, and assist with pro bono placement activities as necessary, to help leverage volunteer talent and better serve nonprofits.
  • Maintain detailed office and case information in database, use the database effectively, and prepare statistical reports to advance operations.
  • Measure client satisfaction and the impact of Lawyers Alliance's services.
  • Plan and represent Lawyers Alliance at nonprofit and attorney information sessions, umbrella organization meetings, and other visibility-raising events.
  • Administer a resource call hotline and technical assistance contracts as assigned.
  • Work on additional other program, fundraising, marketing and special projects as assigned.

Working at Lawyers Alliance offers an opportunity to engage in some of New York City's most exciting public interest work. The successful candidate should have a Bachelor's degree, at least two years relevant post-college work experience, and a strong commitment to the nonprofit sector. The ideal candidate has strong communication and organizational skills, is adept with database and digital management, and is able to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Annual salary is approximately $50,000 depending on experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to clientrelations2018@lawyersalliance.org. Lawyers Alliance for New York is an equal opportunity employer.

   
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  Fellowship Opportunities
  Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. By connecting lawyers, nonprofits, and communities, we help nonprofits to develop affordable housing, stimulate economic development, and operate vital programs for children and young people, the elderly, recent immigrants, and other low-income New Yorkers. Each year, Lawyers Alliance's staff and more than 1,800 volunteer attorneys represent over 700 nonprofit organizations on more than 1,200 different legal matters.

Lawyers Alliance is interested in hosting one or more fellows who have third-party funding:

Business/Transactional Law Fellowship: This fellow would work at Lawyers Alliance full-time as a staff attorney for one year and provide invaluable legal assistance to nonprofits that are serving low-income communities and creating a better New York, while he or she develops professional skills and practical experience. During the coming year, Lawyers Alliance expects that the fellow would work on a range of legal projects. From advising nonprofit clients on board governance, fundraising law, and workforce reduction issues, to helping them review and negotiate contracts and strategic alliances, the fellow and other Lawyers Alliance staff attorneys will provide much needed legal guidance to dynamic organizations that seek to help hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers in a time of great need. The fellow will help present workshops to nonprofit managers. In addition, the fellow will assist with client outreach and screenings, publications, legal research and policy, volunteer attorney support, and resource calls from members of the public with questions about legal issues related to the nonprofit sector. (1-2 positions each year, usually beginning between September and January)

Affordable Housing and Homeless Services Fellowship: This fellow would work at Lawyers Alliance full-time as a staff attorney for one year and provide invaluable assistance to nonprofits that are serving low-income communities and creating a better New York, while her or she develops professional skills and practical experience. The fellow would work directly with the Senior Staff Attorney for Affordable Housing and Homeless Services on a range of legal projects providing legal services to affordable housing developers and providers of shelter and social services to homeless persons and other special needs populations. At the end of a year, the fellow will have had the opportunity to gain invaluable direct experience in transactional real estate and affordable housing. In addition the fellow will assist in providing general real estate services to nonprofits. The fellow will also help prepare and present workshops to nonprofit managers, assist with client outreach, client intake, publications and legal research and assist in incorporation and tax exemption applications. (1 position each year, usually beginning in September or January)

For further information, please contact fellowshipsearch@lawyersalliance.org.

   
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  Internship Opportunities
  Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. By connecting lawyers, nonprofits, and communities, we help nonprofits to develop affordable housing, stimulate economic development, promote community arts, strengthen urban health, and operate and advocate for vital programs for children and young people, the elderly, and other low-income New Yorkers. Each year, Lawyers Alliance's staff and more than 1,800 volunteer attorneys represent 700 nonprofit organizations on 1,200 different legal matters.

Summer Legal Internship Program: Lawyers Alliance for New York hosts a 10 week unpaid summer internship program for law students interested in careers in business and transactional legal work and public interest work. This summer internship program provides opportunities for students to gain professional, practical work experience on legal matters in a dynamic learning environment. Summer law student interns work closely with staff attorneys to provide direct representation to clients on real estate, employment, intellectual property, tax, corporate governance and other nonprofit law areas critical to their operations. Working with our staff, law students will field and respond to legal questions and inquiries from clients and non-clients, conduct legal research, draft memoranda, attend workshops and webinars and assist in the development of new workshops and trainings, participate in client and volunteer attorney outreach, assist with updating and drafting publications, and conduct case monitoring. Specific examples of last summer's assignments include assisting with client intake for Legacy College Prep Charter School, assisting with a real estate construction loan closing for Community Access, updating materials in connection with a Lawyers Alliance employment workshop for nonprofit managers, and preparing a legal alert for distribution to clients on paid family leave in New York.

Interested in joining us?
Look for information in late 2017 for Summer 2018.

School Year Legal Internships: Lawyers Alliance for New York offers unpaid internships for law students during the school year on the basis of student interest, attorney availability, and client need. For more information, please contact Legal Director Elizabeth Perez at eperez@lawyersalliance.org.