Staff Attorney with Landlord/Tenant and/or Family Law Experience

Camden County, NJ

Posted: 05/09/2019 Employment Type: Temporary Industry: Non-profit Job Number: PH050519 Pay Rate: modest hourly rate

Staff Attorney with Landlord/Tenant and/or Family Law Experience

Temporary/Full-Time: PH050519. Our client, a nonprofit entity, located near Philadelphia but in New Jersey, seeks a temporary staff attorney with skills and litigation experience in either Landlord/Tenant disputes, or in Family Law (specifically, Domestic Violence), or, BOTH. Targeting 5 years' experience.

This position is anticipated to last 3 to 6 months, but likely closer to 6 months. NJ law license is REQUIRED. Sorry, no exceptions.

35-hour work week, consisting of a 8-hour days with a 1-hour unpaid lunch.each day.


JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the unit Managing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides the highest quality of legal service to his/her clients in a variety of poverty law matters. The Staff Attorney also acts as a liaison between our client and local community groups and engages in community outreach and community legal education.

- Handle intake interviews;
- Provide direct representation to clients in a variety of legal matters, including but not limited to family law matters, landlord/tenant matters, as well as to housing, consumer, public benefits, healthcare, employment and senior issues;
- Participate in group representation, where appropriate;
- Participate in staff and case acceptance meetings and program wide working groups;
- Work with the Managing Attorney, Director of Litigation and/or the Executive Director in planning, developing and litigating significant impact cases;
- Participate in community outreach and community legal education, clinics and seminars;
- Develop new ideas and methods to provide service to clients;
- Work with other staff as an effective member of the team;
- Assist in supervising paralegals, clerical workers and students;
- Other duties as assigned.

- Admission to the Bar of New Jersey is REQUIRED, active and with no disciplinary history.
- Zero to Five years’ experience preferred;
- Bilingual (Spanish/English) A PLUS
- Ability to relate to low income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service.

Send your application, consisting of a cover letter and your resume to: Elissa R. Outtrim, Esq. at

Your application must include your target hourly rate, and, your availability to interview and to start. The selected candidate would start upon clearing a background check. Three professional references are required.


Thank You!


Elissa Outtrim

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