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Program and Education Associate
Fellowship Opportunities
Internship Opportunities

  Program and Education Associate
  Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofits that are improving quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. We help nonprofits engaged in housing, economic opportunity, education, community arts, urban health, and other services to advocate and operate vital programs for low-income New Yorkers. Each year, Lawyers Alliance represents a wide range of approximately 700 nonprofits with the assistance of 1,800 volunteers from law firms and corporations.

We seek a Program and Education Associate to join our well-respected staff to help Lawyers Alliance expand client and pro bono services and coordinate our educational efforts. Among the major responsibilities of this position are to:

  • Conduct research about current and prospective clients, and work with staff attorneys on client outreach, to help expand the number of nonprofits served and the quantity and quality of services.
  • Manage the development, delivery, promotion, and evaluation of clinics, workshops, webinars, podcasts, and other trainings on legal topics, including more online and digitalized trainings for nonprofits and pro bono attorneys.
  • Work with colleagues to administer an effective Resource Call Hotline, whereby staff attorneys answer inquiries and provide information about nonprofit law and nonprofit legal issues.
  • Help coordinate special pro bono initiatives, including volunteer recruitment, volunteer support, and quality control, to reinforce Lawyers Alliance role as a business law pro bono leader.
  • Develop with colleagues, edit, and distribute timely legal alerts and publications.
  • Provide program and logistical support for case closing and post-closing surveys of clients and volunteers.
  • Update and use a relational database that tracks clients, volunteers, donors, alumni, and event information, and generate related database reports to improve programming.
  • Work with and support management, attorneys, and other staff on additional program, marketing, fundraising, event, administrative, and other duties as assigned.

Lawyers Alliance offers an opportunity to be involved in some of New York City's most interesting public interest work. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and two years post-college relevant work experience in a fast-paced environment. Applicants should be flexible and open to tackling multiple tasks on behalf of both Lawyers Alliance and our nonprofit clients. Work experience in the nonprofit sector is a plus.

Annual salary is approximately $50,000, depending on experience. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to pea2018@lawyersalliance.org. Please include Program and Education Associate in the e-mail subject line.

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.