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The Legal Aid Society | Diversity Employer

www.legal-aid.org

Mission & Core Values

At The Legal Aid Society, we deliver justice in every borough, working tirelessly to make our city a better place.


Mission

The Legal Aid Society is built on one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied the right to equal justice. We seek to be a beacon of hope for New Yorkers who feel neglected -regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. From our start over 140 years ago, our growth has mirrored that of the city we serve. Today, we are proud to be the largest, most influential social justice law firm in New York City.

Our staff and attorneys deliver justice in every borough, working tirelessly to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving. As passionate advocates for individuals and families, The Legal Aid Society is an indispensable component of the legal, social, and economic fabric of our City.


Core Values

The Legal Aid Society’s core values are based on the themes of Accountability, Trust, Empathy, Equality & Equity, Respect, and Transparency.

  • We Live Our Mission - We advocate for our colleagues with the same passion as we do for our clients.
  • We Allow Space and Grace - We show compassion in conflict and communication.
  • We Elevate One Another - We support, help, and encourage one another.
  • We Build Community - We create an environment where our culture is “our connection.” We honor each other’s differences and respect each other’s thoughts.
  • We Embrace Change - We are open to challenge our assumptions, continuing to learn, free to create, be flexible, and keep going.
  • We Answer Transparently - We take ownership of the part we say and do. Our responsibility is met with action.
  • We are the Sum of Our Parts - We acknowledge that every role represents a critical piece of the puzzle to serve our client’s needs effectively.

 

Careers & Opportunities

Make a change in the fight for equal justice. Join us at The Legal Aid Society, the leading social justice law firm.

The leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation.


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Assistant Managing Attorney - Criminal Appeals Bureau

New York, New York

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Assistant Managing Attorney - Criminal Appeals Bureau Mar 12, 2024 The Criminal Appeals Bureau (CAB) of The Legal Aid Society is the largest post-conviction public defender in New York City, annually providing holistic, client-centered repr...

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Investigative Intern - Summer 2024

New York, New York

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Investigative Intern - Summer 2024 Mar 25, 2024 The Legal Aid Society is built upon one simple but powerful belief that no New Yorker should be denied the right to equal justice. As the largest, primary, and oldest public defender in New Yo...

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Paralegal Casehandler - Immigrant Opportunities Initiative

New York, New York

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Paralegal Casehandler - Immigrant Opportunities Initiative Mar 11, 2024 The Immigration Law Unit (ILU) in The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice is a recognized leader in providing high-quality representation to non-citizens in all five bor...

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Family Law Staff Attorney - Community Justice Unit (CJU)

New York, New York

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Family Law Staff Attorney - Community Justice Unit (CJU) Mar 12, 2024 The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Practice is seeking a Family Law Staff Attorney in the Community Justice Unit (CJU) with experience in Family Law and Family Cour...

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Mitigation Specialist, Homicide Defense Task Force

Brooklyn, New York

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Mitigation Specialist, Homicide Defense Task Force Feb 28, 2024 The Legal Aid Society has three immediate openings for Mitigation Specialists with the Homicide Defense Task Force to provide client services to individuals and their families ...

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Staff Attorney, Housing Tenant Defense

New York, New York

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Staff Attorney, Housing Tenant Defense The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice has experienced and entry-level Staff Attorney positions available citywide in the Housing Justice - Tenant Defense unit. The Tenant Defense handles a broad range...

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Paralegal Casehandler, Law Reform Unit

New York, New York

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Paralegal Casehandler, Law Reform Unit Mar 20, 2024 Subject to continued funding and staffing consideration ,the Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice has an opening for a Paralegal Casehandler in the Law Reform Unit. The Law Reform Unit coord...

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Shared Services Department Coordinator

New York, New York

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Shared Services Department Coordinator Apr 1, 2024 The Legal Aid Society, the nation's oldest and largest non-profit law firm, exists for one powerful reason: "that no New Yorker is denied the right to equal justice because of poverty". Sin...

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Supervising Attorney, Government Benefits and Disability Advocacy Project Unit (HCLO)

New York, New York

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Supervising Attorney, Government Benefits and Disability Advocacy Project Unit (HCLO) Mar 29, 2024 The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice is seeking an experienced and talented lawyer with a deep commitment to public interest practice and p...

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Paralegal Casehandler, Intake - Access to Benefits (A2B)

New York, New York

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Paralegal Casehandler, Intake - Access to Benefits (A2B) Mar 29, 2024 The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice is seeking six Intake Paralegal Casehandlers to join our City-Wide Intake Unit. The Access to Benefits Helpline serves as an intake...

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