Staff Attorney - COVID Consequences Project
Latinx people and Native Americans experienced disproportionately higher rates of hospitalization and death as a result of COVID. As a result, these populations experienced and continue to experience civil legal problems that arose from the resulting loss of income and accumulated debt including mortgage, rent and medical debt. To assist these impacted communities,
NJP has created a “COVID Consequences Legal Project” to be staffed by two outreach workers and two attorneys. One outreach worker and one staff attorney will be located in and focus on the Central portion of the state; the other outreach worker and staff attorney will be located in and focus on the North Central portion of the state. All staff will focus on engaging with and responding to the civil legal needs of Latinx and Native Americans who have been affected by hospitalizations and deaths arising out of the COVID pandemic.
NJP seeks a Staff Attorney to provide legal advice and representation to Latinx and Native American clients on civil legal matters directly or indirectly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Staff Attorney will also participate in community engagement activities to identify client needs, share information about how to access civil legal aid and share information on substantive legal topics most affecting people who were affected by hospitalizations and deaths arising out of COVID-19.
This is a regular, full-time position covered by NJP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.
NJP requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Providing proof of COVID-19 vaccine is a condition of employment. Exemptions based on medical and sincerely held religious beliefs may be requested per NJP’s EEO employer policy.