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Company Name:

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc.

Location:

Camden, New Jersey

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Non-Profit

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:

Juris Doctor

Posted

September 4, 2018

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Staff Attorney - Farmworkers' Rights Project - Program Wide

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the direction of the Director of Litigation & Advocacy, the Staff Attorney provides the
highest quality of legal services to migrant farmworkers throughout the nine (9) county
program area of South Jersey Legal Services, Inc.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Provide advice and extended representation to migrant and seasonal farmworker
clients in a variety of simple and complex matters, including but not limited to the
following: Violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Protection Act;
health and safety violations in the fields or in labor housing; pesticide use in the
fields; sanitation issues in the fields; H2A Temporary Foreign Worker Program
violations; immigration issues; wage claim and employment issues;
 Conduct intake interviews, extensive outreach, and community legal education at
farm labor camps and other sites as required;
 Provide direct legal representation to clients in federal and state courts and
administrative agencies;
 Work with the program-wide Community Economic Development coordinator on
issues in common;
 Work with the Director of Litigation & Advocacy and/or the Executive Director or
her/his designee in planning, developing and litigating significant impact cases;
 Participate in staff and case acceptance meetings;
 Develop new ideas and methods to provide service to clients;
 Work effectively and positively with other members of the team and community
groups;
 Assist in supervising paralegals, clerical workers and students;
 Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
 Admission to the Bar of New Jersey preferred but not required. Must be a member of
the Bar in any state and/or be eligible and willing to take the next available NJ Bar
Exam;
 Must be able to work flexible hours that will include evenings and some weekends,
especially during the harvesting/work season;
 Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle as there will be extensive
travel required. (Mileage reimbursement is available);
 Bilingual (Spanish/English) required;
 Ability to relate positively to low-income clients and groups with demonstrated
interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service;
 Demonstrated commitment of engaging with the migrant farmworker population
and advocating migrant farmworker issues preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Qualified applicants with an interest in this position should send resume, writing sample
and cover letter expressing interest in this position to: Brittani Morris, PHR, Human
Resources Director, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ
08102 or via email at BMorris@lsnj.org. EOE/AA Employer.

Company Name:

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc.

Location:

Camden, New Jersey

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Non-Profit

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:

Juris Doctor

Posted

September 4, 2018

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