Job Postings

Listed below are open positions that NYWBA has been notified of. For additional openings, please navigate to WBASNY’s job postings here.

Volunteer Opportunity — Consumer Credit Volunteer Lawyer for the Day

The Consumer Credit Volunteer Lawyer for the Day (VLFD) program is an innovative court program, which provides limited-scope, day-only representation to unrepresented litigants in consumer debt cases.

This is an ideal opportunity for a law student, recent law graduate or admitted attorney to gain litigation skills with the close guidance of an on-site supervising attorney. Volunteers have the unparalleled opportunity to represent clients in court, negotiate with opposing counsel, and argue motions before a judge.

Currently, there are thousands of debt collection cases in New York City every year.  About 98% of defendants in these cases appear unrepresented. This often leads to intimidation through the legal system and abuses in the collections process. Volunteers provide critical assistance to individuals who otherwise may be unable to defend themselves.

The Consumer Credit Volunteer Lawyer for a Day program (VLFD) seeks several volunteers to represent clients on-site in the Bronx, Queens, or Staten Island Civil Courts.

For more information, please e-mail with “Consumer VLFD” in the subject.


Staff Attorney, Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting client intakes in person, on the telephone, or at off-site clinics, including clubhouses, outpatient clinics and hospitals.
  • Conducting factual investigations, including site visits.
  • Providing clients with advice, brief service and direct representation.
  • Researching, writing, and litigating all phases of cases including pleadings, motions, discovery, briefs, hearings, trials and appeals.
  • Appearing for clients in Housing Court, Supreme Court, Civil Court, Federal Court and administrative agencies, including NYCHA, HPD, DHCR, HRA, OTDA and Social Security.
  • Identifying, developing, and commencing impact litigation or policy initiatives to address problems affecting people with mental health disabilities.
  • Conducting community outreach and trainings.
  • Training mental health providers on substantive law and the rights of people with disabilities.
  • Legislative advocacy and lobbying on issues of importance to people with mental health disabilities.
  • Working in coalition with advocacy groups on policy issues.
  • Providing testimony on proposed legislation or other legislative body topics.
  • Inputting and maintaining records in our case management system.

For more information and to apply, e-mail Kevin M. Cremin, Director of Litigation for Disability and Aging Rights at with “Mental Health Law Project September 2019” in the subject.


Fellowship, Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services)

To be considered, the fellowship must be funded by a third party, including Skadden, Kirkland & Ellis, or a law school, and can be of one- or two-year duration. Requirements for prospective candidates include: excellent research and writing skills; law school clinical experience or clerkship; and demonstrated commitment to advancing social justice issues.  Proficiency in Spanish, Bengali, or another foreign language preferred.

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Carolyn E. Coffey, Director of Litigation for Economic Justice to with “Fellowship 2020” in the subject line.  We encourage all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your background or experience might contribute to the diversity and perspective of our office. Applications must be received by August 23, 2019.  Please note that we will respond only to applicants selected for interviews.  No telephone calls please.


Labor and Employment Associate, Nixon Peabody

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ERISA/Employee Benefits Attorney, Nixon Peabody

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Complex Commercial Disputes Associate, Nixon Peabody

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Orthodox Jewish Matrimonial Staff Attorney, Sanctuary for Families, Inc.

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Careers in the Courts, New York State Unified Court System