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NYS Attorney Emeritus Program
 
 
 
Fordham Law School's Feerick Center for Social Justice (FC) works with law students, alumni, and a broad range of partners on anti-poverty efforts. FC is committed to recruiting & retaining a team from different cultures, races, educational backgrounds, life experiences, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, ages, genders, and abilities, especially team members from groups that have historically been underrepresented in professional workplaces. FC and NYS Unified Court System (UCS) co-administer the NYS Attorney Emeritus Program (AEP). The AEP Coordinator places senior volunteer attorneys with NYS legal service organizations to serve New Yorkers with low incomes / low wealth with unmet civil legal needs. The VISTA is involved in all aspects of program development and implementation. The VISTA will help to continue to develop and implement Racial Justice Model Practices (RJMP), which promote anti-racist and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging/justice in volunteer management and pro bono services. This position is a part of a 6 member VISTA cadre at FC. FC’s Manhattan office will host 2 VISTA AEP Coordinators. VISTAs serving at FC must live within commuting distance (1.5 hrs) of Manhattan, NY before their service start date. This opportunity requires mandatory in-person service three (3) days per week. Required in-person days and times may vary based on programming. The other two (2) days can be in person or teleservice. This model is subject to change during the VISTA’s service term. The VISTA will have monthly check-ins with FC senior staff, weekly program meetings with FC and court senior staff, bi-weekly FC staff meetings, monthly professional development workshops, mid-monthly presentations led by the VISTA Leader, and opportunities to attend various academic programs and training sessions. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone interested in social justice and considering a career in public interest law.
 
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Member Duties : Develop volunteer recruitment plans; engage in volunteer retention, coordination & recognition strategies; support the AEP’s work with the statewide AEP Advisory Council; liaise with 65+ network of NYS legal services organizations that serve as AEP host organizations; draft communications materials; plan events; manage data collection & tracking mechanisms. Ideal candidates will have strong data & volunteer management skills, can work collaboratively with diverse staff & volunteers, & possess strong organizational, writing, oral communication & technology skills. The VISTA will have monthly check-ins with FC senior staff, weekly AEP meetings with FC & NYS court staff, bi-monthly FC staff meetings, monthly professional development workshops, mid-monthly presentations led by the VISTA Leader, & opportunities to attend various academic programs & training sessions. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone committed to social justice & considering a career in public interest law.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Work-Issued Laptop, Unlimited MetroCard ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits.
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Law ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
NYS Attorney Emeritus Program

Program Start/End Date
06/03/2024  -   06/02/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Accepting Applications
From  02/20/2024  To  06/30/2024 

Contact Dora Galacatos
150 W 62 St.
New York   NY   10023
2126367046
galacatos@fordham.edu

Listing ID 121881


       

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