Staff Attorney

Organization History & Mission

The MinKwon Center for Community Action was established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community.  Since our founding, we have made a profound presence through various grassroots organizing, education, and advocacy initiatives that address important community issues, including immigration policies at the national, state and city levels, voter rights, and cultural awareness.  The MinKwon Center places a special emphasis on meeting the needs of our marginalized community members, including youth, elderly, recent immigrants, low-income residents, and limited-English-proficient residents.

Job Description

MinKwon Center’s Staff Attorney will primarily provide free legal consultations and direct representation for workers in New York City.  The attorney will conduct intakes, manage routine client communications, and work on cases involving wage and hour claims, unemployment insurance, and other issues affecting low-wage workers. Staff attorneys also work closely with other MinKwon staff on community education, outreach, and related advocacy campaigns. 

Job Requirements

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the following:

Licensed to practice law in New York State
Interest and experience in working with the Asian American community
Knowledge of and experience in employment law preferred
English and Korean proficiency is required
Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines efficiently with minimal supervision
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work well both independently and in teams
Strong commitment to public service; non-profit experience preferred

The MinKwon Center will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled, and will only contact applicants who have been selected for an interview.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Yoon Ji Kim

Social Services Director

yoonji.kim@minkwon.org

Note: Please write ‘Staff Attorney’ in the subject line of the email.


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