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Staff Attorney (Domestic Violence & Homeowner Protection Program, and Disability Advocacy Program - Multiple Positions/Locations Available)

Description: 

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY)

Staff Attorneys | Multiple Listings & Locations

 

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) is a non-profit public interest law firm.  We provide free legal information, advice and representation to people who are unable to afford a lawyer. Our staff provides services in the following, thirteen counties: Broome, Chenango, Cayuga, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Otsego. In addition, our Agricultural Worker Project services the entire New York State out of our New Paltz Office.

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) is committed to a diverse, well balanced and inclusive workforce.  We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for our positions.  Women, people of color, LGBTQ applicants, veterans, people with disabilities and other walks of life are encouraged to apply.   

Open positions are as follows:

 

STAFF ATTORNEYS | Disability Advocacy Program (DAP)

Location - Utica, NY Office

 

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York (LASMNY), Inc. is actively seeking two dynamic full-time Staff Attorneys to represent clients for DAP. This includes administrative proceedings and hearings before the Social Security Administration. The positions are based in our Utica, NY office and report to the Managing Attorney.

 

Essential Job Functions

The Staff Attorney also will provide comprehensive legal services, including, but not limited to, advice, negotiation, and administrative advocacy. The Staff Attorney will carry a substantial caseload.  This position requires that the Staff Attorney comply with all Legal Services Corporation (LSC) regulations, LASMNY policies and procedures, and grant-based reporting requirements.

 

STAFF ATTORNEY – Domestic Violence (DV)

Locations - Oneonta | Oswego - NY Offices

 

LASMNY is actively seeking dynamic full-time Staff Attorneys to provide legal assistance to represent domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. The positions are based in our Oswego, NY (Oswego and Jefferson counties) and Oneonta, NY (Delaware and Otsego counties) and Watertown.  These positions report to the Managing Attorney.

 

Essential Job Functions

The Staff Attorney will provide direct and comprehensive legal services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors including advice, negotiation, and litigation in family law and matrimonial matters. Additionally, this will include providing holistic representation in matters related to the abuse or violence, including but not limited to, housing, public benefits, disability, employment, consumer, education, health and elder law. A commitment to serving indigent community members and survivors of domestic violence is required. Will engage in education and outreach efforts to community members, advocates and service providers.

 

STAFF ATTORNEY | Domestic Violence (DV) & Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP)

Location – Watertown, NY Office

 

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) is actively seeking a dynamic full-time Staff Attorney to provide legal assistance to clients facing foreclosure of their home under the Home Ownership Protection Program (HOPP) in Lewis and Jefferson Counties, domestic violence survivors in Lewis and Jefferson Counties, and seniors (age 60 and older) under an Older Americans Act Grant through the local Office for the Aging in Jefferson County. The position is based in our Watertown, NY office and reports to the Managing Attorney.

 

Essential Job Functions

The Staff Attorney will provide direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients, which will include advice, negotiation, motion practice, and litigation. The Staff Attorney will be responsible for providing a full range of legal representation and counseling to individuals facing foreclosure of their home.  The Staff Attorney will also represent survivors of domestic violence in matrimonial actions and other civil legal related to the domestic violence, which may include custody/visitation, family offenses, abuse/ neglect matters, consumer, and housing issues. Further, the Staff Attorney will provide legal assistance to elder law clients, including, but not limited to: preparing wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney; providing counsel and advice on consumer and housing issues; and providing other legal services as appropriate. 

 

STAFF ATTORNEY – Eviction Defense Program

Locations – Binghamton |Oneonta | Oswego | Syracuse | Utica | Watertown – NY Offices

 

LASMNY is actively seeking several dynamic full-time Staff Attorneys for our Eviction Defense Program. The employment opportunities are available immediately in the office of your choice, as available. The position reports to the Managing Attorney. 

 

Essential Job Functions

The Staff Attorney will provide direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients including advice, negotiation, motion practice, discovery and litigation.  Specifically, will offer holistic services to clients with financial and other hardships that could result in loss of housing. Will appear in the City, Town, and Village Courts across our region in eviction and warranty of habitability cases.  Will engage in education and outreach efforts targeting community members, advocates and service providers. 

 

STAFF ATTORNEY - Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP)

Locations - Syracuse | Binghamton |Oneonta | Watertown | Utica, NY Offices

 

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York (LASMNY), Inc. is actively seeking a dynamic full-time Staff Attorney to provide legal assistance to clients facing foreclosure of their home under the Home Ownership Protection Program (HOPP). The position can be based in either our Syracuse, Watertown, Binghamton, Oneonta or Utica offices and reports to the Managing Attorney.

 

Essential Job Functions

The Staff Attorney will provide direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients, which will include advice, negotiation, motion practice, and litigation. The Staff Attorney will be responsible for providing a full range of legal representation and counseling to individuals facing foreclosure of their home. 


 

Salary

The salary range for this position is $60,000 to $90,540, depending on experience (DOE).

 

LASMNY offers a generous benefit package.  Most benefits available as of date of hire. Medical, Vision, Dental, Basic/Voluntary Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Flexible Savings Accounts, 403(b), SEP/IRA, Mileage Reimbursement, Training, CLE Registration Fees, Attorney Registration Fee, Local & NYS Bar Dues, Vacation, Sick, Personal, Parental Leave, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Bar Exam Leave, EAP, Moving Expenses, Parking, Loan Repayment, Relocation Assistance and (14) Holidays.

 

 

 

 

Requirements: 

Job Qualifications 

The successful candidate(s) must be admitted to the New York State (NYS) Bar. Law Graduates with strong writing backgrounds, pending admission to the NYS Bar, may be considered. Three to five years of legal experience preferred. The candidate will demonstrate excellent written and verbal advocacy, legal research, problem solving and organizational skills. Ability to work independently, efficiently and collaboratively with individuals both within and outside LASMNY. Will be required to comply with all Legal Services Corporation (LSC) regulations, LASMNY policies and procedures and grant-based reporting requirements. Bilingual or multilingual a plus.  

A commitment to professional growth, excellent organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for direct client services and commitment to social justice required. Other qualifying factors include: the nature and extent of prior legal experience, knowledge and understanding of the legal problems and needs of the poor, prior experience in the client community or in other programs to aid the poor, ability to communicate with persons in the client community; and cultural similarity with the client community.

To Apply: 

For consideration, applicants will provide a cover letter, resume, writing sample and contact information, including email address, for (3) professional references at jobs@LASMNY.org. Or, apply online http://tinyurl.com/3krwj6xd    

 

Equal Opportunity Employer | Affirmative Action Employer

Fighting for Equal Justice for All | Diversity. Equity. Inclusion.

Visit us at www.lasmny.org

 

 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
March 26, 2024
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid Soceity of Mid-New York, Inc.
120 Bleecker St.
Utica, NY 13501
United States
Phone: 315-793-7037