LEGAL SERVICES STAFF ATTORNEY IN
The Elmira office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. has an immediate opening for a
Staff Attorney. This is a General
Practice position, emphasizing Housing and Benefits, but including the full
range of general practice matters handled by the program at the Administrative,
Trial Court and Appellate levels. Duties
may include representation of eligible clients in various civil matters
including: Landlord/Tenant, Public
Housing, Real Property/Foreclosure, Public Benefits, Medicaid/Health Care and
other matters within program priorities.
Substantial involvement with the Courts, administrative tribunals and
the private bar is expected.
Legal Assistance of Western New
York, Inc. is a not-for-profit law firm which provides civil legal services to
low-income clients in a fourteen county area of western New York including the
Finger Lakes and Southern Tier region.
The Elmira office directly serves the residents of Chemung and Schuyler
Counties. Our staff work closely across
areas of specialization to bring a holistic approach to addressing law related
issues affecting our clients and communities.
Requirements: Admission to the New York State Bar is
required and at least two years of experience is preferred. Experience with the courts and agencies in
Schuyler and Chemung Counties is an advantage but not a requirement. Applicants must have excellent legal advocacy
and writing skills and be able to communicate effectively with people from
diverse backgrounds and cultures. In
addition, applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to helping low
income and disadvantaged people overcome barriers to housing, medical and
Salary is dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual
increments. The entry level salary for a
Staff Attorney is $46,500 increasing to $52,600 for an attorney with five years
experience. LawNY, Inc.
provides an excellent health and benefit package as well as generous leave
Procedure: Internal applicants should submit a cover
letter describing their interest and qualifications, resume, writing sample and
(3) references to: email@example.com by March 20, 2017.
*Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. is
an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply. This position is exempt pursuant to the Fair Labor