ANNOUNCEMENT (JULY 2017)
ATTORNEY POSITION (BATH, NY)
Bath office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY)
has an immediate opening for a full time Staff Attorney to provide legal advice
and representation to survivors of domestic violence on a range of civil legal
issues, including orders of protection, custody, support, housing, public
benefits, employment, health, education and consumer law. This work involves close coordination with
the local domestic violence services agency, as well as with the local
multi-disciplinary Domestic Abuse Response Team. The position is funded in part by a Risk
Reduction Civil Legal Assistance Program grant from the New York State Office
for Prevention of Domestic Violence and will focus on cases which have been
identified as high-risk. The position
will also involve representation of low-income clients on civil legal
LawNY is a not-for-profit organization which provides civil legal services to
low-income clients in a fourteen-county region in western New York State. The Bath office serves Steuben and Allegany
Counties and is located in the southern Finger Lakes region, just 7 miles south
of Keuka Lake. The office provides legal
advice and representation in the areas of housing, public benefits, family,
employment, consumer, health and education.
LawNY practices in a wide variety of courts, including
justice court, state and county court, bankruptcy court and federal court, as
well as administrative agency proceedings.
Program staff includes attorneys and paralegals who work across areas of
specialization to bring a holistic approach to addressing issues affecting our
clients and communities. LawNY focuses on meeting the legal needs of individual clients, as well as addressing
systemic problems that create barriers for clients living in poverty.
Applicants should have relevant legal experience and a demonstrated commitment
to working with survivors of domestic violence and low-income families and
individuals, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Applicants must be admitted to the New York
State Bar. A practice order may be obtained for up to 18 months for law school
graduates or attorneys admitted to practice in another state.
Dependent on experience. The entry level
annual salary for a newly admitted attorney with no practice experience is
$46,500. LawNY provides an
excellent health, disability and benefits package.
Applicants should submit a
cover letter describing qualifications, resume, writing sample and the name and
contact information for three references by August 14, 2017 to ensure full consideration. Applications will be
accepted beyond that date until the position is filled. The position begins October 2, 2017.
Applications should be addressed to Amy L. Christensen, Deputy Director,
and sent to the following e-mail address: email@example.com.
Legal Assistance of Western New
York, Inc. (LawNY) is an equal opportunity employer. LawNY encourages applications from diverse
candidates. LawNY welcomes applications
regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation,
pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or any other
consideration protected by law. This
position is considered exempt pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.