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Posted by: Colleen - 9/7/2017
Job Expires: 9/22/2017
Staff Attorney

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT (AUGUST 2017)

 

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION (JAMESTOWN, NY)

 

 

The Jamestown 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 low-income clients with civil legal problems.  This is a General Practice position, which may include housing, home mortgage and tax foreclosure, public benefits, employment, health, education and consumer law issues.

 

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 Jamestown office serves Chautauqua County in western New York.  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 include 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.

 

Requirements:  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.  Applicants should have relevant legal experience and a demonstrated commitment to working with low-income families and individuals, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. 

 

Salary:  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, dental and leave benefits package.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing qualifications, resume, writing sample and the name and contact information for three references by September 22, 2017 to ensure full consideration.  Applications will be accepted beyond that date until the position is filled.  Applications should be addressed to Lynn L. Hartley, Managing Attorney, and sent to the following e-mail address:  lawnyapplications@lawny.org.

 

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY) is an equal opportunity employer.  LawNY encourages applications form 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. 

 
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