The Olean 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 needing representation in Cattaraugus County Family Court cases. LawNY is under contract to
provide representation in Family Court Cases where the Public Defender's Office
has a conflict of interest. The types of
cases include custody and visitation, neglect, support, family offense and
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 Olean office serves Cattaraugus County. The office provides legal advice and
representation in the areas of housing, public benefits, family, employment,
consumer, and health law. 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.
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, demonstrated excellent oral and written
communication skills, and a commitment to working with low-income families and individuals.
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.
should submit a cover letter describing qualifications, resume, writing sample
and the name and contact information for three references by September 22, 2017 in order to ensure
full consideration. Applications will be accepted beyond that date until the
position is filled. The position will begin
as soon as the hiring process is complete.
Applications should be addressed to: Jeffrey Reed, Managing Attorney, and sent to
the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.