This position involves direct representation of income
eligible individuals with disabilities in a variety of areas, including special
education (students age 5-21), and the appeal of adverse eligibility decisions
pertaining to disability related services/programs such as the Consumer
Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), and programs funded by the Office
of People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). The attorney in this unit will also assist
homeless students in education-related matters, represent students at residency
hearings and in disciplinary matters, represent adults with disabilities in
securing appropriate residential placements and supports, and will provide
short term advice and counsel.
The Staff Attorney will attend Committee on Special
Education (CSE) meetings, building level school meetings, Resolution Sessions
and Impartial Hearings, will represent at hearings before the Department of
Social Services, will draft Due Process Complaints, appeals to the New York
Education Department Office of State Review and the New York State Commissioner
of Education, Article 78 petitions, Appellate Division appeals and federal
SALARY: $50,250 D.O.E.
Admission to the New York State Bar.
Applicants who passed the Bar Examination and are pending admission will
be considered. Experience and/or
interest in educational systems is desirable.
Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English will be viewed favorably. Strong analytical and writing skills are
Interested persons should submit resume to:
Iacona, Supervising Attorney
Law Services Committee, Inc.
Helen Keller Way, 5th Floor
New York 11550
NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES
COMMITTEE, INC., IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. PERSONS OF
COLOR AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, ARE
ENCOURAGED TO APPL