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Posted by: Nancy Green - 10/3/2017
Job Expires: 11/3/2017
Staff Attorney

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 litigation papers.


 


START DATE: Immediate

SALARY:  $50,250 D.O.E.

 

REQUIREMENTS: 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 essential.

 

Interested persons should submit resume to:

                                                Lynn Iacona, Supervising Attorney

                                                Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc.

                                                1 Helen Keller Way, 5th Floor

                                                Hempstead, New York 11550

                                                liacona@nsls.legal

 

NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC., IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. PERSONS OF COLOR AND  PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPL 
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