Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. seeks a staff attorney with experience or
interest in general poverty law with an emphasis on Family Court representation
for the Otsego County Conflict Defender Program and Domestic Violence
representation pursuant to a New York State Domestic Violence Grant from New
York DCJS and Elder Law representation pursuant to the Older Americans Act (Otsego
County and Delaware County Offices for the Aging). LASMNY's program area covers
thirteen counties: Broome, Chenango, Cayuga, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer,
Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Otsego. In addition,
LASMNY operates a statewide Farmworker Law Project from its New Paltz office.
direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients including advice,
negotiation, motion practice and litigation. The staff attorney will represent
clients primarily in family law cases, including custody/visitation, paternity,
support violations, family offenses and abuse/ neglect matters; matrimonial
actions and other legal services for survivors of domestic violence; and wills,
health care proxies, powers of attorney, consumer issues, amongst others for
Qualifications: The successful candidate must be admitted to the New York
State Bar. Trial experience is preferred. A commitment to professional growth,
excellent organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm
for direct client services and commitment to social justice required. Other
qualifying factors include: the nature and extent of prior legal experience,
particularly in the areas of family law; knowledge and understanding of the
legal problems and needs of the poor, prior experience in the client community
or in other programs to aid the poor, ability to communicate with persons in
the client community; and cultural similarity with the client community.
seeks to be a well-balanced multi-cultural organization. People of color,
LBGTQ, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity
Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.
cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three professional
references, a writing sample, and salary expectation to:
Alice D. Decker
Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Society of
Mid-New York, Inc.