SERVICES OF CENTRAL NEW YORK, INC. (LSCNY)
Position: Legal Services of Central New
York, Inc. will hire a staff attorney for our Syracuse and Utica offices.
Background: Legal Services of Central New
York (LSCNY) is committed to achieving justice for low-income people and those
who have difficulty accessing the justice system. For more than 50 years, LSCNY
has represented clients in housing, income security, consumer, education,
employment, and access to health care matters. We seek to make a difference in
clients' lives and their communities by eliminating the barriers that cause
poverty or reduce our clients' ability to escape from poverty. We continually
search for ways to improve the lives of our clients and their communities by
creating new projects such as the Faith Seidenberg Racial Justice Initiative
and the Community Counsel Project.
Responsibilities: Staff attorneys engage in
comprehensive legal representation including advice, negotiation, litigation,
and administrative and legislative advocacy. Attorneys represent individuals
and engage in broad-based impact advocacy. Attorneys collaborate in teams led
by an experienced supervisor.
Admitted or eligible for admission to
the bar of the State of New York preferred.
Experience or interest in housing work
is a plus.
A demonstrated commitment to
providing high quality legal assistance to low-income and under-served
legal writing, and advocacy skills.
organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently and
to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Closing date for applications February 28, 2018 or when filled.
D.O.E.; excellent benefits.
Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to:
of Human Resources
Services of Central New York, Inc.
South Warren Street, Suite 300
New York 13202
Legal Services of
Central New York, Inc. is committed to hiring, retaining, and promoting diversity
and culturally appropriate inclusion so we can be more creative, effective, and
just, bringing more varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents, and
interests to the practice of law and the administration of justice. We
accept, respect, and value differences that include attributes such as age,
race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and
expression, disabilities, language, socioeconomic status, marital and parental
status, and cultural background.