POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT (APRIL 2018)
STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION (JAMESTOWN, NY)
The Jamestown office of Legal Assistance of Western New
York, Inc. (LawNY) has an immediate opening for a full time Staff Attorney in
our Family Law Unit. The attorney will
work primarily on the Chautauqua County Family Court Project which represents
qualified low-income individuals in custody cases assigned in Chautauqua County
Family Court. The attorney position will
also provide victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with specialized
legal advice and representation in Family Court and other civil matters that
affect their safety, stability and financial security.
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 Jamestown office serves
Chautauqua County in western New York.
The office provides legal advice and representation in the areas of
housing, foreclosure defense, public benefits, family, employment, consumer,
health and education. 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 includes
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.
Requirements: Applicants should
have relevant legal experience and a demonstrated commitment to working with
low-income families and individuals, as well as excellent oral and written
communication skills. Applicants must be
admitted to the New York State Bar. Law
school graduates who have taken the first available New York State Bar
Examination following completion of law school may qualify for a practice order
pending admission to the New York State Bar pursuant to the LawNY practice
order. Attorneys in another jurisdiction
may qualify for a practice order for up to (18) months pursuant to court rule.
Salary: 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, dental and benefits package.
Procedure: Applicants should
1. A cover letter
3. Writing sample;
4. Contact information for (3) references
by April 30, 2018 in order to ensure full
consideration. Applications will be
accepted beyond that date until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to the
attention of Lynn L. Hartley, 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 form 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.