LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK
STAFF ATTORNEY - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT -
AMSTERDAM, NY OFFICE
Responsibilities: Assertive and compassionate attorney is
needed to provide high quality culturally competent civil legal services to
victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault and to low income people in
Amsterdam, New York Legal Aid office.
The attorney will be responsible for providing advice, brief service,
community legal education and zealous representation of victims of domestic
violence and/or sexual assault in a broad range of civil matters including
orders of protection, custody, matrimonial law and child support. May also be responsible for providing general
legal services to low income residents of Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie
Counties. Responsible for
implementation, recordkeeping and reporting for Division of Criminal Justice
Services grant and U.S. Department of Justice Violence Against Women Act
grant. Attorney will be expected to work
closely with local domestic violence service providers and actively participate
in domestic violence task forces.
Qualifications: At least 2 to 10 years prior legal experience
or equivalent is required. Admitted to
New York State Bar. Demonstrated
commitment to public interest law and providing high quality legal services to
clients in civil matters. Attentive and
effective management of a robust litigation caseload involving sensitive and
traumatic circumstances. Must be assertive, compassionate, demonstrate good
judgment, be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to communicate
effectively and work efficiently. Must work well both independently and with
close supervision. Must have a car and valid New York driver's license. Excellent computer, research and writing
skills. Prior experience in high quality
representation of victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in Family
Court or relevant experience. Ability to
speak Spanish a plus.
Legal Aid Society is a publicly funded law firm which provides free civil legal
services to low-income individuals. This
position is in our branch office in Amsterdam.
The Amsterdam office serves low income individuals in Fulton, Montgomery
and Schoharie Counties.
Salary: $46,307 to $66,016
Unionized program, with excellent fringe benefits. May be eligible for Loan Repayment Assistance
Deadline: COB May 15, 2018
To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org
1) Complete the Application
linked here, or the mobile-friendly
application linked here
2) Complete the Demographic Survey linked here
No applications will be accepted without a writing
sample, cover letter and resume.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities, women, the elderly, LGBTQ persons and people with
disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.