The Geneva 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 staff attorney will work primarily on assigned counsel matters pending in Wayne County Family Court. These cases include: custody/visitation, protective orders, child support violations, and child abuse/neglect matters.
LawNY is a not-for-profit law firm which provides civil legal services to low-income clients in a fourteen-county region in the Finger Lakes and western New York State. The Geneva office serves five of those fourteen counties (Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates) and provides representation primarily in the areas of housing, family law, government benefits, elder law, education, civil rights and consumer law. Our (35) member Geneva office staff include attorneys, paralegals, and a legal support team who work closely across areas of specialization to bring a holistic approach to addressing law related 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. 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 admitted in another jurisdiction may qualify for a practice order for up to (18) months pursuant to court rule. Proficiency in Spanish is an advantage, but is not required.
Salary: Dependent on experience. The entry level annual salary for a newly admitted attorney with no practice experience is $46,500 and increases to $52,600 for an attorney with (5) years of experience. Staff are eligible for annual increases based on an established salary scale. LawNY? provides an excellent health insurance, disability and benefits package. This position is considered exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Procedure: Applicants should submit a cover letter describing qualifications, resume, and the names of (3) references by June 1, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Applications will be accepted beyond that date until the positions are filled. Applications should be sent to the attention of Kate Woods, Deputy Director of Operations via email at: email@example.com.
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY) is an equal opportunity employer. LawNY encourages applications from diverse candidates. LawNYwelcomes 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.