Position: The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.
(LASMNY) seeks a Managing Attorney for its Farmworker Law Project (FLP) located
in New Paltz, New York. The New Paltz
office represents migrant and seasonal farm, nursery and food processing
workers across New York State.
FLP is a statewide project of LASMNY representing migrant and seasonal workers
across New York, which ranks 10th nationwide for number of farmworkers and 10th
for number of H-2A workers. FLP's legal
practice focuses on employment, wages and working conditions, housing
conditions and evictions, civil rights, discrimination and other status issues,
and limited immigration practice. FLP
collaborates with legal and service providers on issues of taxes and access to
New York's generous ACA health insurance programs that are available to
and LASMNY are funded by the Legal Services Corporation. LASMNY provides comprehensive civil legal
services to low income residents of the following counties: Broome, Chenango,
Cayuga, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida,
Onondaga, Oswego and Otsego. FLP operates statewide from the New Paltz office.
Responsibilities: The Managing
Attorney will assist in supervising FLP's staff which currently consists of a
paralegal and an office administrator. She or he will also represent
farmworkers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies in
program priority areas. The Managing
Attorney will also supervise and be involved in community education and
outreach to migrant labor camps, including overnight travel and collaboration
with legal and service agencies. The
Managing Attorney will participate in development for the FLP and other LASMNY
management as assigned. The Managing Attorney will also oversee FLP's
compliance with all requirements of FLP's funding sources including the Legal
Qualifications: A qualified
applicant will have three to five years experience in employment, immigration
and immigrant rights law (preferably in farmworker law, including knowledge of
and H-2A law); excellent legal skills including litigation experience; ability
to speak and write Spanish strongly preferred; prior supervisory experience is
a plus; and membership in the New York bar or eligibility to obtain membership
through reciprocity or by next available exam.
Salary/Benefits: Based on experience. Generous benefits package including health
Location: The office is located in the college town of
New Paltz in the Hudson Valley near the Catskill Mountains, an area known for
hiking, biking, rock climbing and boating, as well as thriving arts,
restaurants and other recreational opportunities. Public transportation is available to New
York City, which is less than 90 miles away.
Applications: By electronic
mail only, send resume, writing sample, cover letter and references to:
Paul Lupia, Executive Director
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York,
268 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502
LASMNY is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Women, people of
color, LGBTQ people, veterans and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.