LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK
IMMEDIATE PAID INTERNSHIP - Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC)
The Legal Aid Society of
Northeastern New York provides effective, free civil legal services and
education to and advocacy for people with low income or other barriers to
accessing the legal system. We secure
basic needs, protect and preserve legal rights, provide equal access to justice
and seek fairness and dignity for all our clients. We serve the low-income and needy residents
of Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton,
Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren
and Washington Counties and the St. Regis Reservation.
Taxpayer Clinic - Albany Office - IMMEDIATE and Fall 2018
Our clinic offers free tax advice and representation to low income New
Yorkers living in sixteen northeastern NY counties.
Our clients are low
- Survivors of domestic violence
who are being held liable for their abuser's tax debts,
- People with disabilities,
- People who settled debts and
ended up with a tax debt they could not pay,
- Victims of identity theft, and
- Other low-income taxpayers
facing tax debt and collections that exacerbate the hardships that they are
We are part of an
active national and regional LITC advocacy community. Our LITC has secured tens of thousands of
dollars in refunds for our clients while also eliminating more than half a
million dollars in tax debt they should not have had to pay.
LITC is seeking a motivated law student, law school graduate, or someone with
equivalent experience to assist the LITC Staff Attorneys and Clinic Director
with outreach. Tasks may also include
preparing forms, interviewing clients, researching areas of tax law, preparing
tax returns, collecting financial information from clients, database
administration, and other tasks depending on experience and as assigned. Some tax experience including tax return
preparation a plus.
Current law student, law graduate, or someone with
Commitment to providing legal services to the poor. Excellent research and writing skills. Prior
relevant experience in legal services to the poor, especially law school clinical
experience, and ability to speak Spanish is a plus. Some tax experience
including tax return preparation a plus.
Must have a valid, clean driver's
hours/week) position available Summer 2018, part-time Fall 2018: $15/hour.
Location(s): Albany, New York
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
Documents required: Cover letter (cover letter should state
what program(s) are of interest to applicant), resume, list of references,
unofficial transcript, and short writing sample.
are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, the
elderly, LGBTQ, Protected Veterans and people with disabilities are strongly
encouraged to apply.
Anne Malak, Esq.
95 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206