PARALEGALS- Assisting Crime Victims-
Peekskill, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, and Newburgh and/or Middletown, NY
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Schedule Type: Full-Time
than 50 years, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has been providing
free, high-quality legal counsel in civil matters when basic human needs are at
stake including: eviction and foreclosure prevention, domestic violence,
disability, elder law, healthcare, consumer fraud and more. Our services
support almost 600,000 poor and low-income families and individuals who cannot
afford an attorney in our seven-county service area. With the gap separating
those who can and cannot afford legal representation widening each day, we work
to ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, regardless of their
ability to pay. As the only provider of comprehensive civil legal
services in the lower and mid-Hudson Valley (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess,
Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan), LSHV is proud to have handled almost
15,000 cases impacting more than 34,000 household members including 13,000
children last year. LSHV has nine offices, a staff of 135, including 80 attorneys
and 27 paralegals.
Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has immediate openings for paralegals in
our Peekskill, Poughkeepsie, Kingston and Newburgh, NY offices. The positions
are in support of staff attorneys representing crime victims in Rockland,
Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster and Orange and Sullivan Counties. The
Poughkeepsie position is located off-site in a partner agency's office in
The duties include
screening, intake, provision of technical, legal, investigative and research
support, including writing. Provision of legal advice and some case handling
under the supervision of an attorney may be required. The person hired will also be expected to
adhere to program and case handling standards, funder requirements, and the
highest professional standards.
Furthermore, the ability to travel to various outreach locations in the
respective Counties is also expected.
- Associates Degree;
and competency with Microsoft Office environment (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.)
and ability to input data efficiently into database;
written and verbal communication skills;
license and transportation (e.g. car).
commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal
services or similar program;
competitive union scale, with excellent benefits.
apply by following the link below and include a cover letter, resume and three
references. You will be asked to
indicate which location(s) you are interested in in the application:
Services of the Hudson Valley- Paralegals, Assisting Crime Victims, Peekskill,
Poughkeepsie, Kington, Newburgh and/or Middletown
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is proud to be an
equal opportunity employer that celebrates our employees' differences. Applicants of diverse race, color, religion,
gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability
and veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply. Our differences make us better.