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Posted by: Christa Ring - 8/20/2018
Job Expires: 10/31/2018
Paralegals- Assisting Crime Victims-Peekskill, Poughkeepsie, Kingston & Newburgh/Middletown, NY

PARALEGALS- Assisting Crime Victims- Peekskill, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, and Newburgh and/or Middletown, NY

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

http://www.lshv.org

Date Posted: 08/20/2018

Job Type: Paralegal
Schedule Type: Full-Time

Overview

For more 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.

Job Description

Legal 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 Poughkeepsie.

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.

 

Requirements:

  •     Associates Degree;
  •     Experience and competency with Microsoft Office environment (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.) and ability to input data efficiently into database;
  •     Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  •     Driver's license and transportation (e.g. car).


Preferred:

  •     Four-year degree;
  •     Paralegal Certificate
  •     Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program;
  •     English/Spanish bilingual


Salary: DOE, competitive union scale, with excellent benefits.

 

Please 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:

Legal 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.

 
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