BI-LINGUAL PARALEGAL-Yonkers, NY
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Job Type: Paralegal
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
Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has a paralegal opening in our Yonkers office.
The position is a support position to staff attorneys representing clients in housing
matters in Yonkers City Court as part of an exciting Universal Access Pilot
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 Westchester
County is also expected.
- Associates Degree;
- English/Spanish bilingual;
- 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).
- Four year degree
- Paralegal Certificate
- Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program;
union scale, with excellent benefits.
apply at our Career Center by following this link, and include resume, cover
letter writing sample and three references:
Legal Services of the
Hudson Valley- Paralegal- Universal Access, Yonkers, NY
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