The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. is seeking to fill a staff
attorney position in its Domestic Violence Unit. Candidates must be admitted to practice in New
York State. The staff attorney will be
responsible for providing a full range of legal representation and counseling
to individuals facing domestic violence and matrimonial matters.
program area covers thirteen counties: Broome, Chenango, Cayuga, Cortland,
Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and
Otsego. In addition, LASMNY operates a statewide Farmworker Law Project
from its New Paltz office.
responsibilities: Provide direct and comprehensive legal services to
eligible clients including advice, negotiation and litigation. The staff
attorney will represent clients primarily in matrimonial cases with a further
emphasis in family court matters.
Additional areas of practice could include public benefits, housing and
successful candidate must be admitted to the New York State Bar. Trial
experience is preferred. A commitment to professional growth, excellent
organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for direct
client services and commitment to social justice required. Other qualifying
factors include: the nature and extent of prior legal experience, particularly
in the areas of family law; knowledge and understanding of the legal problems
and needs of the poor, prior experience in the client community or in other
programs to aid the poor, ability to communicate with persons in the client
community; and cultural similarity with the client community.
depending on experience. Excellent fringe benefits.
seeks to be a well-balanced multi-cultural organization. People of color,
LBGTQ, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative
Please send a cover
letter, resume, legal writing sample, and three references to:
Decker, Managing Attorney