STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION (JAMESTOWN, NY)
The Jamestown office of Legal Assistance of Western New
York, Inc. (LawNY) has an immediate opening for a full
time Staff Attorney in our Family Law Unit.
The attorney will work primarily on the Chautauqua County Family Court
Project which represents qualified low-income individuals in custody cases
assigned in Chautauqua County Family Court.
The attorney position will also provide victims of domestic violence and
sexual assault with specialized legal advice and representation in Family Court
and other civil matters that affect their safety, stability and financial
LawNY is a not-for-profit organization which provides civil
legal services to low-income clients in a fourteen-county region in western New
York State. The Jamestown office serves
Chautauqua County in western New York.
The office provides legal advice and representation in the areas of
housing, foreclosure defense, public benefits, family, employment, consumer,
health and education. LawNY practices in a wide variety of courts, including justice court, state and
county court, bankruptcy court and federal court, as well as administrative
agency proceedings. Program staff includes
attorneys and paralegals who work across areas of specialization to bring a
holistic approach to addressing issues affecting our clients and
communities. LawNY focuses
on meeting the legal needs of individual clients, as well as addressing
systemic problems that create barriers for clients living in poverty.
Requirements: Applicants should
have relevant legal experience and a demonstrated commitment to working with
low-income families and individuals, as well as excellent oral and written
communication skills. Applicants must be
admitted to the New York State Bar. Law
school graduates who have taken the first available New York State Bar
Examination following completion of law school may qualify for a practice order
pending admission to the New York State Bar pursuant to the LawNY practice order. Attorneys in another
jurisdiction may qualify for a practice order for up to (18) months pursuant to
Salary: Dependent on
experience. The entry level annual
salary for a newly admitted attorney with no practice experience is
$46,500. LawNY provides an
excellent health, dental and benefits package.
Procedure: Applicants should
1. A cover letter
3. Writing sample;
4. Contact information for (3) references
by October 15, 2018 in order to ensure full
consideration. Applications will be
accepted beyond that date until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to the
attention of Mr. Lynn L. Hartley, Managing Attorney, and sent to the following
e-mail address: email@example.com.
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY) is an equal opportunity employer.
LawNY encourages applications from diverse candidates. LawNY welcomes applications
regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation,
pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or any other
consideration protected by law. This
position is considered Exempt pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.