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Posted by: Barbara Arnold - 10/3/2018
Job Expires: 10/13/2018
STAFF ATTORNEY- GENERAL PRACTICE & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Spring Valley
Job Description 
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Spring Valley, New York, office for a full time Domestic Violence/General Practice Staff Attorney to work with clients, who qualify whether they are low-income or identify as part of other vulnerable populations, on matters involving the necessities of life including, but not limited to, Housing, Public Benefits, and Consumer Law. The attorney will also work with Domestic Violence survivors on Family and Immigration matters including, but not limited to, Family Offense proceedings to obtain Orders of Protection, Custody, Visitation, Child Support; and Domestic Violence-related Immigration matters including U-Visa applications, Battered Spouse Waivers, Self-Petitions and Special Infant Juvenile Status (SIJS). The attorney will serve individuals and families living in Rockland County, who qualify, in matters that involve eviction prevention, terminations of government benefits, and consumer debt. In addition, the attorney will serve individuals and families who are survivors of Domestic Violence living in Rockland County, who qualify. 

Duties of the Position: Individual client representation, litigation in state and federal courts as well as administrative hearings and appellate practice. The person hired will be expected to handle a high-volume case load in an often fast passed and demanding environment. Participation in community legal education and outreach activities directed at community members, advocates and service providers. Additionally, the person hired will also be expected to adhere to program and case handling standards, funder requirements, the highest professional standards, and be available as a resource to LSHV staff and access to justice communities. Requirements
● Member in good standing of the New York State Bar;
● One or more years of legal experience, including litigation and handling high volume caseload;
● Excellent people skills;
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
● Ability to handle high stress situations;
● Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders; and
● Valid driver's license and own transportation

Preferred
● Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program;
● English/Spanish bi-lingual

 
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