LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK
STAFF ATTORNEY - CRIME VICTIMS ATTORNEY
AMSTERDAM, NY - 2 POSITIONS
SARATOGA SPRNGS NY - 3 POSITIONS
Assertive and compassionate attorney is needed to provide high-quality,
coordinated, victim-sensitive, trauma-informed civil legal services to local
victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in the Amsterdam and
Saratoga Springs offices. Attorney will
be responsible for providing advice, brief service, advocacy, and zealous
representation to victims of sexual assault and/or domestic violence in a broad
range of civil legal matters including orders of protection, custody,
matrimonial law, child support and Title IX matters, as well as provide
accompaniment, advice, counsel, and advocacy to a victims of domestic violence
and/or sexual assault in the investigation and/or criminal prosecution of the
victim's perpetrator, and other emergency justice-related assistance necessary
to address legal issues impacting a victim's life. Attorney will be responsible
for implementation, recordkeeping, and reporting as required by the Office of
Victims Services (OVS) grant. Attorney
will be expected to work in coordinated partnership with local domestic
violence and sexual assault service providers, by providing services to client
referrals, providing emergency triage of time-sensitive matters at provider's
request, providing on-site intake at provider's office on a regular basis,
meeting with clients outside of normal business hours, as appropriate, and
actively participating in local DV task forces.
Attorney will attend professional development trainings as requested,
provide victims of crime with informed and appropriate referrals to other
services, supports and resources which may further assist the victim and attend
outreach and provide community education events as requested. In addition, attorney will receive at least
15 hours of holistic crime victim training, with a focus on trauma, in either
New York or nationally.
Qualifications: At least 5 years prior legal experience or
equivalent is required. Admitted to New
York State Bar. Demonstrated commitment
to public interest law and providing high quality legal services to
clients. Demonstrated commitment to
sensitive and effective management of a robust litigation caseload involving
traumatic circumstances. Must be assertive, compassionate, demonstrate good
judgment, be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to communicate
effectively and work efficiently. Must work well both independently, with
provider staff and Executive Director, and with close supervision. Must have a
car and valid New York driver's license.
Excellent computer, research, and writing skills required. Prior experience in high quality
representation of victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault or other
crimes in Family Court or relevant experience.
Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
Program Profile: The Legal Aid Society is a non-profit law
firm which provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals.
to $66,016 Unionized program, with
excellent fringe benefits. May be
eligible for Loan Repayment Assistance Program.
Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2018
Any applications that do not have a cover
letter, resume and writing sample will not be considered.
To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org
Complete the Application
linked here, or the mobile-friendly
application linked here
Complete the Demographic Survey linked here
are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, the elderly, LGBTQ
persons, Protected Veterans and people with disabilities are strongly
encouraged to apply.