STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION (OLEAN, NY)
The Olean 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 with the Cattaraugus County Family Court Project which represents
qualified individuals in child custody cases, neglect and abuse cases, child
support cases, and persons in need of supervision cases (parents only) assigned
in Cattaraugus 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. The Cattaraugus County courthouse is a short
10 minute drive from the Olean office of LawNY which is itself
nestled in the Enchanted Mountains of New York State providing abundant
opportunities for paddling, mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, birding,
hiking, hunting and fishing.
Program: LawNY is a not-for-profit organization which provides civil legal services to
low-income clients in a fourteen-county region in central and western New York
State. The Olean office serves Cattaraugus County in western New York. The
office provides legal advice and representation in the areas of housing,
foreclosure defense, public benefits, family, employment and consumer law.
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 as well as
excellent oral communication skills. Applicants should 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 court rule.
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 submit:
1. A cover letter describing qualifications;
3. Writing sample; and
4. Contact information for (3) references
by November 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 Jeffrey M. Reed, Managing
Attorney, and sent to the following e-mail address:
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.