RIGHTS STAFF ATTORNEY (OLEAN, NY)
The Olean office of
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY) has an opening for
a Staff Attorney to provide legal advice and representation to victims of
crime, including survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, on a range
of civil legal issues, including orders of protection, custody, support,
housing, public benefits, employment, health, education and consumer law, as
well as victims' rights enforcement.
This project will involve close coordination with the local domestic
violence and sexual assault services agencies, as well as with the New York
Crime Victims Legal Network. The project
is funded by a grant from the New York State Office of Victim Services.
Program: 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
Olean office directly serves the residents of Cattaraugus County and will also
serve Alleghany County under this project. 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 include
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 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 admitted in
another jurisdiction may qualify for a practice order for up to (18) months
pursuant to a court rule. Applicants
should have relevant legal experience and a demonstrated commitment to working
with victims of crime, as well as excellent oral and written communication
is dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual increments. The
entry level salary for a Staff Attorney is $46,500 increasing to $52,600 for an
attorney with five years� experience. LawNY provides an excellent
health and benefit package as well as generous leave. This position is considered Exempt under the
Fair Labor Standards Act.
Procedure: Applicants should submit the following: (1) a
cover letter describing their interest and qualifications, (2) resume, (3)
writing sample, and (4) three references to the attention of Mr. Jeffrey Reed, Managing
Attorney, via email to: email@example.com by November 15, 2018.
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