VICTIM RIGHTS STAFF ATTORNEY (JAMESTOWN,
The Jamestown 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, identity theft 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 14-county
region in western New York State. The Jamestown
office provides services to Chautauqua County.
The office provides legal advice and representation in the areas of
housing, public benefits, family law, employment and consumer law. Program attorneys and paralegals work across
areas of specialization to bring a holistic approach to addressing issues affecting
our clients and communities.
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 interest and qualifications, (2) resume, (3) writing
sample, and (4) three references to the attention of Mr. Lynn Hartley, Managing
Attorney, via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by December 14, 2018.
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.