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Posted by: Margaret Wood - 12/31/2018
Job Expires: 1/23/2019
Staff Attorney - Senior Legal Services





Staff Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York in Albany, New York.


Responsibilities:  The Attorney will be responsible for doing outreach, community legal education, advice, brief service and legal representation to elders living in Albany County (approximately .80 FTE) and Rensselaer County (.20fte).  Case work for representation to elders will include consumer issues, wills and estates, housing, Social Security Disability, public benefits, including administrative hearings and issues involving elder abuse, grandparents' rights, Medicare, Medicaid, long term care, nursing homes, EPIC and guardianship. Responsibilities include extensive off site intake, and monthly demographic and outcome reporting.


Qualifications: 3-8 years' prior legal experience or equivalent.  Admitted to New York State Bar.  Demonstrated commitment to providing high quality legal services to clients in a variety of civil matters. Must be willing to make a two year commitment to the Legal Aid Society.   Must be able to communicate effectively with clients and staff, and work independently and efficiently.  Ability to handle and advise on a wide variety and high volume of civil legal matters.  Good computer skills including accurate and quick data entry.  Must have car and clean, valid driver's license.  Prior relevant legal experience, ability to speak Spanish is a plus. 


Program Profile:  The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York is a publicly funded law firm which provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals.  Our current priorities include cases and matters in the following priority areas: Support for Families; Preserving the Home; Maintaining Economic Stability; Maintaining Safety, Stability and Health; and Serving Populations with Special Vulnerabilities


Salary:  $50,184 - $63,927 DOE; excellent benefits including limited loan repayment assistance for eligible applicants.


Application Deadline:  Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Any applications that do not have a cover letter, resume and writing sample will not be considered.


To apply, please go to OR


            1) Complete the Application linked here, or the mobile-friendly application linked here

            2) Complete the Demographic Survey linked here


We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, the elderly, LGBTQ persons, Protected Veterans and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.



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