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Posted by: Human Resources - 1/2/2019
Job Expires: 3/31/2019
HOUSING STAFF ATTORNEY-NEWBURGH & GOSHEN, NY
Job Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Newburgh and/or Goshen offices for a full-time staff attorney to work on housing matters.   The attorney will serve low-income individuals and families with matters including eviction, unlawful lock-outs and habitability issues, in Orange and Sullivan Counties.

Duties of the Position: intakes and individual case work, administrative advocacy and litigation, including appellate practice, and education and outreach efforts directed at community members, advocates and service providers.  The person hired will also be expected to adhere to program and case handling standards, funder requirements, the highest professional standards, and be available as a resource to LSHV staff and access to justice communities.

Qualifications
  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar;
  • Two or more years of legal experience, including litigation, preferably with background in housing;
  • Understanding of the nature and dynamics of housing and benefits
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders;
Preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program preferred;
  • Admission to Federal court
  • English/Spanish bilingual
Salary: DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits.

Please apply at our career center and include cover letter, writing sample and three references:  

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley- Housing Staff Attorney, Newburgh/Goshen, NY 

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our employees? differences.  Applicants of diverse race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.  Our differences make us better.      
 
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