STAFF ATTORNEY - CANTON, NY OFFICE
Staff Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York in
Canton, New York.
Responsibilities: The Attorney will primarily be responsible
for providing legal representation and assistance in Social Security Disability
and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims and may be assigned cases
involving eligibility for public assistance and Medicaid benefits. May also be assigned cases involving the
essential legal needs of low income clients such as housing, consumer rights,
elder law, and family law.
Responsibilities include representation in court and administrative
proceedings; legal advice and brief services to clients; client legal education
and in-service training to human service providers on legal issues; and case
reporting and outcome reporting to grant funders.
Qualifications: 2-9 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. Good computer skills including accurate and
quick data entry. Must have car and
clean, valid driver's license. Prior
relevant legal experience in Social Security Administration disability
representation and the ability to speak Spanish are helpful.
Program Profile: The Legal Aid Society is a publicly funded law firm which provides
free civil legal services to low-income individuals. This position is in our branch office in
Canton. The Canton office serves low
income individuals in St. Lawrence County.
Salary: $46,307 to $63,927 Unionized
program, with excellent fringe benefits.
May be eligible for Loan Repayment Assistance Program.
Application Deadline: January 22, 2019
Any applications that do not have a cover letter, resume and writing
sample will not be considered.
To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org 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.