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Posted by: Sandra Fudala - 1/28/2019
Job Expires: 2/28/2019
Staff Attorney

Neighborhood Legal Services, the largest provider of civil legal services in Western New York, seeks an analytical, dynamic and self-directed individual for a staff attorney position in the area of public benefits law.  Neighborhood Legal Services is seeking to hire a team player with excellent analytical and advocacy skills.

The staff attorney will be responsible for providing direct legal services to people with low incomes and will be required to learn extensive regulatory material which govern the public assistance, SNAP, and Medicaid programs in NYS.   The staff attorney will aggressively advocate for clients before governmental agencies at administrative fair hearings as well as in state and federal court.  

Qualifications:   Admission to the NYS bar, a demonstrated commitment to providing high quality legal assistance to under-served populations with diverse backgrounds. Excellent analytical, legal writing, and advocacy skills required.  Experience with public benefits and/or consumer law preferred.

            Salary:  DOE. Neighborhood Legal Services is a unionized program and has an excellent benefit package including health, dental, life, and long term disability.

NLS is committed to building a culturally diverse team; minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and gay, lesbian, and transgender job seekers all are welcome and encouraged to apply.  

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to:

Sandra Fudala

Office Manager,

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.,

237 Main Street, Suite 400, Buffalo, New York 14203

sfudala@nls.org

 

 
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