|POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT (FEBRUARY 2019)
STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION (JAMESTOWN, NY)
The Jamestown office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY) has an
immediate opening for a full time Staff Attorney in our Family Law Unit. The attorney will
work primarily on the Chautauqua County Family Court Project which represents qualified
low-income individuals in custody cases assigned in Chautauqua County Family Court. The
attorney position will also provide victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with
specialized legal advice and representation in Family Court and other civil matters that
affect their safety, stability and financial security.
LawNY is a not-for-profit organization which provides civil legal services to low-income
clients in a fourteen-county region in western New York State. The Jamestown office
serves Chautauqua County in western New York. The office provides legal advice and
representation in the areas of housing, foreclosure defense, public benefits, family,
employment, consumer, health and education. LawNY practices in a wide variety of
courts, including justice court, state and county court, bankruptcy court and federal court,
as well as administrative agency proceedings. Program staff includes attorneys and
paralegals who work across areas of specialization to bring a holistic approach to
addressing issues affecting our clients and communities. LawNYfocuses on meeting the
legal needs of individual clients, as well as addressing systemic problems that create
barriers for clients living in poverty.
Applicants should have relevant legal experience and a demonstrated
commitment to working with low-income families and individuals, as well as excellent oral
and written communication skills. 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 in another
jurisdiction may qualify for a practice order for up to (18) months pursuant to court rule.
Dependent on experience. The entry level annual salary for a newly admitted
attorney with no practice experience is $46,500. LawNY provides an excellent health,
dental and benefits package, with generous leave provisions.
Applicants should submit:
1. A cover letter describing qualifications;
3. Writing sample; and
4. Contact information for (3) references
115 EAST THIRD STREET
JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK 14701
Tel: (716)664-4535 Fax: (716)664-7179
by March 15, 2019 in order to ensure full consideration. Applications will be accepted
beyond that date until the position is filled.
Applications should be addressed to the
attention of Mr. Lynn L. Hartley, Managing Attorney, and sent to the following e-mail
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.(LawNY) is 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. This position is considered Exempt pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.