LEGAL SERVICES SUPERVISING ATTORNEY (ELMIRA, NY)
The Elmira office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. has an immediate
opening for (2) Supervising Attorneys to provide leadership and supervision in the
delivery of comprehensive legal services to eligible clients. In addition to supervising other
designated staff members, duties include providing direct services across the full range of
general practice matters handled by the program at the Administrative, Trial Court and
Appellate levels. Representation of eligible clients is expected in various civil areas
including: Landlord/Tenant, Public Housing, Foreclosure, Public Benefits, Family Law and
other matters within program priorities. Substantial involvement with the Courts,
administrative tribunals and other agencies is expected.
Program: Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. is a not-for-profit law firm which
provides civil legal services to low-income clients in a fourteen county area of western New
York including the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier region. The Elmira office directly serves
the residents of Chemung and Schuyler Counties. Program staff include attorneys and
paralegals who work across areas of specialization to bring a holistic approach to
addressing issues affecting our clients and communities.
Requirements: Admission to the New York State Bar and three or more years of legal
experience is required. Experience with the courts and agencies in Schuyler and Chemung
Counties is an advantage but not a requirement. Applicants must have excellent legal
advocacy and writing skills and be able to communicate effectively with people from
diverse backgrounds and cultures. In addition, applicants should demonstrate a strong
commitment to helping low income and disadvantaged people.
Salary: Salary is dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual
increments. The entry level salary for a Supervising Attorney is $53,100 increasing to
$62,150 for an attorney with ten years of experience. LawNY, Inc. provides an excellent
health and benefit package as well as generous leave provisions.
Procedure: Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest and
qualifications, resume, legal writing sample and (3) references to the attention of Thomas
Dubel, Managing Attorney. Please send your application materials via email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2019 in order to ensure full consideration.
Candidates can also apply via Indeed.com.
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.