This position involves direct representation of income
eligible individuals with disabilities in a variety of areas, including special
education (students age 5-21) and the appeal of adverse eligibility decisions
pertaining to disability related services/programs through the Office of People
with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).
The attorney will protect the educational rights of homeless students,
represent students at residency hearings and in disciplinary matters, and
represent adults with disabilities in securing appropriate residential
placements and supports. Duties also include
representation at Committee on Special Education meetings, Resolution
Sessions and Impartial Hearings, at hearings before the Department of Social
Services, drafting Due Process
Complaints, appeals to the NYSED Office of State Review and the NYS
Commissioner of Education, Article 78 petitions, Appellate Division appeals and
federal litigation papers.
Admission to the New York State Bar is preferable. Applicants who have passed the Bar
Examination and are pending admission will be considered. Experience and/or interest in educational
systems is desirable. Bilingual
proficiency in Spanish and English will be viewed favorably. Strong analytical and writing skills are
Interested applicants should submit their resume to:
Law Services Committee, Inc.
Helen Keller Way, 5th Floor
New York 11550
NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC. IS AN
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
PERSONS OF COLOR AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND LGBTQ ARE
ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.