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Posted by: Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. - 3/13/2019
Job Expires: 5/30/2019

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. seeks a litigation paralegal to assist three attorneys in representing in representing Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault Survivors in Otsego County in a holistic, client-centered advocacy practice.

 Job responsibilities: The paralegal will be responsible to: (1) work under the direct supervision of attorneys and assist them in different areas of poverty law with a special emphasis in family law; (2) interact with clients and court personnel, prepare documents, and research issues that arise under state and federal law; (3) maintain accurate records and statistics, and submit timely reports; and (4) assist in other activities as assigned by managing and supervising attorneys in order to carry out the objectives of the program. Provide direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients including advice, negotiation, litigation in administrative tribunals and courts. Other legal areas may include Housing, Public Benefits, Family, Disability, Employment, Protective Order, Consumer, Education, Health, and Elder Law.

 Qualifications: The following factors, among others, are considered as qualifications for the Litigation Paralegal position: academic training and performance; the nature and extent of prior

Paralegal experience; knowledge and understanding of the legal problems and needs of the poor; prior working experience in the client community or in other programs to aid the poor; ability to

communicate with persons in the client community, and cultural similarity with the client community. Some travel may be required; successful candidate must possess a valid NYS driver's license. Candidate will be required to comply with all Legal Services Corporation regulations and grant-based reporting requirements.

All candidates are subject to background check.

Salary depending on experience. Excellent fringe benefits.


The LASMNY program area includes thirteen counties: Broome, Chenango, Cayuga, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Otsego. In addition, LASMNY operates a statewide Farmworker Law Project from its New Paltz office.

LASMNY seeks to be a well-balanced multi-cultural organization. People of color, LBGTQ, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.


Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample and 3 references to:

Alice D. Decker, Managing Attorney

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