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
Alice D. Decker, Managing Attorney