in 1967, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is a not-for-profit law firm,
providing free high-quality legal services in civil matters (noncriminal) for
individuals and families who cannot afford an attorney when their basic human
needs are at stake. This includes urgent legal needs such as: housing, domestic
violence and family law, income and public benefits, healthcare, consumer law,
and advocacy on behalf of elders, people with disabilities, and veterans and
military families, among others. Our clients are at or below 200% of the
federal poverty income guidelines, and almost 550,000 residents of the Hudson
Valley qualify for our services. We handle approximately 15,000 cases per year,
impacting roughly 35,000 household members across the seven counties of the
lower and mid-Hudson Valley (Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess,
Ulster and Sullivan). In pursuit of this mission, LSHV maintains a staff of
150, including 90 attorneys and 30 paralegals, across ten offices.
Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Goshen office
for a full-time staff attorney who will serve veterans and military families in
our Veterans and Military Families Project. Practice areas include: family law,
veterans benefit, public benefits and housing.
of the Position: individual case work, litigation in state and federal courts,
including appellate practice, and education and outreach efforts directed at
community members, advocates and service providers. The person hired will
also be expected to adhere to program and case handling standards, funder
requirements, the highest professional standards, and be available as a
resource to LSHV staff and access to justice communities. Occasional appearances in night court
pertaining to housing matters, may be required.
- Member in good standing of the New York State
Bar; admission to Federal court, a plus
- Excellent people skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse
group of stakeholders
- Driver License and access to vehicle
- Two or more years of legal experience,
including litigation, or its equivalent
- Military service experience
- Understanding of military culture and veterans'
- Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income
persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program
- English/Spanish bilingual
union scale, with excellent benefits.
apply at our career center and include cover letter, resume, writing sample and
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley- Staff
Attorney, Veterans & Military Families- Goshen, NY
Legal Services of
the Hudson Valley is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates
our employees' differences. Applicants
of diverse race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability and veteran status, are strongly encouraged to
apply. Our differences make us better.