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.
LSHV is hosting an opportunity in its Newburgh, Goshen,
& White Plains, NY, offices for law students to serve in the Equal Justice
Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps as Law Student Members. The Veterans
Legal Corps Law Student Program will engage 238 law students to serve as
AmeriCorps members around the country who are working to expand the delivery of
legal services to low-income and/or homeless veterans and their families.
Veterans Legal Corps Law Student Members will
improve the lives of low-income and homeless veterans by providing legal
assistance that ultimately leads to higher incomes, better health, safer and
more secure housing, and family stability. In some circumstances, Student
Members may have the opportunity to serve alongside a Veterans Legal Corps
Fellow (attorney) at one of the existing Veterans Legal Corps host
organizations. All Veterans Legal Corps Law Student Members will conduct legal
research, draft legal memoranda and documents, engage in case investigation,
conduct client interviews, and develop case strategy.
Student must complete a minimum of 300 hours of
service by August 30, 2019, unless prior written approval is provided by Equal
Justice Works. Requirements to serve include completion and clearance of the
National Sex Offender Public Registry check, state criminal background
check(s), FBI fingerprint criminal background check, and submission of proof of
The Veterans Legal Corps Law Student Program is part of an
AmeriCorps-funded program administered by Equal Justice Works that provides law
students with the opportunity to earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of
approximately $1,230 that can be used to pay educational expenses or student
Students may seek up to $4,422 in outside
funding for their service, to receive approximately $5,600 in funding. The $4,422 in additional funding may be
funded by a Federal Work Study Award, the student's law school, local bar foundation,
and/or other public interest fellowship award.
In addition, students are welcome to hold outside employment to
supplement their income.
Please apply by following this link:
Legal Services of the
Hudson Valley- Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Student Intern
Additionally, interested applicants must submit
an application through the Equal Justice Works Student Application
More information is available at https://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-students/part-time-summer/vlc/.
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is proud to
be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our employees' differences. Applicants
of diverse race, color, region, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, and veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply. Our
differences make us better.