LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK
STAFF ATTORNEY -
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
Responsibilities: Assertive and compassionate attorney is
needed to provide high quality culturally competent civil legal services to
victims of crime especially domestic violence and/or sexual assault and to low
income people in the Saratoga Springs, New York Legal Aid office. The attorney will be responsible for
providing advice, brief service, community legal education and zealous
representation to crime victims especially victims of domestic violence and/or
sexual assault in a broad range of civil matters including orders of
protection, custody, matrimonial law and child support. Responsible for implementation, recordkeeping
and reporting for assigned grant.
Attorney will be expected to work closely with local domestic violence
service provider and actively participate in domestic violence task
Qualifications: At least 2 to 9 years prior legal experience
or equivalent is required. Admitted to
New York State Bar. Demonstrated
commitment to public interest law and providing high quality legal services to clients
in civil matters. Sensitive and
effective management of a robust litigation caseload involving sensitive and
traumatic circumstances. Must be assertive, compassionate, demonstrate good
judgment, be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to communicate
effectively and work efficiently. Must work well both independently and with
close supervision. Must have a car and valid New York driver's license. Excellent computer, research and writing
skills. Prior experience in high quality
representation of victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in Family
Court or relevant experience. Ability to
speak Spanish a plus.
Profile: The Legal Aid
Society is a publicly funded law firm which provides free civil legal services
to low-income and needy individuals.
These positions are in our branch offices in Saratoga Springs, New York.
up to $63,927
Unionized program, with excellent fringe benefits. May be eligible for Loan Repayment Assistance
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 COB
Any applications that do not have a cover letter,
resume and writing sample will not be considered.
To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org OR
1) Complete the Application
linked here, or the mobile-friendly
application linked here
2) Complete the Demographic
Survey linked here
We are Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities, women, the elderly, LGBTQ persons, Protected Veterans and
people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.