This position involves direct representation of income
eligible individuals with disabilities in a variety of areas, including special
education (students age 5-21) and the appeal of adverse eligibility decisions
pertaining to disability related services/programs through the Office of People
with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).
The attorney will advocate for appropriate educational
programs for students with disabilities, protect the educational rights of
homeless students, represent students at residency hearings and in disciplinary
matters, and represent adults with disabilities in securing appropriate
residential placements and supports. Duties
also include representation at Committee on Special Education meetings,
Resolution Sessions and Impartial Hearings, at hearings before the Department
of Social Services, drafting Due Process
Complaints, appeals to the NYSED Office of State Review and the NYS
Commissioner of Education, Article 78 petitions, Appellate Division appeals and
federal litigation papers.
START DATE: Immediate
SALARY: $52,458 DOE
Admission to the New York State Bar is preferable. Applicants who have passed the Bar Examination
and are pending admission will be considered.
Experience and/or interest in educational systems is desirable. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English
will be viewed favorably. Strong
analytical and writing skills are essential.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter
along with their resume to:
Lynn Iacona, Esq.
Law Services Committee, Inc.
Helen Keller Way, 5th Floor
New York 11550
NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC. IS AN
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
PERSONS OF COLOR AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND LGBTQ ARE
ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.