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Posted by: Donna Picarro - 4/25/2019
Job Expires: 5/31/2019
Staff Attorney

Position: Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. will hire a staff attorney for our Syracuse office.

Background: Legal Services of Central New York (LSCNY) is committed to achieving justice for low-income people and those who have difficulty accessing the justice system. For more than 50 years, LSCNY has represented clients in housing, income security, consumer, education, employment, and access to health care matters. We seek to make a difference in clients� lives and their communities by eliminating the barriers that cause poverty or reduce our clients' ability to escape from poverty. We continually search for ways to improve the lives of our clients and their communities by creating new projects such as the Faith Seidenberg Racial Justice Initiative, the Community Counsel Project, and a re-entry project in collaboration with the Onondaga County Assigned Counsel Program.

Responsibilities: Staff attorneys engage in comprehensive legal representation including advice, negotiation, litigation, and administrative and legislative advocacy. Attorneys represent individuals and engage in broad-based impact advocacy. Attorneys collaborate in teams led by an experienced supervisor.


  • Admitted or eligible for admission to the bar of the State of New York.
  • Two or more years of experience preferred.
  • Experience or interest in housing work is a plus.
  • A demonstrated commitment to providing high quality legal assistance to low-income and under-served populations.
  • Excellent analytical, legal writing, and advocacy skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Closing date:  Closing date for applications Friday, May 31, 2019 or when filled.

Salary/Benefits:  D.O.E.; excellent benefits.

Application:  Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to:

Director of Human Resources

Legal Services of Central New York, Inc.

221 South Warren Street, Suite 300

Syracuse, New York 13202


      Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. is committed to hiring, retaining, and promoting diversity and culturally appropriate inclusion so we can be more creative, effective, and just, bringing more varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents, and interests to the practice of law and the administration of justice. We accept, respect, and value differences that include attributes such as age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities, language, socioeconomic status, marital and parental status, and cultural background. 
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