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Posted by: Legal Services of The Hudson Valley - 5/21/2019
Job Expires: 9/2/2019
Part-Time Matrimonial Staff Attorney- Spring Valley Legal Services of The Hudson Valley

Part-Time (.50 Fte) Matrimonial Staff Attorney- Spring Valley Legal Services of The Hudson Valley

Date Posted: 5/20/2019
Schedule Type: Part-Time (.50 FTE or 17.5 hours/week)

Practice Areas: Family Law, Matrimonial, Domestic Violence


For more than 50 years, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has been providing free, high-quality legal counsel in civil matters when basic human needs are at stake including: eviction and foreclosure prevention, domestic violence, disability, elder law, healthcare, consumer fraud and more.  Our services support almost 600,000 poor and low-income families and individuals who cannot afford an attorney in our seven-county service area.  With the gap separating those who can and cannot afford legal representation widening each day, we work to ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, regardless of their ability to pay.  As the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services in the lower and mid-Hudson Valley (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan), LSHV is proud to have handled almost 15,000 cases impacting more than 34,000 household members including 13,000 children last year. LSHV has ten offices, a staff of 150, including 90 attorneys and 30 paralegals.


Job Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening for a part-time (. 50 FTE) staff attorney in our Spring Valley office, who will provide legal services in contested/uncontested matrimonial matters and some family court. 

Duties of the Position: Represent clients primarily in Rockland and Orange Counties in all aspects of a matrimonial action whether contested or uncontested; including appellate practice; provide in depth consultation services (advice and counsel) to clients in matrimonial cases; and conduct education 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 all LSHV staff and access to justice communities.


  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar;
  • Three or more years of legal experience, including matrimonial litigation, or its equivalent;
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program preferred;
  • Understanding of the nature and dynamics of domestic violence and power and control;
  • Understanding and/or willingness to learn about different cultures and how culture impacts legal issued
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders.

Salary: DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits.

Please apply at our Career Center by following this link, and provide a resume and three references:

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley - Matrimonial Staff Attorney - Spring Valley

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.

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