LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK
FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROJECT PAID SUMMER
The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) is
a publicly funded law office with five offices providing free civil legal
services to low income individuals living in 16 counties in northeastern New
York. Our current priorities are Support
for Families, Preserving the Home, Maintaining Economic Stability, Maintaining
Safety, Stability & Health, and Serving Populations with Special
Vulnerabilities, Children's Advocacy and Delivery of Legal Services. LASNNY's Foreclosure Prevention Project (FPP)
provides legal assistance to low income homeowners facing foreclosure. In addition to mortgage foreclosures, the FPP
assists eligible homeowners in tax foreclosure proceedings and post-foreclosure
evictions, as well as land contract matters.
FPP also assists tenants residing in foreclosed properties.
LASNNY is looking for a motivated law student or recent
graduate who is committed to seeking fairness and justice for low income people
confronted by foreclosure. The paid FPP
law clerk will be based in our Albany Office,
serving Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties. The Law Clerk will work closely and collaboratively
with experienced Foreclosure Defense attorneys. The clerk's responsibilities will include but are not
limited to: client contact; legal
research and writing in multiple substantive
areas of law including consumer law, real estate, banking, bankruptcy,
trusts and estates, family and matrimonial, as well as civil procedure;
document review and analysis; investigation; drafting legal documents and
correspondence; assisting clients with loss mitigation applications; attending client interviews, meetings, and
court appearances. Eligible students may also have an opportunity
to practice under a student practice order.
The Law Clerk will experience the collegiality and camaraderie of
working in a public interest law firm.
Current law student or recent graduate with excellent research, writing and
communication skills. Applicants must demonstrate a strong
commitment to furthering the legal rights of low income and underserved people.
Applicant must possess an analysis that includes the Must be
intelligent, hardworking, careful, reliable, have good judgment, attention to
detail and be able to work independently. Proficient computer, administrative, reporting
and data entry skills. Ability to speak
Spanish a plus.
Schedule: Approximately 15 hours per week during the
summer months. Specific schedule to be
determined during business hours. LASNNY would consider a longer work week under
the right circumstances. Could lead to
continued part time clerkship in the Fall.
Salary: $15 per hour
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
Position starts 6/15/19 or as soon thereafter as possible.
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, LGBT persons,
applicants and recipients of public assistance, people with disabilities and
protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.