ANNOUNCEMENT (June 2019)
RIGHTS PARALEGAL (OLEAN, NY)
The Olean office of
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY) has an opening for
a full time Paralegal who will work as
part of a project to provide civil legal services to victims of crime,
including survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Paralegal will work under the supervision
of project staff attorneys providing civil legal help for victims on a range of
issues, including orders of protection, custody, support, housing, public
benefits, employment, health, education and consumer law, as well as victims'
rights enforcement. Duties will include
maintaining contact with clients, assisting in gathering documentation and
evidence, conducting legal research, drafting correspondence and pleadings,
attending meetings and court appearances, and assisting with grant
reporting. The project will involve
close coordination with the local domestic violence and sexual assault services
agencies, as well as with the New York Crime Victims Legal Network and is
funded by a grant from the New York State Office of Victim Services.
Program: Legal Assistance of
Western New York, Inc. is a not-for-profit law firm which provides
civil legal services to low-income clients in a fourteen county area of western
New York including the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier region. Our staff work
closely across areas of specialization to bring a holistic approach to
addressing law-related issues affecting our clients and communities. The Olean
office serves the residents of Cattaraugus County and will also serve Alleghany County under this project.
Requirements: A college degree
and/or a combination of education and relevant work experience is
required. Applicants should have a
demonstrated commitment to working with victims of crime, excellent oral and
written communication skills, and superior organizational skills.
is dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual increments. The
entry level salary for a Paralegal is $30,000 increasing to $35,000 for a
paralegal with five years' experience. LawNY has an excellent
health and benefit package as well as generous leave provisions. This position is considered non-exempt under
the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Procedure: Applicants should submit the following: (1) a
cover letter describing their interest and qualifications, (2) resume, and (3)
three references to the attention of Mr. Jeffrey Reed, Managing Attorney, via
email to: email@example.com by July 12, 2019.
Legal Assistance of
Western New York, Inc. (LawNY) is an equal opportunity employer.
LawNY encourages applications from diverse candidates. LawNY
welcomes applications regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability,
genetic information or any other consideration protected by law.