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Posted by: HOUSING STAFF ATTORNEY-NEWBURGH & GOSHEN, NY - 6/24/2019
Job Expires: 8/26/2019
Staff Attorney- General Practice - Kingston, NY

Job Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Kingston office for a full-time, general practice staff attorney who will serve low-income individuals and families living in Ulster County.  

Duties of the Position: intakes and individual case work, litigation in state and federal courts, including appellate practice, and education and outreach efforts 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 LSHV staff and access to justice communities.

Qualifications

  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar; willingness to be admitted to the Federal Bar
  • One or more years of legal experience, including litigation or administrative hearings;
  • Understanding of the nature and challenges of working with persons with disabilities;
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Legal Drivers' license required;

Preferred

  • English/Spanish bilingual preferred;
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program preferred.

Salary: DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits.

Please apply at our career center and include cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references, by following this link:

Staff Attorney- General Practice - Kingston, NY - Legal Services of the Hudson 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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