This job is a temporary full-time position expected to last from August
2019 through March 2020 to prevent the loss of homes due to foreclosure.
The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York,
a nonprofit civil legal services program, is seeking an experienced foreclosure
attorney to provide representation in foreclosure matters to low income clients
in 16 counties in northeastern New York. The position is located in
Albany, NY, the state capital, and a lively family friendly city with a
reasonable cost of living, excellent quality of life, and easy access to major
metropolitan areas as well as year-round outdoor opportunities.
Our mission is to fight
for fairness, dignity, and justice for those living in poverty and
for a society which is inclusive and equitable for all. We transform
lives, build community and empower people by using the law to address
individual and systemic wrongs and inequities.
We seek an attorney who
will be dedicated to our mission and will seek justice and fairness for the
community. We are skilled, creative and compassionate advocates combining
a passion to serve with the skills and will to address both individual and
systemic injustice. Our office is a collegial and supportive workplace,
encouraging and supporting staff development. We take pride in providing
holistic services to our clients with a wide range of programs and substantive
We are an integral part
of the legal and human service community and expect this attorney to be deeply
involved in the network of housing counselors and attorneys working to guide
homeowners, and prevent foreclosures and homelessness.
LASNNY seeks to hire a temporary staff attorney to serve in its
Foreclosure Prevention Project in the Albany office. The attorney will provide legal assistance to
homeowners threatened with foreclosure in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady,
Columbia, and Greene Counties served from the Albany Office. The attorney will
be responsible for providing advice, brief service, negotiation and full
representation in foreclosure proceedings, settlement conferences and other
foreclosure related cases to homeowners at risk of mortgage foreclosure. The
attorney will be responsible for related detailed grant reporting and must work
closely with other staff at LASNNY, project partners and housing counseling
agencies. The attorney will also be
expected to conduct outreach to prospective clients and routinely be out of the
office at court, community partner agencies or other off-site locations, attend
meetings of the HomeSave Coalition and other local community meetings and
participate in clinics, community legal education or other outreach events.
The attorney will also provide free legal
assistance to eligible households in a variety of legal matters to meet their
clients' essential needs, such as housing and subsistence income, including
housing related bankruptcy, housing post foreclosure or other homeownership
related issues. The attorney will be
expected to represent clients in multiple forums, in varied areas of law and
types of actions and proceedings. In
addition to providing advice, brief service and full representation to eligible
clients, responsibilities will include data collection, grant reporting, case
file and case management system maintenance.
least 2 to 4 years prior legal experience or equivalent is required. Admitted to New York State Bar. Demonstrated commitment to public interest
law and providing high quality legal services to clients in civil matters. Must be able to communicate effectively and work
independently and efficiently. Sensitive
to the needs of the low and moderate income households in crisis. Good computer and administrative skills
including accurate and quick data entry.
Ability to handle high volume caseload, work off-site and collaboratively
with community partner agency staff.
Must have a car and valid New York driver's license. Prior experience in
foreclosure representation, real estate or housing law related experience is
preferred. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
Salary: Depending on Experience to $48,245.
Unionized program, with excellent fringe benefits.
Application Deadline: July 28, 2019
that do not have a cover letter, resume and writing sample will not be
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, LGBTQ persons, Protected Veterans, and
people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.