Attorney - Full Time
Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. - New Paltz Office
Law Project (FLP)
The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York (LASMNY), Inc. is committed to a
diverse, well balanced and inclusive workforce.
We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life
to apply for our positions. Women,
people of color, LGBTQ people, veterans and people with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.
Position - The
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) is actively seeking a Staff Attorney for its Farmworker Law
Project (FLP) located in New Paltz, New
York. The New Paltz office
represents migrant and seasonal farm, nursery and food processing workers
across New York State.
Location - The
office is located in the college town of New Paltz in the Hudson Valley near
the Catskill Mountains, an area known for hiking, biking, rock climbing and
boating, as well as thriving arts, restaurants and other recreational
opportunities. Public transportation is
available to New York City, which is less than 90 miles away.
of Program - FLP is a statewide project of LASMNY representing
migrant and seasonal workers across New York, which ranks 10th nationwide for
number of farmworkers and 10th for number of H-2A workers. FLP's legal practice focuses on employment,
wages and working conditions, housing conditions and evictions, civil rights,
discrimination and other status issues, and limited immigration practice. FLP collaborates with legal and service
providers on issues of taxes and access to New York's generous ACA health
insurance programs that are available to farmworkers.
FLP and LASMNY are funded by the Legal
Services Corporation. LASMNY provides
comprehensive civil legal services to low income residents of the following
counties: Broome, Chenango, Cayuga, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson,
Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Otsego. FLP operates statewide
from the New Paltz office.
Job Functions - Represent
farmworkers on federal and state employment, civil rights, immigration and
safety legal claims in federal and administrative matters. Travel to farm labor camps throughout New
York State to lead and facilitate community legal education activities with
farmworkers. Develop and design (in
English and Spanish) community legal education materials for farmworkers on
topics including labor, housing, health and safety, immigration, and civil
rights. Collaborate with other
organizations and agencies for client referrals, workshop development and
accurate records and statistics, including documentation of educational
trainings. Assist in other activities as
assigned by the Managing Attorney and Executive Director in order to carry out
the objectives of the Farmworker Law Project.
Qualifications - Our ideal applicant will demonstrate an
understanding of and commitment to LASMNY's mission and value of justice. Must
be admitted to the New York State Bar. Three
to five years of experience in employment, immigration and immigrant rights law
(preferably in farmworker law, including knowledge of FLSA, AWPA, and H-2A
Will have the knowledge and understanding of the legal problems and needs of the poor. Excellent legal skills including
litigation experience. Ability to speak
and write Spanish preferred. Proficient
with Microsoft Office and database management.
Supervisory experience helpful.
Valid NYS Driver's License.
Salary depends on experience. LASMNY offers a generous benefit package - medical,
vision, dental, life, supplemental life, voluntary, flexible spending, 403(b),
SEP/IRA, mileage reimbursement, training, registration fees, NYS Bar dues, PTO,
Parental Leave, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Bar Exam Leave, EAP, Loan
Repayment and (13) Holidays.
For consideration, applicants will
provide a cover letter, resume, writing sample and contact information for
professional references at jobs@LASMNY.org.
LASMNY is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative