The Western New York Law Center, Inc. (WNYLC) is looking to fill a Temporary (with the Possibility to Become Permanent) Full-Time Staff Attorney position to work within our Foreclosure and Consumer Debt Departments. The ideal candidate will have a legal services background with a dedication to public interest work. WNYLC offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package.
WNYLC is a not-for-profit corporation formed in 1996 after Congress restricted the types of cases that Legal Services Corporation (LSC) grantees could handle. The Center represents low-income Western New Yorkers in civil matters, emphasizing those areas restricted by LSC, including consumer debt, foreclosure prevention, and bankruptcy. As part of our work, we administer the Buffalo branch of CLARO, a consumer debt program that originated in New York City, in response to the overwhelming need for legal assistance to individuals being sued for subprime automobile loans, usurious credit agreements, student loans, and other consumer issues.
Staff Attorneys engage in comprehensive legal representation, including advice, negotiation, litigation, and administrative and legislative advocacy. We represent individuals and engage in broad-based impact advocacy. Attorneys collaborate in teams led by an experienced supervisor. Attorneys conduct community outreach and work to build partnerships with local community organizations.
- Admitted to practice in NYS, required
- Experience with consumer debt, bankruptcy, and/or foreclosure prevention, preferred
- Strong legal writing, interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills
- Proficient in use of computer software
- Demonstrated commitment to and passion for the rights of low-income clients
- Comfortable working in a fast paced environment, with a high caseload
- Potential travel, required
- May need to work evening hours, as needed
Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample (no longer than 10 pages), and the names of three references to Paulette Campbell, Esq., CLARO Managing Attorney, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 17th, 2020. No phone calls please.
WNYLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Employer recruits without regard to sex, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and any such candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.