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Posted by: Human Resources - 10/27/2020
Job Expires: 1/4/2021
Staff Attorney- Elder Law/General Practice, Spring Valley, NY Temporary, One (1) Year

Job Description
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Spring Valley office for a full time General Practice Staff Attorney to work on Elder Law and General Practice Matters including drafting and executing simple Wills; Powers of Attorneys; Health Care Proxies; Medicaid eligibility and basic planning; managed long-term care denials, and other civil matters.  The attorney will serve seniors and vulnerable populations living in Rockland County with legal matters that involve Elder Law Matters as described herein and civil legal matters involving the basic necessities of life.

Duties of the Position:   Individual client representation, litigation in state and federal courts as well as administrative hearings and appellate practice.  The person hired will be expected to handle a high-volume case load in an often fast passed and demanding environment.  Additionally, 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.

Requirements

  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar;
  • One or more years of legal experience, including litigation and handling high volume caseload;
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to handle high stress situations;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders; and

Preferred

  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program;

Salary: DOE, Competitive union scale, with excellent benefits.

Please apply at our career center and include cover letter, resume, and three references:

Staff Attorney- Elder Law/General Practice, Spring Valley, NY - Temporary, One (1) Year

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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