Staff Attorney- Foreclosure, Mt. Vernon, NY
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Date Posted: 4/7/2023
Job Type: STAFF ATTORNEY- FORECLOSURE
Schedule Type: Full-Time
For more than 50 years, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has been providing free, high-quality legal counsel in civil matters when basic human needs are at stake including: eviction and foreclosure prevention, domestic violence, disability, elder law, healthcare, consumer fraud and more. Our services support almost 600,000 poor and low-income families and individuals who cannot afford an attorney in our seven-county service area. With the gap separating those who can and cannot afford legal representation widening each day, we work to ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, regardless of their ability to pay. As the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services in the lower and mid-Hudson Valley (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan), LSHV is proud to have handled over 12,000 cases impacting nearly 27,500 household members including 10,000 children last year. LSHV is made up of ten offices, and a dedicated and highly skilled staff of attorneys, paralegals, and administrative professionals.
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is dedicated to building a highly skilled workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. We are committed to racial justice and promoting equity for all, and we continuously review and strengthen our processes and practices to empower our staff, clients and the communities we serve. Respect is a cornerstone of relationships among our staff. Our affinity groups are self-directed and provide a space for members to support one another and their shared vision. We encourage applications from people of all identities.
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Mt. Vernon office for a full-time staff attorney to work on matters related to foreclosure prevention primarily throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties. These matters include foreclosure, bankruptcy, and matters related to foreclosure, e.g., probate and administration matters. There may be occasions where coverage of casework in Ulster, Dutchess, Westchester and Rockland Counties is required.
Duties of the Position: The duties include intake and individual case work, litigation in state and federal courts, including appellate practice, and education and outreach efforts directed at community members 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.
- Member in good standing of the New York State Bar; or out of state admission with eligibility and willingness to be admitted in NYS;
- Three or more years of legal experience, including litigation, or its equivalent;
- Excellent people skills;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders;
- Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program;
- English/Spanish bilingual.
Salary: DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits. After a brief probationary period, this position may permit work from home up to two days per week.
Please apply through the link and include cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references:
Foreclosure Staff Attorney - Mount Vernon, NY - Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is a proud equal opportunity employer. People of all races, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.