The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) is actively seeking a dynamic full-time Staff Attorneys for LASMNY’s Central New York Legal HelpLine Project. The position is based in one of our NY offices – Binghamton, Oneonta, Oswego, Syracuse, Utica or Watertown. This position reports to the Managing Attorney.
LASMNY is a non-profit public interest law firm. We provide free legal information, advice and representation to people who are unable to afford a lawyer. The program area includes (13) counties: Broome, Chenango, Cayuga, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Otsego. In addition, our Farmworker Law Project services the entire New York State out of our New Paltz Office.
Essential Job Functions
The staff attorney will provide direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients on LASMNY’s HelpLine from 9 am to 5 pm. The staff attorney will carry a substantial caseload. This position requires that the staff attorney comply with all Legal Services Corporation (LSC) regulations, LASMNY policies, procedures and grant-based reporting requirements.
The successful candidate must be admitted to the New York State (NYS) Bar. Minimum of two (2) years of legal experience, with substantive experience is legal issues affecting low income clients to include but not limited to housing, consumer and family law. Ability to handle a high call volume with supporting with individuals in crisis with patience and sensitivity. A commitment to professional growth, excellent organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for direct client services and commitment to social justice required. Other qualifying factors include: the nature and extent of prior legal experience, knowledge and understanding of the legal problems and needs of the poor, prior experience in the client community or in other programs to aid the poor, ability to communicate with persons in the client community; and cultural similarity with the client community. Bilingual or multilingual a plus.
LASMNY offers a generous benefit package!
Most benefits available as of date of hire. Medical, Vision, Dental, Basic/Voluntary Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Flexible Savings Accounts, 403(b), SEP/IRA, Mileage Reimbursement, Training, CLE Registration Fees, Attorney Registration Fee, Local & NYS Bar Dues, Vacation, Sick, Personal, Parental Leave, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Bar Exam Leave, EAP, Moving Expenses, Parking, Loan Repayment, Relocation Assistance and (14) Holidays.
Admitted to the NYS Bar-Estimated salary range is $60,000 - $90,540, dependent on experience
We encourage interested qualified applicants to apply for this position by providing a cover letter, resume, writing sample and contact information, with email addresses, for three (3) professional references at jobs@LASMNY.org.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer
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