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Sunday May 20 2018
     

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IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

The Citizenship Project at the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) provides legal education, advice and representation to immigrants seeking to become United States citizens through the naturalization process. The full-time attorney being sought will focus on elder and disabled refugees who face obstacles to the naturalization process. The attorney will also work under a Department of Justice VAWA grant representing victims of domestic violence in VAWA self-petitions and corresponding adjustments of status, battered spouse waivers, and U and T cases.

LASMNY's program area covers thirteen counties: Broome, Chenango, Cayuga, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Otsego. In addition, LASMNY operates a statewide Farmworker Law Project from its New Paltz office.

Job Responsibilities: Provide complete representation to clients in USCIS applications, interviews and related administrative proceedings, give advice and counsel when complete representation is not appropriate, and provide community legal education to the diverse immigrant communities throughout the LASMNY service area and to the regional network of immigrant/refugee service providers. Develop legal education materials and workshops on the naturalization process and the immigration benefits available to victims of domestic violence.

Qualifications:
  • Admission in any U.S. jurisdiction
  • Commitment to serving indigent community members
  • 3-5 years of immigration law experience preferred (clinical experience will be considered)
  • A high level of cultural competency
  • Ability to work with sensitivity and patience towards victims of trauma and the developmentally disabled
  • Ability to speak a foreign language strongly preferred

  • Salary and Benefits: Salary depending on experience. Excellent fringe benefits.
    *Attorneys working for Legal Services Corporation funded programs may qualify for LSC’s Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

    LASMNY seeks to be a well balanced multi-cultural organization. People of color, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.

    To Apply: Please send resume, professional references, and writing sample, and three references to:
    E-mail: Jobs@LASMNY.org.



    STAFF ATTORNEYS/PARALEGALS - DISABILITY ADVOCACY

    The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) is hiring two staff attorneys or paralegals to perform Disability Advocacy Program (DAP) services throughout the geographic area served by LASMNY as needed. These positions can be held out of the Utica, Syracuse or Binghamton offices; it is anticipated that some travel will be required.

    LASMNY's program area covers thirteen counties: Broome, Chenango, Cayuga, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Otsego. In addition, LASMNY operates a statewide Farmworker Law Project from its New Paltz office.

    Job Responsibilities: The staff attorney or paralegal will represent clients in administrative proceedings and hearings before Administrative Law Judges to obtain SSD/SSI benefits. The staff attorney or paralegal will also provide comprehensive legal services including advice, negotiation and administrative advocacy and will carry a substantial caseload. The position also requires that the staff attorney or paralegal satisfy grant and office reporting requirements. The staff attorney or paralegal will work under the supervision of a managing attorney.

    Qualifications: Prior experience preferred but not necessary.

    Salary and Benefits: Salary depending on experience. Excellent fringe benefits.

    LASMNY seeks to be a well balanced multi-cultural organization. People of color, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.

    To Apply: Please send resume, writing sample, and three references to:
    Paul Lupia, Executive Director
    Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.
    268 Genesee Street
    Utica, New York 13502
    E-mail: Jobs@LASMNY.org.



    STAFF ATTORNEY - FAMILY LAW - BINGHAMTON, NY

    The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) seeks a staff attorney with experience or interest in full time family law in Broome County Family Court to work in our Binghamton, New York office.

    Job Responsibilities: Provide direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients including advice, negotiation, motion practice and litigation. The staff attorney will represent clients primarily in elder and family law cases, including custody/visitation, paternity, support violations, family offenses, abuse/ neglect matters; and elder law cases.

    Qualifications: The successful candidate must be admitted to the New York State Bar. Trial experience is preferred. 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, particularly in the areas of family law; 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.

    Salary and Benefits: Salary depending on experience. Excellent fringe benefits.

    LASMNY's program area covers thirteen counties: Broome, Chenango, Cayuga, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Otsego. In addition, LASMNY operates a statewide Farmworker Law Project from its New Paltz office.

    LASMNY seeks to be a well balanced multi-cultural organization. People of color, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.

    Deadline: Until filled.

    To Apply: Please send resume, writing sample, and three references to:
    Paul Lupia, Executive Director
    Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.
    268 Genesee Street
    Utica, New York 13502
    E-mail: Jobs@LASMNY.org.



    STAFF ATTORNEY - FAMILY LAW - COOPERSTOWN, NY

    The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) seeks a staff attorney with experience or interest in general poverty law with an emphasis on Family Court representation for the Otsego County Conflict Defender Program and Domestic Violence representation pursuant to a New York State Domestic Violence Grant from New York DCJS and Elder Law representation pursuant to the Older Americans Act (Otsego County and Delaware County Offices for the Aging).

    Job Responsibilities: Provide direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients including advice, negotiation, motion practice and litigation. The staff attorney will represent clients primarily in family law cases, including custody/visitation, paternity, support violations, family offenses and abuse/ neglect matters; matrimonial actions and other legal services for survivors of domestic violence; and wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, consumer issues, amongst others for elder clients.

    Qualifications: The successful candidate must be admitted to the New York State Bar. Trial experience is preferred. 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, particularly in the areas of family law; 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.

    Salary and Benefits: Salary depending on experience. Excellent fringe benefits.

    LASMNY's program area covers thirteen counties: Broome, Chenango, Cayuga, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Otsego. In addition, LASMNY operates a statewide Farmworker Law Project from its New Paltz office.

    LASMNY seeks to be a well balanced multi-cultural organization. People of color, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.

    Deadline: Until filled.

    To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three professional references, a writing sample, and salary expectation to:
    Alice Decker, Managing Attorney
    Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.
    168 Water Street, 2nd Floor
    Binghamton, New York 13901
    E-mail: Jobs@LASMNY.org.

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