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Thursday November 15 2018
     

Job Postings


STAFF ATTORNEY/PARALEGAL - DISABILITY ADVOCACY

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) seeks a staff attorney or paralegal to perform Disability Advocacy Program (DAP) services throughout the geographic area served by LASMNY as needed. This position can be held out of the Utica office; 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 a 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.



HELPLINE PARALEGAL

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (“LASMNY”) has a paralegal position available in the Utica Office for its Central New York Legal HelpLine Project. The successful candidate’s primary job responsibilities will be to screen calls from applicants seeking civil legal assistance to determine whether callers are eligible for assistance, open intakes in our case management system for eligible callers, and follow intake protocols to properly refer callers. The paralegal will also assist in maintaining updated referral sources, make referrals, if necessary, to legal services program outside of our service area and/or other sources of assistance, and cover the Utica front desk when necessary.

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.

Qualifications:The following factors, among others, are considered as qualifications for the position: academic training and performance; the nature and extent of prior legal experience; knowledge and understanding of the legal problems and needs of the poor; prior working experience in the client community or in other programs to aid the poor; ability to communicate with persons in the client community, and cultural competency.

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 the names of three references to:
Christina Reilly, Managing Attorney for Central New York HelpLine
E-mail: Jobs@LASMNY.org.



DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STAFF ATTORNEY

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. is seeking to fill a staff attorney position in its Domestic Violence Unit. Candidates must be admitted to practice in New York State. The staff attorney will be responsible for providing a full range of legal representation and counseling to individuals facing domestic violence and matrimonial matters.

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 direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients including advice, negotiation and litigation. The staff attorney will represent clients primarily in matrimonial cases with a further emphasis in family court matters. Additional areas of practice could include public benefits, housing and disability.

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 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 a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and three references to:
Alice Decker, Managing Attorney
Jobs@LASMNY.org

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