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Thursday November 14 2019
     

Job Postings


STAFF ATTORNEYS - DISABILITY ADVOCACY

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) seeks dynamic Staff Attorneys to join our Disability Advocacy Program (DAP). This full-time position will work out of the Utica NY office, but it is anticipated that some travel will be required.

Job Responsibilities: This position will represent clients in administrative proceedings and hearings before Administrative Law Judges to obtain SSD/SSI benefits. Provides direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients, including but not limited to, advice, negotiation and administrative advocacy. This position carries a substantial caseload. Works under the supervision of a managing attorney.

Qualifications: Admission to the New York State Bar is preferred. The candidate must be highly organized and have strong written and oral advocacy skills. Strong legal research skills, and the ability to learn new areas of law quickly, if required. The candidate should demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with non-attorneys, should be self-motivated and able to work independently. Travel may be required and work schedule may vary depending on court hours. The candidate will be required to comply with all Legal Services Corporation regulations and grant-based reporting requirements. All candidates are subject to a background check.

Commitment to professional growth, problem solving and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for direct client services and commitment to social justice is 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.

Salary and Benefits: Salary depends on experience. The LASMNY offers a generous benefit package – medical, vision, dental, life, supplemental life, voluntary, flexible spending, 403(b), SEP/IRA, mileage reimbursement, training, registration fees, NYS Bar dues, PTO, Parental Leave, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Bar Exam Leave and (13) Holidays.

Application Process: Submit cover letter, resume, legal writing sample and names and contact information for three (3) references by email to Jobs@LASMNY.org.

LASMNY is a non-profit public interest law firm funded by the Legal Services Corporation, New York State Interest on Lawyer Account Fund, and New York State Office of Court Administration, among others. LASMNY is a non-profit public interest law firm funded by the Legal Services Corporation, 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.



PARALEGALS - DISABILITY ADVOCACY

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) seeks dynamic Paralegals to join our Disability Advocacy Program (DAP). This full-time position will work out of the Utica NY office, but it is anticipated that some travel will be required.

Job Responsibilities: This position will represent clients in administrative proceedings and hearings before Administrative Law Judges to obtain SSD/SSI benefits. Provides direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients, including but not limited to, advice, negotiation and administrative advocacy. This position carries a substantial caseload. Works under the supervision of a managing attorney.

Qualifications: The candidate must be highly organized and have strong written and oral advocacy skills. Strong legal research skills, and the ability to learn new areas of law quickly, if required. The candidate should demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with non-attorneys, should be self-motivated and able to work independently. Travel may be required and work schedule may vary depending on court hours. The candidate will be required to comply with all Legal Services Corporation regulations and grant-based reporting requirements. All candidates are subject to a background check.

Commitment to professional growth, problem solving and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for direct client services and commitment to social justice is 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.

Salary and Benefits: Salary depends on experience. The LASMNY offers a generous benefit package – medical, vision, dental, life, supplemental life, voluntary, flexible spending, 403(b), SEP/IRA, mileage reimbursement, training, registration fees, NYS Bar dues, PTO, Parental Leave, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Bar Exam Leave and (13) Holidays.

Application Process: Submit cover letter, resume, legal writing sample and names and contact information for three (3) references by email to Jobs@LASMNY.org.

LASMNY is a non-profit public interest law firm funded by the Legal Services Corporation, New York State Interest on Lawyer Account Fund, and New York State Office of Court Administration, among others. LASMNY is a non-profit public interest law firm funded by the Legal Services Corporation, 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.



STAFF ATTORNEYS - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-SEXUAL ASSAULT

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY), seeks dynamic Staff Attorneys to represent Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault Survivors in Utica NY in a holistic, client-centered advocacy practice. This full-time position will work primarily from the offices of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault service providers.

Job Responsibilities: Provide direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients including advice, negotiation, litigation in administrative tribunals and courts. The staff attorney will represent clients in a general practice including, but not limited to, Housing, Public Benefits, Family, Disability, Employment, Protective Order, Consumer, Education, Health, and Elder Law. Criminal Court Accompaniment is also required.

Qualifications:The successful candidate must be admitted to the New York State Bar. Trial experience is preferred. The candidate must be highly organized and have strong written and oral advocacy skills as well as strong legal research skills and the ability to learn new areas of law quickly. The candidate should demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with non-attorneys, should be self-motivated and able to work independently. Travel is required and work schedule may vary depending on court hours. Candidate will be required to comply with all Legal Services Corporation regulations and grant-based reporting requirements. All candidates are subject to background check.

Commitment to professional growth, problem solving and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for direct client services and commitment to social justice is 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.

Salary and Benefits: Salary depends on experience. The LASMNY offers a generous benefit package – medical, vision, dental, life, supplemental life, voluntary, flexible spending, 403(b), SEP/IRA, mileage reimbursement, training, registration fees, NYS Bar dues, PTO, Parental Leave, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Bar Exam Leave and (13) Holidays.

Application Process: Submit cover letter, resume, legal writing sample and names and contact information for three (3) references by email to Jobs@LASMNY.org.

LASMNY is a non-profit public interest law firm funded by the Legal Services Corporation, New York State Interest on Lawyer Account Fund, and New York State Office of Court Administration, among others. LASMNY is a non-profit public interest law firm funded by the Legal Services Corporation, 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.



STAFF ATTORNEYS - BILINGUAL

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY), seeks dynamic Staff Attorneys Bilingual in English and Spanish to represent our Farmworker Law Project (FLP) in our New Paltz NY office.

Project Description: The Farmworker Law Project (FLP) of the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) seeks a full-time Staff Attorney for a statewide project providing legal advocacy and education to farmworkers. FLP advocates for migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout New York State in employment and civil rights cases, focusing on the fundamental rights of minimum, overtime and contract wages, housing conditions in labor camps, and workplace safety. FLP also represents victims of human trafficking and other immigration applicants. In addition, advocates conduct outreach and community education to migrant farmworkers in rural labor camps throughout New York. FLP is located in New Paltz, (75) miles north of New York City.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Represent farmworkers on federal and state employment, civil rights, immigration and safety legal claims in federal and administrative matters;
  • Travel to farm labor camps throughout New York State to lead and facilitate community legal education activities with farmworkers;
  • Develop and design (in English and Spanish) community legal education materials for farmworkers on topics including labor, housing, health and safety, immigration, and civil rights;
  • Collaborate with other organizations and agencies for client referrals, workshop development and trainings;
  • Maintain accurate records and statistics, including documentation of educational trainings;
  • Assist in other activities as assigned by the Managing Attorney and Executive Director in order to carry out the objectives of the Farmworker Law Project.

  • Qualifications:
  • Admission to the Bar of the State of New York or eligibility to practice in New York under the 18 month legal services rule and up to five years prior legal practice; the nature and extent of prior legal experience.
  • Fluency in written and oral Spanish;
  • Willingness to travel overnight required;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the legal problems and needs of the poor; prior working experience with the farmworker community or in other programs which aid the working poor.
  • Strong academic training and performance.
  • Good writing and computer skills;
  • Must have a valid NYS Driver’s License.
  • Salary and Benefits: Salary depends on experience. The LASMNY offers a generous benefit package – medical, vision, dental, life, supplemental life, voluntary, flexible spending, 403(b), SEP/IRA, mileage reimbursement, training, registration fees, NYS Bar dues, PTO, Parental Leave, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Bar Exam Leave and (13) Holidays.

    Application Process: Submit cover letter, resume, legal writing sample and names and contact information for three (3) references by email to Jobs@LASMNY.org.

    LASMNY is a non-profit public interest law firm funded by the Legal Services Corporation, New York State Interest on Lawyer Account Fund, and New York State Office of Court Administration, among others. LASMNY is a non-profit public interest law firm funded by the Legal Services Corporation, 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.


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