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