The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York (LASMNY), Inc. is actively seeking a dynamic full-time Staff Attorney to provide legal assistance to clients facing foreclosure of their home under the Home Ownership Protection Program (HOPP) in Lewis and Jefferson Counties. The position can be based in either our Syracuse or Watertown NY offices and 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, which will include advice, negotiation, motion practice, and litigation. The staff attorney will be responsible for providing a full range of legal representation and counseling to individuals facing foreclosure of their home. 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 and procedures, and grant-based reporting requirements.
The successful candidate must be admitted to the New York State Bar Association. Trial experience is preferred. A commitment to professional growth, excellent organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for direct client services, and a commitment to social justice are required. Other qualifying factors include: the nature and extent of prior legal experience; knowledge and understanding of the legal problems and needs of low-income individuals; prior experience in the client community or in other programs to aid low-income individuals; and the ability to communicate with persons in the client community. Some travel may be required. Must possess a valid NYS Driver’s License. Bilingual or multilingual is a plus.
Benefits – 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 and NYS Bar Dues, Vacation, Sick, Personal, Loan Repayment, Relocation Assistance and (14) Holidays.
Estimated salary range is: $60,000 to $90,540, DOE.
We encourage interested qualified applicants to apply for this position by providing a cover letter, resume, writing sample and contact information, including email address, for (3) professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LASMNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) For more information, please visit www.lasmny.org