Staff Attorney – Domestic Violence Services

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York
May 5, 2023
Utica, NY
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LASMNY is actively seeking a dynamic full-time staff attorney to provide legal assistance to represent domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties. It is anticipated that casework will be evenly distributed between, though the distribution could shift based on funding and client needs. The position is based in our Utica office 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 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors including advice, negotiation, and litigation in family law and matrimonial matters. Additionally, this will include providing holistic representation in matters related to the abuse or violence, including but not limited to, housing, public benefits, disability, employment, consumer, education, health and elder law. Will engage in education and outreach efforts to community members, advocates and service providers. Will be required to comply with all Legal Services Corporation (LSC) regulations, LASMNY policies and procedures and grant-based reporting requirements.

Job Qualifications The successful candidate must be admitted to the New York State (NYS) Bar. Law Graduates waiting for NYS Bar results/admission may be considered with strong writing and oral advocacy backgrounds. Trial experience preferred. A commitment to serving indigent community members and survivors of domestic violence is 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 and domestic violence survivors; prior experience in the client community or in other programs to aid low-income individuals and domestic violence survivors; and ability to communicate with persons in the client community. Travel is required. 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 & NYS Bar Dues, Vacation, Sick, Personal, Parental Leave, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Bar Exam Leave, EAP, Moving Expenses, Parking, Loan Repayment, Relocation Assistance and (14) Holidays.

Estimated salary range is:

  • Admitted to the NYS Bar: Estimated salary range is $60,000 - $90,540. DOE
  • Law Graduate: Estimated salary range is $58,000 - $59,000. DOE

Application Process

Interested, qualified applicants should apply by providing a cover letter, resume, writing sample and contact information, including email address for (3) professional references to

LASMNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) For more information, please visit