The Olean office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) has an immediate opening for a full time Staff Attorney in our General Law Unit. The attorney will defend tenants and homeowners in eviction proceedings and foreclosure proceedings but will also work in the Disability Advocacy Project representing people who have been denied Social Security benefits and with the Cattaraugus County Family Court Project which represents qualified individuals in child custody cases, neglect and abuse cases, family offense cases and child support cases assigned in Cattaraugus County Family Court. The Olean office of LawNY® is nestled in the Enchanted Mountains of New York State providing abundant opportunities for paddling, mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, birding, hiking, hunting and fishing. Because of the ongoing pandemic, the Olean office staff work virtually or in teams and all court appearances are virtual.
Procedure: Applicants should submit:
- A cover letter describing qualifications;
- Writing sample; and
- Contact information for (3) references
by May 1, 2021 in order to ensure full consideration. Applications will be accepted beyond that date until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to the attention of Jeffrey M. Reed, Managing Attorney, and sent to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.