2021-2022 Erie County Bar Foundation Campaign

Staff Attorneys – Multiple Locations

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY)
Published
November 19, 2021
Location
Binghamton, Cooperstown, New Paltz, Oneonta, Oswego, Syracuse, Utica, Watertown, NY
Category
Legal  
Job Type

Description

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY) is committed to a diverse, well balanced and inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for our positions. Women, people of color, LGBTQ applicants, veterans, people with disabilities and other walks of life are encouraged to apply.

LASMNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.

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.

LASMNY has full-time staff attorney positions available immediately in the locations listed below. Must be admitted to the New York State Bar or be able to gain admittance within a reasonable period of time (while utilizing New York’s 18-month temporary admission rule). Law Graduates with strong writing backgrounds may be considered if pending admission to the New York State Bar.

Binghamton Office - Family Court/Tenant Legal Assistance Initiative/Housing
Cooperstown Office - Family Court/Domestic Violence/Housing
New Paltz - Farmworker Law Project (FLP)
Oneonta Office -VOCA/Housing
Oswego Office - Housing
Syracuse Office - Domestic Violence/Elder Law/Housing
Utica Office - VAWA/VOCA/Housing
Watertown Office - Foreclosure/Domestic Violence/Housing

Visit us at www.lasmny.org.

Elder Law - Preparation of wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney; providing counsel and advice on consumer and housing issues; and providing other holistic legal services as appropriate.

Family Court (FC) - Family law matters, including custody/visitation, paternity, support violations, family offenses and abuse/neglect matters.

Foreclosure – Provide a full range of legal representation and counseling to individuals facing foreclosure of their home.

Farmworker Law Project (FLP) – Represent farmworkers, nursery workers, packinghouse workers and food processing workers across New York State, with a focus on impact litigation.

Housing – Offers holistic services to clients impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in housing matters, including evictions and foreclosures, and with financial and other hardships that could result in loss of housing.

Tenant Legal Assistance Initiative - Works with judges, bar associations, and other stakeholders to plan and implement expanded pro bono services for tenants. Provides direct legal services to tenants on a limited basis.

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) – General practice, but not limited to, housing, public benefits, family, disability, employment, protective order, consumer, education, health and elder law. Criminal Court Accompaniment is required.

Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) –Domestic violence and matrimonial matters. Additional areas could include public benefits, housing and disability.

Salary and exact title dependent on experience. LASMNY offers a generous benefit package, effective as of date of hire - medical, vision, dental, life, supplemental life, voluntary, flexible spending, health savings, 403(b), retirement, mileage reimbursement, training, registration fees, bar dues, paid time off, parental leave, bereavement leave, jury duty, bar exam leave, employee assistance plan, loan repayment and (13) holidays. Remote work upon approval by management.

For Consideration - 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 jobs@LASMNY.org.