Attorney - Domestic Violence

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Job location
1 Kimball Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
Street address: 
55 Colvin Avenue
City: 
Albany
State: 
New York
ZIP: 
12206
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK
STAFF ATTORNEY – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – AMSTERDAM, NY OFFICE

Responsibilities: Attorney is needed to provide civil legal services to victims of domestic violence and low income people in Amsterdam Legal Aid office. The attorney will be responsible for providing advice, brief service, community legal education and representation of victims of domestic violence in a broad range of civil matters including orders of protection, custody, matrimonial law and child support. May also be responsible for providing general legal services to low income residents of Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties. Responsible for implementation, recordkeeping and reporting for Division of Criminal Justice Services grant and U.S. Department of Justice Violence Against Women Act grant. Attorney will be expected to work closely with local domestic violence service providers and domestic violence task forces.

Qualifications: At least 2 to 7 years prior legal experience or equivalent is required. Admitted to New York State Bar. Demonstrated commitment to public interest law and providing high quality legal services to clients in civil matters. Must be able to communicate effectively and work independently and efficiently. Must have a car and valid New York driver’s license. Good computer skills. Prior experience in representation of victims of domestic violence in Family Court or relevant housing experience. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Program Profile: The Legal Aid Society is a publicly funded law firm which provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals. This position is in our branch office in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam office serves low income individuals in Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties.

Salary: $46,307 to $59,700 Unionized program, with excellent fringe benefits. May be eligible for Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

Application Deadline: March 10, 2017

To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org OR

1) Complete the Application linked here, or the mobile-friendly application linked here
2) Complete the Demographic Survey linked here

No applications will be accepted without a writing sample, cover letter and resume.

We are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, the elderly, LGBT persons and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Requirements: 

Qualifications: At least 2 to 7 years prior legal experience or equivalent is required. Admitted to New York State Bar. Demonstrated commitment to public interest law and providing high quality legal services to clients in civil matters. Must be able to communicate effectively and work independently and efficiently. Must have a car and valid New York driver’s license. Good computer skills. Prior experience in representation of victims of domestic violence in Family Court or relevant housing experience. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

To apply: 

Application Deadline: March 10, 2017

To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org OR

1) Complete the Application linked here, or the mobile-friendly application linked here
2) Complete the Demographic Survey linked here

No applications will be accepted without a writing sample, cover letter and resume.

We are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, the elderly, LGBT persons and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Notes: 
We are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, the elderly, LGBT persons and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary range: 
$46,307 to $59,700
Submission deadline: 
Friday, March 10, 2017
Expiration date: 
Monday, March 13, 2017