Attorney - Housing

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Job location
17 Hodskin Street
Canton, NY 13617
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 – CANTON OFFICE
STAFF ATTORNEY

Responsibilities: The Attorney will primarily be responsible for providing legal representation and assistance in housing cases and may be assigned cases involving the essential legal needs of low income clients such as mortgage foreclosure, public benefits, and consumer rights. Responsibilities include representation in court and administrative proceedings; legal advice and brief services to clients; client legal education and in-service training to human service providers on legal issues; representing The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York Inc., on local and regional coalitions and task forces; and case reporting and outcome reporting to grant funders.

Qualifications: 1-7 years prior legal experience or equivalent. Admitted to New York State Bar. Demonstrated commitment to providing high quality legal services to clients in a variety of civil matters. Must be willing to make a two year commitment to the Legal Aid Society. Must be able to communicate effectively with clients and staff, and work independently and efficiently. Good computer skills including accurate and quick data entry. Must have car and clean, valid driver’s license. Prior relevant legal experience and the ability to speak Spanish are helpful.

Program Profile: The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York is a publicly funded law firm which provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals. Our current priorities include cases and matters in the following priority areas: Support for Families; Preserving the Home; Maintaining Economic Stability; Maintaining Safety, Stability and Health; and Serving Populations with Special Vulnerabilities. This position is in the Canton, New York office, which serves St. Lawrence County.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017 COB

Salary Range: $46,307 – $59,700 DOE

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: 1-7 years prior legal experience or equivalent. Admitted to New York State Bar. Demonstrated commitment to providing high quality legal services to clients in a variety of civil matters. Must be willing to make a two year commitment to the Legal Aid Society. Must be able to communicate effectively with clients and staff, and work independently and efficiently. Good computer skills including accurate and quick data entry. Must have car and clean, valid driver’s license. Prior relevant legal experience and the ability to speak Spanish are helpful.

To apply: 

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.

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 – $59,700 DOE
Submission deadline: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Expiration date: 
Monday, July 3, 2017