Staff Attorney

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Job location
168 Water Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York Inc.
Street address: 
268 Genesee Street
City: 
Utica
State: 
New York
ZIP: 
13502
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. seeks a staff attorney with experience or interest in full time family law in Broome County Family Court to work in our Binghamton, New York office. LASMNY program area covers thirteen counties: Broome, Chenango, Cayuga, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Otsego.

Job responsibilities: Provide direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients including advice, negotiation, motion practice and litigation. The staff attorney will represent clients primarily in elder and family law cases, including custody/visitation, paternity, support violations, family offenses, abuse/ neglect matters, and elder law cases.

Requirements: 

The successful candidate must be admitted to the New York State Bar. Trial experience is preferred. A commitment to professional growth, excellent organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for direct client services and commitment to social justice required. Other qualifying factors include: the nature and extent of prior legal experience, particularly in the areas of family law; knowledge and understanding of the legal problems and needs of the poor, prior experience in the client community or in other programs to aid the poor, ability to communicate with persons in the client community; and cultural similarity with the client community.

To apply: 

Please send a resume, writing sample, and three references to:
Alice Decker, Managing Attorney
[email protected]

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, February 16, 2018
Expiration date: 
Friday, February 16, 2018