Managing Attorney - Plattsburgh, NY

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Job location
100 Court Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
Street address: 
55 Colvin Avenue
New York
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) has a positions available for a full time Managing Attorney in our Plattsburgh office. LASNNY provides the full range of free civil legal services to low-income residents in Northeastern New York. The Managing Attorney will oversee the provision of high quality civil legal services to clients as specified below. In addition to the provision of high quality individual services, LASNNY is committed to fighting for justice to protect essential rights through targeted advocacy, community legal education, and collaborative work with legal and non-legal partners. The successful applicant will be committed to excellence, passionate about achieving justice, creative and zealous lawyers, strong administrators and supervisors and team players who enjoy leading and mentoring others. Prior management experience supervising staff is preferred; prior experience supervising the legal work of others is required.

Regional Managing Attorney Essential Duties and Responsibilities Based in the Plattsburgh office, the Managing Attorney will oversee the day to day operations of the Amsterdam and Plattsburgh offices.; supervise the provision of a full range of civil legal services; supervises Supervising and Senior Attorney(s) and other case handlers including our Disability Advocacy Program and domestic violence case handlers in the Albany office; lead strategic engagement with, and education of community members, groups and other stakeholders; work with executive management team and staff to plan and coordinate work of program; ensure timely adherence to program and case handling standards, funder requirements and the highest professional standards; guide the professional development of staff; and be available as a resource to all LASNNY staff and access to justice communities. Reports to Deputy Director for Regional Offices. Responsible for senior attorney, paralegals and support staff in Plattsburgh; attorneys, paralegal and support staff in Amsterdam and supervising attorney in Albany.


• Member in good standing of the New York State Bar or eligible for admission on motion;
• Minimum of eight years of legal experience, including litigation;
• Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program preferred;
• Excellent administrative skills;
• Expertise in at least one area of LASNNY’s core practice areas: housing including Landlord Tenant and foreclosure; public benefits including SSD/SSI, domestic violence and domestic relations, consumer or elder.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Prior legal work supervision and management is preferred:
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred;
• Car and clean NY driver’s license;

To apply: 

Application Deadline: September 15, 2016

To apply, please go to 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 2 writing samples, 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.

We are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, the elderly, LGBT persons and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary range: 
$80,000 depending upon experience
Submission deadline: 
Friday, September 16, 2016