Staff Attorney

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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
STAFF ATTORNEY – CANTON, NY OFFICE

Responsibilities: The Attorney will primarily be responsible for providing legal representation and assistance in Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims and may be assigned cases involving eligibility for public assistance and Medicaid benefits. May also be assigned cases involving the essential legal needs of low income clients such as housing, consumer rights, and family law. 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; 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 in Social Security Administration disability representation 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.

Salary: $46,207 - $59,700 depending on experience. We are a unionized program and our fringe benefits are excellent.

Application Deadline: March 10, 2017

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

To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org/employment/ OR
1) Complete the Application linked here, or the mobile-friendly application linked here
2) Complete the Demographic Survey linked here

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, the elderly, applicants and recipients of public assistance, 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 in Social Security Administration disability representation and the ability to speak Spanish are helpful.

To apply: 

Application Deadline: March 10, 2017

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

To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org/employment/ OR
1) Complete the Application linked here, or the mobile-friendly application linked here
2) Complete the Demographic Survey linked here

Notes: 
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, the elderly, applicants and recipients of public assistance, LGBT persons and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary range: 
$46,307 to $59,700 depending on experience
Submission deadline: 
Friday, March 10, 2017
Expiration date: 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017