STAFF ATTORNEY – SOLUTIONS TO END HOMELESSNESS EVICTION PREVENTION PROGRAM (STEHP) - AMSTERDAM NY OFFICE

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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: 

STAFF ATTORNEY – SOLUTIONS TO END HOMELESSNESS
EVICTION PREVENTION PROGRAM (STEHP) - AMSTERDAM NY OFFICE

Responsibilities: The attorney will be primarily be responsible for implementing the Solutions to End Homelessness Eviction Prevention and tenant financial assistance program (STEHP) in Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties. Legal assistance will include eviction defense, affirmative and defensive actions to improve housing conditions, obtaining and maintaining public and subsidized housing tenancies and subsidies, addressing utility shut offs or denials of service, securing emergency assistance, ongoing temporary assistance and other income supports necessary to achieving housing stability. The attorney will provide legal representation and assistance in housing and public benefit cases. 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: 2-7 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 our branch office in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam office serves low income individuals in Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties.

Salary Range: $44,807 – $54,500 DOE We are a unionized program and our fringe benefits are excellent.

Application Deadline: June 3, 2016

Please use our application process at www.lasnny.org No applications will be accepted without a cover letter, resume and writing sample

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

Requirements: 

Qualifications: 2-7 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: 

Application Deadline: June 3, 2016

Please use our application process at www.lasnny.org No applications will be accepted without a cover letter, resume and writing sample

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

Notes: 
We are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, the elderly, LGBT and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary range: 
Salary Range: $44,807 – $54,500 DOE We are a unionized program and our fringe benefits are excellent.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, June 3, 2016
Expiration date: 
Friday, June 10, 2016