Staff Attorney

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Job location
215 East Church Street
Suite 301
Elmira, NY 14901
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
Street address: 
215 East Church Street, Suite 301
City: 
Elmira
State: 
New York
ZIP: 
14901
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Elmira office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. ® has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney. This is a General Practice position, emphasizing Housing and Benefits, but including the full range of general practice matters handled by the program at the Administrative, Trial Court and Appellate levels. Duties may include representation of eligible clients in various civil matters including Landlord/Tenant, Real Property/Foreclosure, Medicaid/Health Care, SSI/Social Security, Welfare, Unemployment Insurance Benefits and other matters within program priorities. Substantial involvement with the Courts, administrative tribunals and the private bar is expected.
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. is a not-for-profit law firm which provides civil legal services to low-income clients in a fourteen county area of western New York including the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier region. The Elmira office directly serves residents of the counties of Chemung and Schuyler Counties.
Requirements: Admission to New York State Bar is required and at least two years of experience is preferred, particularly experience with the Courts and agencies in Schuyler and Chemung Counties. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to helping poor and disadvantaged people.
Salary: Salary is dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual increments. Entry level salary for a Staff Attorney is $46,500 increasing to $48, 900 for an attorney with two years experience. We also provide an excellent package of fringe benefits including health, disability and life insurance as well as generous leave provisions.
Procedure: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume with three references and a writing sample to Thomas Dubel at 215 East Church Street, Suite 301, Elmira, NY 14901 or fax to 607-734-1018 or send by email to: [email protected].

All applications received by June 30, 2016 will receive full consideration. Later applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is exempt pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Requirements: 

Admission to New York State Bar is required and at least two years of experience is preferred, particularly experience with the Courts and agencies in Schuyler and Chemung Counties. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to helping poor and disadvantaged people.

To apply: 

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume with three references and a writing sample to Thomas Dubel at 215 East Church Street, Suite 301, Elmira, NY 14901 or fax to 607-734-1018 or send by email to: [email protected].

Notes: 
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is exempt pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Salary range: 
$46,500 minimum
Expiration date: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016