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Housing Staff Attorney – Mount Vernon, NY

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Legal Services of the Hudson Valley | Mount Vernon, NY
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Published 11 days ago

March 16, 2020
March 9, 2020
$56,000 - $101,000Depend on experience

Job Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Mount Vernon office for a full-time staff attorney to work on housing matters. The attorney will also serve low-income individuals and families with matters including eviction, unlawful lock-outs, habitability issues and succession rights challenges. As many of our clients have protected housing or have specialized housing vouchers, the work will include section 8 and other hearings on voucher changes or terminations.

Duties of the Position: individual case work, administrative advocacy and litigation in city courts and justice courts, including appellate practice, and education and outreach efforts directed at community members, advocates and service providers. The person hired will also be expected to adhere to program and case handling standards, funder requirements, the highest professional standards, and be available as a resource to LSHV staff and access to justice communities. Occasional appearances in night court pertaining to housing matters, may be required.

Qualifications

  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar; admission to Federal court, a plus;
  • Understanding of the nature and dynamics of housing and benefits;
  • Ability to handle a large caseload;
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders.

Preferred

  • Two or more years of legal experience, including litigation, preferably with background in housing;
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program

Salary: DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits.

Please apply at our career center and include cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references:

Housing Staff Attorney – Mount Vernon, NY - Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our employees’ differences. Applicants of diverse race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply. Our differences make us better.


Job Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Mount Vernon office for a full-time staff attorney to work on housing matters. The attorney will also serve low-income individuals and families with…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • J.D. Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits.

Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b


DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits.

Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b


How to Apply

Please apply at our career center and include cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references:

Housing Staff Attorney – Mount Vernon, NY - Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our employees’ differences. Applicants of diverse race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply. Our differences make us better.


Please apply at our career center and include cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references:

Housing Staff Attorney – Mount Vernon, NY - Legal Services of the Hudson Valley…

Location

100 East 1st Street, 8th floor Ste. 810, Mount Vernon, NY 10550

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