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Nassau Suffolk Law Services has an opening for a staff attorney in its Education and Disability Rights Project (EDRP). This position involves direct representation of income eligible individuals with disabilities in a variety of areas, including special education (students age 501) and the appeal of adverse eligibility decisions pertaining to disability related services/programs through the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

The attorney will advocate for appropriate educational programs for students with disabilities, protect the educational rights of homeless students, represent students at residency hearings and in disciplinary matters, and represent adults with disabilities in securing appropriate residential placements and supports. Duties also include representation at Committee on Special Education meetings, Resolution Sessions and Impartial Hearings, at hearings before the Department of Social Services, drafting Due Process Complaints, appeals to the NYSED Office of State Review and the NYS Commissioner of Education, Article 78 petitions, Appellate Division appeals and federal litigation papers, and possible suspension hearings in cases related to disability issues

Nassau Suffolk Law Services has an opening for a staff attorney in its Education and Disability Rights Project (EDRP). This position involves direct representation of income eligible individuals with disabilities in a variety of areas…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    May 14, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 14, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$55,708 - $58,708depending on experience

Benefits

Medical, dental and life insurance plans. Paid vacation, sick and personal leave time.

Medical, dental and life insurance plans. Paid vacation, sick and personal leave time.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English will be viewed favorably

Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English will be viewed favorably

Location

On-site
1 Helen Keller Way, Hempstead, NY 11550, USA
5th Floor

How to Apply

REQUIREMENTS: Admission to the New York State Bar is preferable. Applicants who have passed the Bar Examination and are pending admission will be considered. Experience and/or interest in educational systems is desirable. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English will be viewed favorably. Strong analytical and writing skills are essential.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter along with their resume to:

Lynn lacona, Esq.

Nassau Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc.

One Helen Keller Way, 5th Floor

Hempstead, NY 11550

liacona@nsls.legal

 

NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. PERSONS OF COLOR AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND LGBTQ ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

REQUIREMENTS: Admission to the New York State Bar is preferable. Applicants who have passed the Bar Examination and are pending admission will be considered. Experience and/or…

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