Staff Attorney- General Practice

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $56,000
Maximum: $100,000

Published

10/24/2018

Start Date

11/05/2018

Application Deadline

10/24/2018

Address

550 Aaron Court
Kingston
New York
12401
United States

Description

Job Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Mt. Vernon office for a full time General Practice Staff Attorney to work on Landlord & Tenant, Public Benefits, and other civil matters.  The attorney will serve low-income individuals and families living in Westchester County with legal matters that involve eviction prevention and terminations of government benefits. 


Duties of the Position:  Individual client representation, litigation in state and federal courts as well as administrative hearings and appellate practice. The person hired will be expected to handle a high-volume case load in an often fast passed and demanding environment.  Participation in community legal education and outreach activities directed at community members, advocates and service providers. Additionally, 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.


Requirements

  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar;
  • One or more years of legal experience, including litigation and handling high volume caseload;
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to handle high stress situations;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Legal Drivers’ license required; 


Preferred

  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program;
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish

Benefits

Benefits: health, dental, vision. Competitive union scale, with excellent benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bi-lingual English/Spanish

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

J.D.


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