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Housing Staff Attorney – Kingston, NY

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Position Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Kingston, NY 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 lockouts, 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.

Position Description

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

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 29, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

USD 65,000 - USD 101,000Dependent on experience

Benefits

Union Scale, With excellent benefits, PTO, Medical, Dental Vision, 403b

Union Scale, With excellent benefits, PTO, Medical, Dental Vision, 403b

Location

On-site
550 Aaron Ct, Kingston, NY 12401, USA

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

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