Domestic Violence Attorney

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $51,000
Maximum: $100,000

Published

10/31/2018

Start Date

11/05/2018

Application Deadline

10/31/2018

Address

30 South Broadway
6th floor
Yonkers
New York
10701
United States

Description

Job Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening for a full-time staff attorney who will serve survivors of domestic violence in family court, matrimonial matters, and general practice matters in Orange and Sullivan Counties. The attorney will be based at LSHV’s Newburgh Office and soon to be opened Middletown Office.


Duties of the Position: intakes and individual case work, litigation in state 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 all LSHV staff and access to justice communities.


Qualifications

  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar;
  • Three or more years of legal experience, including litigation, or its equivalent;
  • Understanding of the nature and dynamics of domestic violence;
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders.


Preferred

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


Salary: DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits.


Please apply at our career center through this link, and include a resume, cover letter, and writing sample:

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley- Domestic Violence Staff Attorney, Newburgh / Middletown, NY

Benefits

Benefits: Health, dental, and vision. Union scale, with excellent benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

English/Spanish bilingual preferred.


Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

J.D.


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