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

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Position Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Poughkeepsie office for a full-time, temporary (18 months) staff attorney to work on housing matters in Dutchess and Putnam Counties. The attorney will also serve low-income individuals and families with matters including eviction, unlawful lockouts, habitability issues, emergency housing denials, 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

·       Admission to the New York State Bar or passed the NY bar and awaiting admission; or out of state admission with eligibility for pro hac vice status;

·       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. Hybrid office/work from home arrangements are an option with this position.

Position Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Poughkeepsie office for a full-time, temporary (18 months) staff attorney to work on housing matters in Dutchess and Putnam Counties. The…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2022
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Experience Level
    Entry level
Salary
USD $66,555 - USD $113,000
/ year
Dependent on experience

Benefits

PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Coverages. 403b, Hybrid office/work from home arrangements are an option with this position, after a probationary period.

PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Coverages. 403b, Hybrid office/work from home arrangements are an option with this position, after a probationary…

Location

On-site
1 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA
5th Floor

How to Apply

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

Housing Staff Attorney- Temporary (18 months)-Poughkeepsie, 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- Temporary (18 months)-Poughkeepsie, NY Legal…

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