Staff Attorney-Domestic Violence

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

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

Published

10/26/2018

Start Date

11/12/2018

Application Deadline

10/26/2018

Address

331 Main Street
2nd floor
Poughkeepsie
New York
12601
United States

Description

Job Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Poughkeepsie office for a full-time staff attorney who will serve survivors of domestic violence in family court proceedings: including family offenses, custody, visitation, support and related matters. 


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 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;
  • English/Spanish bilingual;
  • Experience representing clients in family court proceedings. 

Benefits

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

Level of Language Proficiency

English/Spanish bilingual;


Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

J.D.


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