STAFF ATATTORNEY (Domestic Violence)- Yonkers, NY LEGAL SERVICES OF THE HUDSON VALLEY
- Job posted by Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Full Time Contract
30 South Broadway
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) is a 50-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to providing free, high-quality legal counsel in civil matters where basic human needs are at stake including: eviction and foreclosure prevention, domestic violence, disability, children’s law and advocacy, elder law, healthcare, consumer fraud and more. Our services support more than 545,000 poor and low-income families and individuals who cannot afford an attorney in our seven-county service area. With the gap separating those who can and cannot afford legal representation widening each day, we work to ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, regardless of their ability to pay. As the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services in the lower and mid-Hudson Valley (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan), LSHV is proud to have handled more than 15,500 cases impacting more than 36,000 household members including 14,000 children last year. LSHV has eight offices, a staff of 136, including 82 attorneys and 27 paralegals.
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 offense, custody, child support, spousal support, paternity and related matters in the White Plains and Yonkers Family Courts.
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.
· Member in good standing of the New York State Bar;
· Three or more years of legal experience preferably in Family Law, 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.
· Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program;
· English/Spanish bilingual
DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits.
Level of Language Proficiency
English/Spanish bilingual preferred.
Minimum Education Required