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Staff Attorney: Department of Health (DOH)

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The Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) in Buffalo, NY seeks an Attorney to work with individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families. This Attorney will work under our Department of Health (DOH) contract.

Duties/Responsibilities:

• Provide full representation on a variety of legal issues including, but not limited to: family court cases, matrimonial cases, debtor/creditor cases, housing cases, health care cases, discrimination cases, public benefits cases, HIV confidentiality and disclosure, as well as drafting wills, guardianships, and name change petitions

• Conduct client intakes

• Collaborate with the other staff attorney funded under the DOH contract

• Track and report required data about the work in a timely and accurate manner

• Provide trainings on confidentiality requirements

• Conduct outreach to social service providers, organizations that provide services to people with HIV/AIDS, and to clients

• Train/supervise student interns

• Monitor and interact with subcontractors

• Coordinate with pro bono attorneys relating to referred cases

• Most of the work will be in and around the Buffalo area, however, some travel will be required as the work under this contract encompasses the 8 counties of Western New York

• Variety of other duties and projects

Requirements/Skills - Required:

• Admitted to practice law in NY

• Ability to work cooperatively with fellow staff, supervisors, interns, and pro bono attorneys

• The means and willingness to travel (a driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle are required)

• Strong oral and written advocacy skills, as well as strong research skills

• Willingness to work independently while also taking direction and operating as part of a team

• Organizational skills to juggle many cases efficiently

• Must be comfortable making presentations to groups

Requirements/Skills – Preferred:

• 1+ years of experience in family law and matrimonial law

• demonstrated commitment to representing low-income individuals and other vulnerable populations


The Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) in Buffalo, NY seeks an Attorney to work with individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families. This Attorney will work under our Department of Health (DOH) contract.

Duties…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

USD 52,960 - USD 58,000Salary dependent upon experience

Benefits

Excellent benefits including fully paid health insurance, a cafeteria plan for dependent care and transportation costs, long term disability insurance, life insurance, 403b plan, Simple Employee Pension Plan, and generous leave time. Employee paid dental insurance is also available. The work atmosphere is congenial, respectful, and flexible. For information on VLP, see www.ecbavlp.com

Excellent benefits including fully paid health insurance, a cafeteria plan for dependent care and transportation costs, long term disability insurance, life insurance, 403b…

Location

On-site
Buffalo, NY, USA

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Please send a resume, writing sample, and a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications. Include contact information for 3 references and send your materials to: Charles Case, Supervising Attorney, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. at ccase@ecbavlp.com

Applications will be reviewed as received.

VLP is an equal opportunity employer. Salary depends upon experience.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume, writing sample, and a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications. Include contact information for 3 references and send your…

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