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Staff Attorney – Domestic Violence- Yonkers & White Plains, NY

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Position Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has immediate openings in our Yonkers and White Plains offices for full-time staff attorneys who will serve survivors of domestic violence in family court proceedings: including family offenses, custody, visitation, support and related matters in White Plains, Yonkers and New Rochelle Family Courts.

Duties of the Position: intakes and individual case work, litigation in state courts, trials, motions, 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;
  • One or more years of legal experience, including litigation, or its equivalent; or a demonstrated commitment to family law including law school classes and prior internships
  • 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 strongly preferred
  • Experience representing clients in family court proceedings. 

Position Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has immediate openings in our Yonkers and White Plains offices for full-time staff attorneys who will serve survivors of domestic violence in family court proceedings…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    June 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 1, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$63,000 - $101,000Depended on Experience

Benefits

Salary: DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits

Salary: DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits

Level of Language Proficiency

English/Spanish bilingual strongly preferred


English/Spanish bilingual strongly preferred


Location

On-site
90 Maple Ave, White Plains, NY 10601, USA

How to Apply

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

Staff Attorney – Domestic Violence- Yonkers & White Plains, NY - Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

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

Staff Attorney – Domestic Violence- Yonkers & White Plains, NY - Legal…

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