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Staff Attorney – Elder Law/ General Practice Temporary (1 Year), Yonkers, NY

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Position Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Yonkers, NY office for a full time, temporary (one year) General Practice Staff Attorney to work on Elder Law and General Practice Matters including eviction and other housing-related matters; drafting and executing simple wills; powers of attorneys, and health care proxies; Medicaid eligibility and basic planning; managed long-term care denials, and other civil matters. The attorney will serve seniors and vulnerable populations living in Westchester County with legal matters that involve Elder Law Matters as described herein and civil legal matters involving the basic necessities of life.

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

  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar;
  • One or more years of legal experience, including litigation and handling high volume caseload;
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to handle high stress situations;
  • 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

Position Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Yonkers, NY office for a full time, temporary (one year) General Practice Staff Attorney to work on Elder Law and General Practice Matters…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    May 31, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 24, 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.

Location

On-site
30 S Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701, USA
6th floor

How to Apply

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

Staff Attorney – Elder Law/ General Practice Temporary (1 Year), Yonkers, NY - LSHV

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

Staff Attorney – Elder Law/ General Practice Temporary (1 Year), Yonkers, NY - LSHV

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