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Staff Attorney- General Practice-CSS

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About Us

For more than 50 years, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has been providing free, high-quality legal counsel in civil matters when basic human needs are at stake including: eviction and foreclosure prevention, domestic violence, disability, elder law, healthcare, consumer fraud and more. Our services support almost 600,000 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 over 12,000 cases impacting nearly 27,500 household members including 10,000 children last year. LSHV is made up of ten offices, and a dedicated and highly skilled staff of attorneys, paralegals and administrative professionals.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is dedicated to building a highly skilled workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. We are committed to racial justice and promoting equity for all, and we continuously review and strengthen our processes and practices to empower our staff, clients and the communities we serve. Respect is a cornerstone of relationships among our staff. Our affinity groups are self-directed and provide a space for members to support one another and their shared vision. We encourage applications from people of all identities.

Job Description

LSHV has an immediate opening in our Yonkers office for a full-time general practice staff attorney to represent Westchester County residents who suffer from serious and persistent mental illness, in various civil legal matters including housing, benefits, and family law.

Duties of the Position: Individual case work, litigation in state and federal courts, and education and outreach efforts directed at community members, advocates and services 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; or out of state admission with eligibility and willingness to be admitted in NYS;

·      Three or more years of legal experience, including litigation, or its equivalent;

·      Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program;

·      Excellent people skills;

·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

·      Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle

Preferred

·      Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders;

·      Experience working with clients with mental health issues;

·      English/Spanish bilingual.

Salary: DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits. A one-time $1,000 bonus will be paid to the selected candidate, if they begin employment with LSHV by 12/31/2022. After a brief probationary period, this position may permit work from home a few days per month.

Upon commencing employment at LSHV, candidates will be required to show proof of either being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or produce, on a weekly basis, a negative COVID-19 test. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after having completed a sequence of FDA approved COVID-19 vaccinations, followed by an FDA approved Covid-19 booster shot. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.

Please apply through this link and include cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references:

Staff Attorney-General Practice, CSS Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is a proud equal opportunity employer. People of all races, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Us

For more than 50 years, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has been providing free, high-quality legal counsel in civil matters when basic human needs are at stake including: eviction and foreclosure prevention, domestic…

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  • Flexibilidad
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    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
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    31 de agosto de 2022
  • Fecha límite de postulación
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    26 de agosto de 2022
  • Educación
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    Judicatura
  • Nivel de Experiencia
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    Intermedio
Salario
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USD $66.555 - USD $113.000
/ año
Union Scale- dependent on experience. One-time $1000 bonus paid if candidate begins employment by 12/31/2022.

Compensación

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, 403b with Defined Contribution starting at 1 year. Hybrid work arrangement permitted after probationary period.

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, 403b with Defined Contribution starting at 1 year. Hybrid work arrangement permitted after probationary period.

Nivel de Idiomas

Bi-lingual English/Spanish is helpful

Bi-lingual English/Spanish is helpful

Ubicación

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Presencial
100 E 1st St, Mt Vernon, NY 10550, USA
8th Floor

Cómo aplicar

Please provide a writing sample and three references.

Please provide a writing sample and three references.

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