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Staff Attorney

Presencial
El trabajo se debe realizar en o cerca de Albany, NY
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Publicado hace 29 días

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Flexibilidad
A Tiempo Completo
Fecha de inicio
29 de abril de 2024
Educación
Judicatura
Salario
USD $68.300 - $82.782 / año

Descripción

PLS is seeking to hire an attorney who is committed to providing legal services to the disadvantaged. The ideal applicant will have experience in at least one of the following areas: prisoners’ rights, veterans’ rights, civil legal services, civil rights, poverty law, family law, or federal litigation. Applicants should be self-motivated and capable of complex analytical work.

Applicants must possess excellent legal research and writing skills, strong communication skills, and a desire to work in a collaborative work environment. Typical duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting thorough review and prioritization of legal intakes from incarcerated persons who are
  • in need.
  • Representing diverse clients and providing advocacy in a variety of dynamic legal areas.
  • Litigating in state and federal courts to challenge prison determinations and/or policies.
  • Preparing legal documents both for individual cases as well as informational materials distributed to the incarcerated population.
  • Reporting to supervising attorneys on cases, developing novel legal strategies, schedule management and other matters.
  • Working in a close and collaborative environment with PLS’s team of experienced attorneys, supervisors, and case handlers.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have a J.D. degree and be (1) admitted to practice in New York; (2) admitted in another state and eligible for admission on motion to the New York bar; or (3) scheduled to take the next administration of the New York bar exam.
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to juggle a variety of tasks and roles, often involving time limits and/or deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team model.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with clients, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary, and the public.
  • Experience working with diverse communities and clients who are survivors of trauma preferred.
  • Civil legal services, clinical, fellowship, and/or clerkship experience preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required.


PLS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, and a 401(k)-retirement plan. PLSNY is a unionized workplace, and salaries are set pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement.

SALARY TRANSPARENCY: The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $68,300 – $82,782. The specific salary offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications, including collectively bargained salary steps for unionized roles.

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, pregnancy or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Formerly incarcerated people are encouraged to apply.


Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and at least three (3) references by email to: MDunn@plsny.org. Due to the volume of applications expected, only people who are contacted for interviews will receive a response. The position will remain open until filled.

PLS is seeking to hire an attorney who is committed to providing legal services to the disadvantaged. The ideal applicant will have experience in at least one of the following areas: prisoners’ rights, veterans’ rights, civil legal services…

Ubicación

Presencial
41 State St, Albany, NY 12207, USA
M112

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