POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT (May 2021)
GENEVA, NEW YORK
FULL-TIME STAFF PARALEGAL
The Geneva office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. ® (LawNY) has an immediate opening for a Staff Paralegal. LawNY is a not-for-profit law firm providing civil legal services to low-income clients in a 14-county area of western New York, including the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions. The Geneva office serves residents of Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates Counties.
The Staff Paralegal will provide support to clients and attorneys, primarily in landlord-tenant matters and cases. The paralegal will work with staff attorneys, providing assistance with landlord/tenant matters, eviction defense, code violations, foreclosure and public benefits cases.
Core Responsibilities include:
The applicant must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The applicant must also have the caring, patience, and emotional maturity to help low-income people overcome crisis situations.
Due to COVID-19, LawNY staff have been working remotely all or part of the week. LawNY maintains an extensive safe operations plan and seeks to ensure the safety of both our staff and our clients. All staff are still required to fulfill their professional obligations, which will require contact with clients, completion of assigned tasks, and regular communication with attorneys and court staff or administrative agencies, as needed, to perform the functions of their role.
Salary: Salary is dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual increments. The salary for a Paralegal who is credited with five years of experience is $35,000. The initial salary will increase annually based upon LawNY’s salary scale. LawNY provides an excellent health insurance, disability and employee benefits package with generous leave provisions.
Procedure: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, three professional references and a brief writing sample to the attention of Matthew Davis, Managing Attorney of the Geneva Office. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. For full consideration please apply by June 8, 2021.
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. ® (LawNY) is an equal opportunity employer. LawNY encourages applications from diverse candidates. LawNY welcomes applications regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or any other consideration protected by law. This position is considered non-exempt pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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