POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT (August 2021)
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY
The Rochester office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. ® (LawNY) has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney. 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 Rochester office primarily serves residents of Monroe County.
The Staff Attorney will provide direct legal representation primarily in landlord-tenant matters within the Justice for All Right to Counsel in Evictions Pilot Project. The Project will enable those at-risk of homelessness to maintain their housing and prevent eviction through the provision of legal representation and advocacy. The Project was developed in partnership with a diverse group of community stakeholders as part of the Justice for All initiative.
Core responsibilities include:
The applicant must have the caring, patience, and emotional maturity to help low-income people overcome crisis situations. Due to COVID-19, LawNY staff are 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 direct in-person contact with clients and in-person appearances in court 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 beginning salary for a Staff Attorney with no prior experience is $50,000, and the salary for a Staff Attorney with five years of relevant experience is $57,500 as per the LawNY salary scale. We also provide an excellent package of fringe benefits, including health, disability, and life insurance, as well as generous leave provisions.
Procedure: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, three references and a writing sample to the attention of Lori M. O’Brien, Deputy Director. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. For full consideration, apply by September 7, 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 Exempt pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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