POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT (August 2021)
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
FULL-TIME SUPERVISING ATTORNEY
The Rochester office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. ® (LawNY) has an immediate opening for a Supervising 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. LawNY’s Rochester office serves individuals in substantive legal areas related to income, health and housing. The Rochester office is expanding and seeks a dynamic individual to lead an interdisciplinary team of attorneys and paralegals.
We expect to have immediate supervision needs in eviction prevention and unemployment insurance benefit advocacy, but we encourage applicants with a wide range of substantive legal experience to apply. We expect those that fill this position to grow and adapt their practice to the needs of the community and the organization, and place an emphasis on supervision skills and the ability to practice in multiple forums.
The applicant must have the caring, patience, and emotional maturity to help low-income people overcome crisis situations. LawNY maintains an extensive safe operations plan due to the global pandemic 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 to perform the functions of their role.
LawNY is committed to equitable inclusion across race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, sex, religion, economic circumstances, ethnicity, national origin, and culture.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary is dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual increments. The beginning salary for a Supervising Attorney with five years of legal services experience is $61,500, as per the LawNY salary scale. LawNY also provides an excellent package of fringe benefits including health, disability and life insurance as well as generous leave provisions.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, and a writing sample to Lori M. O’Brien, Deputy Director. For full consideration please 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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