Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT (January 2022)
MANAGING ATTORNEY – EVICTION PREVENTION PROGRAM
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY) has an immediate opening for a Managing 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® is committed to equitable inclusion across race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, sex, religion, economic circumstances, ethnicity, national origin and culture.
Reporting to the Director of Litigation and Advocacy, the managing attorney for eviction prevention is charged with developing and managing a new program that will provide representation in evictions and related civil legal matters such as income supports to low-income clients in the mostly rural, underserved counties that comprise the majority of the LawNY® service area.
LawNY’s seven offices are located throughout the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions of New York, an area abounding with recreational and cultural activities. Coupled with reasonable housing costs, the area offers a high quality of life. Staff work a hybrid schedule and even some court appearances remain virtual. LawNY® takes an innovative approach to helping low-income clients maintain the essentials of life. LawNY® values and promotes a collaborative environment and a healthy work life balance.
Responsibilities: These are the most significant responsibilities and primary functions of the position.
Qualifications:These are the traits, attributes, attitudes and skills that speak to the candidate’s ability to succeed in the position. While no one candidate will possess all of these, the ideal candidate will have many of the following qualifications. LawNY encourages each candidate to think about their own personal knowledge, skills and experience, as well professional skills and experience, in relation to the list of qualifications.
Salary and Benefits: Salary is dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual increments. The salary for a candidate with five years of experience is $65,820 and for a candidate with 10 years of experience it is $72,720.
We provide a superlative package of fringe benefits including:
We also provide a very generous leave package including, in the first year of employment, 20 days of vacation plus 13.5 holidays and two floating holidays. Employees also receive 12 sick days and five personal days per year. New parents receive 20 days of paid new parent leave.
LawNY® staff may qualify for public interest law school loan forgiveness programs.
To Apply: To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, and three references through LawNY’s BambooHR platform, here by February 4, 2022.
To promote social justice and achieve our mission, LawNY® is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace. In your cover letter, please explain how you think your lived and/or professional experience or background has prepared you to contribute to a work environment with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LawNY) is an equal opportunity employer. LawNY® strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color, women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities and persons from other underrepresented groups whose background may contribute to working in and sustaining an environment that enables staff and clients to feel empowered, valued, respected and safe. 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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