POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT (MAY 2021)
GENEVA, NEW YORK
FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY (12 Months)
The Geneva office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) is hosting a one year, full time staff attorney position, sponsored by the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York to focus on eviction and foreclosure defense services. This position is a year-long position which will run from June 1, 2021 until May 31, 2022.
LawNY® is a not-for-profit organization which provides civil legal services to low-income clients in a fourteen-county region in western New York State. The Geneva office serves Ontario, Wayne, Livingston, Yates, and Seneca Counties in western New York.
LawNY® practices in a wide variety of courts, including justice court, state and county court, bankruptcy court and federal court, as well as administrative agency proceedings. Program staff includes attorneys and paralegals who work across areas of specialization to bring a holistic approach to addressing issues affecting our clients and communities. LawNY® focuses on meeting the legal needs of individual clients, as well as addressing systemic problems that create barriers for clients living in poverty.
Core responsibilities include:
LawNY® is committed to equitable inclusion across race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, sex, religion, economic circumstances, ethnicity, national origin, and culture. We are striving to transcend the construct of race and be an anti-racist law firm. We encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work each day and pledge to celebrate every aspect of who they are.
Desired Skills: the ideal candidate will have many of the following qualifications:
Salary: Salary is dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual increments. 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.
Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, three professional references and a writing sample to the attention of Matthew, Managing Attorney of the Geneva Office. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. For full consideration please apply by May 26, 2021.
Start Date: We will be conducting interviews the first week of June, and would like applicants to start as soon as possible.
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.
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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