POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT (May 2021)
ITHACA, NEW YORK
FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY
The Ithaca office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney in our Disability Advocacy Project (DAP). The staff attorney’s primary responsibility will be to represent claimants who have been denied Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits by the Social Security Administration. This work will include administrative appeals within the Social Security Administration’s appeals process, as well as litigation in federal court.
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. ® is a not-for-profit law firm which provides civil legal services to low-income clients in a fourteen-county area of western New York including the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions. The Ithaca office directly serves residents of Tompkins and Tioga Counties.
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.
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 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 and resume with three references and a writing sample to Gregg A. Thomas, Managing Attorney of the Ithaca Office. Please do not send applications directly to Ithaca office staff. All applications received by May 31, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
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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