Staff Attorney - Office Of Victim Services

· Jamestown, New York
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation DOE






The Jamestown office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (Law NY®) has an opening for a Staff Attorney to provide legal advice and representation to victims of crime, including survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, on a range of civil legal issues, including orders of protection, custody, support, housing, public benefits, employment, health,

education, identity theft and consumer·law, as well as victims; rights enforcement. This project will involve close coordination with the local domestic violence and sexual assault services agencies, as well as with the New York Crime Victims Legal Network. The project is funded by a grant from the New York State Office of Victim Services Program. 

Program: LawNY® is a not-for-profit organization which provides civil legal services to low-income clients in a 14-county region in western New York State . The Jamestown office provides services to Chautauqua County which is located 75 miles south of Buffalo, 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 attorneys and paralegals work across areas of specialization to bring a holistic approach to addressing issues affecting our clients and communities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Admission to New York State bar, ability to waive in, or ability to practice under LawNY’s
  •  practice order as a law school graduate who has taken the bar exam pending passage
  • A strong commitment to helping low-income and marginalized persons overcome institutional 
  • barriers and a passion for addressing systemic injustices
  • Excellent written, oral communication, research, and organizational skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with colleagues,
  • community organizations and government agencies
  • Ability to work effectively both collaboratively and independently
  • Dedication to working in and sustaining an environment that enables staff and clients to
  • feel empowered, valued, respected, and safe
  • Highest ethical standards
  • Relevant legal experience and/or familiarity with family law issues
  • Fluency in Spanish

Salary: Salary is dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual increments. The salary for a staff attorney with 5 years; experience is $64,000 and up to $94,100 for 30 years of experience. LawNY® provides an excellent package of fringe benefits including:

Benefits: We provide a superlative package of fringe benefits including:                           

  • 94% employer paid health insurance, with significant HSA contributions to offset high deduction plans                                                                                                                       
  • 100% employer paid dental and disability insurance                                                    
  • $50,000 automatic life insurance  
  • Remote Work Policy: New staff are able to work from home up to 3 days per week during their 6 month probationary period with manager approval.
  • This increases to 5 days per week once successfully finished with a probationary period with manager approval.
  • LawNY is committed to providing a work-life balance to their employees.  We encourage and support a 35 hour work week to ensure our employees have this balance.

We also provide a very generous leave package including, in the first year of employment, four weeks of vacation, 12 sick days, 5 personal and 2 floating days.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit the following four requirements: (1) a cover letter describing interest and qualifications, (2) resume, (3) writing sample, and (4) three references to the attention of Mr. Lynn Hartley, Managing Attorney, by October 18, 2022, via our application platform,.BambooHR. Applications will be accepted beyond that date until the position is filled .

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 under the Fair Labor Standards Act

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  • Location
    Jamestown, New York
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  • Minimum Experience
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