• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Legal Services of Central New York, Inc.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
STAFF ATTORNEY
LEGAL SERVICES OF CENTRAL NEW YORK, INC. (LSCNY)

Position: Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. will hire two experienced staff attorneys for our Syracuse office.

Responsibilities: Staff attorneys engage in comprehensive legal representation including advice, negotiation, litigation, and administrative advocacy. LSCNY staff attorneys represent clients in housing, public benefits, unemployment insurance, employment, consumer, the rights of people who are not citizens, and other civil matters. Attorneys collaborate in teams led by an experienced supervisor. Housing matters, especially eviction defense, are a substantial portion of an attorney’s caseload. Attorneys are encouraged to work on advocacy and projects beyond individual casework. Attorneys conduct community outreach and work to build partnerships with local community organizations.

Qualifications: At least three years of experience as a lawyer, preferably in a civil legal services or public interest organization. Candidates must be admitted or eligible for admission to the bar of the State of New York.

Attributes of a successful candidate are: A commitment to providing high quality legal assistance to low-income and under-served populations. A commitment to race equity, anti-racism, and economic justice in the workplace and in providing legal services.

  • Analytical, legal writing, and advocacy skills.
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • The ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Bilingual or multi-lingual is a plus.

Closing date: Closing date for applications: when filled.

Salary/Benefits: Starting salary for an attorney with three years of relevant experience is $52,450. We have an excellent benefits package and a generous leave policy. LSCNY pays for bar memberships, attorney registration, and training opportunities, including Mandatory Continuing Legal Education courses.

Application: Your application must include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references. Please indicate if you are willing to work in Syracuse, Utica, or either office. LSCNY invites applicants to include in their cover letter a statement of how your unique background and experience might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.

Director of Human Resources
Legal Services of Central New York, Inc.
221 South Warren Street, Suite 300
Syracuse, New York 13202
Email: hiring@lscny.org

Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. is committed to diversity and inclusion in
hiring, retaining, and promoting so we can be more creative, effective, and just,
bringing more varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents, and interests
to the practice of law and the administration of justice. We accept, respect, and
value differences that include attributes such as age, race, gender, ethnicity,
religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities, language,
socioeconomic status, marital and parental status, national origin, immigration
status, and cultural background. We strongly encourage individuals with
historically marginalized identities to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to hiring@lscny.org