Website Legal Services of Hudson Valley

Job Type: Domestic Violence – Staff Attorney – Yonkers office
Schedule Type: Full-Time

About Us

For more than 50 years, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has been providing free, high-quality legal counsel in civil
matters when basic human needs are at stake including: eviction and foreclosure prevention, domestic violence, disability, elder
law, healthcare, consumer fraud and more. Our services support almost 600,000 poor and low-income families and individuals
who cannot afford an attorney in our seven-county service area. With the gap separating those who can and cannot afford legal
representation widening each day, we work to ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, regardless of their ability to pay.
As the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services in the lower and mid-Hudson Valley (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess,
Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan), LSHV is proud to have handled over 12,000 cases impacting nearly 27,500 household
members including 10,000 children last year. LSHV is made up of ten offices, and a dedicated and highly skilled staff of attorneys,
paralegals and administrative professionals.
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is dedicated to building a highly skilled workforce that reflects the diverse communities we
serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. We are committed to racial justice and
promoting equity for all, and we continuously review and strengthen our processes and practices to empower our staff, clients and
the communities we serve. Respect is a cornerstone of relationships among our staff. Our affinity groups are self-directed and
provide a space for members to support one another and their shared vision. We encourage applications from people of all

Position Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has immediate openings in our Yonkers office for a full-time staff attorney who will
serve survivors of domestic violence in family court proceedings: including family offenses, custody, visitation, support and related
matters in Yonkers Family Court.
Duties of the Position: intakes and individual case work, litigation in state courts, trials, motions, including appellate practice, and
education and outreach efforts directed at community members, advocates and service providers. The person hired will also be
expected to adhere to program and case handling standards, funder requirements, the highest professional standards, and be
available as a resource to LSHV staff and access to justice communities.


• Admission to the New York State Bar or passed the NY bar and awaiting admission;
• One or more years of legal experience, including litigation, or its equivalent; or a demonstrated commitment to family law
including law school classes and prior internships;
• Understanding of the nature and dynamics of domestic violence;
• Excellent people skills;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders.
• Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program;
• English/Spanish bilingual
• Experience representing clients in family court proceedings.

Salary: $68,351- $120,307, DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision, life insurance and
long-term disability coverages, as well as a defined contribution to 403b, loan repayment assistance and paid parental leave.
After a brief probationary period, this position may permit work from home up to two days per week.
Please apply for this position at our Career Center by following this link, and include a resume and cover letter:
Domestic Violence Staff Attorney – Yonkers, NY – Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is a proud equal opportunity employer. People of all races, color, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.

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