Website Legal Services of Hudson Valley

Job Type: STAFF ATTORNEY- GENERAL PRACTICE
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 27,000 household members including 9,000 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 identities.

Job Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Mt. Vernon office for a full time General Practice Staff
Attorney to work on Landlord & Tenant, Public Benefits, and other civil matters. The attorney will serve low-income individuals and
families living in Westchester County with legal matters that involve eviction prevention and terminations of government benefits.
Duties of the Position: Individual client representation, litigation in state and federal courts as well as administrative hearings and
appellate practice. The person hired will be expected to handle a high-volume case load in an often fast passed and demanding
environment. Participation in community legal education and outreach activities directed at community members, advocates and service
providers. Additionally, 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.

Qualifications

• Member in good standing of the New York State Bar; or out of state admission with eligibility and willingness to be admitted in
NYS. LSHV will consider 2023 law school graduates who have passed or plan to take the NYS Bar Exam
• Understanding of the nature and dynamics of housing and benefits;
• Ability to handle a large caseload;
• Excellent people skills;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders;
• Valid Driver License and access to own vehicle.
Preferred
• Two or more years of legal experience, including litigation, preferably with background in housing;
• Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program.

Salary: $68,351 – $126,373, 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 at our career center and include cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references:

Staff Attorney – General Practice – Mount Vernon, 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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