• Full Time
  • Nanuet, NY, USA
  • $68,351 - $126,373 USD / Year

Website Legal Services of Hudson Valley

Job Type: LGBTQ General Practice – Staff Attorney – Nanuet 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 identities.

Job Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening based in our Nanuet office for a full-time staff attorney focusing
on general practice areas. The attorney will serve the LGBTQIA communities by providing legal representation in a variety of civil legal
areas across our service area. The attorney will also focus on conducting community outreach via presentations, offsite intake and
trainings.

Duties of the Position: intakes and individual case work, litigation in state courts, 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. In addition, the person will continue to develop the LGBTQIA Legal Programs by
conducting offsite intake, building relationships with community partners, attending community committee meetings and giving
presentations and trainings.

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.
• One or more years of legal experience, including litigation, or its equivalent;
• Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar
program preferred;
• Understanding of the challenges faced by individuals in various LGBTQIA communities;
• Excellent people skills;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders;
• Experience with program development, developing community partnerships and the capacity to conduct
community outreach.
• Reliable method of transportation to travel within the counties covered
Preferred
• Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar
program;
• English/Spanish bi-lingual strongly preferred

Salary: $68,351 – $126,373, DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision, life insurance and longterm 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 through this link and include cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references:
General Practice Staff Attorney- LGBTQIA Legal Program- Nanuet, 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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