Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Staff Attorney – Saratoga Springs, NY Office




Responsibilities:  Assertive and compassionate attorney is needed to provide high quality culturally competent civil legal services to victims of crime especially domestic violence and/or sexual assault and to low income people in the Saratoga Springs, New York Legal Aid office.  The attorney will be responsible for providing advice, brief service, community legal education and zealous representation to crime victims especially victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in a broad range of civil matters including orders of protection, custody, matrimonial law and child support.  Responsible for implementation, recordkeeping and reporting for assigned grant.  Attorney will be expected to work closely with the local domestic violence service provider, and actively participate in domestic violence task forces.


Qualifications:  At least 2 to 7 years prior legal experience or equivalent is required.  Admitted to New York State Bar.  Demonstrated commitment to public interest law and providing high quality legal services to clients in civil matters.  Sensitive and effective management of a robust litigation caseload involving sensitive and traumatic circumstances. Must be assertive, compassionate, demonstrate good judgment, be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to communicate effectively and work efficiently. Must work well both independently and with close supervision. Must have a car and valid New York driver’s license.  Excellent computer, research and writing skills.  Prior experience in high quality representation of victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in Family Court or relevant experience.  Ability to speak Spanish a plus.


Program Profile:  The Legal Aid Society is a publicly funded law firm which provides free civil legal services to low-income and needy individuals.  This position is in our branch office in Saratoga Springs, New York.


Salary$46,307 up to $59,700 Unionized program, with excellent fringe benefits.  May be eligible for Loan Repayment Assistance Program.


Application Deadline:  Monday April 27, 2020 COB


Any applications that do not have a cover letter, resume and writing sample will not be considered.


To apply, please:


1) Complete the Application linked here, or the mobile-friendly application linked here


2) Complete the Demographic Survey linked here


We are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, the elderly, LGBTQ persons, Protected Veterans and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.