STAFF ATTORNEY – CANTON, NY OFFICE
Staff Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York in Canton, New York.
Responsibilities: The Attorney will primarily be responsible for providing legal representation and assistance in Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims and may be assigned cases involving eligibility for public assistance and Medicaid benefits. May also be assigned cases involving the essential legal needs of low income clients such as housing, consumer rights, elder law, and family law. Responsibilities include representation in court and administrative proceedings; legal advice and brief services to clients; client legal education and in-service training to human service providers on legal issues; and case reporting and outcome reporting to grant funders.
Qualifications: 2-9 years prior legal experience or equivalent. Admitted to New York State Bar. Demonstrated commitment.to providing high quality legal services to clients in a variety of civil matters. Must be willing to make a two year commitment to the Legal Aid Society. Must be able to communicate effectively with clients and staff, and work independently and efficiently. Good computer skills including accurate and quick data entry. Must have car and clean, valid driver’s license. Prior relevant legal experience in Social Security Administration disability representation and the ability to speak Spanish are helpful.
Program Profile: The Legal Aid Society is a publicly funded law firm which provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals. This position is in our branch office in Canton. The Canton office serves low income individuals in St. Lawrence County.
Salary: $46,307 to $63,927 Unionized program, with excellent fringe benefits. May be eligible for Loan Repayment Assistance Program.
Application Deadline: January 22, 2019
Any applications that do not have a cover letter, resume and writing sample will not be considered.
To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org OR
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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, the elderly, LGBTQ persons, Protected Veterans and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.