Staff Attorney – Domestic Relations – Albany NY Office

LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK

Domestic Relations Staff Attorney – Albany Office

Located in New York, must live in NYS

Full-time, Min 35hr/ week

Salary: $59,794 – $78,384, DOE, plus generous benefits

 

Overview

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, a nonprofit civil legal services program, is seeking a. Legal Aid’s mission is to fight for fairness, dignity, and justice for those living in poverty and for a society that is inclusive and equitable for all. We transform lives, build community, and empower people by using the law to address individual and systemic wrongs and inequities. Our service area spans sixteen counties, in upstate New York, encompassing six regional offices. This position is based out of the Albany office. For more information about our work, our staff, and our clients, visit www.lasnny.org.

 

Domestic Relations Staff Attorney: The staff attorney will serve in our Albany office.  The attorney will provide legal services to victims of domestic violence and/or crime, especially to low-income, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTGNC) Persons of Color (POC) victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Columbia, Montgomery, Saratoga, and Greene Counties.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • 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 a valid New York driver’s license.
  • Excellent computer, research, and writing skills.
  • Prior experience in the high-quality representation of victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault in Family Court or relevant experience.
  • The ability to speak Spanish is a plus.

 

Staff Attorney Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing advice, brief service, community legal education, and representation to low-income and LGBTQGNC POC 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, and recordkeeping.
  • Reporting for the assigned grant(s)
  • The attorney will be expected to work closely with In our Own Voices (IOOV) in Albany, Columbia, Green, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady, and actively participate in domestic violence task forces.

 

Work Environment

This position operates in a professional law office environment and occasionally may require the carrying of items of up to 20 pounds. This role requires the use of standard office equipment and software and remote videoconferencing platforms. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

We are a unionized program with excellent benefits, offering generous time off, excellent health insurance coverage with premiums primarily paid by LASNNY, health and long-term disability insurance, retirement contributions, tuition reimbursement,  qualifying moving expenses, and flexible hybrid-remote and alternative work schedules.

 

Application Deadline:  Until Filled

 

To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org OR

 

Complete the Application linked here, or

The mobile-friendly application linked here

 

Complete the Demographic Survey linked here

 

At LASNNY we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. We strongly encourage applications from women, BIPOC, LGBTQI+ persons, protected veterans, applicants and recipients of public assistance, older adults and people with disabilities.

 

If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at LASNNY and we will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.