Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is a not-for-profit law firm which provides civil legal services to low-income clients in a seven-county region of the lower Hudson Valley in New York State. The Yonkersoffice provides representation to residents of Westchester County, primarily in the areas of housing, domestic violence related legal matters, government benefits, elder law, education , children’slaw and foreclosure matters.
Foundedin1967, LSHVistheprimaryprovideroffreecivillegalservicesto580,000eligiblepoorandlow-incomeindividualsinWestchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties. LSHV has eight offices, a staff of 130, including 83attorneys and 19 paralegals. Along with experienced and dedicated volunteer lawyers, LSHV last year handled over 14,200 casesbenefiting over 26,170 people including over 9,600 children, and more than 2,500 senior citizens.
Schedule Type: Full-Time
LSHV has an immediate opening in our Yonkers office for a full time staff attorney to work on public benefits and other matters. Theattorney will serve low-income individuals and families living in Westchester County in matters including Medicaid, Food Stamps, FamilyAssistance, Safety Net Assistance, and unemployment benefits.
DutiesofthePosition: individualcasework, litigationinstateandfederalcourts, andeducationandoutreacheffortsdirectedatcommunitymembers, advocatesandservicesproviders. Thepersonhiredwillalsobeexpectedtoadheretoprogramandcasehandling standards, funder requirements, the highest professional standards, and be available as a resource to LSHV staff and accessto justice communities.
- 0-3 years’ experience; member in good standing of the New York State Bar, preferred;
- Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program preferred;
- Excellent people skills;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders; and
- English/Spanish bilingual preferred.
Salary: DOE, union scale, with excellent benefits.
To Apply: Please apply for the position through our career center by following this link, and include a resume, cover
letter and writing sample. Click here to apply.
LegalServicesoftheHudsonValleyisproudtobeanequalopportunityemployerthatcelebratesouremployees’ differences. Applicants of diverse race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, disability and veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Our differences make usbetter.